John Lennon – Imagine (1971) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:46 minutes | Scans included | 1,61 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz – Source: HDTracks | Time – 39:44 minutes | 862 MB
After the harrowing Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon returned to calmer, more conventional territory with Imagine. While the album had a softer surface, it was only marginally less confessional than its predecessor. Underneath the sweet strings of “Jealous Guy” lies a broken and scared man, the jaunty “Crippled Inside” is a mocking assault at an acquaintance, and “Imagine” is a paean for peace in a world with no gods, possessions, or classes, where everyone is equal. And Lennon doesn’t shy away from the hard rockers — “How Do You Sleep” is a scathing attack on Paul McCartney, “I Don’t Want to Be a Soldier” is a hypnotic antiwar song, and “Give Me Some Truth” is bitter hard rock. If Imagine doesn’t have the thematic sweep of Plastic Ono Band, it is nevertheless a remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again.
02. Crippled Inside
03. Jealous Guy
04. It’s So Hard
05. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die
06. Gimme Some Truth
07. Oh My Love
08. How Do You Sleep?
10. Oh Yoko!
DSD flat transferred from 2010 Digital Remaster.