Celebrate what would have been music legend John Lennon’s 80th birthday with the greatest hits of his career. GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES (Limited Edition) is the very special collection of Lennon’s finest output finally remixed in fully immersive Dolby Atmos.
In celebration of Lennon’s birthday his younger son Sean Lennon will also be hosting an anniversary show and chat with Paul McCartney, his older brother Julian Lennon and Elton John in a two-part documentary. This first ever radio show hosted by Sean Lennon will be released on BBC Radio 2 this coming weekend.
This portrait sheds fresh light on John’s remarkable career in music – one which created some of the most important musical milestones of the 20th Century – and also delves deep into his incredible back catalogue.
Sean and Julian talk personally about their father and how he taught them about music. They recall Lennon’s final album, Double Fantasy, with Sean describing it ‘overwhelming’ to listen to because some of his earliest memories are of being in the studio with his dad during the recording of it. Most of Lennon’s songs on Double Fantasy are also featured on the freshly remixed and upcoming GIMME SOME TRUTH of course.
The two brothers also share their memories of finding out their dad was a member of one of the most influential bands of all time. Julian talks about seeing fans at the end of the garden each day when he was two or three years old growing up in England, and Sean recalls similar scenes outside their apartment building in New York.
In the BBC Radio 2 documentary Paul McCartney recalls meeting John the first time and talks about their special connection: “I look back on it now like a fan, how lucky was I to meet this strange teddy boy off the bus, who played music like I did and we get together and boy, we complemented each other!” Sean asks about his grandma, John’s mum, who had a massive influence on his life and music, but sadly died when John was a teenager. Paul talks about how much she was like John and how Sean would have loved her.
The story about the relationship between John and his mother was also turned into a major motion picture released in 2009.
There is still plenty to reminisce about the life of John Lennon in this day and age. This substantiates GIMME SOME TRUTH not just as a mere product but as a vivid demand and testament to the legacy of John Lennon.