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Acoustic (John Lennon album)

 

Acoustic (John Lennon album)

Acoustic
Compilation album by John Lennon
Released 1 November 2004 (2004-11-01)
Recorded 1969–1980
Genre Rock
Length 44:00
Label Capitol/EMI
Producer Yoko Ono
John Lennon chronology
Instant Karma: All-Time Greatest Hits
(2002)
Acoustic
(2004)
Peace, Love & Truth
(2005)

Acoustic is a compilation album of John Lennon demos, studio and live performances that feature his acoustic guitar work and was released in 2004. Although it failed to chart in the United Kingdom, Acoustic reached number 31 in the United States, becoming John Lennon's best charting posthumous US release since 1988's Imagine: John Lennon soundtrack.

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart on 20 November 2004 at number 31, with sales of 27,858 copies. It spent eight weeks on the chart.

Contents

  • Track listing 1
  • Reception 2
  • Recording notes 3
  • References 4

Track listing

  1. "Working Class Hero" – 3:58
  2. "Love" – 2:30
  3. "Well Well Well" – 1:14
  4. "Look at Me" – 2:49
  5. "God" – 2:38
  6. "My Mummy's Dead" – 1:13
  7. "Cold Turkey" – 3:26
  8. "The Luck of the Irish" (Lennon/Yoko Ono) – 3:41
  9. "John Sinclair" – 3:22
  10. "Woman Is the Nigger of the World" (Lennon/Ono) – 0:39
  11. "What You Got" – 2:24
  12. "Watching the Wheels" – 3:04
  13. "Dear Yoko" – 4:05
  14. "Real Love" – 4:00
  15. "Imagine" – 3:08
  16. "It's Real" – 1:04

Reception

Its release was criticised by critics and fans, as nine of the sixteen recordings had previously been released on the 1998 John Lennon Anthology box set, while the remaining inclusions had been bootlegged for years.

Recording notes

  • Tracks 1-2, 4, 8-10, 12 & 15-16 first released on  
  • Tracks 1-6 taken from 8-track  
  • Track 7 taken from home demo September 1969 Nat, Happy (25 November 2010). "Beatles Rarity Of The Week (extra!) – “Cold Turkey” (1969 demo)". The Beatles Rarity. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  • Tracks 8 & 9 taken from John Sinclair benefit concert (1971) "Solo Gigs". Norwegian Wood. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  • Track 10 taken from home recording (1972)
  • Track 11 taken from June 1974 work-outs "John Lennon – Acoustic". Uncut. 13 December 2004. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  • Tracks 12-14 taken from home recordings (1980) "John Lennon – Acoustic". Uncut. 13 December 2004. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  • Track 15 taken from live performance at the Apollo (1971) "Solo Gigs". Norwegian Wood. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  • Track 16 taken from home recordings (1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic [1]
Boston Phoenix [2]
The Music Box [3]
Pitchfork Media 7.1/10[4]

References

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r713629/review
  2. ^ Micallef, Ken (10–16 December 2004). "Acoustic"John Lennon .  
  3. ^ Metzger, John (December 2004). "Acoustic"John Lennon . The Music Box (vol. 11, no. 12). Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  4. ^ [2]
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