John Lennon - Power to the People - the Hits (Remastered) [CD] £2.45 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Only the most passionate, or blinkered, Lennon fan could argue that the former Beatle never released a duff solo record. Two of his long-players, 1970’s Plastic Ono Band and the following year’s Imagine, are genuinely magnificent, as shimmering today as they were while blessed by the shine of the time, by the artist’s seemingly innate pop genius. But Lennon wouldn’t produce another collection of comparable quality until 1980’s muddled, but sporadically magical, Double Fantasy – a set forever associated with his murder, just three weeks after its release.
Newcomers to Lennon (if such a person exists), then, should investigate one of his singles compilations – and Power to the People is the latest in a long line of similar packages, following the likes of 2005’s Working Class Hero, 1997’s Lennon Legend and 1982’s John Lennon Collection. What this offers that its predecessors did not is an accompanying DVD featuring videos for all of the 15 featured tracks. Of course, one could just watch these clips on the internet. But if you are without access to the ‘net (although if that’s the case, just how are you reading this?) then no doubt this bonus content will be appealing.

As for the songs, well – surely anything (fresh) yet to be written about Lennon’s most famous hits isn’t fit to print. Imagine will never not feel relevant to the modern world – it offers such a simple message, but one that still cuts deep and should resonate throughout any audience. Would the lyrics seem as affecting without the piano accompaniment? Could the song work as a rocker? Possibly not, but it doesn’t matter – as it is, Imagine is perfect. Cuts from the same album, Jealous Guy and Gimme Some Truth, are equally brilliant (what, no How Do You Sleep?) – the former excellently understated, the latter wonderfully rollicking. Lennon’s sole solo number one in the US during his lifetime, Whatever Gets You Thru the Night, is a barrelling funk number which benefits from the input of a certain Elton John. Woman – Double Fantasy’s tender heart – is sentimental without the schmaltz. Instant Karma is spiky and zesty, sounding every second the speedily recorded anthem it is. Happy Xmas (War Is Over), produced by Phil Spector, is the greatest festive hit of all time (even if that wasn’t Lennon’s intent).

Chances are you have these songs already. But it’s nice of EMI to make the effort, again, just in case…
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[mod]#1
My god - that's so hot it's molten lava.
Thanks so much - have ordered
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andywedge
My god - that's so hot it's molten lava.
Thanks so much - have ordered


Rude not to really!! Crazy price.
#3
Great stuff, nice one
#4
Cool, good spot. That's another prezzie sorted!

Russell
#5
Excellent spot :)
#6
This should be hotter, amazon = amazing :D
1 Like #7
The reviews are quite damning on Amazon.

Mainly about the quality of the remasters and the packaging, which one person likened to a cd wrapped in paper. :D
#8
Hot! Ordered thanks.
#9
Thanks to the comment above on the quality of the remastering, I dont think I'll bother.
#10
Excellent bargain! Thanks very much!
#11
Fantastic, ordered a copy for my Beatles/John Lennon loving son...
#12
This is the audio version only, no DVD. Voted hot though. Excellent bargain.
#13
Wow , ordered ......my dad who is an avid Beatle fan will love this for his birthday in a couple of weeks , cheers op !
#14
Great price. Thanks :)
#15
Got them all already but for this money . . . "its time to spread our wings and fly away"
#16
amazing price...i bought a few of the recently remastered Lennon CDs released recently and paid nearly £6 each. the packaging is poor though..not in a jewel case, instead in a cardboard sleeve :-(
#17
instant karmas going to you!
#18
I don't think you get the DVD with this one. The DVD one costs 12.99 on the site. Check out the difference by looking at contents and track listings.
#19
Hot - thanks OP :D
[mod]#20
I'm still amazed at the cheapness of this - so much so I bought another copy. Dunno who for yet but I'm just gobsmacked at this price.

We all shine on.
2 Likes #21
Cheaper than the new Beady Eye album and it also features the real John Lennon!
[mod]#22
Dan_r
Cheaper than the new Beady Eye album and it also features the real John Lennon!

Oh that did make me laugh out loud. Touche.
#23
andywedge
I'm still amazed at the cheapness of this - so much so I bought another copy. Dunno who for yet but I'm just gobsmacked at this price.We all shine on.

Can I have it? "Yeeeeesssss is the answer, and you know that for sure"

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