50th Anniversary Reissue of John Lennon's 'Imagine'

1st September 2021

In 2018, Yoko Ono and engineer Paul Hicks remixed John Lennon’s classic 1971 album, Imagine, to immense critical and public acclaim as part of the launch of the Ultimate Collection.

Now to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this landmark album in September, UMC are releasing a strictly limited edition version of the Deluxe album on white vinyl; featuring a new stereo mix on disc one and album outtakes on disc two.

Since it was released on 8 September, 1971, on the iconic album of the same name, Imagine, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s paean for peace, has become one of the most famous and beloved songs in the history of music, an indelible melody known the world over, a sentiment shared no matter the language spoken.

Yoko Ono Lennon says: “Imagine was created with immense love and concern for the children of the world. It is a very, very powerful song. I think it is very interesting that it is still around and still giving power to people. And I’m very happy about that. I hope you enjoy it.”

Over the last five decades Imagine has endured as a timeless global anthem, a collective prayer uniting the world through song and imagination; providing comfort in troubling times and unity, hope and happiness in others. This was especially evident in the opening ceremony of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics where the song was re-imagined by renowned composer Hans Zimmer for a global audience in the hundreds of millions, initiating the celebrations for both the Olympics and 2021’s golden anniversary of “Imagine.”

On September 9, 2021, Yoko & Sean Ono Lennon, The Estate of John Lennon and Universal Music Group invite you to “join us” with a Global Party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Imagine” – the song, the album and the film.


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Imagine: Exclusive White Coloured Vinyl

Imagine: Exclusive White Coloured Vinyl

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