John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Imagine John Yoko - Special Signed Collector's Edition

Pre-orders sold out - available instore from day of release

Special Signed Collector's Edition - Limited to 300 copies world-wide.

Signed by Yoko Ono.

Hardback in Slipcase.

Portfolio with officially endorsed, hand-numbered limited edition print.

Written, compiled and curated by Yoko Ono, Imagine John Yoko is the definitive inside story - told in revelatory detail - of the making of the album and all that surrounded it, at John & Yoko's home, Tittenhurst Park, and in London and New York during 1971.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono
With contributions from the people who were there

A Special Signed Collector’s Edition of Imagine John Yoko – the definitive inside story of the making of the legendary album and all that surrounded it – personally compiled and curated by Yoko Ono.

The Special Signed Collector’s Edition – Key Sales Information

• This Special Signed Collector’s Edition is clothbound, debossed with tipped-in ‘polaroids’ front and back, and has a ribboned portfolio containing a hand-numbered and officially stamped giclée print exclusive to this edition.

Personally signed by Yoko Ono in a numbered edition of 300.

Expanded: an additional 176 pages, more than 150 new illustrations, including more artworks from the This Is Not Here exhibition, an entirely new chapter devoted to the singles from the period, and six almost 1 metre-long gatefolds of panoramas stitched together from rare film outtakes.

Features even more exclusive, previously unpublished archive photos of all the key players in situ, together with lyric sheets, Yoko’s art installations, and further new insights and personal testimonies.

To be published on 9 October 2018 alongside the hardback book release.

Description

In 1971, John Lennon & Yoko Ono conceived and recorded the critically acclaimed albumImagine at their Georgian country home, Tittenhurst Park, in Berkshire, England, in the state-of-the-art studio they built in the grounds, and at the Record Plant in New York. The lyrics of the title track were inspired by Yoko Ono’s ‘event scores’ in her 1964 bookGrapefruit, and she was officially co-credited as writer in June 2017.

Imagine John Yoko tells the story of John & Yoko’s life, work and relationship during this intensely creative period. It transports readers to home and working environments, showcasing Yoko’s closely guarded archive of photos and artefacts, using artfully compiled narrative film stills, and featuring digitally rendered maps, floorplans and panoramas that recreate the interiors in evocative detail. John & Yoko introduce each chapter and song; Yoko also provides invaluable additional commentary and a preface.

All the minutiae is examined: the locations, the key players, the music and lyrics, the production techniques and the artworks – including the creative process behind the double- exposure polaroids used on the album cover.

With a message as universal and pertinent today as it was when the album was created, this landmark publication is a fitting tribute to John & Yoko and their place in cultural history.

Contents

Preface • 1. Tittenhurst • 2. Recording Imagine • 3. Album Artwork • 4. Filming Imagine5. This Is Not Here • 6. The Singles • 7. Legacy