Acoustic (John Lennon album)

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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.

Track listing[edit]

  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" (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) – 3:41
    • Recorded live on 10 December 1971 in Ann Arbor
  9. "John Sinclair" – 3:22
    • Recorded live on 10 December 1971 in Ann Arbor
  10. "Woman Is the Nigger of the World" (John Lennon/Yoko 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[edit]

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.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Boston Phoenix 4/4 stars[2]
The Music Box 3/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media 7.1/10[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r713629/review
  2. ^ Micallef, Ken (10–16 December 2004). "John Lennon Acoustic". Boston Phoenix. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Metzger, John (December 2004). "John Lennon Acoustic". The Music Box (vol. 11, no. 12). Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
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