Instant Karma: All-Time Greatest Hits

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Instant Karma: All-Time Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by John Lennon
Released 1 February 2002
Recorded 1969 - 1980
Genre Rock
Label Timeless/Traditions Alive Music
Producer Various
John Lennon chronology
Wonsaponatime
(1998)
Instant Karma: All-Time Greatest Hits
(2002)
Acoustic
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Instant Karma: All-Time Greatest Hits, a three-disc compilation album of music recorded by John Lennon, is a budget release targeted for sale at warehouse-type stores such as Sam's Club and Costco. The album was released in 2002 by Timeless/Traditions Alive Music under license from Capitol/EMI Special Projects. Disc one, subtitled The Hits, contained eleven songs that were previously released on singles. Disc two, subtitled Sings Classic Rock 'N' Roll, contained ten cover songs recorded during Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll sessions as well as "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Dizzy, Miss Lizzy," which were recorded live in Toronto in 1969. Disc three, subtitled The Classics Live, contained twelve songs recorded live in New York City either in August 1972 with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden or, in the case of "Well (Baby Please Don't Go)," with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention at the Fillmore East in June 1971. All thirty-five songs on the album had been previously released.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and performed by John Lennon, except where noted.

Disc One: The Hits

  1. "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)" – 3:20
  2. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (John Lennon & Yoko Ono) – 3:34
    • By John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir
  3. "Jealous Guy" – 4:15
    • By John Lennon Plastic Ono Band with the Flux Fiddlers
  4. "Mind Games" – 4:12
  5. "Whatever Gets You thru the Night" – 3:19
    • By John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
  6. "#9 Dream" – 4:48
  7. "Stand By Me" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller & Ben E. King) – 3:26
  8. "(Just Like) Starting Over" – 3:56
  9. "Woman" – 3:26
  10. "Watching the Wheels" – 3:32
  11. "Nobody Told Me" – 3:32

Disc Two: Sings Classic Rock 'N' Roll

  1. "Ain't That a Shame" (Fats Domino & Dave Bartholomew) – 2:31
  2. "Angel Baby" (Rosie Hamlin) – 3:44
  3. "Be-Bop-A-Lula" (Tex Davis, Gene Vincent) - 2:38
  4. "Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins) – 2:29
    • Recorded live by Plastic Ono Band in Toronto, 1969
  5. "Dizzy, Miss Lizzy" (Larry Williams) - 3:09
    • Recorded live by Plastic Ono Band in Toronto, 1969
  6. Medley: "Rip It Up"/"Ready Teddy" (Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco) - 1:34
  7. "Peggy Sue" (Buddy Holly) - 2:05
  8. "You Can't Catch Me" (Chuck Berry) - 4:53
  9. "Slippin' and Slidin'" (Eddie Bocage, Albert Collins, "Little Richard" Penniman & James H. Smith) - 2:17
  10. "Do You Want to Dance" (Bobby Freeman) - 2:54
  11. "Sweet Little Sixteen" (Chuck Berry) - 3:01
  12. "Just Because" (Lloyd Price) - 4:25

Disc Three: The Classics Live

  1. "(Well) Baby Please Don't Go" (Walter Ward) – 4:30
  2. "New York City" - 3:38
  3. "It's So Hard" - 3:18
    • Recorded live by John Lennon with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden, August 1972
  4. "Woman Is the Nigger of the World" (John Lennon & Yoko Ono) - 5:30
    • Recorded live by John Lennon with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden, August 1972
  5. "Well, Well, Well" - 3:51
    • Recorded live by John Lennon with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden, August 1972
  6. "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)" - 3:40
    • Recorded live by John Lennon with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden, August 1972
  7. "Mother" - 4:59
    • Recorded live by John Lennon with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden, August 1972
  8. "Come Together" - 4:20
    • Recorded live by John Lennon with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden, August 1972
  9. "Imagine" - 3:17
    • Recorded live by John Lennon with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden, August 1972
  10. "Cold Turkey" - 5:29
    • Recorded live by John Lennon with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden, August 1972
  11. "Hound Dog" (Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller) - 3:09
    • Recorded live by John Lennon with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden, August 1972
  12. "Give Peace a Chance" (John Lennon)- 1:01
    • Recorded live by John Lennon with Elephant's Memory at Madison Square Garden, August 1972

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