Lucy (Julian Lennon song)

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"Lucy"
Single by Julian Lennon and James Scott Cook
Released 15 December 2009
Genre Rock
Length 4:40
Label theRevolution, RED
Producer(s) Todd Meagher, Julian Lennon; Engineer: Jason Stone
Julian Lennon chronology
"I Don't Wanna Know"
(1998)
"Lucy"
(2009)

"Lucy" is a song written and performed by Julian Lennon, James Scott Cook and Todd Meagher. Recorded and mixed by Jason Stone in NYC. The song, is a sort of follow-up to The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", originally inspired by a drawing by a then four-year-old Lennon given to his father. The drawing was inspired by Lucy Vodden, a child friend of Lennon, and this song is dedicated to her.[1]

Cover art[edit]

Lennon and Cook appeared on CBS's The Early Show on 16 December 2009 to debut the song. In the interview with co-anchor Harry Smith, Lennon revealed his original drawing depicting Lucy "got lost. So how it was found or who may have taken it, I have no idea, but it's now been re-found and David Gilmour from Pink Floyd has it and kindly allowed us to use a copy of it for the art work" for "Lucy.""[1]

Charity[edit]

Lennon contacted his childhood friend Lucy later in life, and learned she had contracted the auto-immune disease lupus which she eventually died from. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the song and the EP release went to two lupus charities, St. Thomas' Lupus Trust (www.lupus.org.uk) in the United Kingdom and the Lupus Foundation of America.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lucy" (studio version) Julian Lennon, James Scott Cook & Todd Meagher 4:40
2. "Sober"   Cook 3:37
3. "Lucy" (acoustic version) Lennon, Cook & Meagher 4:51
4. "Beautiful"   Lennon 4:55
Total length:
18:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Julian Lennon: I Finally Forgive Dad". CBS News. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2009.