Gimme Some Truth (box set)

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Gimme Some Truth
Gimme-some-truth.jpg
Box set by John Lennon
Released 5 October 2010
Genre Rock
Length 4:29:38
Label EMI
Producer IV Yoko Ono, EMI
John Lennon chronology
The U.S. vs. John Lennon
(2006)
Gimme Some Truth
(2010)
Power to the People: The Hits
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Mojo 3/5 stars[2]
Uncut 3/5 stars[3]

Gimme Some Truth is a box set containing four themed discs of remastered John Lennon songs. The box set was released along with John Lennon Signature Box box set and Power to the People: The Hits compilation in conjunction with what would be Lennon's 70th birthday.

Overview[edit]

The themes of Gimme Some Truth include "Working Class Hero", Lennon's socio-political songs; "Woman", Lennon's love songs; "Borrowed Time", his songs about life; and "Roots", his rock 'n' roll roots and influences.[4] The collection features most of the tracks released on Lennon's studio albums, including in their entirety John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Rock n' Roll, and all but one track from Imagine. However, the tracks are not presented in album order.

Track listing[edit]

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

Disc 1 (Working Class Hero)[edit]

  1. "Working Class Hero" - 03:49
  2. "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)" - 03:25
  3. "Power to the People" - 03:21
  4. "God" - 04:11
  5. "I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier" - 06:06
  6. "Gimme Some Truth" - 03:14
  7. "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) - 05:01
  8. "Steel and Glass" - 04:39
  9. "Meat City" - 02:52
  10. "I Don't Wanna Face It" - 03:23
  11. "Remember" - 04:35
  12. "Woman Is the Nigger of the World" (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) - 05:16
  13. "I Found Out" - 03:37
  14. "Isolation" - 02:53
  15. "Imagine" - 03:04
  16. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) - 03:33
  17. "Give Peace a Chance" - 04:50
  18. "Only People" - 03:27

Disc 2 (Woman)[edit]

  1. "Mother" - 05:35
  2. "Hold On" - 01:50
  3. "You Are Here" - 04:09
  4. "Well Well Well" - 05:57
  5. "Oh My Love" (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) - 02:46
  6. "Oh Yoko!" - 04:17
  7. "Grow Old with Me" (John Lennon) - 03:19
  8. "Love" - 03:24
  9. "Jealous Guy" - 04:16
  10. "Woman" - 03:33
  11. "Out the Blue" - 03:22
  12. "Bless You" - 04:39
  13. "Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)" - 05:11
  14. "My Mummy's Dead" - 00:49
  15. "I'm Losing You" - 03:59
  16. "(Just Like) Starting Over" - 03:58
  17. "#9 Dream" - 04:46
  18. "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" - 04:06

Disc 3 (Borrowed Time)[edit]

  1. "Mind Games" - 04:13
  2. "Nobody Told Me" - 03:35
  3. "Cleanup Time" - 02:57
  4. "Crippled Inside" - 03:48
  5. "How Do You Sleep?" - 05:36
  6. "How?" - 03:43
  7. "Intuition" - 03:07
  8. "I'm Stepping Out" - 04:07
  9. "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" - 03:28
  10. "Old Dirt Road" (John Lennon/Harry Nilsson) - 04:11
  11. "Scared" - 04:39
  12. "What You Got" - 03:08
  13. "Cold Turkey" - 05:03
  14. "New York City" - 04:31
  15. "Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox)" - 02:55
  16. "Borrowed Time" - 04:31
  17. "Look at Me" - 02:54
  18. "Watching the Wheels" - 03:32

Disc 4 (Roots)[edit]

  1. "Be-Bop-A-Lula" (Tex Davis/Gene Vincent) - 02:37
  2. "You Can't Catch Me" (Chuck Berry) - 04:52
  3. "Rip It Up"/"Ready Teddy" (Bumps Blackwell/John Marascalco) - 01:34
  4. "Tight A$" - 03:37
  5. "Ain't That a Shame" (Fats Domino/Dave Bartholomew) - 02:32
  6. "Sweet Little Sixteen" (Chuck Berry) - 03:02
  7. "Do You Wanna Dance?" (Bobby Freeman) - 02:53
  8. "Slippin' and Slidin'" (Eddie Bocage/Al Collins/Richard Penniman/James H. Smith) - 02:17
  9. "Peggy Sue" (Jerry Allison, Norman Petty/Buddy Holly) - 02:05
  10. "Bring It On Home to Me"/"Send Me Some Lovin'" (Sam Cooke)/(John Marascalco/Lloyd Price) - 03:40
  11. "Yer Blues (Live)" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 03:45
  12. "Just Because" (Lloyd Price) - 04:29
  13. "Boney Moronie" (Larry Williams) - 03:49
  14. "Beef Jerky" - 03:27
  15. "Ya Ya" (Lee Dorsey/Clarence Lewis/Morgan Robinson) - 02:20
  16. "Hound Dog (Live)" (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) - 03:05
  17. "Stand by Me" (Ben E. King/Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) - 03:33
  18. "Here We Go Again" (John Lennon/Phil Spector) - 04:51

Tracks not featured[edit]

This album is notable for featuring almost all studio recordings released by John Lennon during his lifetime. Only seven tracks included on the original release of John Lennon solo albums are not included on the collection. These are It's So Hard from Imagine, Aisumasen (I'm Sorry), One Day (At a Time), Bring on the Lucie (Freeda Peele), I Know (I Know) and the silent 3-second track Nutopian International Anthem from Mind Games, and Going Down on Love from Walls and Bridges. The B-Side Move over Ms. L is also absent.

From the albums released jointly with Yoko Ono, two songs solely composed by Lennon are missing; Dear Yoko from Double Fantasy and Forgive Me My Little Flower Princess from Milk and Honey. The track Grow Old With Me, which appears in a demo form on Milk and Honey is however replaced by the version released on the John Lennon Anthology featuring production from George Martin. Three co-compositions from Some Time in New York City are missing; Attica State, on which Lennon sings lead, and Luck of the Irish and Angela, where Ono and Lennon share vocals. Additionally, no material from the live jam featured on the second LP of that double-album is present.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Doyle, Tom (November 2010). "John Lennon Signature Box". Mojo. p. 114. 
  3. ^ Mullholland, Garry (November 2010). "John Lennon – Remasters". Uncut. p. 108. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gimme Some Truth Collection to be released Oct 4th ". John Lennon official website. 1 September 2010. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010.