Beatles e Historia del Rock

John Lennon: Imagine Sessions, más de 175 tomas de estudio (complemento a Ultimate Collection)

Hace unas semanas salió al mercado la llamada IMAGINE, ULTIMATE COLLECTION, que pretende ser la versión y mezcla DEFINITIVA del álbum que John Lennon publicó en septiembre de 1971.

Si bien el nuevo boxset contiene muchas tomas inéditas que muchos ya queríamos escuchar, también es cierto que en cuando al disco 1, con la mezcla del álbum oficial hay muchas cosas muy cuestionables.

a) la guerra del volumen que hay en las canciones. Aqui abajo, una comparación de la nueva versión comparada con la versión Signature Box con la muestra de Jealous Guy.

b) También hay ligeros cambios de pitch, como en Jealous Guy, donde el piano de Nicky Hopkins queda ya en segundo plano para dar mayor presencia a LA BATERIA Y EL BAJO (WTF).

c) en cuanto a frecuencias, también la SIGNATURE BOX del 2010 supera a la llamada ULTIMATE COLLECTION del 2018.

Aquí abajo, la comparación con el software SPEK para visualizar el alcance de frecuencias: primero la SIGNATURE BOX, luego, la ULTIMATE COLLECTION. La muestra es la misma: Jealous Guy.

Es decir, la ULTIMATE COLLECTION para nada es la versión definitiva del álbum Imagine de Lennon, ya que tiene demasiado manoseo que hace de las versiones oficiales un Frankestein de sonido, a pesar de dar más limpieza y separación a los intrumentos.

Nadie cambia separación de sonido a cambio de restar frecuencias, cambiar el pitch y el tono de una canción, etc.

 

LO UNICO BUENO de esta versión que sin duda no será la última del álbum, son las tomas alternas inéditas que trae consigo. Esas si son todo un tesoro

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Aqui abajo, copio y pego el EXTRAORDINARIO análisis que MIKE CARRERA, del foro de Steve Hoffman, hace de lo nuevo que viene en la nueva entrega (link al foro, por si alguien gusta consultarlo):

 

2018 DeLuxe Box Set vs bootlegs and Lennon Anthology

IMAGINE

Imagine (Original demo recorded at Ascot) 03:17 OUTTAKES
NEW *Different from the ‘other’ demo circulating on bootlegs (3:36) which was also used (but edited) on the 1988 Warner Bros soundtrack “Imagine – The Movie” and can be seen in the ‘Gimme Some Truth’ documentary.

Imagine (Take 1) 03:25 RAW STUDIO OUTTAKES LIVE
Also known as “Version 1” on bootlegs. The Anthology version lacks the final comment from John lasting five seconds less (3:20), while the bootleg version is complete and with the same length of 3:25. So nothing new, but it will be little longer than the Anthology version.

Imagine (Take 1) 03:05 OUTTAKES
This is the re-make session, also known as “Version 2”. Lasting 3:12 on bootlegs, including some chat after the take, but it actually ends at 3:05. Nothing new here, apparently.

Imagine (Take 10) 03:12 OUTTAKES NEW

Imagine 06:00 EVOLUTION NEW

Imagine (Strings only) 02:13 ELEMENTS NEW
Similar to some 5.1. mixes and Rockband multi tracks, but this mix is a new one

CRIPPLED INSIDE

Crippled Inside (Take 2) 05:23 RAW STUDIO OUTTAKES LIVE *BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE
NEW From Rehearsal Session? (Take 2 from the session that gave us the final version is available on bootlegs but it’s different from this “Live outtake”)

Crippled Inside (Take 6 alternate guitar solo) 03:50 RAW STUDIO OUTTAKES LIVE *BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE
NEW From Rehearsal Session?

Crippled Inside (Take 3) 03:50 OUTTAKES
NEW Re-make Session? (a Different Take 3 is on bootleg, including engineer’s slate “Take Three”, and lasting no longer than 1 minute because it’s a breakdown take, so now we have a different Take 3, maybe one comes from the “Rehearsal/Live sessions” and the other from the ‘proper’ session?)

Crippled Inside (Take 6 alternate guitar solo) 03:47 OUTTAKES
NEW Re-make Session? (on bootlegs we have two different takes with this same length (3:47), one described as “Take 17” but without any slate it’s doubtful we are actually hearing a seventeenth take, so could be this Take 6, and the other described as “Rough Take”, both with “alternate guitar solo”, we will have to wait to get this upcoming official set to be able to really compare and decide.)

Crippled Inside (Take 6) 03:50 RAW STUDIO EXTENDED ALBUM VERSIONS-LIVE
NEW From Re-make Session?

Crippled Inside 03:59 EVOLUTION NEW

Crippled Inside (upright bass & drums) 03:37 ELEMENTS *BLU RAY EXCLUSIVE
NEW

JEALOUS GUY

Jealous Guy (Take 9) 02:16 OUTTAKES NEW

Jealous Guy (Take 11) 04:27 RAW STUDIO OUTTAKES LIVE NEW

Jealous Guy (Take 29) 04:22 RAW STUDIO EXTENDED ALBUM VERSIONS
NEW (a very similar but not the same as the official released version is available on bootlegs as “Take 7 Vocal Overdub”, and also different from the take on the Anthology box set)

Jealous Guy 06:11 EVOLUTION NEW

Jealous Guy (Piano, bass & drums) 04:12 ELEMENTS NEW

IT’S SO HARD

It’s So Hard (Take 6) 02:33 OUTTAKES NEW

It’s So Hard (Take 11) 02:42 RAW STUDIO EXTENDED ALBUM VERSIONS NEW

It’s So Hard 06:50 EVOLUTION NEW

It’s So Hard (Strings) 00:57 ELEMENTS *BLU RAY EXCLUSIVE NEW

I DON’T WANNA BE A SOLDIER MAMA I DON’T WANNA DIE

I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier (Take 21) 05:17 RAW STUDIO OUTTAKES LIVE NEW From the first session.

I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier (Take 25) 04:34 OUTTAKES NEW From the first session.

I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier (Take 4 – extended) 09:36 RAW STUDIO EXTENDED ALBUM VERSIONS *BLU RAY EXCLUSIVE (CD 3 will get an edited 7:56 version)
NEW From the Re-make session.

I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier 07:06 EVOLUTION NEW

I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier (Guitar, Bass & Drums) 06:08 ELEMENTS *BLU RAY EXCLUSIVE
NEW

GIMME SOME TRUTH

Gimme Some Truth (Take 4 – extended) 03:40 RAW STUDIO EXTENDED ALBUM VERSIONS
NEW (Only the first three takes are available on bootleg in “Raw” form with a live vocal)

Gimme Some Truth (Take 4) 03:28 OUTTAKES NEW With an alternate vocal overdub.

Gimme Some Truth 05:12 EVOLUTION NEW

Gimme Some Truth 03:16 ELEMENTS *BLU RAY EXCLUSIVE NEW

OH MY LOVE

Oh My Love (Take 6) 02:44 OUTTAKES
Already on bootleg, with more extra dialogue and post rehearsal.

Oh My Love (Take 20) 02:47 RAW STUDIO EXTENDED ALBUM VERSIONS LIVE
NEW (Partially available on bootleg- less than 10 seconds).

Oh My Love 07:31 EVOLUTION NEW

Oh My Love (Vocals only) 01:56 ELEMENTS NEW Similar as from the Rockband multi tracks, but this mix is a new one.

HOW DO YOU SLEEP?

How Do You Sleep? (Take 1) 08:40 RAW STUDIO OUTTAKES LIVE
From First Session? Already on Bootlegs, maybe we will get little more post-song chat banter.

How Do You Sleep? (Takes 5 & 6) 07:03 RAW STUDIO OUTTAKES LIVE
Partially NEW- From First Session? (Takes 5 (a false start) and Take 6 are already on the Anthology boxed set, but Take 6 has a fadeout there, so we will get around 2 minutes more of unheard stuff).

How Do You Sleep? (Takes 1 & 2) 05:57 OUTTAKES
NEW From Re-make Session? (Do not confuse this with the “Rehearsal takes 1 and 2” on bootleg, those were rehearsals more than proper takes).

How Do You Sleep? (Take 11 – extended) 06:00 RAW MIXES EXTENDED ALBUM VERSIONS LIVE
NEW From Re-make Session (even though we have two outtakes very close to the final version on bootleg, none of them are exactly 6:00, one is 6:46 and the other known as “Alternate Vocal B” is 6:13, maybe we will get that with early fade out? We will find out in October.)

How Do You Sleep? 07:34 EVOLUTION NEW

How Do You Sleep? (Strings) 05:03 ELEMENTS *BLU RAY EXCLUSIVE
NEW

HOW?

How? (Takes 7-10) 06:18 RAW STUDIO OUTTAKES LIVE *BLU RAY EXCLUSIVE
NEW

How? (Take 31) 03:47 OUTTAKES NEW

How? (Take 40 alternate vocal) 03:46 RAW STUDIO OUTTAKES LIVE *BLU RAY EXCLUSIVE
NEW

How? (Take 40) 03:55 RAW STUDIO EXTENDED ALBUM VERSIONS LIVE NEW

How? 08:45 EVOLUTION NEW

How? (Strings only) 03:36 ELEMENTS NEW Already available from the Rockband multi tracks but this mix will be a new one.

OH YOKO!

Oh Yoko! (from Bed Peace Sheraton Hotel, Bahamas 1969) 05:00 OUTTAKES
Partially NEW (From the aborted Bed-In in Bahamas, wrongly listed before as being from the Montreal Bed Peace or a home demo from Surrey) 4:36 of it is already available, so now we will get the full rendition.

Oh Yoko! (Take 1 tracking vocal) 06:14 RAW STUDIO OUTTAKES LIVE *BLU RAY EXCLUSIVE
NEW

Oh Yoko! (Take 1 – extended) 06:15 RAW STUDIO EXTENDED ALBUM VERSIONS LIVE NEW

Oh Yoko! 03:56 EVOLUTION NEW

Oh Yoko! (Acoustic) 04:16 ELEMENTS *BLU RAY EXCLUSIVE NEW

SINGLES AND EXTRAS

Power To The People (Take 7) 03:25 OUTTAKES NEW

Power To The People 05:29 –EVOLUTION *BLU-RAY ONLY NEW

God Save Us (Original demo) 02:57 OUTTAKES
Partially NEW (the version on bootleg runs only 2:00 so now we will get the full demo). A studio outtake with John’s lead vocal will also be available on CD 1/Blu Ray 1 under “Remixed Singles and Extras”, which is the same version as on ‘Lennon Anthology’.

God Save Us/Oz 08:36 – EVOLUTION *BLU-RAY ONLY NEW

Do The Oz (Take 3) (Michael Ramsden vocal) 06:42 OUTTAKES
NEW (with Ringo on drums and Klaus on bass?, one of the highlights?)

Do The Oz 02:18 –EVOLUTION *BLU-RAY ONLY NEW

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Alternate Mix) 03:41 OUTTAKES NEW (the alternate mixes circulating among collectors do not last as long as this one)

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 04:05 – EVOLUTION *BLU-RAY ONLY NEW

Well (Baby Please Don’t Go) 03:06 –EVOLUTION *BLU-RAY ONLY
NEW A complete studio outtake will be available also on CD 1/Blu Ray 1 under “Remixed Singles and Extras”, which is the same version as on ‘Lennon Anthology’.

Tittenhurst Park 17:16- EVOLUTION *BLU-RAY ONLY
NEW A collage of improvisations and studio chats from the sessions, similar to the ‘Fly on the Wall’ disc from “Let it Be… Naked”. Including snippets of ‘Mind Games’ (from the Oh My Love session and already available, even on bootleg video), and new ones: “My Babe” (Willie Dixon) and “What Am I living For?” (Chuck Willis).

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Y dado que la ULTIMATE COLLECTION en lo absoluto es la versión definitiva, dejo como complemento una caja Bootleg del sello Mister Claudel, con mas de 175 tomas alternas de las canciones que componen el álbum. Todas las que han salido a la luz en el universo bootleg de los Beatles.

Si se juntan las dos versiones: MISTER CLAUDEL SESSIONS + ULTIMATE COLLECTION, enotnces sí se tiene la COLECCIÓN MÁS COMPLETA DEL ALBUM IMAGINE.

 

# UNICA VIA PARA OBTENER MÁS INFORMACIÓN:

Propon algo de música para compartir conmigo. De preferencia rock o soundtracks en HI-RES

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Autor: Doctor Jorge Alberto Lizama Mendoza. UNAM-México, 8 diciembre 2018

Fuente Original: https://cybermedios.org

Fecha original de publicación: 19 octubre 2018

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