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Deal alert / John Lennon: Imagine box

Well it didn’t take long, but Amazon in the UK have now reduced the mighty John Lennon Imagine six-disc box set down to a superb price.

It’s down to a fraction under £63 which is as cheap as I’ve seen it, since the official launch. If you thought £80 wasn’t bad, then this really is a great deal.

If you’ve already pre-ordered from the UK site then no action required, you’ll pay the lowest price between when you pre-order and shipping. The other thing is that with VAT deducted, this equates to a USA price of $67 which will take some beating.

Also, if you are wondering, there’s no region-coding on the blu-rays (not actually applicable to blu-ray audio format, anyway). You can read all the details on this amazing set, here.

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John Lennon

Imagine 6-disc box set

Shop Price gbp Stock
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 60.11
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 62.99
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 63.95
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 64.99
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 65.34
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 71.99
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 96.99
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 64.99
HMV uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 62.99
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Imagine – The Ultimate Edition: 6-disc Super Deluxe Edition

CD 1 

Remixed Stereo Album

1. Imagine
2. Crippled Inside
3. Jealous Guy
4. It’s So Hard
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die
6. Gimme Some Truth
7. Oh My Love
8. How Do You Sleep?
9. How?
10. Oh Yoko!

Remixed Singles and Extras

11. Power To The People
12. Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go)
13. God Save Us
14. Do The Oz
15. God Save Oz
16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

CD 2 

Elements Mixes

1. Imagine (strings only)
2. Jealous Guy (piano, bass & drums)
3. Oh My Love (vocals only)
4. How? (strings only)

Album Outtakes

5. Imagine (demo)
6. Imagine (take 1)
7. Crippled Inside (take 3)
8. Crippled Inside (take 6 – alt guitar solo)
9. Jealous Guy (take 9)
10. It’s So Hard (take 6)
11. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 11)
12. Gimme Some Truth (take 4)
13. Oh My Love (take 6)
14. How Do You Sleep? (takes 1 & 2)
15. How? (take 31)
16. Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)

Singles Outtakes

17. Power To The People (take 7)
18. God Save Us (demo)
19. Do The Oz (take 3)
20. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (alt mix)

CD 3 

Extended Album Tracks and Raw

1. Imagine (take 10)
2. Crippled Inside (take 6)
3. Jealous Guy (take 29)
4. It’s So Hard (take 11)
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die
6. Gimme Some Truth (take 4 – extended)
7. Oh My Love (take 20)
8. How Do You Sleep? (take 11 – extended)
9. How? (take 40)
10. Oh Yoko! (take 1 extended)

Outtakes Live

11. Imagine (take 1)
12. Jealous Guy (take 11)
13. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 21)
14. How Do You Sleep? (take 1)
15. How Do You Sleep? (takes 5 & 6)

CD 4

Evolution (from demo to final mix)

1. Imagine
2. Crippled Inside
3. Jealous Guy
4. It’s So Hard
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die
6. Gimme Some Truth
7. Oh My Love
8. How Do You Sleep?
9. How?
10. Oh Yoko!

Blu-ray Disc 1 – Imagine – The Ultimate Mixes 
Remixed Stereo Album, Singles, Extras & Outtakes 

Imagine – The Album
Remix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96
1. Imagine
2. Crippled Inside
3. Jealous Guy
4. It’s So Hard
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die
6. Gimme Some Truth
7. Oh My Love
8. How Do You Sleep?
9. How?
10. Oh Yoko!

Singles & Extras
Remix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96
1. Power To The People
2. Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go)
3. God Save Us (Bill Elliot vocal)
4. Do The Oz
5. God Save Oz (John Lennon vocal)
6. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

The Out-takes
New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96

1. Imagine (demo)
2. Imagine (take 1)
3. Crippled Inside (take 3)
4. Crippled Inside (take 6 alt guitar solo)
5. Jealous Guy (take 9)
6. It’s So Hard (take 6)
7. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 11)
8. Gimme Some Truth (take 4)
9. Oh My Love (take 6)
10. How Do You Sleep? (takes 1 & 2)
11. How? (take 31)
12. Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)
13. Power To The People (take 7)
14. God Save Us (demo)
15. Do The Oz (take 3)
16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (alt mix)

The Quadrasonic Mixes
Remastered in Quad 4.0 24-96
Original 1971 Quadsonic Album Remastered

1. Imagine
2. Crippled Inside
3. Jealous Guy
4. It’s So Hard
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die
6. Gimme Some Truth
7. Oh My Love
8. How Do You Sleep?
9. How?
10. Oh Yoko!

Blu-ray Disc 2 – In The Studio and Deeper Listening

The Raw Studio Mixes – Extended Album Versions – Live
New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96
Experience, in immersive Surround Sound, the moment John and The Plastic Ono Band record each song live, from a sonic soundstage at the center of Ascot Sound Studios at John & Yoko’s home in Tittenhurst

1. Imagine (take 10)
2. Crippled Inside (take 6)
3. Jealous Guy (take 29)
4. It’s So Hard (take 11)
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 4 – extended)
6. Gimme Some Truth (take 4 – extended)
7. Oh My Love (take 20)
8. How Do You Sleep? (take 11 – extended)
9. How? (take 40)
10. Oh Yoko! (take 1 – extended)

The Raw Studio Mixes – Out-takes – Live
New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96
1. Imagine (take 1)
2. Crippled Inside (take 2)
3. Crippled Inside (take 6 alt guitar solo)
4. Jealous Guy (take 11)
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 21)
6. How Do You Sleep? (take 1)
7. How Do You Sleep? (takes 5 & 6)
8. How? (takes 7-10)
9. How? (take 40 alt vocal)
10. Oh Yoko! (take 1 tracking vocal)

The Elements Mixes
From the Master Multitracks

New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24-96
Mixes from elements of the original multitracks that demonstrate some of the instrumentations from ‘behind the scenes’

1. Imagine (strings)
2. Crippled Inside (upright bass & drums)
3. Jealous Guy (piano, bass & drums)
4. It’s So Hard (strings)
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (guitar, bass & drums)
6. Gimme Some Truth (electric piano & guitar)
7. Oh My Love (vocals)
8. How Do You Sleep? (strings)
9. How? (strings)
10. Oh Yoko! (acoustic)

The Evolution Documentary
New Mix in Mono 24-96
The story of the songs from demo to master in rehearsals, studio chat and mixed multitrack elements

1. Imagine
2. Crippled Inside
3. Jealous Guy
4. It’s So Hard
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die
6. Gimme Some Truth
7. Oh My Love
8. How Do You Sleep?
9. How?
10. Oh Yoko!
11. Power To The People
12. Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go)
13. God Save Us/God Save Oz
14. Do The Oz
15. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
16. Tittenhurst Park

Imagine John & Yoko – The Elliot Mintz Interviews
New Mix in Mono 24-96
Tribute by DJ and family friend Elliot Mintz featuring revealing, philosophical, honest and humorous interviews with John & Yoko.

47 responses to Deal alert / John Lennon: Imagine box

  1. Robert Meighan says:

    Really disappointed with this release. i expected a lp size deluxe edition but it is just a small box with a book and another folder that has the 4 cds and 2 dvds. doesnt compare to the st pepper super deluxe release. returning it.

    • David M says:

      It’s 10×10 instead of 12×12, has a large book, more audio content and is about half the price of Pepper. Hmmm…

    • Kauwgompie says:

      If there is one deal to be had right now, it is this ridiculously low priced box set. 4x cd + 2x blu-ray + book for €60, including a brand new 5.1 surround mix. Check any other box with that kind of content and this will be far better priced.

  2. Kauwgompie says:

    Holy crap, $67 including shipping to NYC. An incredible price for this amazing box. The box is $80 on Am.com and it usually goes down in price after it is released. I wouldn’t be surprised it eventually gets to about $67 on Am.com too. We’ll see. This box is not expensive. Even $80 is a great price for this box.

  3. Karsten says:

    Deal Alert John Lennon Imagine Box
    Amazon.de 59,99

  4. Gerbrand says:

    It’s under the magic 60 pounds now on amazon.fr

  5. Tez says:

    White Album announcement on September 25th 2018.

  6. Alan Blevin says:

    White Album box details to be released 26 September.

    • Joe Donato says:

      Sounds about right. Since Thanksgiving in the USA is November 22 this year (the actual 50th Anniversary of the original), my guess is the White Album box will be released November 16, the Friday before. That would be 51 days between announcement (Sept 26) and release dates. That is what the gap between announcement and release dates for the Pepper Box.

  7. Alan Blevin says:

    Going off topic a bit.Regarding pricing of the White Album box.The publisher to dealer price of Imagine is 53 eurosThe White Album will have a publisher to dealer price of 86 euros.Obviously dealer margins which can vary are added on to this wholesale price.You can start estimating how much you will pay.

  8. Alan Blevin says:

    For Australians despairing at Amazon’s geoblock JPC.de deduct the vat and do not collect the Australian GST.The set comes to $117 Australian including shipping.

  9. mooncusser says:

    Thanks for alert, Paul!

    Amazon US have it listed at $99.98 – once again it’s far cheaper to shop across the pond. Not sure it’s even worth bothering with a US pre-order & waiting game on this one…

  10. Jeff says:

    Thanks, Paul. Good deal.

  11. Geronimo says:

    Actually, when you go through and place the order the price goes under 53 pounds!

  12. CJ says:

    Ordered. Still no Amazon.com listing, and something tells me that it won’t be this low when it does finally come up. If, by some stretch of the imagination, it winds up being less to get it straight from the US rather than importing from then UK, then I can always cancel, but I’m not missing out on a price this good.

  13. LedMan says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I preordered the set.

  14. Bruce Padgett says:

    Yowzah Paul! Thanks for the alert. I can’t begin to imagine what Amazon USA will inevitably charge…

  15. Klaus says:

    Thanks Paul. Pre-ordered it from Amazon.uk today which currently would be about EUR 75 to Germany. Already pre-ordered it yesterday from Amazon.de for about EUR 80. Now will play the waiting game which will be cheaper some days ahead of release date.

  16. CD collector says:

    maybe $60 (shipped to USA)

  17. John Manning says:

    Many thanks Paul!

    Snapped this up (but will cancel if the Beach Boys announce a copyright extension release before despatch day!).

  18. fenwick says:

    Ordered. Thanks Paul!

  19. Lou Jenkins says:

    Thank you very much Paul

    Any new on the YO signed book?

    Have a good Bank Holiday

  20. mr-reality-check says:

    not exactly much of a deal if that’s the price HMV are doing it for – that’s basically it’s market value, and amazon have reduced the price to match it. HMV won’t adjust that price now until it’s released – they don’t jump up and down like amazon do, so it’s retailing at £62 – a deal would be £40, or any figure under the £62.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Here’s another reality check for ya… Two-thirds of SDE readers can’t order from HMV, so I’m sure they appreciate the heads up :)

    • Paul Taylor says:

      I’ve noticed Amazon are price matching HMV a lot these days (MJ picture discs being another high profile example) so no benefit with the latter doing free shipping anyway for sales over £10

  21. Bill Z says:

    I can’t afford very many of the products you alert us to, Paul, but thanks to you I bought the Roxy Music box, the Eno set, and now this Imagine box at prices that were more than reasonable. Thanks a million.

  22. andrew R says:

    Thanks Paul what fantastic value ! Others should take note (Mr Ferry)

  23. Tyrone says:

    Kerrching!!
    Well spotted SDE.
    Only hours after!

    I’m made up with this.

  24. Andrew M says:

    That’s my price point!

    Cheers Paul!

  25. Paul H says:

    They’re matching HMV. I ordered at that price yesterday and wondered how they could do it when Amazon apparently couldn’t. They have now.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      HMV don’t do shipping outside the UK, which is the big negative for the global community that is SDE! The HMV price should be in the widget, but HMV’s data feed is a bit rubbish to be honest.

      • Stan Butler says:

        I used to buy online from HMV regularly, but their relaunched website is terrible. Never go near it anymore.

  26. Dean Taylor says:

    Well I just caved and ordered the complete bundle from u discover.. great value at £100 and plan to frame that bonus poster.
    Just out of interest though any thoughts on the size of the deluxe box .. something tells me it won’t be a full 12×12 but maybe a 10×10 it would explain the terrific price point.
    I’m thinking this only based on the product photo on u discover which shows the box to be a bit smaller then the album cover.. either way a great release. Looks like beans on toast for the next month or two,and I’ve just got my zepp money together. Oh well who needs posh food anyway.

  27. Dennis says:

    We have HMV to thank for that, they have been £62.99 for a couple of days, i cancelled my Amazon order and went with them also told Amazon why. Proof competition is a good thing.

  28. Joel Rabinowitz says:

    with shipping it’s cheaper to buy in the UK than Canada–$122 with tax in Canada-97.00 in UK!!

  29. Shaun Lee Harris says:

    Same price as HMV now.

  30. Steve says:

    Thanks for this notice. My order (being shipped to the US) went down from yesterday’s total price of £70.57 to today’s new price of £55.57 automatically. Love it and thanks again!

  31. Pete F. says:

    Will UK Blu-rays play on North American machines?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes. Blu-ray Audios have no region restrictions by definition.

      • Neil Wilkes says:

        That depends on the label.
        In most cases I would agree, but Region Coding does still happen,
        The BIGGEST issue with UK Blu-ray is the potential for a 25fps video rate which may well not work in USA.

  32. Brian says:

    Was hoping for a deal on this! Thanks Paul!!!

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