Mind Games

(Remastered 2002)

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First released: November 2, 1973(US) and Nov. 16, 1973 (UK)
Recorded: September, 1973
Produced and Arranged by: John Lennon
Engineered by: Roy Cicala and Dan Barbiero
Cover by: John Lennon
This CD label: EMI Records Ltd. 7243 5 42425 2 6

"Mind Games" bylo Johnovým prvním albem, které nahrával sám bez pomoci svého dvorního producenta Phila Spectora. Obrázek na albu přímo napovídal o rozchodu Johna s Yoko v říjnu 1973. Část profilu její hlavy tvoří jakousi horu v pozadí, zatímco Lennon s kufrem v ruce odchází neznámo kam. Z důvodu odchodu z domova v důsledku manželské krize John tentokrát nedal Yoko na tomto albu prostor a všechny písně napsal sám a ujal se dokonce i produkce a aranžmá.
Reakce kritiků na toto album jsou rozporuplné - zatímco někteří tvrdí, že Mind Games odhalují prázdnotu Lennonova tvůrčího a osobního života v roce 1973("...hudba z tohoto alba je nenápaditá a její texty jsou plny deziluze namísto Lennonova obvyklého optimismu"), jiní shledávají sladby na tomto albu lyricky i melodicky jemnější než na Imagine. Zajímavé je, že Ringovo nové album(Ringo,1973), které vyšlo v tutéž dobu předstihlo Mind Games v žebříčcích. A o necelý měsíc později bylo Mind Games převálcováno McCartneyho nejúspěšnějším albem Band On The Run. Původní gramofónová deska se samozřejmě dočkalo i své CD verze, která však obsahovala pouze tenký booklet s texty a vydavatel se ani nenamáhal se zobrazením zadní strany alba. Teprve koncem roku 2002 bylo toto album vydáno ve velmi zdařilé reedici rozšířené o tři domácí nahrávky písní Aisumasen, Bring On The Lucie a Meat City . Součástí je kvalitní booklet jehož design dělala sama Yoko Ono a jak praví nálepka na obalu "obsahuje dále vzácné malůvky od Johna Lennona, fotografie a památky".
Vyřazené nahrávky z tohoto alba si můžete poslechnout na bootlezích More Mind Games anebo Studio Tracks N_7.

Highest U.S. chart position in 1973
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Track Listing

  1. Mind Games{Lennon} (4:14)
  2. Tight A${Lennon} (3:36)
  3. Aisumasen (I'm Sorry) {Lennon} (4:44)
  4. One Day (At A Time) {Lennon} (3:09)
  5. Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple) {Lennon} (4:12)
  6. Nutopian International Anthem {Lennon} (0:06)
  7. Intuition {Lennon}(3:09)
  8. Out The Blue {Lennon} (3:22)
  9. Only People {Lennon} (3:23)
  10. I Know (I Know) {Lennon} (3:49)
  11. You Are Here {Lennon} (4:08)
  12. Meat City {Lennon} (2:47)
  13. Aisumasen(I´m Sorry) {Lennon} (3:35)(Special CD Mind Games 2002 remastered bonus track)
  14. Bring On The Lucie(Freda Peeple) {Lennon} (1:02)(Special CD Mind Games 2002 remastered bonus track)
  15. Meat City {Lennon} (2:37)(Special CD Mind Games 2002 remastered bonus track)
  • Total CD playing time 47:58


John Lennon and The Plastic U.F.Ono Band
John Lennon - lead vocals
Ken Ascher - piano, organ, mellotron
David Spinozza - guitar
Gordon Edwards - bass
Jim Keltner - drums
Michael Brecker - saxophone
Sneaky Pete - pedal steel
Something Different - background chorus
Dr. Winston O'Boogie & Los Paranoias - extra sensory percussion, guitar, clavinet
Rick Marotta - additional drums on "Bring On The Lucie" and"Meat City"
Yoko Ono - space






Mind Games
John Lennon

We're playing those mind games together
Pushing the barriers planting seeds
Playing the mind guerrilla
Chanting the Mantra peace on earth.
We all been playing those mind games forever
Some kinda druid dudes lifting the veil
Doing the mind guerrilla
Some call it magic the search for the grail.

Love is the answer and you know that for sure
Love is the flower you got to let it, you got to let it grow.

So keep on playing those mind games together
Faith in the future outta the now
You just can't beat on those mind guerrillas
Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind
Yeah we're playing those mind games forever
Projecting our images in space and in time.

Yes is the answer and you know that for sure
Yes is surrender you got to let it, you got to let it go.

So keep on playing those mind games together
Doing the ritual dance in the sun
Millions of mind guerrillas
Putting their soul power to the karmic wheel.
Keep on playing those mind games forever
Raising the spirit of peace and love.

Love...

I want you to make love, not war
I know you've heard it before

Copyright © 1973 Lenono Music



Tight A$
John Lennon

Well just as tight a$ you can make it
Hard and slow ain't hard enough
Just as tight a$ you can shake it girl
Git it on and do your stuff

Tight a$ you can get it
Tight a$ got it made
Uptight's alright but if ya can't stand the heat
You better get back in the shade.

Well just as tight a$ an Indian rope trick
Long and tough ain't hard enough
Just as tight a$ a dope fiend's fix, my friend
Git it up and do your stuff.

Tight a$ you can boogie
Tight a$ got it laid
Uptight's alright but if you can't stand the heat
You better get back in the shade.

Well tight a$ you can make it
Hard and slow ain't hard enough
Just as tight a$ you can shake it, girl
Git it on and do your stuff.

Tight a$ you can get it
Tight a$ got it made
Uptight's alright but if you can't stand the heat
You better get back in the shade.

Well, tight a$ an Indian rope trick
Long and tough ain't hard enough
Just as tight a$ a dope fiend's fix, my friend
Git it up and do your stuff.

Tight a$ you can boogie
Tight a$ got it laid
Uptight's alright but if you can't stand the heat
You better get back in the shade.

Well tight a$ got me cornered
Tight a$ got me laid
Tight a$ strut your stuff so tough
Just a sweating in the midnight shade.

Tight a$ she can boogie
Tight a$ she got laid
Uptight's alright but if you can't stand the heat
You better get back in the shade.

Copyright © 1973 Lenono Music



Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)
John Lennon

When I'm down really yin
And I don't know what I'm doing
Aisumasen aisumasen Yoko
All I had to do was call your name
All I had to do was call your name

And when I hurt you and cause you pain
Darlin´ I promise I won't do it again
Aisumasen aisumasen Yoko
It's hard enough I know just to feel your own pain
It's hard enough I know to feel, feel your own pain.

All that I know is just what you tell me
All that I know is just what you show me

When I'm down, real sanpaku
And I don't know what to do
Aisumasen aisumasen Yoko san
All I had to do was call your name
Yes, all I had to do was call your name.

Copyright © 1973 Lenono Music



One Day (At A Time)
John Lennon

You are my weakness, you are my strength
Nothing I have in the world makes better sense
´Cause I'm a fish and you're the sea.

When we're together or when we're apart
There's never a space in between the beat of our hearts
´Cause I'm the apple and you're the tree

One day at a time is all we do
One day at a time is good for you

You are my woman, I am your man
Nothing else matters at all, now I understand
That I'm the door and you're the key.

Ev´ry morning I wake in your smile
Feeling your breath on my face and the love in your eyes
´Cause you're the honey and I'm the bee.

One day at a time is all we do
One day at a time is good for us too(you too)

´Cause I'm the fish and you're the sea
´Cause I'm the apple and you're the tree
´Cause I'm the door and you're the key
´Cause you're the honey and I'm the bee

Copyright © 1973Lenono Music



Bring On The Lucie (Freda People)
John Lennon

"Alright, boys, this is it, over the hill"

We don't care what flag you're waving
We don't even want to know your name
We don't care where you're from or where you're going
All we know is that you came
You're making all our decisions
We have just one request of you
That while you're thinking things over
Here's something you just better do

Free the people now
Do it do it do it do it do it now
Free the people now
Do it do it do it do it do it now

Well we were caught with our hands in the air
Don't despair paranoia´s ev´rywhere
We can shake it with love when we're scared
So let's shout it aloud like a prayer

Free the people now
Do it do it do it do it do it now
Free the people now
Do it do it do it do it do it now.

We understand your paranoia
But we don't wanna play your game
You think you're cool and know what you are doing
666 is your name
So while you're jerking off each other
You better bear this thought in mind
Your time is up you better know it
But maybe you don't read the signs

Free the people now
Do it do it do it do it do it now
Free the people now
Do it do it do it do it do it now

Well you were caught with your hands in the kill
And you still gotta swallow your pill
As you slip and you slide down the hill
On the blood of the people you killed

Stop the killing!(Free the people now)
Do it do it do it do it do it now
Stop the killing! (Free the people now)
Do it do it do it do it do it now.
Stop the killing!(Free the people now)
Do it do it do it do it do it now
Stop the killing!(Free the people now)
Do it do it do it do it do it now
Bring on the lucie (Free the people now)

Copyright © 1973 Lenono Music



Intuition
John Lennon

My intentions are good I use my intuition
It takes me for a ride
But I never understood other people's superstitions
It seemed like suicide

And as I play the game of life
I try to make it better each and every day
And when I struggle in the night
The magic of the music seems to light the way

Intuition takes me there
Intuition takes me everywhere

Well my instincts are fine
I had to learn to use them in order to survive
And time after time confirmed an old suspicion
It's good to be alive

And when I'm deep down and out
And lose communication
With nothing left to say
It's then I realize it's only a condition
Of seeing things that way

Intuition takes me there
Intuition takes me anywhere(takes me anywhere).

Intuition takes me there
Intuition takes me there
Intuition takes me there
Intuition takes me there
Intuition takes me there
Intuition takes me there
Intuition

Copyright © 1973 Lenono Music



Out The Blue
John Lennon

Out the blue you came to me
And blew away life's misery
Out the blue life's energy
Out the blue you came to me.

Every day I thank the Lord and Lady
For the way that you came to me
Anyway it had to be two minds one destiny

Out the blue you came to me
And blew away life's misery
Out the blue life's energy
Out the blue you came to me.

All my life's been a long slow knife
I was born just to get to you
Anyway I survived long enough to make you my wife.

Out the blue you came to me
And blew away life's misery
Out the blue life's energy
Out the blue you came to me.

Like a U.F.O. you came to me
And blew away life's misery
Out the blue life's energy
Out the blue you came to me.

Copyright © 1973 Lenono Music



Only People
John Lennon

Only people know just how to talk to people
Only people know just how to change the world
Only people realize the power of people
Well a million heads are better than one
So come on, get it on!

Well I know how we tried and the
Millions of tears that we cried
Now we are hipper, we been thru the trip
And we can't be denied with woman
And man side by side
Make no mistake it's our future we're making
Bake the cake and eat it too!
We don't want no Big brother scene!

Only people know just how to talk to people
Only people know just how to change the world
Only people realize the power of people
Well a million heads are better than one
So come on, get it on!

Well it's long overdue there ain't nothing better to do
Now we are hipper, we been thru the trip
We can fly right on thru There's nothing on earth we can't do
Fish or cut bait it's our future
We're making all together now pull the chain!
We don't want no pig brother scene!

Only people know just how to talk to people
Only people know just how to change the world
Only people know just how to talk to people
Only people know just how to change the world
Only people know just how to talk to people
Only people know just how to change the world
Only people know just how to talk to people
Only people know just how to change the world
Only people know just how to talk to people.

Copyright © 1973 Lenono Music



I Know (I Know)
John Lennon

The years have passed so quickly
One thing I've understood
I am only learning
To tell the trees from the wood

I know what's coming down
And I know where it's coming from
And I know and I'm sorry (yes I am)
But I never could speak my mind

And I know just how you feel
And I know now what I have done
And I know and I'm guilty (yes I am)
But I never could read your mind

I know what I was missing
But now my eyes can see
I put myself in your place
As you did for me

Today I love you more than yesterday
Right now I love you more right now

And I know what's coming down
I can feel where it's coming from
And I know it's getting better(all the time)
As we share in each other's minds

Today I love you more than yesterday
Right now I love you more right now
Ooh hoo no more crying
Ooh hoo no more crying
Ooh hoo no more crying
Ooh hoo no more crying

Copyright © 1973 Lenono Music



You Are Here
John Lennon

"Nine!"

From Liverpool to Tokyo
What a way to go
From distant lands
One woman one man
Let the four winds blow

Three thousand miles over the ocean
Three thousand light years from the land of the rising sun

Love has opened up my eyes
Love has blown right through
Wherever you are(wherever you are)
You are here(you are here)
Wherever you are(wherever you are)
You are here(you are here).

Three thousand miles over the ocean
Three thousand light years from the land of the surprising sun

Well now east is east and west is west
The twain shall meet
East is west and west is east
Let it be complete

Three thousand miles over the ocean
Three thousand light years from the land of the morning star

Copyright © 1973 Lenono Music



Meat City
John Lennon

Well I been Meat City to see for myself
Well I been Meat City to see for myself
Been Meat City been Meat City
Just got to give me some rock 'n roll

People were dancing like there's no tomorrow
Meat City
Fingerlickin´ chickinpickin´ Meat City shookdown U.S.A.
Pig Meat City

Well I been the mountain to see for myself
Well I been the mountain to see for myself
Been the mountain, been the mountain
Just got to give me some rock 'n roll

Snake doctors shakin´ like there's no tomorrow
Freak City
Chickinsuckin´ mothertruckin´ Meat City shookdown U.S.A.
Pig Meat City

Well I'm gonna China to see for myself
Well I'm gonna China to see for myself
Gonna China gonna ...
Just got to give me some rock 'n roll

People were jumpin´ like there's no tomorrow
Meat City
Fingerlickin´ chickinpickin´ Meat City shookdown U.S.A.
Pig Meat City

Well I'm gonna China
Yes I'm gonna China
Well I'm gonna China
Yes I'm gonna China
Come on!
I'm gonna China
Yes I'm gonna China

"Who is that? Who is that? Who is that?"
"Who is that and why are they doin´ those strange things?"


Copyright © 1973 Lenono Music


"Madness is the first sign of dandruff"
Dr.Winston O´Boogie

"Only people can change the world"

y.o.
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