John Lennon´s bootlegs

The Complete Lost Lennon Tapes 15&16

Released: 1998
Label: Walrus Records Walrus 026 & Walrus 027

WALRUS RECORDS

    CD 1

  1. Steel And Glass (5:11)
    Walls And Bridges eight-track version/extended fade-out
  2. Beef Jerkey (3:18)
    Walls And Bridges eight-track version
  3. You Saved My Soul (1:29)
    Nov.´ 80 electric guitar demo
  4. Serve Yourself (8:25)
    early´ 80 piano demo
  5. Memories (3:16)
    take #1 - evolved version of Tennessee - see Lost Lennon vol.1
  6. Real Life (3:18)
    piano demo number two, ´77
  7. Watching The Wheels (3:15)
    piano version mid ´80
  8. Don´t Be Crazy (3:09)
    piano version mid ´80 - later evolved into Starting Over
  9. Woman (2:43)
    Bermuda demo - June ´80
  10. (Just Like)Starting Over (4:14)
    soon after, back at the Dakota in late July or early August John combine the best elements of My Life/Don´t Be Crazy/The Worst Is Over into Starting Over, represented here by an acoustic demo
  11. I Don´t Wanna Face It (0:43)
    early guitar demo - recorded at Dakota late ´77
  12. Nobody Told Me (3:13)
    double tracked demo - Summer ´80 - style Bermuda demos
  13. Real Love (3:09)
    written for unrealized Brodway musical "The Ballad Of John & Yoko", piano demo
  14. I´m Losing You (4:20)
    abandoned early studio version feat. Rick Nielson & Bun E.Carlos of Cheap Trick - July/August ´80
  15. Beautiful Boy (7:23)
    take #1 from vocal both recorded at Hit Factory New York, August ´80 for Double Fantasy LP
  16. Nobody Told Me (3:59)
    take #1 from the vocal both
  17. Cleanup Time (4:35)
    rough mix of the backing track - track #7
  18. (Just Like)Starting Over (3:58)
    rough mix, lacking many of the anoying overdubs that detract from the album version
  19. If I Fell (3:59)
    John´s ´63 composing tape. Beatles chauffeur All Bicknell bought this tape at Sotheby´s
  20. I Sat Belonly (0:43)
  21. Foyle´s Speech (0:04)

  • CD 1 total playing time 73:51


    1. CD 2

    2. National Health Cow (0:32)
      speech held to honor him for his first book "In His Own Write"
    3. Strawberry Fields Foreverr (2:36)
      home demo
    4. Get It Together (1:57)
      peace message from John and Yoko in London ´69
    5. Happy Xmas(War Is Over) (3:20)
      different mix, overdubbed Harlem Choir
    6. Power To The People (1:22)
      early reggae version
    7. Don´t Be Cruel/Hound Dog (4:17)
      ´72 - One To One rehearsal session with Elephant´s Memory
    8. I´m The Greatest (3:11)
      rough mix of Ringo´s version found in the Lennon archives
    9. I Know 1 (1:02)
      ´73 - Mind Games - acoustic demo
    10. I Know 2 (1:12)
      ´73 - Mind Games - acoustic demo
    11. I Know 3 (1:06)
      ´73 - Mind Games - acoustic demo
    12. Rock´N´Roll People (3:26)
      piano demo
    13. Meat City (2:34)
      take #1, electric guitar demo
    14. Meat City (3:28)
      take #2, electric guitar demo
    15. Meat City (2:29)
      alternate mix
    16. One Day At A Time (3:17)
      alternate mix
    17. Only People (2:54)
      alternate mix
    18. Tight As (4:16)
      Mind Games - alternate mix
    19. You Are Here (4:37)
      Mind Games - alternate mix
    20. Going Down On Love 1 (3:08)
      acoustic demo, ´74
    21. Going Down On Love 2 (1:02)
      acoustic demo, ´74
    22. No.9 Dream (4:40)
      monitor mix of an early version
    23. Whatever Gets You Through Night (3:20)
      quadrophonic 8-track mix
    24. Surprise Surprise(Sweet Bird Of Paradox) (2:35)
      quadrophonic 8-track mix
    25. John on KHJ-AM Los Angeles (1:06)
      to promote Walls And Bridges, John appears as a DJ
    26. Do You Wanna Dance (3:05)
      monitor mix of alternate take
    27. You Can´t Catch Me (3:33)
      alternate take from Rock And Roll sessions
    28. Free As A Bird (2:42)
      take #3, John´s husband years ´75-´79

  • CD 2 total playing time 72:42








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