John Lennon´s bootlegs

John Lennon Journals(Part I) 1968-1974


Label: CEDREM CD-121-125

    VOL 1: PLASTIC ONO BAND(1968-72) CD-121
    VOL 2: JEALOUS GUY(1971) CD-122
    VOL 3: HOW DO YOU SLEEP?(1971) CD-123
    VOL 4: I´M THE GREATEST(1973) CD-124
    VOL 5: IN CONCERT(1969-1974) CD-125

    VOL 1: PLASTIC ONO BAND(1968-72) CD-121

  1. Intro (0:17)
  2. Yer Blues (4:04)
    (DEC 11 ´68) FILMED FOR THE UNRELEASED ROLLING STONES FILM "ROCK´N´ROLL CIRCUS". FEATURING JOHN WITH ERIC CLAPTON(GUITAR), KEITH RICHARDS(BASS) & MITCH MITCHEL(DRUMS)
  3. Give Peace A Chance (2:41)
    (JUNE 1 ´68) COMPOSITE OF ORIGINAL INTRO WITH THE FILM CLIP VERSIONTHEN EDITED INTO ONE OF THE ORIGINAL TRACKS(PRIOR TO OVERDUBBING)
  4. Goodbye Amsterdam (0:18)
    RECORDED DURING THE FAMOUS BED-IN, PARTS OF WHICH BECAME THE "WEDDING ALBUM"
  5. Hair Peace/Bed Peace/Grow Your Hair (0:16)
    RECORDED DURING THE FAMOUS BED-IN, PARTS OF WHICH BECAME THE "WEDDING ALBUM"
  6. Goodnight (0:29)
    RECORDED DURING THE FAMOUS BED-IN, PARTS OF WHICH BECAME THE "WEDDING ALBUM"
  7. Cold Turkey (4:58)
    FROM AN APPLE ACETATE, JOHN´S ´GUIDE´VOCAL OVER AN EARLY MIX(JOHN WITH ERIC CLAPTON, KLAUS VOORMAN & RINGO STARR
  8. Instant Karma (3:25)
    (FEB 12 ´70) LIVE LEAD VOCAL OVER PRE-RECORDED(FINAL) BACKING TRACK W/CHORUS(FROM UNRELEASED ´LIVE´ CLIP, WHICH HAD THIS SOUNDTRACK REPPLACED WITH THE RECORD AT JOHN´S INSISTANCE, SUPPOSEDLY BECAUSE YOKO´S MICROPHONE HAD BEEN SWITCHED OFF.)
    JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND(OUTTAKES & ALTERNATES)
  9. Mother (3:46)
    ORIGINAL DEMO(W/BELLS AT THE ORIGINAL SPEED PRIOR TO SLOWING DOWN FOR LP)´full´ mix with additional overdubs
  10. I Found Out (3:57)
    ALTERNATE MIX OF FINAL VERSION(WITH EXTRA LONG ENDING)
  11. Well Well Well (3:37)
    ALTERNATE MIX(+STEREO!) OF FINAL VERSION, BUT WITH NO DELAY/DOUBLE TRACKING OF BASS, DRUM & ONLY ONE GUITAR(THE ALBUM HAS AN OVERDUBBED 2ND. GUITAR ...LISTEN TO LP/CD AT AT ABOUT 2:30 OR 2:40 TO HEAR IT) ALSO THIS IS IN STEREO, THE ALBUM MIX IN MONO. THIS VERSION, DE-CLICKED BY CEDREM FROM AN ACETATE, FADES EARLY(UNFORTUNATELY)
  12. Look At Me (2:55)
    ROUGH MIX OF FINAL VERSION WITH EXTRA ´HELLO´ AT START, A LONG COMPLETE ENDING(THE ALBUM FADES DOWN) & LEAD VOCAL BECOMES SINGLE TRACKED AT 1:03& 1:17. THIS IS PROBABLY THE FIRST ATTEMPT AT THE DOUBLE TRACKED LEAD VOCAL
  13. My Mummy´s Dead (1:14)
    COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VERSION(NOT AN ALTERNATE MIX) LONG INTRO, NOT AS ´PROCESSED´ & MUCH LONGER OVERALL(LP IS ONLY 49 SECS. LONG)
    (JOHN, KLAUS & RINGO ´J.L./P.O.B. JAM)
  14. Honey Dont´ (0:52)
    AS WITH THE ORIGINAL BBC SESSIONS JOHN SINGS & RINGO DRUMSunreleased cover-version
  15. Don´t Be Cruel (0:38)
    JOHN LOVED ELVIS!
  16. Jam(Matchbox) (1:41)
    CHORD CHANGES ARE FROM MATCHBOX BUT BASICALLY A JAM
  17. All Over You Jam (2:54)
    JOHN MUMBLES THAT HE WANTS TO ´CHANGE THE MOOD´ A LITTLE FOR THIS ONE
  18. Matchbox (1:20)
    ANOTHER CARL PERKINS CLASSIC SUNG ON THE BEATLES RECORD BY RINGO, HERE JOHN SINGS
  19. Power To The People(version #1 (2:48)
    EARLY RUN-THROUGH WITH(SOON-TO-BE ABORTED) REGGAE FEEL
  20. Power To The People(version #2 (3:50)
    VERY STRAIGHT BACKING, EARLY VERSION WITH ´ROCK FEEL´
  21. Power To The People(version #3 (2:46)
    LOOSER WITH MORE DRUM ´FILLS´ ETC
  22. Power To The People(version #4 (3:09)
    RADICALLY DIFFERENT MIX OF THE FINAL VERSION, FEMALE BACKING SINGERS ARE PARTICULARLY NOTICABLE
  23. Well, Baby Please Don´t Go (5:50)
    POSSIBLY THE REHEARSAL FOR THE JUNE 6, 1971 LIVE APPEARANCE WITH FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS
  24. God Save Us (3:09)
    (RELEASED JULY ´71) LENNON´S GUIDE VOCAL WITH FINAL BACKING TRACK OF APPLE SINGLE BY(LATER WITH ´SPLINTER´) BILL ELLIOT & THE ´ELASTIC OZ BAND´. PROCEEDS WERE TO BENEFIT AUSTRALIAN RICHARD NEVILLE´S ´OZ´ MAGAZINE LEGAL EXPENSES WHILE FIGHTING AN OBSCENITY CHARGE IN ENGLAND
  25. Do The Oz (2:42)
    B-SIDE OF ABOVE(SPECIAL ´YOKO-FREE´MIX)
    (THE IMAGINE RECORDING SESSIONS)
  26. San Francisco Bay Blues (0:46)
    JOHN WAITING ON THE OTHER MUSICIANS, RUNS THROUGH THIS CLASSIC OLDIE WHICH WAS ALSO COVERED BY PAUL McCARTNEY ON HIS ´UNPLUGGED´ ALBUM
  27. San Francisco Bay Blues(reprise) (2:27)
    JOHN LOSES HIS PATIENCE
  28. Happy Xmas(War Is Over) (3:21)
    (OCTOBER 28/29 1971)
  29. The Luck Of The Irish #1 (0:49)
    (EARLY ´72) (TAKE 1) BREAKDOWN
  30. The Luck Of The Irish #2 (2:33)
    (EARLY ´72) (TAKE 2) COMPLETE VERSION WITH YOKO(FOR PROPOSED EP TO INCLUDE THE ANN ARBOR APPEARANCE)
  31. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World (5:37)
    (MARCH 1972) ROUGH MIX(FINAL VERSION BUT WITH NO STRINGS & VERY LITTLE OVERDUBS)

  • Total CD playing time 74:11


    1. VOL 2: JEALOUS GUY(1971) CD-122

    2. Imagine #1 (3:13)
      MICROPHONE "CLICK" AT START(ACOUSTIC PIANO) "BUMMED" VERSION(DOUBLE BASS DRUM & SNARE ONLY FOR VERSES)
    3. Imagine #2 (2:53)
      ELECTRIC PIANO VERSION, NO DRUMS OVER "POSSESSIONS" IN MIDDLE
    4. Imagine #3 (3:12)
      WITH ACOUSTIC PIANO
    5. Imagine #4 (3:12)
      ("OK" AT START & BREATHE), "HUGE" DRUM SOUND, FINAL "ARRANGEMENT"
    6. Imagine #5 (3:15)
      (SAME AS #4 BUT DIFFERENT VOCALS & MIX) BASS GUITAR STOPS AT 1:56(BACK IN AT 2:18). JOHN..."IF YOU COULD WHAT?" AT END
    7. Crippled Inside #1 (3:48)
      (TAKE 2) GEORGE´S DOBRO MIXED DOWN LOW. JOHN´S VOICE BREAKS UP ON "MAMA TAKE A LOOK OUTSIDE"
    8. Crippled Inside #2 (3:47)
      (FALSE START) (TAKE 17)SPARSE MIX-DOBRO LOUDER BUT DIFFERENT SOLO ENTIRELY
    9. Jealous Guy #1 (4:11)
      (TAKE 1) (...3,4) STRAIGHT INTO FULL BAND START "WATCHOUT!" (FIRST "MADE YOU CRY" IS STRAINED)
    10. Jealous Guy #2 (4:27)
      (TAKE 2) INTRO HAS JUST PIANO, GUITAR & HARMONIUM FOR FIRST VERSE, THEN BASS GUITAR JOINS IN FOR SECOND VERSE, DRUMS JOIN ON THIRD VERSE
    11. Jealous Guy #3 (4:07)
      (TAKE 7) "MESSAGE TO ALL NORTHERN SONGS SHAREHOLDERS" AT START(ALTERNATE VOCALS)
    12. Jealous Guy #4 (4:13)
      (FINAL BACKING TRACK) HARMONIUM LOUDER IN MIX WITH(SECOND) ALTERNATE VOCALS
    13. It´s So Hard (2:30)
      (FINAL TAKE) WITHOUT SAX
    14. I Don´t Want To Be A Soldier Mama I Don´t Wanna Die #1 (5:48)
      (TAKE 1) WITH SAX(EXTREMELY DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENT TO LP VERSION)
    15. I Don´t Want To Be A Soldier Mama I Don´t Wanna Die #2 (5:38)
      (TAKE 2) WITHOUT SAX
    16. Gimme Some Truth (3:36)
      (FINAL BACKING TRACK) GEORGE HARRISON´S "COUNTS IN", ALTERNATE LEAD VOCALS
    17. Oh My Love #1 (2:56)
      (ALTERNATE TAKE A) MANY LEAD VOCAL ERRORS, PROBABLY JUST A "GUIDE VOCAL" FOR MUSICIANS(AGAIN, GEORGE COUNTS IN & IS CLEARLY PLAYING THE GUITAR WHICH OPENS THE SONG)
    18. Oh My Love #2 (2:49)
      (ALTERNATE TAKE B) JOHN´S GUIDE VOCAL WITH OUTTAKE, HE ACTUALLY STOPS SINGING AFTER "I FEEL" LYRICS
    19. Oh My Love #3 (2:50)
      (ALTERNATE TAKE C) JOHN´S "OK" AT START(AND "COUNTS IN") SOME PIANO MISTAKES, GUIDE(ONLY) VOCALS
    20. How Do You Sleep(Quad) (5:20)
      THE ONLY STEREO VERSION OF THIS TO EVER OFFICIALLY APPEAR, CHECK YOUR ALBUM, CASSETTE, EVEN YOUR NEW CD, IT´S ALWAYS MONO, BUT HERE THE QUAD MIX GIVES US THE STRINGS IN STEREO(ALL THE REST IS MONO) (ALTERNATE TAKE A) MANY LEAD VOCAL ERRORS, PROBABLY JUST A "GUIDE VOCAL" FOR MUSICIANS(AGAIN, GEORGE COUNTS IN & IS CLEARLY PLAYING THE GUITAR WHICH OPENS THE SONG)

  • Total CD playing time 71:53


    1. VOL 3: HOW DO YOU SLEEP?(1971) CD-123

    2. How Do You Sleep? #1 (1:54)
      FIRST REHEARSAL
    3. How Do You Sleep?(& JAM) #2 (0:57)
      PIANO SCALE AND REHEARSAL (& JAM)

    4. How Do You Sleep? #3 (4:25)
      SECOND REHEARSAL
    5. How Do You Sleep? #4 (7:33)
      THIRD REHEARSAL(W/LOW VOCALS)("OK GEORGE? & "ALRIGHT NICKY!")
    6. How Do You Sleep? #5 (5:48)
      TAKE #1("TAKE IT!" & "HOW DO YOU SLEEP YOU C*NT!)
    7. How Do You Sleep? #6 (8:10)
      TAKE #2(VERY "COLD TURKEY-ISH" VOCALS AT END PLUS "HOW DO YOU FEEL" DYLAN-ISH BIT & "...NICKY!"
    8. How Do You Sleep? #7 (6:35)
      FINAL BACKING TRACK(EARLY "GUIDE" VOCALS, LOTS OF OVERDUBS STILL MISSING, "CARRYON" AT 5:40)
    9. How Do You Sleep? #8 (6:14)
      FINAL BACKING TRACK, FULL LEAD VOCAL RECORDING INCLUDING MISTAKES...3:00 TO 3:20(GEORGE OVERDUBS "SLIDE" SOLO)
    10. How Do You Sleep? #9 (6:47)
      FINAL BACKING TRACK(WITH "ROUGH" VOCALS) OOH! AT START OF GEORGE´S SOLO, WHEW! AT START OF NICKY´S SOLO
    11. How? #1 (3:45)
      (EARLYVERSION) MUSICIANS STILL "SETTLING" INTO RHYTHM ETC.
    12. How? #2 (3:47)
      (TAKE 12) WITH GUIDE VOCALS
    13. How? #3 (3:44)
      (FINAL BACKING TRACK) WITH ALTERNATE VOCALS "A"
    14. How? #4 (3:47)
      (FINAL BACKING TRACK) WITH ALTERNATE VOCALS "B"
    15. Oh! Yoko #1 (4:14)
      (FINAL BACKING TRACK) WITH ALTERNATE VOCALS "A"(WITH JOHN´S OVERDUBBED HARMONICA - LAUGHS AT ABOUT 68 MINS, "OK" AT END
    16. Oh! Yoko #2 (5:49)
      (FINAL BACKING TRACK) WITH ALTERNATE VOCALS "B"(MISTAKES DURING THE HARMONICA SOLO)

  • Total CD playing time 73:29


    1. VOL 4: I´M THE GREATEST(1973) CD-124

    2. I´m The Greatest #1 (2:41)
      (TAKE 1) VERY EARLY RUN-THROUGH WITH ONLY "AD-LIB" LYRICS
    3. I´m The Greatest #2 (0:50)
      BREAKDOWN
    4. I´m The Greatest #3 (0:30)
      BREAKDOWN
    5. I´m The Greatest #4 (0:24)
      BREAKDOWN
    6. I´m The Greatest #5 (3:38)
      (TAKE 2)
    7. I´m The Greatest #6 (0:50)
      BREAKDOWN
    8. I´m The Greatest #7 (0:19)
      BREAKDOWN
    9. I´m The Greatest #8 (4:26)
      (TAKE 3)
    10. I´m The Greatest #9 (0:48)
      BREAKDOWN
    11. I´m The Greatest #10 (2:19)
      (TAKE 4) WITH "SHIT NOT" & "FUCK THAT" AT END
    12. I´m The Greatest #11 (3:55)
      (TAKE 5) "STEREO-ISED" VOCALS, ESPECIALLY AT END. RINGO MAKES MISTAKES NEAR END
    13. Mind Games (4:05)
      SEPTEMBER ´73
    14. Tight A$ (4:15)
    15. Aisumasen(I´m Sorry) #1 (4:38)
      (EARLY MIX) WITH BASIC ALTERNATE LEAD VOCAL, LOUD HI-HAT & LESS EFFECTS OVERALL
    16. Aisumasen(I´m Sorry) #2 (4:44)
      (RE-MIX) WITH SAME ALTERNATE VOCAL BUT WITH MORE EFFECTS, OVERDUBBED SLIDE GUITAR(OBVIOUSLY FROM 1:37 ONWARDS) & A FANTASTIC DUAL LEAD GUITAR SOLO AT THE END
    17. One Day(At A Time) (3:19)
      VERY EARLY ROUGH MIX FEATURING THE "GUIDE" VOCALS(BEFORE ANY OVERDUBS)
    18. Bring On The Lucie(Freda People) (4:03)
      VERY EARLY ROUGH MIX FEATURING THE "GUIDE" VOCALS(BEFORE ANY OVERDUBS)
    19. Intuition (2:52)
      ALTERNATE MIX, SAME LEAD VOCALS BUT JOHN´S STILL AUDIBLE OVER THE SOLO. THE SAX COMES IN EARLIER(2:22) THAN THE RELEASED VERSION(2:39)
    20. Out Of The Blue(#1) (4:10)
      LONGER ROUGH MIX OF THE BASIC "BED"(FINAL) TRACK BEFORE MELLOTRON OVERDUB & "CLEANING UP"
    21. Out Of The Blue(#2) (4:13)
      LONGER EARLY RE-MIX WITH MELLOTRON OVERDUBBED(OBVIOUS AT 0:52, 1:28 & THE END), SOME "CLEANING UP" HAS OCCURRED WITH 2 PIANO NOTES EDITED OUT AT THE END OF THE FIRST SOLO(2:51)
    22. Only People(#1) (2:44)
      EARLY ROUGH MIX. FINAL BACKING TRACK WITHOUT ANY FEMALE BACKING "CHORUS" VOCALS
    23. Only People(#2) (2:43)
      ALTERNATE MIX, WITH FEMALE BACKING VOCALS & OVERDUBS, INCLUDING THE (LATER ABANDONED) "SWIRLING" EFFECTS
    24. I Know(I Know) (3:46)
      EARLY ROUGH MIX
    25. You Are Here (4:43)
      EARLY ROUGH MIX FEATURES BASIC "GUIDE" LEAD VOCAL WITH NO DOUBLE-TRACKING OR BACKING VOCALS
    26. Meat City (2:30)
      (ALTERNATE MIX) DRY DOUBLE-TRACKED "STEREO PAN" LEAD VOCALS & LESS "WALL-OF-SOUND" MIX

  • Total CD playing time 73:22


    1. VOL 5: IN CONCERT(1969-1974) CD-125

    2. Intro (0:54)
      VARSITY STADIUM, TORONTO CANADA(SEPT 13, 1969) WITH THE PLASTIC ONO BAND
      (ERIC CLAPTON, KLAUS VOORMAN & ALAN WHITE
    3. Blue Suede Shoes (2:10)
    4. Money(That´s What I Want) (3:05)
    5. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (3:17)
    6. Yer Blues (3:42)
      YOKO´S WAILING WAS REMOVED FOR THE APPLE LP, BUT CAN BE HEARD CLEARLY HERE
    7. Intro (0:12)
    8. Cold Turkey(#1) (2:56)
    9. Intro. "C´Mon Wake Up!" (0:26)
      JOHN APPARENTLY WAS ON HEROIN AT THIS TIME & WAS VOMITING BEFORE HE WENT ON STAGE. HE CAN BE HEARD TO SAY "I NEARLY SPEWED, YOU KNOW" AFTER CHASTISING THE AUDIENCE´S LACKLUSTRE APPLAUSE FOR "COLD TURKEY"
    10. Give Peace A Chance(#1) (3:15)
      ERIC CLAPTON VOCALS ARE CLEARLY AUDIBLE HERE(NOT ON APPLE LP AT ALL!)
      LYCEUM BALLROOM, LONDON, ENGLAND(DEC 15, 1969) WITH "CAST OF 1.000´S"(INCLUDING GEORGE HARRISON, BILLY PRESTON, ERIC CLAPTON, JIM GORDON, KEITH MOON, KLAUS VOORMAN, BOBBY KEYS, DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS)
    11. Intro (0:23)
      (A "UNICEF" CONCERT) UNRELEASED EDITED VERSION
    12. Cold Turkey(#2) (3:46)
      (A "UNICEF" CONCERT) UNRELEASED EDITED VERSION
      FILMORE EAST, NEW YORK, USA(JUNE 6, 1971) WITH FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
    13. Intro (1:06)
      FULL INTRO. BOTH ZAPPA´S & APPLE´S DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY
    14. Well(Baby Please Don´t Go) (4:46)
      THE "ZAPPA" MIX - CLEANER, TOUGHER & MUCH LONGER

    15. Say Please(A.K.A. "Jamrag") (1:24)
      THE "ZAPPA" MIX, TRACKS 14 THRU TO 15 WERE SIMPLY IDENTIFIED BY LENNON AS ONE SONG! "JAMRAG"

    16. King Kong(A.K.A. "Jamrag") (1:10)
      THE "LENNON" MIX(THIS WELL-KNOWN ZAPPA INSTRUMENTAL WAS NEVER RECOGNISED BY JOHN MUCH TO THE ANNOYANCE OF FRANK WHO COMPLETELY REMOVED IT FROM HIS MIX)

    17. Aaawk(A.K.A. "Jamrag") (3:11)
    18. Scumbag (6:11)
      FOR ONCE, ZAPPA & LENNON AGRE ON THE TITLE OF A "JAM" SONG BUT THE "SOMETIME IN NEW YORK CITY" CD IS INCREDIBLY INACCURATE AS TO IT´S DURATION, CUTTING OFF THE LAST 1:20 & CALLING IT(THE FIRST PART OF) "AU"!

    19. A Small Eternity with Yoko Ono(A.K.A. "Au") (4:53)
    20. Finale("Get Her Off Jeers") (1:30)
    21. THE APPLE MIX CONVENIENTLY EDITED OUT THE CROWD´S CALL(RE-YOKO) OF ´GET HER OFF!"
      APOLLO THEATRE, NEW YORK, USA(NOVEMBER 1971)
    22. Imagine(#1) (2:59)
    23. ACOUSTIC GUITAR(JOHN SOLO)
      MADISON SQUARE GARDENS, NEW YORK, USA(AUGUST 30, 1972) WITH ELEPHANTS MEMORY
    24. Intro (0:25)
    25. (SAME AS ISSUED ALBUM)
    26. Mother (4:33)
    27. ALTERNATE VERSION
    28. Imagine(#2) (4:33)
    29. ALTERNATE VERSION
    30. Intro (0:17)
    31. EDITED VERSION BUT SAME DIALOGUE AS ISSUED ALBUM
    32. Come Together (4:14)
    33. ALTERNATE VERSION, THIS TAKE WAS NO DOUBT REJECTED BECAUSE OF JOHN´S OBSCENE "HAIRY ASS HOLE" LYRIC
    34. Give Peace A Chance(#2) (7:40)
    35. LONG VERSION(ONLY 1 MINUTE OF THIS APPEARS ON THE "LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY" ALBUM). FEATURES MELANIE SAFKA & STEVIE WONDER ON LEAD VOCALS DURING SONG
      MADISON SQUARE GARDENS, NEW YORK, USA(NOVEMBER 28, 1974) WITH ELTON JOHN & BAND
    36. I Saw Her Standing There (3:01)
    37. ALTERNATE DJM B-SIDE MIX FOR ELTON JOHN´S "PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM" SINGLE

  • Total CD playing time 74:39


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