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Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« on: August 14, 2011, 03:18:25 PM »

Hi Beatles fans.

I've steered clear of buying John Lennon's solo work on the basis of why would you want to listen to music your dad listens to?

But, knowing that this can sometimes be a mistake (as I have found in a few other cases), I recently bought the Gimme Some Truth boxset. If you're not familiar with it, it compiles most of John's solo work. It misses out most of the live recordings, demos and late 60s experimental recordings, as well as anything written solely by Yoko.

Apart from that, the following songs are not included:

It's So Hard
Do the Oz
Attica State
The Luck of the Irish
John Sinclair
Angela
Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)
One Day (At a Time)
Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)
Nutopian International Anthem
I Know I Know
Going Down on Love
Help Me to Help Myself
(Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess

Possibly there might be other obscure recordings not included - that's just based on a skim through Wikipedia.

So, my question is: do you think I am missing much if I don't buy any further Lennon CDs?

Cheers,
Barry.
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 04:36:54 PM »

Hi Barry, welcome aboard.

My opinion: no, you're not missing anything relevant.
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 05:00:54 PM »

do the oz was never of a lennon Album
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 04:19:14 AM »

Welcome to the Forum, Barry!
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 07:11:43 AM »

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So, my question is: do you think I am missing much if I don't buy any further Lennon CDs?


What are you some kind of fan. A music, a complete or a visual Audio Video?

I'm Visual Audio Video !! DVDs ,CDs, Books, Magazine.


Either you are are  a fan of Lennon Music  or not.


Not important for a Fan are the Box

Lennon 1990( i began Cds to collecting with this)
Lennon Legend 1997
Power To The People 2010
Gimme Some Truth 2010
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 09:29:47 AM »


What are you some kind of fan. A music, a complete or a visual Audio Video?

I'm Visual Audio Video !! DVDs ,CDs, Books, Magazine.

Either you are are  a fan of Lennon Music  or not.

I fully agree; it very much depends of what kind of fan you are. If you are a real fan of John's music then normally you want to have the complete collection of CD's at least.

I'm also a "visuel-audio-video"-fan, so I collect all DVD's, CD's, books and magazines  :D

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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 09:47:08 AM »

Basically, the boxes are just for beginners.



My Lennon Orginal Collection as CD since 1990

Two Virgins
Life With The Lions
Wedding Album
Live Peace In Toronto
John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
Imagine
Some Time In New York City
Mind Games
Walls And Bridges
Rock'n'Roll
Shaved Fish
Double Fantasy
John Lennon Collection
Milk And Honey
Live In New York City
Menlove Ave
Imagine (OST)
John Lennon Anthology 4 CDs
Acoustic
The U.S. vs. John Lennon
Signature Box only because of the Home Tapes
Double Fantasy Stripped Down
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 12:25:06 PM »

The Signature Box is all you really need. You don't really need this.
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 01:37:05 PM »

Thanks for your responses.

I should probably clarify, though, that I'm not really looking for advice about whether to buy Gimme Some Truth. I've already bought it, so its too late for that.

I'm not really bothered about the fact that there are some Lennon songs that I'm missing, unless they are particularly good songs.

Question is, how highly do you rate the songs I listed in the OP? Or, would you argue that I'm missing something if I listen to tracks from Double Fantasy without the Yoko songs? Or maybe you're of the view that I should think about getting one of the live albums?

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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011, 11:46:02 PM »

I hope you're not hurt by this, but you're missing a lot of great songs in that list. (Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess is a great song. So is Do The Oz, and a number of others.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2011, 09:42:02 PM »

You should listen to "Nutopian International Anthem", it's a masterpiece! ;)
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2011, 10:09:50 PM »

Hi Beatles fans.

I've steered clear of buying John Lennon's solo work on the basis of why would you want to listen to music your dad listens to?



wouldn't your dad listen to the beatles too if he listens to John solo?
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2011, 12:06:51 AM »

Hi Beatles fans.

I've steered clear of buying John Lennon's solo work on the basis of why would you want to listen to music your dad listens to?

But, knowing that this can sometimes be a mistake (as I have found in a few other cases), I recently bought the Gimme Some Truth boxset. If you're not familiar with it, it compiles most of John's solo work. It misses out most of the live recordings, demos and late 60s experimental recordings, as well as anything written solely by Yoko.

Apart from that, the following songs are not included:

It's So Hard
Do the Oz
Attica State
The Luck of the Irish
John Sinclair
Angela
Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)
One Day (At a Time)
Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)
Nutopian International Anthem
I Know I Know
Going Down on Love
Help Me to Help Myself
(Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess

Possibly there might be other obscure recordings not included - that's just based on a skim through Wikipedia.

So, my question is: do you think I am missing much if I don't buy any further Lennon CDs?

Cheers,
Barry.

no I dont think your missing much at all Barry, btw I looked this set up on wiki and it always makes me laugh when I see 'produced by Yoko Ono'
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2011, 07:52:26 PM »

John Sinclair is a track that's essential to me, I'm shocked they didn't include it.
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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2011, 10:52:47 AM »

Cripes, just burn a CD with those tunes on it and there you go. Theres some good ones on the list.

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Re: Gimme Some Truth boxset - did they cut the right songs?
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2012, 11:59:32 PM »

In my opinion, "Bring on the Lucie" is one of Lennon's best songs, and I am surprised that it has been consistently passed over on his compilation albums, especially the lengthy box sets.
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