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miércoles, abril 30, 2008

John Lennon - Mind Games (Remixed & Remastered)

John Lennon
Mind Games

(Remixed & Remastered 2002)

La influencia de Yoko Ono en Lennon no fue nunca positiva para su creatividad. En 1973, John y Yoko se dieron un tiempo de reflexion, y Lennon compuso en ese verano las canciones de su cuarto album, sin contar el disco en vivo junto a Clapton, y los delirios junto a Yoko de 1969. El activismo politico disminuyo un tanto, y Lennon se volco en su musica para hacer un disco a medias entre la nostalgia hacia Yoko y divertimentos rockeros. Este disco era mi compañia en los largos viajes por las carreteras del pais, junto al "Thick is a brick", y claro, ese recuerdo es imborrable. Los temas de "Mind Games" son mas alegres y se disfrutan mas que los de "Imagine", un disco algo triste, aunque quizas el mas genial de Lennon. Las canciones dedicadas a Yoko son mayoria,"Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)", "One Day at a Time", "Out The Blue" y "You Are Here" destilan amargura y esperanza. "Mind Games" fue el precursor de "Walls & Bridges", otro magnifico trabajo, algo mas consistente y trabajado que este. En esta edicion remasterizada se incluyen tres tomas en el estudio casero de John.

21st October 2002 the C.D. is re-issued in a new re-mastered edition running to 48:02 as it has three bonus tracks.
The remixing was performed at Abbey Road in 2002 with a project co-ordinator of Allan Rouse.
On this release, "Mind Games" is on E.M.I. Records with a catalogue number of 542 4252 (International number 7243 5 42425 2 6)
It includes a 32-page booklet which has nine rare Lennon drawings (one shown above), three photographs and eight items of memorabilia.
The front cover is just like the album, and the rear is the same as the album rear but obviously with more text upon it, so I haven`t bothered showing them again.

After the hostile reaction to the politically charged Sometime in New York City, John Lennon moved away from explicit protest songs and returned to introspective songwriting with Mind Games. Lennon didn't leave politics behind -- he just tempered his opinions with humor on songs like "Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)," which happened to undercut the intention of the song. It also indicated the confusion that lies at the heart of the album. Lennon doesn't know which way to go, so he tries everything. There are lovely ballads like "Out of the Blue" and "One Day (At a Time)," forced, ham-fisted rockers like "Meat City" and "Tight As," sweeping Spectoresque pop on "Mind Games," and many mid-tempo, indistinguishable pop/rockers. While the best numbers are among Lennon's finest, there's only a handful of them, and the remainder of the record is simply pleasant. But compared to Sometime in New York City, as well as the subsequent Walls and Bridges, Mind Games sounded like a return to form. [The edition reissued in 2002 appended three extra tracks, the "home versions" of "Aisumasen," "Bring on the Lucie," and "Meat City."]

01. "Mind Games " - 4:13
02. "Tight A$" - 3:37
03. "Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)" - 4:44
04. "One Day (at a Time)" - 3:09
05. "Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)" - 4:12
06. "Nutopian International Anthem" (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) - 0:03
* Himno simbólico de Nutopia
07. "Intuition" - 3:08
08. "Out the Blue" - 3:23
09. "Only People" - 3:23
10. "I Know (I Know)" - 3:49
11. "You Are Here" - 4:08
12. "Meat City" - 2:45

Temas extra

13. "Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)" - 3:36
14. "Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)" - 1:02
15. "Meat City" - 2:37

Mind Games

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 a flower you got to let it grow

So keep on playing those mind games together
Faith in the future out of 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 together
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 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 together
Raising the spirit of peace and love
(I want you to make love, not war
I know you've heard it before)



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