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Imagine John Yoko – definitive new book about the making of Imagine


Imagine John Yoko will be released October 9 2018 (John’s Birthday).

Personally compiled and curated by Yoko Ono, Imagine John Yoko is the definitive inside story – told in revelatory detail – of the making of the legendary album and all that surrounded it: the locations, the creative team, the artworks and the films, in the words of John & Yoko and the people who were there.

Features 80% exclusive, hitherto-unpublished archive photos and footage sequences of all the key players in situ, together with lyric sheets, Yoko’s art installations, and exclusive new insights and personal testimonies from Yoko and over forty of the musicians, engineers, staff, celebrities, artists and photographers who were there – including Julian Lennon, Klaus Voormann, Alan White, Jim Keltner, David Bailey, Dick Cavett and Sir Michael Parkinson.

‘A lot has been written about the creation of the song, the album and the film of Imagine, mainly by people who weren’t there, so I’m very pleased and grateful that now, for the first time, so many of the participants have kindly given their time to “gimme some truth” in their own words and pictures’

– Yoko Ono Lennon, 2018

Imagine John Yoko tells the story of John & Yoko’s life, work and relationship during this intensely creative period. It transports readers to home and working environments showcasing Yoko’s closely guarded archive of photos and artefacts, using artfully compiled narrative film stills, and featuring digitally rendered maps, floorplans and panoramas that recreate the interiors in evocative detail. John & Yoko introduce each chapter and song; Yoko also provides invaluable additional commentary and a preface.

All the minutiae is examined: the locations, the key players, the music and lyrics, the production techniques and the artworks – including the creative process behind the double exposure polaroids used on the album cover.

With a message as universal and pertinent today as it was when the album was created, this landmark publication is a fitting tribute to John & Yoko and their place in cultural history.

IMAGINE JOHN YOKO – Editions

Available in three editions:



IMAGINE JOHN YOKO Standard Edition

320 page book on the making of the Imagine album and film and the John & Yoko story from 1971 – in John and Yoko’s words and with contributions from the people who were there.

Translated Standard Editions are available in Japanese, German, French, French CanadianItalian, Spanish, Dutch, Czech.
  
  



IMAGINE JOHN YOKO Collector’s Edition (unsigned)

496 pages: 176 extra pages with expanded and additional chapters, 150 extra illustrations and massive gatefold pullout panoramas.
Boxed, clothbound with a numbered print.
Limited Edition of 2,000.


  
  



IMAGINE JOHN YOKO Collector’s Edition (signed)

496 pages: 176 extra pages with expanded and additional chapters, 150 extra illustrations and massive gatefold pullout panoramas.
Boxed, clothbound with a numbered print.
Limited Edition of 300, signed by Yoko Ono Lennon.