(UK) In celebration of John Lennon’s 74th birthday on October 9, eight essential studio albums, two compilations, and the acclaimed John Lennon Signature Box are making their high definition digital audio debuts. All of the titles have been digitally remastered in high resolution digital audio for the first time from John Lennon’s original mixes and are available worldwide via Universal Music Group for purchase from all major hi-res digital audio providers.
Beginning today, Imagine and Rock ‘N’ Roll are available in hi-res 96kHz/24bit digital resolution. On October 14, Double Fantasy, Mind Games, and Walls And Bridges will debut in the same digital resolution, followed by Plastic Ono Band, Sometime In New York City, and Milk And Honey on October 21.
On October 28, two 2010 compilations, the 15-track Power To The People hits collection and the 72-track Gimme Some Truth set, will debut in 44.1kHz/24bit digital resolution. The John Lennon Signature Box will follow on November 4. Originally released in 2010, the acclaimed collection includes the eight remastered albums and an EP of Lennon’s non-album singles, all newly remastered in hi-res 96kHz/24bit digital resolution, plus several rarities available exclusively within the box set in 44.1kHz/24bit digital resolution.
John Lennon is one of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and performers of all time. Lennon has been posthumously honoured with a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award and two special BRIT Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him in the Top 5 of the magazine’s “100 Greatest Singers Of All Time” list.