Watch An Exclusive Behind The Scene John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band

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John Lennon’s iconic song, “How Do You Sleep?”, has been re-released as part of the IMAGINE Raw Studio Mixes. The new version takes 5 and 6 and features John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band in their rawest and most unfiltered form.

The IMAGINE Raw Studio Mixes offer a unique listening experience, placing the listener right in the middle of Ascot Sound Studios. The mix is free of any added effects, reverb, or strings, allowing for a completely stripped-down and authentic sound. It is available in stereo and exclusively in 5.1 Surround Sound in The Ultimate Collection Box Set.

“How Do You Sleep?” was originally released in 1971, on Lennon’s critically acclaimed album, “Imagine”. The song was a direct response to former Beatles bandmate, Paul McCartney, who Lennon believed had been taking potshots at him in the press. The lyrics of the song take aim at McCartney, with lines like “The only thing you did was ‘Yesterday’,” and “Those freaks was right when they said you were dead.”

The song features an all-star lineup of musicians, including George Harrison on slide guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass, Nicky Hopkins on piano, and Alan White on drums. Together, they create a powerful and intense sound that perfectly matches the cutting lyrics.

The new Raw Studio Mixes version of “How Do You Sleep?” offers an even more intimate listening experience, putting the listener right in the middle of the studio with Lennon and his band. It’s a raw, unfiltered sound that captures the energy and intensity of the original recording, making it a must-listen for any Beatles or John Lennon fan.

The IMAGINE Raw Studio Mixes provide a unique glimpse into the creative process of one of music’s greatest icons. They offer a rare opportunity to hear Lennon and his band in their most authentic form, without any added production or effects.

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