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- Posted on Jun 30th 2010 7:00AM by Barnaby Smith
The BBC reports that Yoko Ono joined forces with engineers in New York and at Abbey Road Studios in London to remove some instrumentation from eight of Lennon's solo records, including 1971's 'Imagine,' his album of covers versions 'Rock 'n' Roll' and the final album Lennon made before he was murdered on Dec. 8 1980, 'Double Fantasy.'
Ono said that she hoped the new releases will "help bring his incredible music to a whole new audience."
She said of the remastering project, "By remastering 121 tracks spanning his solo career, I hope also that those who are already familiar with John's work will find renewed inspiration from his incredible gifts as a songwriter, musician and vocalist and from his power as a commentator on the human condition.
"His lyrics are as relevant today as they were when they were first written."
Speaking of the 'Double Fantasy' album, which explored the domestic joys of Lennon's life with Yoko and young son Sean, Ono said, "It was whilst working on the new version of this album that I was hit hardest emotionally as this was the last album John released before his passing."