John Lennon - Mind Games 12" Vinyl LP Album

John Lennon's 1983 album"Mind Games" is a self-produced masterpiece recorded at New York's Record Plant Studios. Reflecting the socio-cultural landscape of the early '80s, the album features Lennon's "Declaration of Nutopia," envisioning a borderless world. With a unique blend of rock and experimental elements, the album showcases Lennon's artistic genius, leaving an indelible mark on the music scene. The Apple Records release, made in Germany in 1973, symbolizes Lennon's enduring influence.This page has photos of the album front cover and record label together.

 

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Album Description:

In the world of musical history, John Lennon's "Mind Games" stands as a testament to the artist's enduring creativity and his indelible mark on the world of music. Released in 1983, this album, a product of Lennon's post-Beatles solo career, not only showcased his musical prowess but also bore witness to the socio-cultural landscape of the time.

The album, a manifestation of Lennon's artistic vision, was a self-produced endeavor recorded at the iconic Record Plant Studios in New York. The choice of location itself was symbolic, as New York had become a melting pot of diverse influences, mirroring the eclectic nature of Lennon's musical exploration.

Against the backdrop of the early 1980s, a period marked by political and social shifts, "Mind Games" emerged as a poignant commentary on the state of the world. Lennon, known for his activism and socially conscious lyrics, used the album as a canvas to paint a picture of hope, love, and introspection.

One notable aspect of the album is the "Declaration of Nutopia," a conceptual utopian manifesto authored by Lennon. This declaration, embedded within the fabric of the album, reflects Lennon's desire for a world without borders or divisions, a sentiment that resonated with the zeitgeist of the era.

The production and arrangement of "Mind Games" bear the unmistakable imprint of Lennon's artistic genius. As the producer and arranger, he wielded creative control, shaping the sonic landscape with his unique blend of rock, pop, and experimental elements. The result was a musical journey that transcended genres and pushed the boundaries of conventional sound.

The album's catalog number, Apple 1C 062-05 491, signifies its association with the Apple Records label, a nod to Lennon's enduring connection with The Beatles. The fact that it was made in Germany in 1973 adds an interesting layer to its historical context, highlighting the global reach of Lennon's influence.

 

Trivia: 

Declaration of Nutopia

Music Genre:

Pop Rock Music 

Collector's info:

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
  

Album Packaging / Information:

Produced and Arranged by John Lennon

Record Label Information:

Apple 1C 062-05 491 (1C 062-05491)

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Record 

Year & Country:

1973 Made in Germany

Track Listing of: John Lennon Mind Games

    Side One:
  1. Mind Games
  2. Tight As
  3. Aisumassen (I'm Sorry)
  4. One Day (At a Time)
  5. Brings on the Lucie (Freda Peeople)
    Side Two:
  1. Intuition
  2. Out of the Blue
  3. Only People
  4. I Know (I Know)
  5. You Are Here
  6. Meat City

Album cover photos of : John Lennon Mind Games 12" LP

Album cover photos of : John Lennon Mind Games 12" LP  

Close-Up of the APPLE Record Label for John Lennon's Mind Games Album 

Close-Up of the APPLE Record Label for John Lennon's Mind Games Album¬†    

 

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