Win John Lennon Signature Box Set

A couple of weeks ago we announced a giveaway of David Bowie’s Station To Station box, our first since February. Today we randomly selected our winner: “Tumble And Twirl” fan Lindsay Jones, you are one lucky soul. Since people were so into the last contest, we figured we’d try another. John Lennon would have been 70 this Saturday. To commemorate the milestone, EMI worked with Yoko Ono to put together the 11-Disc Signature Box. All the albums have been remastered by Allan Rouse and team at Abbey Road. Here’s a rundown of what’s on it:

  • The digitally remastered studio albums (Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Sometime In NYC (2CD), Mind Games, Walls & Bridges, Rock n Roll, Double Fantasy, Milk & Honey) plus 2CD bonus set featuring 13 previously unreleased home recordings and more.
  • Personal essays from Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and Julian Lennon.
  • A 60 page hardbound book with rare photographs, drawings, never before seen collages, & handwritten lyrics.
  • The cover art for the new titles includes original drawings by Sean Lennon for Double Fantasy Stripped Down, while the cover of 1974’s Walls And Bridges is restored to its original artwork.
  • A commemorative art print and new career essay by Anthony DeCurtis.

It came out yesterday and retails for $129.99. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook, and submit a comment on this post with your favorite solo Lennon song after logging in via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). We’ll pick a winner from the comments posted here, at random. Deadline to enter is in two weeks: 10/20 at 5:30PM EST. Have your comment logged by then, and you’re in.

More info is available at Also, there’s more 70th Anniversary Merch on the way.

UPDATE: We have our winner! Congratulations “Instant Karma!” fan, Lane Fielder.

Comments (298)
  1. “Cold Turkey”, baby! Now gimme!

  2. Awesome stuff, hope I win.

  3. Do gifs count as comments?

  4. I’m a big fan of Watching the Wheels.

  5. “Julia.” Fingers crossed.

  6. Grow Old With Me

  7. Watching the wheels

  8. got to be Imagine

  9. Watching The Wheels

  10. “God”, “Mother” is pretty great too… assume we’re talking solo stuff only

  11. “hold on”


  12. “Watching the Wheels”!!

  13. “Look at Me”

  14. I think my favorite is “Mother,” oddly enough. #deadmomclub

  15. I don’t have a Facebook account and don’t want to win anything, but I have to say: “Mother”!

    • I have no Facebook either, however, I would like to win this really fucking bad. And since I’m not going to win, I will pick three: Watching The Wheels, Jealous Guy & Oh Yoko.

  16. Number 9 Dream

  17. Is there an alternate way to enter?

    Lots of people do not use Facebook

  18. My favourite song would probably be “God.”

    <3 Lennon

  19. Love Lennon, still hate facebook. With that being said…. “Bless You”.

  20. I favor “What You Got”.

  21. Watching the Wheels!!!

  22. It might be predictable, but God is an amazing song.

  23. Jealous Guy. The Best.

  24. Stand by Me. Definitely.

  25. “Oh Yoko!” always puts me in a better mood. Especially the harmonica madness toward the end.

  26. Watching the Wheels.

  27. Watching the Wheels is my favorite for today. I always loved the line “Life is what happens to you while your busy making other plans”. So true.

  28. Instant Karma! For sure.

  29. Strawberry Fields Forever

  30. favorite solo song: GOD

  31. Serve Yourself – by a million miles. What an ace song.

  32. This isn’t an entry since I already wasted money on this…but just so everyone knows:

    the box set does NOT contain the new Double Fantasy Stripped Down, the one with the Sean Lennon cover art.

  33. ‘How?’ is his best all around solo song…also, shame on the guy who said ‘strawberry fields forever’…go back to work dude.

  34. Favorite Lennon solo song is “God.”

  35. How Do You Sleep?

  36. My FAVORITE is “INSTANT KARMA.” FOR reals. I KNOW it’s not as “dark” as his OTHER STUFF, but THAT SHIT is a fuckin jam.

    Also YOUTUBE LED me to this VIDEO AND holy hell IS IT depressing:

  37. Imagine. hands down

  38. Mind Games

  39. watching the wheels

  40. Beatles-era – Strawberry Fields Forever
    Solo-era – Jealous Guy

    John is too great for words.

  41. Real Love! If that one doesn’t count, then Jealous Guy.

  42. Nice package design.

  43. Borrowed Time.

    I’mma get rid of the pimples, so she loves me.

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