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. Favorite Lennon solo track? Sheeit, ‘s some pretty heavy competition, but it’s gotta be Woman is the Nigger of the World. “This song is based on something Yoko said to me in 1968, but it took me ’till 1970 to dig it.”

  2. ‘Mother’ is so amazing! i’m getting goosebumps thinking about these shiny discs..

  3. Jealous Guy, hands down. For a guy like Lennon to have enough bravery to admit the few tiny things that he does in that song… that takes balls.

  4. Without a doubt “Working Class Hero”.

  5. Favorite Lennon song? How Do You Sleep.

    But the Watching the Wheels demo is breathtaking.

  6. Watching The Wheels

  7. “Woman” is my favorite Lennon song! Reminds me of my Mother and all the woman that i’ve admired throughout my life.

  8. ‎”God” is his greatest song although decide it is too hard for me.

  9. “Oh, Yoko” because it’s so simple and personal.

  10. “I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier”

  11. “Instant Karma!”; it’s going to get you.

  12. How Do You Sleep?

    love those Paul disses.

    also that green day cover John does “working class “hero”

  13. Working Class Hero

  14. Watching the Wheels

  15. “Watching the Wheels.” Lennon was consistently open and honest in his songwriting, and this song sounds like a personal letter.

  16. Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down And Out)

  17. gottta say it’s woman is the nigger of the world

  18. Working class Hero

  19. It’s got to be Imagine!

  20. Still “Hold On.”

  21. Working Class Hero, no doubt. Those fuckers in Green Day are lucky Lennon didn’t pop out of his grave and shoot them all in the fucking face for what they did to that song.

  22. Old Dirt Road. Walls and Bridges. Great and underrated record.

  23. i don’t want to be a soldier

  24. “Working Class Hero”

  25. Imagine for sure hands down!!!

  26. Jealous Guy

  27. Mind Games, totally.

  28. “Remember”

  29. the anthology demo of “nobody loves you (when you’re down & out)”

  30. How can one choose a favourite John Lennon song? Not easy I would say, but I’m Stepping Out is pretty cool!!!!!!!!

  31. Gotta be “Jealous Guy” in a squeaker over “Happy Xmas.”

  32. So many to choose from, but I’ll say Jealous Guy.

  33. “Working Class Hero”

  34. Definitely “Working Class Hero”

  35. Favorite John Lennon song: Power to the People!

    Hope I win!

  36. Really everything is amazing off of Plastic Ono Band…but my favorite Lennon solo song has got to be “How?”

  37. I’m gonna be unoriginal and say Imagine.

  38. “Jealous Guy”

  39. hhmmm- it’s constantly changing but for the moment it would have to be Instant Karma..

  40. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night

  41. Jealous Guy!

  42. “imagine”, thanks

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