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. Working Class Hero!

  2. Instant Karma!

  3. I agree that “God” is a great song. Very underrated.

  4. i have fulfilled your labyrinthine social media requirements. now give me this box set. “Julia.” Oh, if it’s got to be a REAL solo song, “Working Class Hero.”

  5. Gotta be “Isolation” from Plastic Ono Band. You just can’t beat John’s voice on that one.

  6. “Remember”, off of the amazing, harrowing “Plastic Ono Band” LP.

  7. “#9 Dream”

  8. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)

  9. Working Class Hero. Though, Happy Christmas (War is Over) is my favorite Christmas song behind the Pogues “Fairy Tale of New York.”

  10. My favorite would probably be “I’m Losing You”. I love the bluesiness of it.

  11. John Sinclair

  12. Does “Real Love” count? I know the Beatles performed over the Lennon demos for Anthology 2, but I’m making that my vote.

  13. Do I have to make a Facebook account just to enter this contest? Should I hijack my little brother’s facebook?


  14. “Mind Games”

  15. I loooOOooove Instant Karma!

  16. Favorite song because this contest reminded me i haven’t listened to John Lennon in awhile.

    Especially the song “Mother”

  17. Working Class Hero.

  18. Can’t go wrong with Instant Karma.

  19. Whatever Gets You Through The Night!

  20. God

    go Lennon!

  21. How Do You Sleep?

  22. Today it is “Working Class Hero”

  23. Oh My Love!!

  24. ‘Isolation’ I’d say

  25. “Woman is the Nigger of the World”

  26. I don’t Facebook, but I LOVE John Lennon & so many of his songs! One of my favorites is Watching the Wheels.

    - P.S. Stereogum, please let all John Lennon fans enter this giveaway, especially those who are Anti-Facebook :)

  27. Instant Karma! BTW . . .It’s gonna get cha.

  28. Mother. Yup.


  30. Another vote for “Watching The Wheels.”

  31. working class hero

  32. Jealous guy, also.

  33. “Mind Games” is my favorite Lennon tune!

  34. I love “isolation”!

  35. Instant Karma

  36. “Gimme Some Truth” – He told it like it is.

  37. Instant Karma

  38. Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)

  39. God or Real Love.

  40. Instant karma…is gonna get you!!!!

  41. This is easily one of the hardest things to choose jsut one song. And it’s funny this follows the Bowie contest as John Lennon produced two tracks off of Young Americans. Anyway, my favorite John Lennon song is “God.” No other song compares in it’s intensity and beauty.

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