JOHN LENNON'S 'IMAGINE' FILM COMING TO THEATERS

Coming to theaters on September 7th for one night only is John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1972 feature film Imagine. According to the press release, "Imagine includes previously unreleased cinema-exclusive bonus material, restored footage, remixed, remastered and an immersive Dolby Atmos soundtrack mix. Produced and directed by John and Yoko, who, with numerous guest stars including George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Jack Palance, and Jonas Mekas, create a world of imagination as rich and moving as the music that accompanies it. The ground-breaking music film features a different visual treatment for every song, and follows John and Yoko during the recording sessions for Imagine in both the UK and New York, as they co-produced the record with Phil Spector."

The announcement goes on to read: "(The film) is accompanied by 15 minutes of never-before-seen extras including studio footage of John and his band -- including George Harrison, Nicky Hopkins from the Rolling Stones (band), Alan White from Yes, and Klaus Voormann -- performing 'How Do You Sleep?' and 'Oh My Love' in a specially created Dolby Atmos surround sound 'raw studio' mix that puts you in the center of the recording studio while the band plays live."

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Prior to joining Yes, drummer Alan White was an original member of John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, playing on Live Peace In Toronto, "Instant Karma," and Imagine. It was Lennon who recommended White to George Harrison for his All Things Must Pass sessions. White told us that Harrison and Lennon had slightly different approaches in the studio: "George was just a wonderful guy. Y'know, he told you to do certain things, whereas with John he used to tell me, 'Alan, whatever you're doing is great -- just keep doing it.' Y'know? And George would say, 'No, it would be good if we can kind of approach it this way.' But sometimes I'd play a song and he'd say, 'No, just keep doing that, that's great.' So as long as you came up with the right parts, you were fine. If not, I'd just listen to what he said and try to adjust it."

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AUDIO: TERRY SYLVESTER ON THE CAVERN CLUB BEING DEMOLISHED
AUDIO: ALAN WHITE ON JOHN LENNON AND GEORGE HARRISON IN THE STUDIO