Video Of John Lennon recording "How Do You Sleep?" Released

Via Paul McCartney is grabbing all the headlines now with his number one album "Egypt Station", but Lennon fans should enjoy this video peak into John Lennon recording "How Do You Sleep?" with George Harrison and the Plastic Ono band.

The song, recorded at Lennon's Ascot sound studio a year after Paul McCartney applied to have the band legally dissolved in 1970, is part of a raw studio mix which features recordings with "no reverb [reverberations] or echo, no effects, no strings, just live, unvarnished and raw [performances]."

The caption accompanying the clips says: "Imagine you are at the Lennon's home, Tittenhurst Park in Ascot, England. It's night. It's the last week in May in 1971 and you are their special guest, sat in a chair in the very centre of the their recording studio, Ascot Sound Studios."

It adds: "John Lennon is sat in front of you, teaching the musicians one of his latest compositions. He is talking and singing and playing the same wood-finish Epiphone Casino electric guitar he played on Revolution.

"A bearded George Harrison is in front of you, to the right, playing electric slide on John's pale blue Fender Strat."

The six-disk box-set, "Imagine: The Ultimate Collection" was overseen by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono. It includes a previously unheard demo of Lennon's best-selling single, Imagine, alongside 140 remastered tracks and interviews with John and Yoko. It will be out on October 5th.

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