Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education

Front Page



UK Politics







Talking Point
On Air
Low Graphics

Thursday, September 3, 1998 Published at 08:46 GMT 09:46 UK


Lennon's lost works on CD

Lennon's lost recordings - coming to a shop near you

A box set of John Lennon's 'lost' recordings could soon be coming to a music shop near you.

The American music industry newspaper, Billboard, reports that one hundred previously unheard tracks were found in the vaults of the Capitol Records.

The record company has confirmed that it is planning to release the songs in November in a set of four CDs.

[ image: Son Sean: Creative imput]
Son Sean: Creative imput
The magazine says the set, which is bound to be a best-seller, will be called 'The John Lennon Anthology' and will contain unreleased solo tracks recorded at Capitol Records and in his home studio.

Capitol Records would not say when the tracks were recorded, nor whether they were re-recordings of familiar songs.

Yoko Ono, the singer's widow, is reported to receive a credit as executive producer, and Lennon's son Sean is also mentioned for "creative input".

[ image: Yoko Onon: Executive Producer]
Yoko Onon: Executive Producer
It will not be the first time that the old Beatles songs have caught the imagination of music fans.

In 1995 an unfinished home recording of Lennon's 'Free As A Bird' got to No.2 in the UK singles chart when the surviving Beatles laid down tracks to accompany the 1977 recording.

The Beatles Anthology was also released recently and included unfinished material and different versions of the same songs. It also sold very well.

Advanced options | Search tips

Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage | ©

Entertainment Contents

TV and Radio
New Media
Relevant Stories

28 Aug 98 | UK
Lennon's German lovechild

24 Aug 98 | Entertainment
Long-lost Lennon located