John Lennon’s ‘Mind Games’ To Be Reissued In Expanded ‘Ultimate Collection’ Editions

The John Lennon Estate and Universal Music have announced a reissue of John Lennon‘s 1973 album Mind Games in expanded Ultimate Collection editions on July 12.

The Lennon Estate and Universal Music note that the upcoming six-CD and two Blu-ray collection deluxe box set offers “an immersive, deep listening experience and in-depth exploration of this classic, yet underappreciated record.”

The deluxe edition, which is authorized by Yoko Ono Lennon and produced by Sean Ono Lennon, is from the same audio team that worked on the critically acclaimed Imagine and John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collections. This team includes triple Grammy-Award winning engineer Paul Hicks and mixers/engineers Sam Gannon and Rob Stevens.

Yoko Ono Lennon said, “John was trying to convey the message that we all play mind games. But if we can play mind games, why not make a positive future with it – to be a positive mind game? ‘Mind Games’ is such an incredibly strong song. At the time, people didn’t quite get the message because this was before its time. Now, people would understand it. I don’t think in those days people knew they were playing mind games anyway.”

In addition to the 12 tracks included on the original Mind Games album, the new set features different session takes and outtakes from the recording, which took place in New York City during the summer of 1973 with Lennon producing himself.

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