Mind Games

Mind Games

by John Lennon


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After the hostile reaction to the politically charged Some Time in New York City, John Lennon moved away from explicit protest songs and returned to introspective songwriting with Mind Games. Lennon didn't leave politics behind -- he just tempered his opinions with humor on songs like "Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)," which happened to undercut the intention of the song. It also indicated the confusion that lies at the heart of the album. Lennon doesn't know which way to go, so he tries everything. There are lovely ballads like "Out of the Blue" and "One Day (At a Time)," forced, ham-fisted rockers like "Meat City" and "Tight A$," sweeping Spector-esque pop on "Mind Games," and many midtempo, indistinguishable pop
ockers. While the best numbers are among Lennon's finest, there's only a handful of them, and the remainder of the record is simply pleasant. But compared to Some Time in New York City, as well as the subsequent Walls and Bridges, Mind Games sounded like a return to form.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2010
Label: Capitol
UPC: 5099990650321
catalogNumber: 06503

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lennon   Primary Artist,Vocals
Michael Brecker   Saxophone
Jim Keltner   Drums
Gordon Edwards   Bass
Rick Marotta   Drums
David Spinozza   Guitar
Ken Asher   Organ,Piano,Mellotron
Winston O'Boogie   Guitar,Percussion,Clavinet
Paranoias   Guitar,Percussion,Clavinet
Sneaky Pete   Pedal Steel Guitar
Something Different   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Drawing
Yoko Ono   Producer,Art Direction
Roy Cicala   Engineer
Paul Hicks   Remastering Engineer
Sean Magee   Remastering Engineer
Paul Du Noyer   Sleeve Notes
Dan Barbiero   Engineer

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