Artist Credit
Andy Guitar (Acoustic)
Joey Badfinger Guitar (Acoustic)
Tommy Badfinger Guitar (Acoustic)
Tommy Banfinger Guitar (Acoustic)
John Barham Harmonium, Keyboards, Vibraphone
Eddie Beer Engineer
Steve Brendell Bass, Bass (Upright), Maracas
Roy Cicala Engineer, Overdub Engineer
Chris Clark Assistant Engineer
Peter Cobbin Remixing
Jack Douglas Engineer, Overdub Engineer
Mal Evans Assistant
Tom Evans Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic)
Flux Fiddlers Group
Peter Fordham Photography
Jim Gordon Drums
Jim W. Gordon Drums
George Harrison Dobro, Guest Artist, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Nicky Hopkins Keyboards, Performer, Piano, Piano (Electric)
J&P Duo Duet, Group
Jim Keltner Drums
King Curtis Guest Artist, Saxophone
Eddie Klein Engineer
John Lennon Arranger, Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Harmonica, Keyboards, Mouth Organ, Performer, Piano, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Whistle (Human)
Rod Linton Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic)
George Maciunas Typography
Phil McDonald Engineer
Joey Molland Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic)
Eddie Offor Engineer
Eddy Offord Engineer
Yoko Ono Arranger, Composer, Cover Design, Cover Photo, Photography, Producer, Remix Supervision, Supervisor, Whip
Michael Pinder Percussion, Tambourine
Dan Richter Assistant, Personal Assistant
Steve Rooke Mastering, Mastering Engineer
Alan Rouse Project Coordinator
Roy Sicala Engineer
Phil Spector Producer
Ringo Starr Guest Artist
Mirek Stiles Assistant Engineer
John Tout Guitar (Acoustic)
Ted Turner Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic)
Eddie Veal Engineer
Klaus Voormann Bass, Bass (Upright)
Alan White Drums, Percussion, Tibetan Finger Cymbals, Vibraphone
Shelly Yakus Engineer, Overdub Engineer
Torrie Zito Orchestration

After the harrowing Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon returned to calmer, more conventional territory with Imagine. While the album had a softer surface, it was only marginally less confessional than its predecessor. Underneath the sweet strings of “Jealous Guy” lies a broken and scared man, the jaunty “Crippled Inside” is a mocking assault at an acquaintance, and “Imagine” is a paean for peace in a world with no gods, possessions, or classes, where everyone is equal. And Lennon doesn’t shy away from the hard rockers — “How Do You Sleep” is a scathing attack on Paul McCartney, “I Don’t Want to Be a Soldier” is a hypnotic antiwar song, and “Give Me Some Truth” is bitter hard rock. If Imagine doesn’t have the thematic sweep of Plastic Ono Band, it is nevertheless a remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again.

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