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John Lennon - Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits Album

John Lennon - Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits Album

Genre: Rock
Performer: John Lennon
Album: Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits
Released: 1975
Style: Rock & Roll
MP3 version ZIP size: 1468 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 2414 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 679

Tracklist


Rip It Up1:33
Be My Baby4:34
Sweet Little Sixteen3:01
Ya Ya2:17
Angel Baby3:42
Bring It On Home To Me3:41
Just Because4:25
Ain't That A Shame2:34
Stand By Me3:26
You Can't Catch Me4:03
Do You Want To Dance3:02
Peggy Sue2:06
Be-Bop-A-Lula2:39
Bony Moronie3:47
Slippin' & Slidin'2:20

Versions


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
A 8018 John Lennon Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits ‎(LP, Unofficial)Adam VIII Ltd.A 8018 US1975
RTSJohn Lennon Lennon..Roots ‎(LP, Unofficial, W/Lbl)RTS RTS1976
BDAC160John Lennon Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits ‎(CD, RE, Unofficial)Adam VIII Ltd.BDAC160US1991
CD 49-028John Lennon Roots ‎(CD, RE, Unofficial)Adam VIII Ltd. CD 49-0281996
A 8018 John Lennon Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits ‎(CD, RE, Unofficial)Adam VIII Ltd.A 8018 Japan1998
DAP-J026CD1/2John Lennon Roots: Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits. Special Collector's Edition ‎(2xCD, Unofficial)Digital Archives PromotionDAP-J026CD1/2Japan2018
WR 42John Lennon Roots (John Lennon Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits) ‎(CD, RE, Unofficial)Not On Label (John Lennon)WR 42Unknown
BDAC160John Lennon Roots : John Lennon Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits ‎(CD, RE, Unofficial)Adam VIII Ltd.BDAC160USUnknown
A8018 John Lennon Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits ‎(LP, Unofficial)Adam VIII Ltd.A8018 USUnknown
RTSJohn Lennon Roots : The Authentic Rock N' Roll Outtakes ‎(LP, Unofficial)RTS RTSUSUnknown
A 8018, AVIII 8018, noneJohn Lennon Roots: Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits ‎(LP, RE, Unofficial, Mul)Adam VIII Ltd., Adam VIII Ltd., VerzylA 8018, AVIII 8018, noneUSUnknown
A8018John Lennon Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits ‎(LP, Album, Comp, Unofficial)Adam VIII Ltd.A8018Unknown

Album Info


Roots: John Lennon Sings the Great Rock & Roll Hits is a rare mail-order album issued by Adam VIII consisting of rough mixes of John Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll album. It was available through television sale for three days in January 1975 before Lennon and AppleEMI pulled it off the market. Lennon then rush-released his official version in February 1975. In 1969, Lennon composed the song Come Together for the Beatles' album Abbey Road. Inspired by the Chuck Berry tune You Can't Catch Me, it bore. The release of this mail order album in January 1975 resulted in Lennon stepping up the process of releasing Rock & Roll a month later. The following law suit was resolved in favor of Capitol Records and John Lennon. Production of this LP was halted and about 3000 copies survive. There are the steps to see if your version is the original: 1 If any copy has the word GREATEST instead of GREAT printed on the spine-it's a fake. 2 Original covers are manufactured with white posterboard. The rarest album in John Lennon's solo canon, Roots was originally conceived in settlement of a copyright case lodged against the singer by publisher Morris Levy, following Lennon's use of a Chuck Berry lyric in the Beatles' Come Together. Listen free to John Lennon Roots: John Lennon Sings the Great Rock & Roll Hits Be-Bop-A-Lula, Ain't That a Shame and more. 22 tracks 75:14. Play album. John Ono Lennon, MBE born John Winston Lennon 9 October 1940 8 December 1980 was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and activist who co-founded The Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in read more. Similar Artists. Pop Rock. John Lennon. Список групп Pop Rock John Lennon Roots- John Lennon Sings the Great Rock & Roll Hits. Добавить тексты песен альбома. Добавить рецензию. Add an audio file. Музыкальный стильPop Rock. Владельцы этого альбома0. Ain't that a Shame. Stand by Me. Sweet Little Sixteen. Other productions from John Lennon. Menlove Avenue. Milk & Honey. Double Fantasy. Rock and Roll. John Lennon 'Roots: John Lennon Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits' Adam VIII Limited : A8018 Studio Soundboard Recordings Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3. John Lennon - Roots: John Lennon Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits Album. Artist: John Lennon. Album: Roots: John Lennon Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits. On September 26, 1969, Apple Records issued Abbey Road, the last and most popular album the Beatles recorded. The LP opens with Come Together, a Lennon-McCartney composition that was actually written entirely by John. In early February 1975, Levy took the rough tape John had given him and pressed it into an album, John Lennon Sings The Great Rock & Roll HitsRoots US: Adam VIII A8018. The jacket and record labels said, Produced from master recordings owned by and with permission of John Lennon and Apple Records, Inc. even though the LP had been transferred from a 7-12-ips dub. On this album are Lennon's rough mixes of what became his Rock & Roll album. The release of this MAIL ORDER album in January 1975 resulted in Lennon stepping up the process of releasing Rock & Roll a month later. The album offered here for sale has the following features that counterfeit albums donnot have

Performer


John Lennon 19401980 was an English musician who gained prominence as a member of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with bandmate Paul McCartney was one of the most celebrated in music history. After their break-up, Lennon recorded over 150 songs as a solo artist. Between 1968 and 1969, Lennon released three avant-garde experimental albums with wife Yoko Ono, as well as a live album and two singles, Give Peace a Chance and Cold Turkey, with the Plastic Ono Band. His debut single before. John Ono Lennon, MBE born John Winston Lennon 9 October 1940 8 December 1980 was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and activist who co-founded The Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul Mc read more. New York, Ny Part 2 и другие. John Lennon. Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Follow Artist. One of the greatest figures in popular music during the '60s, followed by a highly adventurous and eclectic solo career. Read Full Biography. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994 Performer. Born: 9 October 1940 in Liverpool, Lancashire, UK. Died: 8 December 1980 in NYC, NY, USA. In 1975, Lennon disengaged from the music business to raise his infant son Sean, and in 1980, returned with the Ono collaboration Double Fantasy. He was shot and killed in the archway of his Manhattan apartment building by a Beatles fan, Mark David Chapman, three weeks after the album's release. Вебсайты . John Lennon was an English singer-songwriter and one of the four principal members of the Beatles. Lennon also released one live album and three singles under his own name before the break-up of the Beatles. Studio album discography in Lennon's home idiom of rock and roll begins with Plastic Ono Band from 1970. John Lennon believed passionately that popular music could and should do more than merely entertain, and by acting out this conviction, he changed the face of rock & roll forever. By taking such huge risks, he sometimes failed or seemed silly. Yet, in retrospect, even his failures take on the glow of nobility: the fact that he cared so much shines through his occasional shortcomings. John Lennon, New York, New York. United Kingdom. Джон Леннон при рождении Джон Уинстон Леннон, впоследствии изменено на Джон Уинстон Оно Леннон англ. John Winston Ono Lennon, 9 октября 1940, Ливерпуль, Великобритания - 8 декабря 1980, Нью-Йорк, США - британский рок-музыкант, певец, поэт, композитор, художник, писатель. Один из основателей и участник группы The Beatles , популярный музыкант XX века. После распада The Beatles начал сольную карьеру, но в 1980 году был убит. Complete list of John Lennon music featured in tv shows and movies. John Lennon music featured in movies and TV shows: 9 Dream. Power to the People: The Hits Deluxe

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Comments:
Άνουβις
Leave it to Adam VIII Ltd. to come up with one of the ugliest album covers I've seen. The red print, the yellow background, the old photo (even for 1975) of John Lennon. Can you say 'cheesy'? This is IT!While this album pales in the amount of counterfeits manufactured of the Beatles' Vee-Jay 'Introducing the Beatles', most copies of this album are fake. I was looking for this years ago, and decided not to invest in an item I would always have doubts about.The story behind this Lennon lp can be easily found on many sites on the web. Here is what I glean from the whole story....Lennon, I feel, did not 'steal' Chuck Berry's lyric. I'm sure 'Come Together' was written and the lines were used as a tribute to Chuck Berry (from his song 'You Can't Catch Me'). I don't think John was trying to get away with anything. At any rate, he didn't, as one Morris Levy, who owned the publishing rights to the song, took Lennon to court for his supposed plagiarism.Lennon made some agreement with Levy to record an album of songs for Adam VIII Ltd. Rumor has it Lennon was intrigued with mail order marketing. The story gets even more bizarre when Phil Spector shows up at sessions and shoots his pistol one night in the studio.Oh how the mighty have fallen! Lennon, once a Magical Beatle, is showing up on late night TV hustling albums a la Slim Whitman! Keep in mind, this was during John's drunken days in Hollywood, where he and Harry Nilsson (also drunk) were making fools of themselves. Lennon was seen walking around with a tampon taped to his forehead! Ha ha. Wretched excess, anyone? Lennon had broken up with Yoko and was hanging with May Pang at this time. The album contains fifteen songs (supposedly tracks were speeded up to get all of these tracks onto one album). The result is feast or famine. I rather like the way Lennon redid 'Be Bop A Lula'. But his interpretation of 'Do You Wanna Dance?' is unlistenable, with a terribly wrong ska beat given to a song best left alone. 'Angel Baby' is awash in horns and vocals, and it is plain silly to remake the flawed but strangely perfect masterpiece by Rosie and the Originals.I came across this on eBay recently and purchased it for two hundred bucks, only because the seller seemed very hip to the many aspects of the original packaging. Originals of this album are actually rarer than the infamous Beatles' 'butcher cover' from 'Yesterday and Today'. Plus, the record is in mint shape.Opdiner, this release's submitter, is correct on all points when determining whether the album is fake or real. The album is listed at $1,000 in Goldmine in mint shape. Taking advantage of the eternal rotten economy, I figured two hundred bucks was worth the price. Fans of the Beatles and John Lennon would enjoy reading the various stories posted on the internet about this strange release.Had Lennon had his head on straight, he might have regretted using Chuck Berry's lyrics at the end of the day. He certainly could have not foreseen what would happen in the future. To paraphrase Lennon: 'Life is what happens in between planning all of the things you are going to do.' Shit happens...and so does Morris Levy.

Soustil
There are the steps to see if your version is the original:1) If any copy has the word GREATEST (instead of GREAT) printed on the spine-it's a fake.2) Original covers are manufactured with white posterboard. If any copy has a paste on cover slicks-it's a fake...beware some counterfeits have copied the white posterboard construction.3) On the cover,if you cannot see the pink flesh on John Lennon's shoulder-its a fake Many counterfeits use a slightly enlarged copy of the front cover which cuts out the shoulder.4) If the letters in the word STEREO (in the bottom right corner of the cover) run together-its a fake.All originals have the word STEREO printed in separate letters.5) On the back cover, the printing on the little album covers in the advertisment are legible, This is not to say they are perfectly clear because the print is really small. Every counterfeit that I have seen has the print absolutely unreadable.6) If The record is unusually thick piece of vinyl-its a fake. Remember,original copies of this record were pressed in 1975, vinyl records were not pressed with the same heavy,thick vinyl as they were in the 1960's.7) if the label on the record is unusually large compared to a standard 1970's pressing-its a fake. 8) If the trail off area of the record does not have a machine stamp BELL SOUND-its a fake. But beware some counterfeits do have BELL SOUND stamped in the dead wax.9)There is one definitive thing that separates the originals from the fakes..All original copies have the matrix number of A 8018 pressed into Side 1 Label. No counterfiets have this feature.....This being said, this copy is an original and meets all the determining facts.....

Malalanim
If seeking out this LP, Beware! There are several issues of Bootleg and Counterfeit copies on the market.

Skyway
element-apart The REAL version - spine reads "John Lennon Sings the Great Rock & Roll Hits." The FAKE version spine reads "John Lennon Sings the Greatest Rock & Roll Hits. Then I must have the real version. "My" spine reads (all capitals) JOHN LENNON SINGS THE GREAT ROCK & ROLL HITSBut I doubt that I have an original, as I bought it somtimes in the 80ies or 90ies.Any other proofs ?

Hellblade
The REAL version - spine reads "John Lennon Sings the Great Rock & Roll Hits." The FAKE version spine reads "John Lennon Sings the Greatest Rock & Roll Hits.

Swordsong
Ah, that would be great! Can't wait for it!

ACOS
Hi, i post the reference of the original and a guide to recognize them.

Jusari
Any hint how to recognize a true, original copy?

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