Even though it contains 11 CDs, this bulky package focusing on Lennon's solo career is by no means comprehensive. It excludes the excellent "Live Peace in Toronto" album, the first three experimental albums he recorded with Yoko Ono, two posthumous live releases, and the recent stripped-down remix of his final studio album, "Double Fantasy." But collectors will jump on a disc of studio outtakes and bedroom recordings, including a raw take of "God" that illustrates how Lennon refined this heart-breaking purge. Also included are Lennon's primary studio albums as a solo artist and three collaborative albums with Ono, plus a disc of singles. Original mixes are used, so don't expect to hear the beefed-up sound featured on the spate of Lennon remasters that were issued individually in the last decade.
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