Acoustic
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Compilation album by
Released1 November 2004 (2004-11-01)
Recorded1969–1980
GenreRock
Length44:00
LabelCapitol/EMI
ProducerYoko Ono
John Lennon chronology
Instant Karma: All-Time Greatest Hits
(2002)
Acoustic
(2004)
Peace, Love & Truth
(2005)

Acoustic is a compilation album of John Lennon demos, studio and live performances that feature his acoustic guitar work and was released in 2004. Although it failed to chart in the United Kingdom, Acoustic reached number 31 in the United States with sales of 27,858 copies, becoming John Lennon's best charting posthumous US release since 1988's Imagine: John Lennon soundtrack. It spent eight weeks on the chart.

In keeping with the overall theme of the album, the booklet contains the lyrics and guitar chords for each track, as well as a chord index on the last page.

Track listing

All tracks written by John Lennon, except where noted.

  1. "Working Class Hero" – 3:58
  2. "Love" – 2:30
  3. "Well Well Well" – 1:14
  4. "Look at Me" – 2:49
  5. "God" – 2:38
  6. "My Mummy's Dead" – 1:13
  7. "Cold Turkey" – 3:26
  8. "The Luck of the Irish" (Lennon/Yoko Ono) – 3:41
  9. "John Sinclair" – 3:22
  10. "Woman Is the Nigger of the World" (Lennon/Ono) – 0:39
  11. "What You Got" – 2:24
  12. "Watching the Wheels" – 3:04
  13. "Dear Yoko" – 4:05
  14. "Real Love" – 4:00
  15. "Imagine" (Lennon/Ono) – 3:08
  16. "It's Real" – 1:04

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Boston Phoenix[2]
The Music Box[3]
Pitchfork Media7.1/10[4]

The album received much criticism from both critics and fans, as nine of the sixteen tracks had previously been released on the 1998 John Lennon Anthology box set, while the remaining seven recordings had been available on several different bootleg CDs for years.

Recording notes

References

  1. ^ AllMusic
  2. ^ Micallef, Ken (10–16 December 2004). "John Lennon Acoustic". Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. ^ Metzger, John (December 2004). "John Lennon Acoustic". The Music Box (vol. 11, no. 12). Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  4. ^ Pitchfork.com