The John Lennon Video Collection
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ReleasedOctober 1992
GenreRock, pop
Length80 minutes
LabelEMI Records, Pioneer Artists, Picture Music International, Capitol Video
DirectorGerard Meola, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, John Canemaker[1]
  • Yoko Ono (executive)[1]
  • Martin J. Haxby (executive)
  • Martin R. Smith (produced and compiled by)
  • Karen Mateyk (associate)
  • Kerri Tarmey (associate)
  • Stanley Dorfman (producer, Milk and Honey videos)
John Lennon chronology
Imagine: The Film
The John Lennon Video Collection
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon

The John Lennon Video Collection is a music video album compilation that was released on VHS, VCD and LaserDisc in October 1992 in the US, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand as a collection of old and new promotional videos.[2]

The collection is significant for containing most of the original versions of Lennon's music videos, before Yoko Ono remade and re-edited them for the Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon DVD in 2003.[3]


The video compilation contains 19 music videos from Lennon's solo career, 16 of which had never been commercially available.[1]

Six of the videos were specially made by Yoko Ono for this release from archival material.[1]

Track listing

All track notes taken from the video end credits.[1]

No.TitlePlace of Origin and DirectorLength
1."Give Peace a Chance" (Version 1, color)1969 promo from Bed Peace film, Lennon & Ono5:04
2."Cold Turkey" (Version 1)1969 promo, Lennon & Ono5:21
3."Instant Karma!" (Live "Cue Card" Version[4])1971, Top of the Pops3:19
4."Power to the People" (Version 2)1992 video, Ono & Gerald Meola3:20
5."Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (Version 1)1992 video, Ono & Meola3:42
6."Mind Games" (Version 2)1992 video, Ono & Meola4:18
7."Whatever Gets You thru the Night" (Version 2)1992 video, John Canemaker, Ono & Meola3:34
8."#9 Dream" (Version 1)1992 video, Ono & Meola4:48
9."Stand by Me" (Live, Version 1)1975, The Old Grey Whistle Test3:56
10."Slippin' and Slidin'" (Live)1975, The Old Grey Whistle Test2:32
11."Imagine" (Version 1)1972 Imagine film, Lennon & Ono3:33
12."(Just Like) Starting Over" (Version 1)1992 video, 1980 footage; Lennon, Ono & Meola4:04
13."Woman" (only version)1981 promo, Lennon & Ono3:43
14."Nobody Told Me" (Version 1)1984 promo, Lennon & Ono3:48
15."Borrowed Time" (Version 1)1984 promo, Lennon & Ono4:43
16."I'm Stepping Out" (only version)1984 promo, Lennon & Ono4:11
17."Jealous Guy" (Version 3)1988 Imagine: John Lennon documentary, Steve Purcell & Andrew Solt4:29
18."Grow Old with Me" (only version)1984 promo, Lennon & Ono3:14
19."Imagine" (Live)1975 Salute to Lew Grade concert, Dave Wilson3:19


Chart (1993) Peak
Billboard Music Video Sales[5] 26


  1. ^ a b c d e The John Lennon Video Collection (VHS) (Credits). Gerard Meola, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, John Canemaker. EMI Records. 1992. 0 7777-40039-3 3.((cite AV media)): CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ "John Lennon – The Video Collection". Discogs. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "John Lennon - The John Lennon Video Collection (Part 2)". Dailymotion. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  4. ^ "The John Lennon Video Collection". Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  5. ^ "The John Lennon Video Collection". Billboard. MRC. p. 1. Retrieved 19 September 2020.[dead link]