"The album Twenty Rough Rotters came about because Ryan King, Third World War fan, contacted me in 2017 about releasing the original TWW recording of Working Class Man. I gave him the info for contacting and licensing the song from the owner Fly Records UK. The cost of leasing Working Class Man was too much for Ryan and he gave the leasing information to a friend in San Francisco: Jason Duncan, another TWW fan and owner of JAW Records who leased Working Class Man and Little Bit Of Urban Rock from Fly Records and released it on JAW in 2017 as a 45 rpm.
Jason got interested in my 1975 album titled Fatsticks and took a long time to get ownership information. The original record label A&M Records/UK had been sold to the now song publishers Universal Music Publishing who had no knowledge of the songs they owned on the album Jason eventually reissued Fatsticks on Jaw Records on vinyl in 2019. In 2020 Jason became interested my 1980s Bomb Shelter recordings recorded in Los Angeles and released a double vinyl album titled Twenty Rough Rotters in 2020."
"Imagine" John Lennon: Vinyl LP recorded February - July 1971 Ascot Sound, Berkshire, Record Plant N Y C, Abbey Road, London. Released September 1971 USA & October 1971 UK. Producers, Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector.
Imagine has a large number of guest performers, even Spector is on vocals. The album is well written & sung no surprise there, it is well produced & recorded the production engineer was Jack Douglas.
There was at this time really bad feelings between Lennon & McCartney, hence his absence George Harrison is on multiple tracks.
Apparently Phil Spector wanted a back to Mono feel to the album & although Stereo for possibly, 'no' definitely I heard for the first time since I bought this LP in 1971. With my new Hana ML cartridge feeding into my Croft phono stage with SUT's fitted by Mark Manwaring-White. Lennon's voice on track (1) Imagine is slightly recessed/back in the center of the sound stage with instruments surrounding the voice almost Mono & Wall of Sound combined though in Stereo a totally different perspective to any previous playings of this LP thoroughly enjoyable
The rest of the album is equally like listening to the LP for the first time, a comment I have heard before but never personally encountered certainly to this extent.