John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth
Available on Prime Video, iTunes
In the summer of 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono went into the studio at their estate in Tittenhurst Park in Ascot to begin recording sessions for Imagine. They took the (then) unusual step to film every aspect of the sessions, which continued when they moved to NYC to complete the album with Phil Spector. The truly ground-breaking aspect of the film is the glimpse it provides into the creative genius of John Lennon, and the striking special moments between John and Yoko. The progress of songs featured on the album is followed through their inception to final recording, an extraordinary and visual demonstration of a great talent using the recording process to bring his vision to a reality. Compared to the more ethereal Imagine film, Gimme Some Truth is a stunning fly-on-the-wall document of how one of the most iconic and important albums of the rock era came into being. Gimme Some Truth was released by EMI in 2000, and won a Grammy for Best Longform Music Video at the 2001 Awards. Again, due to poor conversions, the overall visual quality was poor on that release. Gimme Some Truth has been frame-matched to the original negative, every frame hand cleaned and restored, and the soundtrack remixed and remastered in 5. 1.
Starring John Lennon
Director Andrew Solt