John Lennon's solo hits have been repackaged numerous times since his tragic death in 1980, but Shaved Fish--the only compilation actually released during his lifetime--remains the strongest solo Lennon collection. As with his former partner Paul McCartney, Lennon's post-Beatles albums were (with the notable exceptions of Plastic Ono Band and Imagine) generally patchy affairs, but his singles were almost uniformly excellent. Shaved Fish includes all of his hits from 1969 to 1975, including such non-LP singles as Instant Karma, Cold Turkey, and Happy Xmas (War Is Over). These tracks and others mirror the political and social turbulence of the Nixon era, as well as the inner turmoil that gripped Lennon during this period, but there's still room for the occasional slice of pure pop, like #9 Dream and Whatever Gets You Through the Night. In short, it's a compelling capsule of Lennon's post-Fabs, pre-domestic-bliss period.

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John Lennon's solo hits have been repackaged numerous times since his tragic death in 1980, but Shaved Fish--the only compilation actually released during his lifetime--remains the strongest solo Lennon collection. As with his former partner Paul McCartney, Lennon's post-Beatles albums were (with the notable exceptions of Plastic Ono Band and Imagine) generally patchy affairs, but his singles were almost uniformly excellent. Shaved Fish includes all of his hits from 1969 to 1975, including such non-LP singles as Instant Karma, Cold Turkey, and Happy Xmas (War Is Over). These tracks and others mirror the political and social turbulence of the Nixon era, as well as the inner turmoil that gripped Lennon during this period, but there's still room for the occasional slice of pure pop, like #9 Dream and Whatever Gets You Through the Night. In short, it's a compelling capsule of Lennon's post-Fabs, pre-domestic-bliss period.

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Shaved Fish [Vinyl]

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Format: Vinyl
Label: CAPITOL
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 08/19/2014
UPC: 600753511121

Shaved Fish [Vinyl]
Artist: John Lennon
Format: Vinyl
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John Lennon's solo hits have been repackaged numerous times since his tragic death in 1980, but Shaved Fish--the only compilation actually released during his lifetime--remains the strongest solo Lennon collection. As with his former partner Paul McCartney, Lennon's post-Beatles albums were (with the notable exceptions of Plastic Ono Band and Imagine) generally patchy affairs, but his singles were almost uniformly excellent. Shaved Fish includes all of his hits from 1969 to 1975, including such non-LP singles as Instant Karma, Cold Turkey, and Happy Xmas (War Is Over). These tracks and others mirror the political and social turbulence of the Nixon era, as well as the inner turmoil that gripped Lennon during this period, but there's still room for the occasional slice of pure pop, like #9 Dream and Whatever Gets You Through the Night. In short, it's a compelling capsule of Lennon's post-Fabs, pre-domestic-bliss period.

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