Label: Capitol Records - 4N-16068 • Format: Cassette Album, Reissue • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
Mind Games is the fourth studio album by English musician John Lennon. It was Lennon's first self-produced recording without help from Phil Spector. Like his previous album, the politically topical and somewhat abrasive Some Time in New York CityMind Games received mixed reviews upon release. It reached number 13 in the UK and number 9 in the US, where Tragic Hero - Funker Vogt - Warzone K17, Live In Berlin (DVD) was certified gold.
The album was recorded while Lennon was having difficulties with US immigration and at the beginning of his month separation from Yoko Ono. The album itself was later reissued several times throughout the s and s. By the start ofJohn Lennon began distancing himself from the political and social issues he had embraced in the previous 18 months. Amid frequent court appearances battling to stay in the United StatesLennon became stressed,  a situation that was only worsened by constant surveillance by the FBI   due to his political activism.
I was so paranoid from them tappin' the phone and followin' me. Under the moniker of " The Plastic U. Mind Games was recorded between July and August in Lennon's characteristic quick fashion, and was mixed over a two-week period.
The album continued Lennon's previous attempts to chronicle his life through his songs,  the tone of which displays a range of mixed feelings. Other songs on the album are more light-hearted and optimistic, marking the return of Lennon's humour and wit after the uncompromising doctrine espoused on Some Time in New Prva Tretjina - Matej Krajnc - Zatrupitev Z Algami City.
The song " Mind Games ", with its "love is the answer" One Day (At A Time) - John Lennon - Mind Games and call to "make love not war", recalls Lennon's work with the Beatles in Lennon's version remained unreleased until 's posthumous Menlove Ave.
Lennon created the Mind Games album cover himself, hand-cutting the photos. The front and back covers are similar; on the back sleeve Lennon is more toward the foreground, representing One Day (At A Time) - John Lennon - Mind Games symbolic walking away from Ono and her apparent mountainous influence on him. While finding the music "listenable", Landau identified the album's lyrics as "misguided in so underrating his audience's intelligence" and added: "But then, perhaps Lennon's didacticism, preaching and banality are part of the mind game of the album's title …"  More impressed, Melody Maker ' s Ray Coleman found that "The raw nerves of a Lennon battered by America's curious logic and sheer hard-heartedness seem to have spurred him to write incisively …" Coleman concluded of Mind Games : "Musically or melodically this may not be a stand-out album, but if you warm to the rasping voice of Lennon and, like me, regard him as the true fulcrum of much of what came from his old group, then like any new Lennon album, it will be enjoyable and even important.
It sounds like out-takes from Imaginewhich may not seem so bad but means that Lennon is falling back on ideas intellectual and musical that have lost their freshness for him: Still, the single works, and let's hope he keeps right on stepping. While noting the singer's attempts to re-create "the lyricism and melodic inventiveness" of Sadica Flagelação Hiperbólica - Holocausto Canibal / Mixomatosis - Morbosa Carnosidade PutrefactaCarr and Tyler continued: "The reason the total album is not more effective can be laid at the door of Lennon's personal situation, and on his tendency to react to events, instead of initiating them.
In Here Is The News - ELO* - Time more recent review, for AllMusiccritic Stephen Thomas Erlewine writes that "confusion … lies at the heart of the album.
Lennon doesn't know which way to go, so he tries everything. The album was reissued in the US on Capitol Records in andwith the latter being a budget reissue. Ina remixing of Mind Games for its remastered reissue, containing three previously unreleased demo recordings, [nb 10] was overseen by Allan Rouse, which was released on 21 October in the UK, [nb 11]  and almost a month later in the US, on 5 November Personnel per album sleeve  and Bruce Spizer.
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