1973 John Lennon – Mind Games

Mind Games is the fourth studio album by English musician John Lennon. It was recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York in summer 1973. The album was released in the US on 29 October 1973 and in the UK on 16 November 1973. 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 City, Mind Games received mixed reviews upon release. It reached number 13 in the UK and number 9 in the US, where it was certified gold.

The album was recorded while Lennon was having difficulties with US immigration and at the beginning of his 18-month separation from Yoko Ono. The title track was released as a single at the same time as the album. The album itself was later reissued several times throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

 

Tracks

Mind Games (John Lennon) 04:14
2  Tight A$ (John Lennon) 03:36
3  Aisumasen (I’m Sorry) (John Lennon) 04:44
4  One Day (At A Time) (John Lennon) 03:09
5  Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple) (John Lennon) 04:12
6  Nutopian International Anthem (John Lennon) 00:06
7  Intuition (John Lennon) 03:09
8  Out The Blue (John Lennon) 03:22
9  Only People (John Lennon) 03:23
10  I Know (I Know) (John Lennon) 03:49
11  You Are Here (John Lennon) 04:08
12  Meat City (John Lennon) 02:47

Musicians

BassGordon Edwards
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarDavid Spinozza
GuitarJohn Lennon
Steel GuitarPete Kleinow
ClavinetJohn Lennon
MellotronKen Ascher
OrganKen Ascher
PianoKen Ascher
SaxMichael Brecker
PercussionJohn Lennon
VocalsJohn Lennon

Other Musicians

5 Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)

DrumsRick Marotta


12 Meat City

DrumsRick Marotta

Liner Notes

Producer – John Lennon
Arranged By – John Lennon
Engineer – Dan Barbiero, Roy Cicala
Mastered By – Tom Rabstenek

Cover – John Lennon

Mastered At Record Plant, N.Y.C.
Recorded At Record Plant, N.Y.C.
Phonographic Copyright EMI Records Ltd
Copyright John Lennon