Complete List Of John Lennon Studio Albums And Songs

John Lennon Studio Albums

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This Complete List Of John Lennon Studio Albums And Songs presents the full discography of John Lennon’s studio albums. John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940. Sadly and most horribly, he was murdered in front of his apartment building on December 8, 1980. John Lennon hailed from the area of Liverpool, England. This complete John Lennon discography focuses just on his studio albums. It includes his first three experimental albums with Yoko Ono. However, since he only released two live albums we have included them in this list. Nonetheless, there were so many compilation options released over the past 40 years we have put them in a separate article

All these groundbreaking much loved John Lennon albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each John Lennon album as well as all original John Lennon album covers. Every John Lennon album listed below showcases the entire John Lennon album tracklisting.

JOHN LENNON STUDIO ALBUMS WITH YOKO ONO

Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins

Released: 1968

This was John Lennon’s first non-Beatles album, recorded with Yoko Ono. It’s known for its avant-garde style and was released under the Apple label. The album is essentially an experimental dive into sound collages, featuring various loops, field recordings, and dialogue between Lennon and Ono. It was both critically panned and celebrated for its experimental nature.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The album was recorded at Kenwood, St. George’s Hill, Weybridge and released on Apple Records.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Two Virgins Side One” – 14:14
  2. “Two Virgins Side Two” – 15:13

Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions

Released: 1969

This is the second in a series of three experimental albums by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was released on the Zapple label, a sub-label of Apple Records. The album includes live recordings, spoken word pieces, and other experimental work. It’s a challenging record that aims to push the boundaries of what music can be.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was recorded at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London, and Cambridge University, between November 1968 and March 1969.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Cambridge 1969” – 26:31
  2. “No Bed for Beatle John” – 4:41
  3. “Baby’s Heartbeat” – 5:10
  4. “Two Minutes Silence” – 2:00
  5. “Radio Play” – 12:35

Wedding Album

Released: 1969

The Wedding Album was the final installment in Lennon and Ono’s trilogy of experimental and difficult-to-categorize albums. Released under the Apple label, this album includes pieces like “Amsterdam,” which is a sound collage, and “John & Yoko,” a recording of the two calling out each other’s names.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was recorded at Room 902, Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam, between March and April 1969.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “John & Yoko” – 22:41
  2. “Amsterdam” – 24:52

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

Released: 1970

This is John Lennon’s debut solo studio album, released under the Apple label. The album delves into themes of childhood, loss, and self-discovery, and it marked a departure from the Beatles’ sound. It received widespread acclaim and has since been considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and Klaus Voormann. Produced by Phil Spector, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono. It was recorded at EMI Studios, London, between September and October 1970.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Mother” – 5:34
  2. “Hold On” – 1:52
  3. “I Found Out” – 3:37
  4. “Working Class Hero” – 3:48
  5. “Isolation” – 2:51
  6. “Remember” – 4:33
  7. “Love” – 3:21
  8. “Well Well Well” – 5:59
  9. “Look at Me” – 2:53
  10. “God” – 4:09
  11. “My Mummy’s Dead” – 0:49

Imagine

Released: 1971

One of Lennon’s most iconic albums, “Imagine” is known for its title track, which has become an anthem for peace. It was released under the Apple label and reached the top of the charts in both the US and the UK.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Klaus Voormann, Alan White, and others. Produced by Phil Spector, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono. It was recorded at Ascot Sound Studios and Record Plant, between February and July 1971.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Imagine” – 3:01
  2. “Crippled Inside” – 3:47
  3. “Jealous Guy” – 4:14
  4. “It’s So Hard” – 2:25
  5. “I Don’t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama” – 6:05
  6. “Gimme Some Truth” – 3:16
  7. “Oh My Love” – 2:44
  8. “How Do You Sleep?” – 5:36
  9. “How?” – 3:43
  10. “Oh Yoko!” – 4:20

Some Time in New York City (with Yoko Ono)

Released: 1972

This album was a collaboration between Lennon and Yoko Ono, released under the Apple label. It is highly political, touching upon various issues such as feminism, racism, and war.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Elephant’s Memory. Produced by Phil Spector, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono. It was recorded at Record Plant, New York City, in 1971-1972.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Woman Is the Nigger of the World” – 5:15
  2. “Sisters, O Sisters” – 3:46
  3. “Attica State” – 2:54
  4. “Born in a Prison” – 4:03
  5. “New York City” – 4:30
  6. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” – 5:00
  7. “The Luck of the Irish” – 2:56
  8. “John Sinclair” – 3:28
  9. “Angela” – 4:06
  10. “We’re All Water” – 7:11

Mind Games

Released: 1973

Released under the Apple label, “Mind Games” marked Lennon’s return to a more traditional rock and roll format following his political album “Some Time in New York City.”

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon, Jim Keltner, Klaus Voormann, and others. Produced by John Lennon. It was recorded at Record Plant, New York City, between July and August 1973.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Mind Games” – 4:13
  2. “Tight A$” – 3:37
  3. “Aisumasen (I’m Sorry)” – 4:44
  4. “One Day (at a Time)” – 3:09
  5. “Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)” – 4:12
  6. “Nutopian International Anthem” – 0:03
  7. “Intuition” – 3:08
  8. “Out the Blue” – 3:22
  9. “Only People” – 3:23
  10. “I Know (I Know)” – 3:49
  11. “You Are Here” – 4:08
  12. “Meat City” – 2:45

Walls and Bridges

Released: 1974

“Walls and Bridges” is an album that reflects the turmoil in Lennon’s personal life, such as his separation from Yoko Ono. Despite this, the album topped the Billboard 200 and spawned the hit single “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night.”

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon, Elton John, Nicky Hopkins, and others. Produced by John Lennon. It was recorded at The Record Plant, New York City, between July and August 1974.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Going Down on Love” – 3:54
  2. “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” – 3:26
  3. “Old Dirt Road” – 4:11
  4. “What You Got” – 3:09
  5. “Bless You” – 4:38
  6. “Scared” – 4:36
  7. “#9 Dream” – 4:46
  8. “Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)” – 2:55
  9. “Steel and Glass” – 4:37
  10. “Beef Jerky” – 3:26
  11. “Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down and Out)” – 5:08
  12. “Ya Ya” – 1:09

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Released: 1975

This album was a collection of covers of classic rock and roll songs that had influenced Lennon. The album received favorable reviews and reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon, Leon Russell, and others. Produced by John Lennon and Phil Spector. It was recorded at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, and Record Plant, New York City, between October 1973 and October 1974.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Be-Bop-A-Lula” – 2:39
  2. “Stand by Me” – 3:26
  3. “Medley: Rip It Up/Ready Teddy” – 1:33
  4. “You Can’t Catch Me” – 4:51
  5. “Ain’t That a Shame” – 2:38
  6. “Do You Want to Dance” – 2:52
  7. “Sweet Little Sixteen” – 3:01
  8. “Slippin’ and Slidin'” – 2:16
  9. “Peggy Sue” – 2:06
  10. “Medley: Bring It On Home to Me/Send Me Some Lovin'” – 3:41
  11. “Bony Moronie” – 3:47
  12. “Ya Ya” – 2:17
  13. “Just Because” – 4:25

Double Fantasy (with Yoko Ono)

Released: 1980

Released just three weeks before Lennon’s assassination, “Double Fantasy” is a collaborative album with Yoko Ono. The album received mixed reviews initially but gained significant importance and acclaim after Lennon’s death, eventually winning the Grammy for Album of the Year.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and others. Produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Jack Douglas. It was recorded at The Hit Factory, New York City, between August and September 1980.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “(Just Like) Starting Over” – 3:55
  2. “Kiss Kiss Kiss” – 2:41
  3. “Cleanup Time” – 2:57
  4. “Give Me Something” – 1:34
  5. “I’m Losing You” – 3:58
  6. “I’m Moving On” – 2:19
  7. “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” – 4:02
  8. “Watching the Wheels” – 3:59
  9. “Yes, I’m Your Angel” – 3:08
  10. “Woman” – 3:32
  11. “Beautiful Boys” – 2:54
  12. “Dear Yoko” – 2:33
  13. “Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him” – 4:02
  14. “Hard Times Are Over” – 3:20

Milk and Honey

Released: 1984

This is a posthumous album featuring Lennon and Ono. It includes unreleased recordings that the pair were working on prior to Lennon’s death. The album achieved moderate commercial success and reached No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and others. Produced by Yoko Ono and John Lennon. The sessions for what would become “Milk and Honey” began in 1980, though much of it was finalized posthumously.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I’m Stepping Out” – 4:06
  2. “Sleepless Night” – 2:34
  3. “I Don’t Wanna Face It” – 3:22
  4. “Don’t Be Scared” – 2:45
  5. “Nobody Told Me” – 3:34
  6. “O’Sanity” – 1:04
  7. “Borrowed Time” – 4:29
  8. “Your Hands” – 3:03
  9. “(Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess” – 2:28
  10. “Let Me Count the Ways” – 2:16
  11. “Grow Old with Me” – 3:09
  12. “You’re the One” – 3:56

JOHN LENNON LIVE ALBUMS

Live Peace in Toronto 1969

Released: 1969

“Live Peace in Toronto 1969” is the first live album by the Plastic Ono Band, released in December 1969 on Apple Records. Recorded at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival, it was the first live performance by John Lennon without any of the other Beatles. It peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, and Alan White. Produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was recorded at Varsity Stadium, Toronto, on September 13, 1969.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Blue Suede Shoes” – 2:38
  2. “Money (That’s What I Want)” – 3:25
  3. “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” – 3:24
  4. “Yer Blues” – 4:12
  5. “Cold Turkey” – 3:35
  6. “Give Peace a Chance” – 3:41
  7. “Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)” – 4:55
  8. “John John (Let’s Hope for Peace)” – 12:41

Live in New York City

Released: 1986

“Live in New York City” is a posthumous live album by John Lennon. It was released in 1986 and consists of material recorded at Madison Square Garden on August 30, 1972. The live performance featured a straightforward, solid rock backing, and the setlist consisted mostly of Lennon’s post-Beatles songs.

Musicians and personnel include John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and others. Produced by Yoko Ono. It was recorded at Madison Square Garden, New York City, on August 30, 1972.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “New York City” – 2:56
  2. “It’s So Hard” – 3:18
  3. “Woman Is the Nigger of the World” – 5:30
  4. “Well Well Well” – 3:51
  5. “Instant Karma (We All Shine On)” – 3:40
  6. “Mother” – 5:00
  7. “Come Together” – 4:21
  8. “Imagine” – 3:17
  9. “Cold Turkey” – 5:29
  10. “Hound Dog” – 3:09
  11. “Give Peace a Chance” – 1:00

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