Although I think it's nice to have this "Anthology" and I do enjoy the out takes, I have many complaints about it.
Why the same "Anthology" name? Can't anyone think of a different name?
Jeez. Why the same old photographs reissued a million times already? John has had many photos taken- why not any new ones that the fans haven't seen? Why not issue some of the music from the "Lost Lennon tapes" series? There is lots of unreleased music there.
Why in the "book" does Yoko tell endless stories of how John and everyone else in the universe hurt her? John could be a right bastard, true, but she chose to stay with him, even if she had already emotionally abandoned him before his murder.
Why the continuous bits of John talking and mentioning Yoko by name?
Over and over. I get that he was so dependent on her anyway, why keep drilling it in?
Sorry, I am just discusted with the same old repackaging. Anyway,
there are some real gems on that package; Mucho Mungo, God Save Oz and Long Lost John are fun. I also like the sad, wistful "It's Real", the closing track. A very pretty whistled tune. That Lennon. He gets me everytime.
I expect when funds are running low, that we will once again be getting another and still another of these "anthologies". How about calling the next one Same old photos, Same out Takes. I guess when Yoko dies, then Sean will be doing them. I hope that Sean is a little bit more creative and original. (Just don't put any bloody jazz on it, Sean. Dad would roll over in his grave).