Deal Alert / John Yoko Imagine book

Imagine John Yoko, the forthcoming book about the making of John Lennon‘s Imagine album is now even cheaper to pre-order in the UK ahead of its November release.

The 320-page hardcover book promises the ‘definitive inside story’ of the making of the Lennon’s 1971 album. It will feature 80 percent exclusive, hitherto-unpublished archive photos and footage sequences of all the key players in situ, together with lyric sheets, Yoko’s art installations, and exclusive new insights and personal testimonies from Yoko and over forty of the musicians, engineers, staff, celebrities, artists and photographers who were there – including Julian Lennon, Klaus Voormann, Alan White, Jim Keltner, David Bailey, Dick Cavett and Sir Michael Parkinson.

I thought it looked very good value at £35, but it’s now down to just £22 right now.

If you want to spend more money, then of course you can! There is a special ‘Collector’s Edition’ version of this book bound in real cloth, with 150 extra illustrations, an additional chapter devoted to the singles from the period and six, almost one metre-long gatefolds of panoramas stitched together from rare film outtakes. This edition comes with a numbered and officially stamped lithographic print (28.8 x 23.0cm) and is limited to 2,000 copies worldwide. It’s priced at £185.

The book will be published on 9 October (John’s birthday). An Imagine super deluxe edition music box set hasn’t been announced yet, but is expected at the same time.

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Darren English

Put in a pre-order of the Imagine book on Amazon Australia for AU$45. Compares well with other sites.


Me too!


Germany Price is 49,95 for the German Edition

John Orr

Keeping an eye on the Imagine book. Will it go up? Probably. But the Sgt Pepper deluxe deal was too good to ignore, thanks to Geoff D for the heads up on that one! It just shows you yet again, if you wait long enough. £55.60 inc. postage from Amazon de. Amazon uk are charging well over £200 smackers for it still atm.


Geoff D – thank you so much for the Sgt. Pepper heads-up. Ordered. Just over £55 inc p&p.

Dean Taylor

Great stuff Paul … went to check it out on Amazon just out of interest and found the new Zeppelin book for £32.49 which has been ordered, was going to wait for a price drop on it but this will do fine .. now to have a quick think the Lennon book..


Ordered! Thnx.
Seems my previous comment disappeared? Wondering if the deluxe edition is signed by Yoko, as the Canadian Amazon show in the photos.


Oh, ok. Guess we’ll read it on your page if these come available? Cheers!


I just order one of the signed copies from Barnes and Noble in the US. They have it listed on their website.
The good folks at “the Fest for Beatlefans” claim all 150 are sold out. Nothing listed on Grand Central Publishing (US) website. Watestones had nothing listed. It will be interesting to see if you find any more.


I see three versions on there indeed, but the $499 version doesn’t say ‘signed’, does it?



Ordered as at £22 its a bargain and will be a fantastic read. Again as someone else mentioned an option including the actual album on CD within the packaging would have been nice for the more casual buyer i suppose!


Pre-ordered… thank you Paul!


Wow, I decided to make a present to me for my birthday on Oct. 7th…..I bought the collector’s edition. I’m sure it will be something important in the future.
Thank you very much for the allert.

Cristiano – Venice – Italy


When you order from Denmark, and with postage and packing, it’s 34,11 pound… I think that’s too much. Now I’m depressed… ;-)

Richard Bristow

Try ordering from Amazon Canada, might be cheaper


It’s a shame that “Sometime In NYC” will never get similar treatment…

Matthew Langhorn

Ordered mine at the weekend
Just hoping for a deal on the Beastie Boys book next

Ronn van Etten

Too bad one cannot really compare this version and the collector’s item with extra’s, by pictures.
Having said that, I think this is a beautifel book – although a CD inclusion would be very nice and more complete.


I think I might have to unsubscribe from SDE deal alert emails. It’s just too depressing, not being able to order the item because I’m in Australia! Aaaaaah.


Sadly, being in Oz I can’t order this. It’s currently a tad over AUD$48 from our local Amazon.
The UK site says it can ship to Oz but when you add it and try to check out…… pharrrp.

Gary C

Amazon Oz would be £28 or so, so at least you get something off it!

phil Burford

Semantics I know but surely “The 320-page hardcover book promises the ‘definitive inside story’” cannot be quite true if the “special collecters edition” has extra chapters and illustrations -unless the latter is the very very definitive . He He . Anyway have had the basic version on order for a while now so nice to see the drop in price but the hyperbole from these publishers is pretty crass

Mark W

Always wondered what the books were like in the Led Zeppelin box sets; are they that bad? The John Yoko Imagine book looks quality so I’ve pre-ordered.

Gary C

there’s a tenner off the new Zeppelin book published by Reel Art BTW