The book is near perfect ... it is truly John Lennon’s book. His voice and writing is throughout and is augmented by Yoko and others who worked on the album or worked with Lennon. It is a truly revealing book ... It is fascinating reading ... There are some new revelations and that makes it fun for the hardcore fans, but casual fans will find the book inspiring as well ... a very intimate look into Lennon’s life at the time of the recording and release of Imagine ... The book is put together in a thoughtful and sensible manner. It is a big coffee table book, but that does not mean Yoko skimped on content, quite the opposite. There is enough here to keep even the most avid fan enthralled for hours. A refreshing look at the Imagine album and the perfect companion piece to all of the other versions of Imagine.
... a lavishly illustrated, intensely detailed study of the album, the related film (also called Imagine) and other adventures of the Lennons in late 1971 ... Just about everyone who worked on the album and its accompanying film is represented by a page or two (plus photos) ... Not everything is tied up neatly. The musicians occasionally give contradictory accounts of who played what or how an effect was created. Mostly, though, the stories mesh, and often, one participant’s comments are later illuminated by another’s ... As a source book—part coffee table volume, part oral history—a Lennon fan could hardly ask for more.
A new book, Imagine John Yoko, offers a new, intimate look at the conception of Imagine. The book features never-before-seen archival photos, film stills and artifacts personally curated by Ono, as well as anecdotes from celebrities, artists and photographers involved in the album’s production ... The book not only presents a fascinating look at Imagine, but also opens a rare window into Lennon and Ono’s personal life and working relationship throughout the album’s creation.