As we will cover in more detail in the forthcoming SDE Reissue Preview of 2024, John Lennon’s 1973 album Mind Games is set to be reissued this year as a 4CD+2xblu-ray box set, featuring 72 audio tracks.
In what is now a familiar pattern, a special standalone book is being issued to mark this occasion and is already available to pre-order.
The 288-page hardcover tome is published by Thames & Hudson (in the UK) and offers the “definitive exploration – told in revelatory detail – of the writing, recording, and release of John Lennon’s celebrated and magical fourth solo album Mind Games, and the era that inspired it”.
Anyone who has bought the books that were issued around the time of Imagine or the Plastic Ono Band reissues will know how great these are. They are expanded versions of the ones that come in the box sets: extra photos, more detail, bigger pages etc. Well worth having! These do tend to fall in price between announcement and release date, but if you choose to shop at Amazon at least you have ‘locked in’ and will benefit from any price-drops due to the pre-order price guarantee.
As with the Plastic Ono Band book, there looks as if there’s only going to be one version of Mind Games. With Imagine there were three editions: standard, deluxe and Yoko Ono-signed deluxe.
This Mind Games book will be released on 4 June 2024 with the box sets expected some time in July.