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New John Lennon Book And Double CD 'Lennon Bermuda' To Tell Untold Tales Of Beatles Star's Life

Monday, 18 February 2013 Written by Elliott Batte
New John Lennon Book And Double CD 'Lennon Bermuda' To Tell Untold Tales Of Beatles Star's Life

John Lennon fans, we’ve got some good news for you - a ‘significant and largely untold story’ of John Lennon’s life is set to be documented in a brand new book and double CD (entitled ‘Lennon Bermuda’), out April 29th via Double Fantasy Bermuda.

ImageThe release will fill you in on Lennon stories you won’t have ever - and may have never - heard, from the moment the former Beatle rushed into a pawn shop to buy a used guitar before setting sail for Bermuda aboard a 43ft boat in June of 1980, to his time alone at the helm guiding the Megan Jaye as it was tossed on a tempestuous sea during a fierce Atlantic storm, are recalled in detail for the first time in ‘Lennon Bermuda’.

Once on the semi-tropical island of Bermuda, Lennon searched for a rental home and blended in with the unhurried pace of life, enjoying the freedom to relax amongst islanders renowned for not fussing over the famous.

A transformation in Lennon that began on the sailing trip gathered momentum. He was inspired to write and record music again. With his second-hand guitar and basic recording equipment from a local store he worked on songs that ultimately featured on his comeback album ‘Double Fantasy’, which ended his five-year hiatus from the music business when released later that same year. It is in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens that Lennon encountered the Double Fantasy freesia flower that he chose as the title for his final album.

‘Lennon Bermuda’ features first-hand accounts from people Lennon met along the way, from the family that rented their home to him, and local journalists he encountered at a disco, to the artist who painted his portrait (with son Sean) as a gift for his wife Yoko Ono. The 120-page book takes the reader step by step on a fascinating journey with one of the 20th century’s most gifted artists.

What’s more is, to complement and accompany the book. there is a double CD featuring a wealth of established artists from around the world, alongside a host of local talent from Bermuda, all paying tribute to Lennon’s incredible catalogue with their own interpretations of songs from his Beatle days to his final solo material.

The new book and CD are items that any John Lennon - or even Beatles - will be interested in, so keep your eyes peeled at the end of April for ‘Lennon Bermuda’. Head to www.doublefantasybermuda.com/ for further details.

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