- This Shootout Winning copy was doing everything right — stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout
- Both of these sides are full-bodied, rich and Tubey Magical with lots of extension on both ends
- These early British pressings are the only way to go – the domestic pressings are clearly made from dubs
- “…the best moments come when Lennon is more open with his emotions, like on “Going Down on Love,” “Steel and Glass,” and the beautiful, soaring ‘No. 9 Dream.'”
Walls and Bridges may not be the high point of Lennon’s solo career but there are some wonderful songs on this album and it was quite a treat to finally hear them sound right. It’s tough to find Hot Stamper John Lennon albums so if you’re a fan I think you’ll be very pleased at what a serious step up in quality this copy represents over any other you might have heard.
Going Down On Love and Old Dirt Road (co-written with Harry Nilsson!) are especially lovely.
Some classic tracks that everybody knows are here as well: #9 Dream, Whatever Gets You Thru The Night and Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down And Out). (more…)