Rock 'n' Roll is the sixth studio album by John Lennon. Released in 1975, it is an album of late 1950s and early 1960s songs as covered by Lennon. Phil Spector produced sessions in October 1973 at A&M Studios, and Lennon produced sessions in October 1974 at Record Plant Studios (East). The album reached number 6 in both the United Kingdom and the United States, later being certified gold in both countries. It was supported by the single "Stand by Me," which peaked at number 20 in the US, and 30 in the UK. The cover was taken by Jürgen Vollmer during the Beatles' stay in Hamburg. It was Lennon's last album until 1980.
The album was remastered from John Lennons original mixes in 2010 by a team of engineers led by Allan Rouse at Abbey Road Studios in London and by George Marino at Avatar Studios in New York. The new vinyl master was cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios and the LP has been manufactured for the world by Optimal Media in Germany.
This 180g vinyl reissue of the 1975 classic album is an authentic reproduction of its U.K. original, in its sound and visual presentation.
John Lennon is one of the worlds most celebrated songwriters and performers of all time. Lennon has been posthumously honored with a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY® Award and two special BRIT Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him in the Top 5 of the magazines 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time list.
"...stands as a peak in his post-Imagine catalog...Today, Rock 'n' Roll sounds fresher than the rock & roll that inspired it in the first place. Imagine that." -Dave Thompson, allmusic.com
Mastered from original masters
Vinyl masters cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios
Pressed at Optimal Media in Germany
Faithfully replicated original album art
2. Stand By Me
3. Medley: Rip It Up / Ready Teddy
4. You Cant Catch Me
5. Ain't That A Shame
6. Do You Want To Dance
7. Sweet Little Sixteen
1. Slippin' And Slidin'
2. Peggy Sue
3. Medley: Bring It On Home To Me / Send Me Some Lovin'
4. Bony Moronie
5. Ya Ya
6. Just Because