Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler, and friends, “All You Need Is Love”

by:  Ryan Reed

Sheryl Crow, Aloe Blacc, Eric Church others join all-star performance highlighting concert album/film ‘Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert’

Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler, the Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Sheryl Crow, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Aloe Blacc and Eric Church performed a celebratory version of the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” in a preview of the upcoming film/album Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert. Kris Kristofferson, Peter Frampton, Kevin Bacon, Chris Stapleton, Train’s Pat Monahan, Eric Church and Juanes also joined for the song, which highlights the eclectic set, out on CD, DVD and LP via Blackbird Presents in January 2019.

The clip, which documents the titular 2015 concert at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, finds the singers harmonizing around a series of microphones as Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, applauds along. Monahan and Flowers tag-team the first verse, and the all-star crew unites on an extended chorus; Crow jumps in on the “all together, everybody” backing vocals, and Tyler adds sporadic raspy ad-libs.

“It’s beautiful to see so many wonderful and talented musicians come together for this special show to celebrate John’s birthday,” Ono said in a statement about the release. “John’s art continues to give hope, light and happiness to generations of people everywhere. His belief that each of us can change the world continues to inspire the human race to believe in themselves, and his influence is everlasting in everyone’s hearts as we all share in the possibilities and power of music.”

The show, along with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, features covers from Lennon’s solo and Beatles catalogs – including Tyler’s take on “Come Together” (a song he covered in Aerosmith), Flowers’ “Instant Karma” and Crow’s “A Hard Day’s Night.” Other performers include the Roots, Spoon and John Fogerty.

Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert Track List

CD & DVD Track List

1. “Come Together” – Steven Tyler
2. “Instant Karma” – Brandon Flowers
3. “Don’t Let Me Down” – Sheryl Crow; Brandon Flowers; Chris Stapleton
4. “Jealous Guy” – Pat Monahan
5. “A Hard Day’s Night” – Sheryl Crow
6. “In My Life” – John Fogerty
7. “Watching The Wheels” – Aloe Blacc
8. “Woman” – Juanes
9. “Hey Bulldog” – Spoon
10. “Working Class Hero” – Tom Morello; Kris Kristofferson
11. “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” – Aloe Blacc; Sheryl Crow; Peter Frampton
12. “Give Peace A Chance” – John Fogerty
13. “Mother” – The Roots
14. “Mind Games” – Eric Church
15. “Steel And Glass” – Aloe Blacc
16. “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” – Peter Frampton
17. “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” – Kris Kristofferson; Willie Nelson; Chris Stapleton
18. “Revolution” – Eric Church; Steven Tyler (DVD only)
19. “Power To The People” – Tom Morello
20. “A Special Thank You From Yoko Ono” – Yoko Ono (DVD only)
21. “Imagine” – Willie Nelson
22. “All You Need Is Love” – Aloe Blacc; Eric Church; Sheryl Crow; John Fogerty; Peter Frampton; Brandon Flowers; Juanes; Kris Kristofferson; Pat Monahan; Tom Morello; Willie Nelson; The Roots; Spoon; Chris Stapleton; Steven Tyler

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