Last year, John Lennon fans were treated to an extravagant box set celebrating one of he highlights of his career, the Imagine album. To promote it, the original 1972 film Imagine was released in theaters and paired with the documentary Gimme Some Truth for a DVD/Blu-ray release. Channel 4 in the U.K. and A&E in the U.S. screened a new film called John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky before it moved to Netflix.
As Eagle Rock Entertainment's CEO/Chairman Terry Shand says: "With exclusive access to the extensive Lennon video, audio and photo archive, including much previously unseen material as well as interviews with a wide range of people directly involved with the recording, this has been an exciting opportunity to tell this story fully for the first time."
Now, the feature-length documentary film, directed by Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee Michael Epstein, will now receive a stand-alone DVD/Blu-ray release, due on September 13 from Eagle Vision. The film is packed with unseen footage. It not only tracks the creation of the Imagine album, but explores the creative partnership between Lennon and Yoko Ono in music, art, and protest, while demonstrating the lasting relevance of their work. You'll hear from the performers who played on John's Imagine and Yoko's Fly, plus new interviews from Yoko Ono and Julian Lennon, photographer David Bailey, gallery owner John Dunbar, and others in the Lennon/Ono circle.
The DVD and BD will feature the 90-minute documentary alongside four bonus features: "How Do You Sleep? (Takes 5 & 6, Raw Studio Mix)," "Oh My Love (Raw Studio Mix)," "Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)," and a conversation with Curt Claudio, the fan who famously turned up at Lennon's estate in Ascot.
Above Us Only Sky promises to be a revealing look into a special creative partnership and a pair of landmark albums. With unseen footage, new interviews, and unheard interviews with John Lennon, it's a must for fans. So check out the documentary below and place those pre-orders now with the links below!
- How Do You Sleep? (Takes 5&6, Raw Studio Mix)
- Oh My Love (Raw Studio Mix)
- Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)
- Conversation with Curt Claudio