JOHN 20:20 | Reid Jamieson
Independent | RELEASE DATE: Oct 20, 2020 | UPC 195448589566
This is not a greatest hits – this is a prophetic love letter from the past. From one of the worlds best known artists, by one of Canada’s most underrated singer songwriters. A uniquely tender tribute to honour what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday (Oct 9), and the 40th anniversary of his murder (Dec 8) – as if 2020 wasn’t hard enough to take. This project began as a prescription from Reid’s wife and creative partner, to help him stave off intense depression as his career hopes were crushed by a global pandemic. Reid found solace in the hauntingly relevant words of one of his greatest influences – not just in music – but in his commitment to love. Maybe you will too. Stripped naked with only nylon string guitar, uke, harmonica and heartbreakingly pure vocals, it includes 7 solo John Lennon songs, 1 Beatles, and one eulogy by Elton John. Amore Solum Opus Est.
“And really, you HAVE to hear this. You can literally imagine Lennon writing these songs during COVID-19.” – Roots Music Canada
LISTEN to the new single ISOLATION (NEW VIDEO)
- Isolation 2:54
- Watching the Wheels 3:27
- Love 3:23
- Nobody Told Me 3:46
- Woman 3:43
- Oh Yoko 3:35
- Real Love 2:51
- In My Life 2:49
- Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) 5:10
CREDITS All songs written by John Lennon, except In My Life (Lennon/McCartney – well still John really), and Empty Garden by Elton John / Bernie Taupin. All songs/instruments performed by Reid Jamieson. Recorded at Juniper’s Nest in Metchosin BC and mixed at home in Vancouver, BC Canada by Reido. Produced by Carolyn Victoria Mill. Mastered by Michael Holland. Artwork by CVM
Independent | RELEASE DATE: Oct 20, 2020
UPC 193428281356 | Catalog: RAJ012
DID YOU KNOW…
The single was released on Lennon’s birthday, and the album was released on Reid’s.
Reid and his wife won the Jhohn Lennon Songwriting Contest together for their first cowrite RAIL
Reid got to play RAIL on the very first stage the Beatles ever performed on at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool during a private tour with Roag Best – Pete’s Best’s son.
Wanna buy the yellow specs? (photo by Ani Berberian) https://www.sunglassmuseum.com/products/round-colored-lens-john-lennon-vintage-sunglass-eugene