JOHN 20:20

JOHN 20:20 | Reid Jamieson

JOHN 20:20 (John Lennon tribute) | Independent 2020
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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 intimate 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. Despite winning the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with her a few years back, the isolation and uncertainty left them both with lockdown induced writer’s block. Fortunately 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

  1. Isolation 2:54
  2. Watching the Wheels  3:27
  3. Love  3:23
  4. Nobody Told Me  3:46
  5. Woman  3:43
  6. Oh Yoko  3:35                      
  7. Real Love  2:51
  8. In My Life  2:49
  9. 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

WATCH the video for ISOLATION

Performed by Reid Jamieson. Written by John Lennon.
Video filmed and directed by Carolyn Victoria Mill

WATCH the video for REAL LOVE

REAL LOVE filmed on VHS and directed by Bruno Martin del Campo
Supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.
Took some courage to release this…no fancy sets or costumes, no big budget or stylist, just a day in the life…and some very REAL LOVE by Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson (from the album JOHN 20:20). We filmed this video with Bruno on a chilly day in November in Stanley Park (next to our apt)…just our tiny crew…using a VHS camera to capture and pay tribute to the classic home movie videos of John and Yoko back in the day.

WATCH: OH YOKO live from the tub!

finally figured out how to make a video with an introvert that they actullay liked making and watching afterwards.
Supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia. 
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Independent | RELEASE DATE: Oct 20, 2020 | UPC 195448589566

Independent | RELEASE DATE: Oct 20, 2020
UPC 193428281356 | Catalog: RAJ012


The single was released on Lennon’s birthday, and the album was released on Reid’s.

Reid and his wife won the John 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)

REMEMBER LOVE written by Yoko Ono