|Initial UK Release Date||3 August 1987|
|Initial UK Catalogue Number||Parlophone CDP 7 46769 2|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||12 (All releases)|
|Peak UK Chart Position||13|
Mind Games was originally released in the UK on 16 November 1973 and nearly 3 weeks earlier on 29 October 1973 in the US. It was recorded during a difficult period in John’s life – he was having marital problems with Yoko, was having to appear in court frequently in his battle to stay in the US and was under constant surveillance by the FBI. Although it was deemed an improvement over Some Time In New York City most critics were left unimpressed.
It received it’s initial official release on CD in the UK on 3 August 1987 on the Parlophone label under catalogue number CDP 7 46769 2 and contained the same tracks as the original album. The track listing on the rear of the CD lists only eleven tracks – Bring On The Lucie (Freda People) and Nutopian International Anthem are both listed as track 5 – though the CD itself and pages 2 and 8 of the insert have a track listing of twelve, listing Nutopian International Anthem as a seperate track!
A new remixed and remastered version was released in the UK and Europe on 7 October 2002 and in the US on 5 November 2002 with three bonus tracks of previously unreleased home demos of Aisumasen (I’m Sorry), Bring On The Lucie (Freeda Peeple) and Meat City. The UK/Europe version was on Apple/EMI with UK catalogue number 542 4252 and international catalogue number 7243 5 42425 2 6 whilst the US version was on Capitol under catalogue number CDP 7243 5 42425 2 6.
Finally, on 4 October 2010, to celebrate John’s 70th birthday, a further release was issued on EMI/Apple with barcode number 5099990650321. This version was digitally remastered from the original recording with no bonus tracks. It could either be bought seperately or as part of the Signature box set.
I have 2 copies of the album on CD, the one shown below and one in the Signature box set.
Original 1987 Release
The pictures below are of my original 1987 copy. The case (usual slight storage marks) and disc are in excellent condition as is the included 8 page booklet.
Estimated Value : £3 – £5