Menlove Ave CD

 

Initial UK Release Date 13 April 1987
Initial UK Catalogue Number Capitol CDP 7 46576 2
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) Failed to chart
Peak UK Chart Position

 

Originally released on 3 November 1986 in the UK and a week earlier on 27 October 1986 in the US, Menlove Ave failed to chart in the UK and only managed to peak at number 127 in the US making it John’s least successful album. Side one of the original vinyl album featured unused tracks from the Rock n Roll sessions with Phil Spector in 1973 plus Rock ‘n’ Roll People from the Mind Games sessions the same year, whilst side two featured early takes of tracks from Walls And Bridges from 1974. Interestingly the first track on the album – Here We Go Again – is credited to John and Phil Spector! The cover illustration is by Andy Warhol and was used again, in black and white format, for the cover of the Working Class Hero : The Definitive Lennon greatest hits package in 2005.

Menlove Avenue is the name of the street in Liverpool John grew up in with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George.

It received it’s initial release on CD in the UK on 13 April 1987 on the Capitol label. It was a UK/Europe release under catalogue number CDP 7 46576 2 and had the same track listing as the vinyl album that was released five months earlier. The first US CD release was 7 April 1987 on the Capitol label with the same catalogue number as the UK/Europe release. There were no further major releases of this on CD.

The pictures below are of my UK/Europe copy. The case (usual slight storage marks), 4 page insert and disc are in excellent condition.

Estimated Value : £5 – £10

 

 

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