• Artist: John Lennon
  • Album: Imagine
  • Label: Apple
  • Year: 1971
  • Producer: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Convicted Murderer Phil Spector
  • Engineer: Eddie Beer, Roy Cicala, Jack Douglas, Shelly Yakus
  • Studio: Ascot Sound Studios at Lennon's Tittenhurst Park residence, UK
    Record Plant, New York


Slap Echo
Something of a trademark for John Lennon, slap echo -- likely tape slap -- is featured on both piano and lead vocal. The effect alludes to sounds of the 1950s (n.b. Elvis), perhaps giving the song the wisdom that comes from age, haunting us from the past from the day it was released.


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