JOHN LENNON ABOVE US ONLY SKY DVD
John Lennon Above Us Only Sky Channel 4’s feature-length documentary about the making of Lennon’s album Imagine, featuring unseen footage from John and Yoko’s Berkshire home where much of it was recorded, is as close as you’re going to get. There’s testimony from musicians who played on the album, plus interviews with Yoko and eldest son Julian Lennon. But it’s John who commands the attention, bashing out his songs on the upright piano so the band can learn them, and telling fellow ex-Beatle George exactly what sort of guitar solo he’s after."
The producers have secured previously unheard audio including the first demo of the legendary ‘Imagine’ for the documentary, as well as never-heard-before interviews with the one-time Beatle. Previously unseen footage will show him and Yoko working together in London.
Billed as “the untold story” of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, originally released in 1971, Above Us Only Sky also explores how the art, politics and music of the pair are intrinsically entwined. It also includes interviews with Yoko Ono, John Dunbar, Dan Richter and Eddie Veale, some of whom have never spoken publicly on film before, as well as never-seen-before footage of Lennon and Ono from their private archive.
“I feel in the big picture the fact that John and I met was to do this song,” Yoko says in her interview in the film.
Other voices in the documentary include David Bailey, the photographer who famously captured the couple in a 1971 photograph that ended up on the cover of Vogue. Lennon’s eldest son, Julian, is also part of the film. Emmy Award Winning and Oscar nominated Michael Epstein, of LennoNYC fame, directed the new documentary.
Aired November 24, 2018.