Yesterday marked the 33rd anniversary of John Lennon’s murder at the hands of Mark Chapman. Jaar has noted the occasion with a new mix in Lennon’s honour, titled ‘Our World’.
Jaar’s mix certainly isn’t a conventional tribute session – instead, he uses processed fragments of classic Lennon material (‘Imagine’ included), news reports, and assorted Jaar productions to build a trippy, oneiric hour. Click below to listen/download (and you really should, it’s ace).
Earlier this year, Lennon’s childhood home sold at auction for £480,000. The three-bedroom terrace house on Newcastle Road was expected to go for between £150,000 and £250,000, but the final price doubled expectations, with an anonymous American filing the winning bid.