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The original demo of ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon discovered in 2016 during a trawl of the Lennon archives by engineer Rob Stevens, who sez:
“There’s a one-inch eight-track that says nothing more on the ‘Ascot Sound’ label than John Lennon, the date, and the engineer (Phil McDonald), with DEMO on the spine. No indication of what material was on the tape. One delicate transfer to digital later, the “Imagine” demo, subsequently enhanced superbly by Paul Hicks, appears within this comprehensive set. It was true serendipity.”
Compare with the (remastered) studio version.
The songs that spent most time at number one in the US Billboard charts between 1940 and 2017.
Because lists of things.
A rather pleasing sequence of light playing over the surface of the moon – an attempt to capture the mood of Claude Debussy’s Clair De Lune (1905)
NASA Goddard sez:
The visuals were composed like a nature documentary, with clean cuts and a mostly stationary virtual camera. The viewer follows the Sun throughout a lunar day, seeing sunrises and then sunsets over prominent features on the Moon. The sprawling ray system surrounding Copernicus crater, for example, is revealed beneath receding shadows at sunrise and later slips back into darkness as night encroaches.