John Lennon’s Mind Games Expanded for New Box Set

The John Lennon Estate will reissue the late Beatles musician’s 1973 album, Mind Games, on July 12 (via Capitol/UMe). Mind Games (The Ultimate Collection) will be available in multiple formats including two box sets, one “deluxe” and one “super deluxe,” the latter adding a vinyl set to the CDs and Blu-ray, and presented in a 13″ cube with limited edition artwork. Both feature multiple new mixes of the record, as well as outtakes, instrumentals, and studio chatter. Check out “Mind Games (Evolution Documentary),” and a collection unboxing video, below.

In a press release, Yoko Ono, who oversaw the reissue with Sean Ono Lennon, said, “John was trying to convey the message that we all play mind games. But if we can play mind games, why not make a positive future with it—to be a positive mind game? ‘Mind Games’ is such an incredibly strong song. At the time, people didn’t quite get the message because this was before its time. Now, people would understand it. I don’t think in those days people knew they were playing mind games anyway.”