Lennon and Cheap Trick

Posted by on May 20, 2007 in music, video | 1 comment

An outtake of “I’m Losing You” by John Lennon with Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Neilsen and drummer Bun E. Carlos. The bassist is session man Tony Levin, who played on the other tracks on Double Fantasy.

It’s a harder version than the released version. It would have been nice to see where this one would have ended up. It was relegated to rarity because Lennon apparently thought it sounded too much like “Cold Turkey” in tone and tempo. And, it does sorta. (That said, Cheap Trick’s version of Cold Turkey is absolutely stellar as well. )

The video was apparently done in the late 90’s, part of the Lennon Anthology.