John Lennon “Acoustic” Album Cover

Acoustic is a compilation album released in 2004 of John Lennon demos, studio and live performances that feature his acoustic guitar work.  The album cover is a photo of Lennon in the recording studio playing an acoustic guitar with headphones dangling around his neck.

John Lennon Acoustic Album Cover 2004 Ovation Guitar

The photo was taken in September of 1980 most likely at The Hit Factory Studios in New York.  Here is the uncropped photo of Lennon used for the album cover.

John Lennon Acoustic Album Photo Ovation Guitar

Surprisingly, Lennon is playing a rather crappy Ovation 1651 Legend Guitar.  Lennon could have any guitar he wanted at the time so it puzzles me as to why he chose to play an Ovation.  Here are a few other photos taken from that session…

John Lennon Acoustic Album Photo Ovation Guitar

The back cover of the album also features a photo of Lennon from the day…

John Lennon Acoustic Album Cover Back Photo Ovation Guitar

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