Spotify have announced that as of today, users can finally listen to John Lennon albums on the service. The music service has published a selection of remastered albums including classic releases such as Double Fantasy Stripped Down, Milk And Honey, Plastic Ono Band and Sometime In New York City.
All the albums were remastered and reissued in honor of what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday a few days ago on October 9th. Previously on Spotify, the only tracks available to Lennon fans were cover versions of his tracks and an interview album.
Although the majority of Lennon’s back catalog is still missing from Spotify, you can also listen to his greatest hits on a remastered version of Power To The People – The Hits.
The move marks a significant softening by Yoko Ono who is notoriously guarded over publishing rights to her late husband’s work. Beatles fans will hope that this move might pave they way for Beatles music to be added to Spotify which remains one of the service’s gaping absences.