John Lennon 1980

August 1980

Title: I`m Losing You Recording Session
Type: Home Movie
Filming Location: The Hit Factory, New York, USA
Filming Date: August 19th 1980
Broadcast Date: 2016
Country Of Broadcast: USA
Duration: 03:28 Minutes
Quality: B+
Source: "Lennon - The 1980 Video Collection" (HMC)
Other Sources: "John Lennon: Remastered Archives 1969 - 2013" (FAB Productions) (w/watermark)
Notes: John & Yoko were filmed in the studio.
John was recording "I`m Losing You" and apart from a few glimpses of Yoko, the band and the slate nothing had been seen of this footage since the mid 80`s until 2016 when the HMC label issued some of the footage on DVD (it was initially uploaded by "Revolver" on Youtube with their gratuitous watermark across the entire screen).
Unfortunately HMC have tried to make two "promo videos" from the "I`m Losing You" recording session footage using the original recording and the remake with Cheap Trick.
So to make the available footage fit the length of the song, in the first version (w/Cheap Trick), they incorporated scenes from the official promo video with the members of Cheap Trick and animated John drawings.
In the other original version they repeat a lot of the same studio session footage of John to make up the length.
In all there seems to only be approx 3:28 mins (including the slate) worth of John footage available unless they are holding back more footage (which wouldn`t be surprising).