Box of Rain

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Collection

I anticipate this collection will hold vinyl rips, with a few exceptions. There are great CD rips, web downloads and box sets already offered here (BTJ) under the “John Lennon” or “Yoko Ono” categories. But there is a good place for good vinyl rips.




1. John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Sometime In NYC (1972)(2496)(UK Lennon LP Box 1981)

This torrent is for the “Sometime in New York City” LP from the 1981 box set shown below (specifically, the Australian edition.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Some_Time_in_New_York_City

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This is not a rip of the original 1972 vinyl. It’s a rip of the LP released as part of an 8 LP box set entitled “John Lennon.” The box came out just a year after John Lennon’s death and followed the success of other Beatles box sets. It was released in several countries using very similar packaging. The set was first released in Britain, and was later sold in Japan, Germany and Australia.

The LPs were issued on the Apple label and packaged in their original covers. The albums were packaged in a silver box that had a color photo of John on the front. The set’s title and facsimile of John’s autograph were also embossed on the front of the box while the LP and song titles were printed on the back”.


The 1981 LP box contains:

1. “Live Peace In Toronto”
2. “Plastic Ono Band”

3. “Imagine”
4. “Sometime In New York City”
5 . “Mind Games”
6. “Walls And Bridges”
7. “Rock ‘N’ Roll”
8. “Shaved Fish”


Do you remember the 1st time you heard this baby, held this baby in your hands? (I’m serious, do you?)
‘Twas a dark and snowy night….


Some Time in New York City is a studio album by John Lennon & Yoko Ono and Elephant’s Memory, and it was paired with the live material as a double album.

Released in 1972, it is Lennon’s third post-Beatles solo album, fifth with Ono, and third with producer Phil Spector. Some Time in New York City fared poorly critically and commercially compared to Lennon’s previous two albums, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine… yes, Sometime in New York City is the followup to Imagine. And Mind Games followed it.

Lennon and Ono brought in the NYC band Elephant’s Memory for at least two more albums just a few a few years later, her “solo” albums Feeling the Space and Approximately Infinite Universe.


“New York City” describes L&Y’s reaction to the street art scene, in particular meeting a gent named David Peel and his Street Band. At that time Peel & band had released one, maybe two albums, semi-novelty it their presentation. They would have at least a third contemporaneous album In the digital age I think all 3 are available in a multipak. D’oh! Of course there is, David, making $ still, for the megacorp. I hope your contracts were good.

Here are a few YT clips that may be interesting. They show what L&Y were attracted to on the street and in David Peel. L&Y have “New York City,” Peel has “The Ballad of New York City.” IIRC the last album was on the Apple label. It was entitled “The Pope Smokes Dope.” Every day.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6URjH8eWcU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AELQ0pL1Czs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7aloPpLqgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51-yI05U9nk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymT4kJqRX9w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8oml4FwiUw



Track listing
All songs written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, except where noted.

Side one

  1. “Woman Is the Nigger of the World” 5:15
  2. “Sisters, O Sisters” (Yoko Ono) 3:46
  3. “Attica State” 2:54
  4. “Born in a Prison” (Yoko Ono) 4:03
  5. “New York City” (John Lennon) 4:30

Side two

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday” 5:00
  2. “The Luck of the Irish” 2:56
  3. “John Sinclair” (John Lennon) 3:28
  4. “Angela” 4:06
  5. “We’re All Water” (Yoko Ono) 7:11



Side three
Performed live at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, England on 15 December 1969, for a UNICEF charity concert

  1. “Cold Turkey” (John Lennon) 8:35
  2. “Don’t Worry Kyoko” (Yoko Ono) 16:08



Lennon’s views on the music mix differed from Zappa’s; imagine that. Here is his red doodling over Zappa’s notes for release of the Zappa & Mothers sessions. Ya think John ever got a paper back from the teacher covered in bold red comments.




Side four
Recorded live at the Fillmore East in New York City with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention on 6 June 1971

  1. “Well (Baby Please Don’t Go)” (Walter Ward) 4:41
  2. “Jamrag” (Frank Zappa) 5:36
  3. “Scumbag” (John Lennon/Yoko Ono/Frank Zappa) 4:27
  4. “Au” 8:04


Personnel

Studio album
John Lennon guitars, vocals
Yoko Ono vocals
Jim Keltner drums, percussion

Elephant’s Memory:

Stan Bronstein saxophone, flute
Wayne ‘Tex’ Gabriel guitar
Richard Frank Jr. drums, percussion
Adam Ippolito piano, organ
John La Boosca – piano
Gary Van Scyoc bass guitar



We’re All Water





Yoko Ono – Approximately Infinite Universe (1973)(1997 RE)




Yoko is controversial, like Donna. But Yoko is more widely controversial, to the point that she (or her voice) is ridiculed worldwide. Please give this album a chance. It is her true Rock-n-Roll album, 1973. She wrote all the tunes of this double LP. Lennon is all over it, using pseudonyms. And Elephant’s Memory Band brought their rockin’ shoes. Lennon expected the LP to do much better than the cool reception it got.

Approximately Infinite Universe was originally released by Apple records on January 8, 1973. Ono used the same backing band that she and John Lennon had used for their 1972 release, Some Time In New York City, that album being only six months old when this double album was issued. Ono must have been remarkably prolific at this time, as she wrote/co-wrote all but two songs on the studio album Some Time In New York City and still had material left for this album. Further, the backing band for both albums, Elephant’s Memory, also issued an album on Apple in 1972, which Ono co-produced. She was very busy at this time.  As an interesting footnote, it has often been rumoured that Mick Jagger guested on this album, playing guitar. This may not be so far fetched, and he is name checked in a song (“I Felt Like Smashing My Face In A Clear Glass Window”). Further, Lennon would produce Jagger’s song “Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)” in 1973. That song was not officially released until 2007 (The Very Best of Mick Jagger).

Approximately Infinite Universe is a brilliant album, and at this point, her most commercial. Gone were her experimental sounds and vocals. This is an album full of more standard rock songs and ballads. This was the album that proved Ono could not only write and play, but also produce. Although Lennon is credited as co-producer, by his own admission, he was more or less absent during the recording of this album (he did play guitar on all tracks and provide backing vocals). But Lennon was dealing with his immigration at the time, lawsuits from Klein and a declining solo career Some Time In New York City, unlike Imagine, was not a hit, not even making the upper half of the charts). Although she made it quite contemporary, it has aged remarkably well.

Ono persevered through it all, and the result was Approximately Infinite Universe, a strong feminist album full of great tunes and even stronger lyrics. Ono tackles a great many subjects, all within a feminist framework. Once again, the album was not without controversy. One song, “I Want My Love To Rest Tonight” was outright rejected by many in the feminist movement, Gloria Steinem amongst them and  at the time came under a great deal of fire from the left and the feminist movement.  Articles were written on how she betrayed the movement. Of course, Ono saw it as nonsense, but once again Ono was stirring the pot.

The album is full of great songs, as evidenced by the number of songs which were covered by other artists. Of Montreal, Anika and Trio have taken their turns at songs from Approximately Infinite Universe. Boy George even covered a song from the album, “Death Of Samantha” (This Is What I Do album, 2013). Although this was her first real attempt at making a more accessible album, the lyrics are some of the best she ever wrote. Children’s rights, women’s rights, politics, and personal issues are all featured in this album. Look at “Now Or Never”, the first single released from the album. “Are we going to keep putting off until it’s too late?  Are we going to be known as the century of fear?”  Words written in 1972, but applicable to today. In fact you could say the same thing for the rest of the album.

As with the other releases, Secretly Canadian and Chimera have done an excellent job with this reissue. Beautifully remastered, and all the original lyrics sheets and inserts are included. Also, a new booklet featuring some stunning photography. The album has not been pressed on vinyl since 1972 but it was reissued in 1997 with two bonus tracks. Those tracks appear on this new reissue as well.

The early 1970’s was a chaotic time for Lennon and Ono. It is astounding they released anything at all. This turmoil is reflected on this album, but as usual Ono has the ability to turn pain into art. Following the release of this album, Lennon would work on Mind Games, and his 18 month long weekend would start. Ono would carry on to produce Feeling The Space (1974).

Approximately Infinite Universe is brilliant.  The songs are well put together and it flows beautifully. Had any other artist released this album, it would be featured on classic rock stations. This reissue gives us the opportunity to correct this and it is time to discover this gem of an album.

Musical influence in NYC

In early 1980, John Lennon heard Lene Lovich and the B-52’s’ “Rock Lobster” while on vacation in Bermuda. The latter reminded him of Ono’s musical sound and he took this as an indication that she had reached the mainstream (the band had in fact been influenced by Ono). In addition to her collaborations with experimental artists including John Cage and jazz legend Ornette Coleman, many other musicians, particularly those of the new wave movement, have paid tribute to Ono (both as an artist in her own right, and as a muse and iconic figure). For example, Elvis Costello recorded a version of Ono’s song “Walking on Thin Ice”, the B-52’s (who drew from her early recordings)[6] covered “Don’t Worry, Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)” (shortening the title to “Don’t Worry”), and Sonic Youth included a performance of Ono’s early conceptual “Voice Piece for Soprano” on their experimental album SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century. She throws a Halloween Ball even today, with indie bands formed in the 80s under her influence.

Yoko is controversial, like Donna. But Yoko is more widely controversial, to the point that she is ridiculed worldwide. Please give this album a chance. It is her true Rock-n-Roll album. She wrote all the tunes of this double LP.

Approximately Infinite Universe was originally released by Apple records on January 8, 1973. Ono used the same backing band that she and John Lennon had used for their 1972 release, Some Time In New York City, that album being only six months old when this double album was issued. Ono must have been remarkably prolific at this time, as she wrote/co-wrote all but two songs on the studio album Some Time In New York City and still had material left for this album. Further, the backing band for both albums, Elephant’s Memory, also issued an album on Apple in 1972, which Ono co-produced. She was very busy at this time.  As an interesting footnote, it has often been rumoured that Mick Jagger guested on this album, playing guitar. This may not be so far fetched, and he is name checked in a song (“I Felt Like Smashing My Face In A Clear Glass Window”). Further, Lennon would produce Jagger’s song “Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)” in 1973. That song was not officially released until 2007 (The Very Best of Mick Jagger).

Approximately Infinite Universe is a brilliant album, and at this point, her most commercial. Gone were her experimental sounds and vocals. This is an album full of more standard rock songs and ballads. This was the album that proved Ono could not only write and play, but also produce. Although Lennon is credited as co-producer, by his own admission, he was more or less absent during the recording of this album (he did play guitar on all tracks and provide backing vocals). But Lennon was dealing with his immigration at the time, lawsuits from Klein and a declining solo career (Some Time In New York City, unlike Imagine, was not a hit, not even making the upper half of the charts). Although she made it quite contemporary, it has aged remarkably well.

Ono persevered through it all, and the result was Approximately Infinite Universe, a strong feminist album full of great tunes and even stronger lyrics. Ono tackles a great many subjects, all within a feminist framework. Once again, the album was not without controversy. One song, “I Want My Love To Rest Tonight” was outright rejected by many in the feminist movement, Gloria Steinem amongst them and  at the time came under a great deal of fire from the left and the feminist movement.  Articles were written on how she betrayed the movement. Of course, Ono saw it as nonsense, but once again Ono was stirring the pot.

The album is full of great songs, as evidenced by the number of songs which were covered by other artists. Of Montreal, Anika and Trio have taken their turns at songs from Approximately Infinite Universe. Boy George even covered a song from the album, “Death Of Samantha” (This Is What I Do album, 2013). Although this was her first real attempt at making a more accessible album, the lyrics are some of the best she ever wrote. Children’s rights, women’s rights, politics, and personal issues are all featured in this album. Look at “Now Or Never”, the first single released from the album. “Are we going to keep putting off until it’s too late?  Are we going to be known as the century of fear?”  Words written in 1972, but applicable to today. In fact you could say the same thing for the rest of the album.

As with the other releases, Secretly Canadian and Chimera have done an excellent job with this reissue. Beautifully remastered, and all the original lyrics sheets and inserts are included. Also, a new booklet featuring some stunning photography. The album has not been pressed on vinyl since 1972 but it was reissued in 1997 with two bonus tracks. Those tracks appear on this new reissue as well.

The early 1970’s was a chaotic time for Lennon and Ono. It is astounding they released anything at all. This turmoil is reflected on this album, but as usual Ono has the ability to turn pain into art. Following the release of this album, Lennon would work on Mind Games, and his 18 month long weekend would start. Ono would carry on to produce Feeling The Space (1974).

Approximately Infinite Universe is brilliant.  The songs are well put together and it flows beautifully. Had any other artist released this album, it would be featured on classic rock stations. This reissue gives us the opportunity to correct this and it is time to discover this gem of an album. Sometime in NYC was the previous album (widely panned) and the following LP is Feeling the Space, also with John and the Elephant’s Memory band.

CD1

  1. Yang Yang [0:03:50.70]
  2. Death of Samantha [0:06:22.62]
  3. I Want My Love to Rest Tonight [0:05:11.05]
  4. What Did I Do [0:04:12.25]
  5. Have You Seen a Horizon Lately [0:01:57.10]
  6. Approximately Infinite Universe [0:03:21.43]
  7. Peter the Dealer [0:04:46.30]
  8. Song for John [0:02:06.20]
  9. Catman (The Rosies Are Coming) [0:05:34.07]
  10. What a Bastard the World Is [0:04:35.08]
  11. Waiting for Sunrise [0:02:33.12]

CD2

  1. I Felt Like Smashing My Face in a Clear Glass Window [0:04:09.57]
  2. Winter Song [0:03:39.30]
  3. Kite Song [0:03:18.15]
  4. What a Mess [0:02:41.00]
  5. Shiranakatta (I Didn’t Know) [0:03:11.00]
  6. Air Talk [0:03:22.05]
  7. I Have a Woman Inside My Soul [0:05:33.38]
  8. Move on Fast [0:03:43.35]
  9. Now or Never [0:04:59.32]
  10. Is Winter Here to Stay? [0:04:22.10]
  11. Looking Over from My Hotel Window [0:03:36.60]
  12. Dogtown [0:02:51.08]
  13. She Gets Down on Her Knees [0:02:45.27]

Personnel

Credited on the sleeve to just “Yoko Ono”, but on the record labels to “Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band with Elephants Memory, Endless Strings and Choir Boys”.
Produced by Yoko Ono and John Lennon.
String orchestration – Ron Frangipane
Musicians :
Stan Bronstein – Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet
Richard Frank Jnr. – Drums and percussion
Gary Van Scyoc – Bass and trumpet
Adam Ippolito – Piano, organ, harmonium and trumpet
Wayne Gabriel – Guitar
Joel Nohnn – Guitar (“Move On Fast” and “Is Winter Here To Stay”)
Yoko Ono – Piano (“Looking Over From My Hotel Window”)
Daria Price – Castanets.

The tracks were mostly recorded at the Record Plant, New York, in October and November 1972, just two were recorded at Butterfly Studios (“Catman” and “Winter Song”). The guitarist mentioned above as Joel Nohnn is clearly John, and he was also reported as playing guitar on “Winter Song” with Mick Jagger.

Even today NYC indie bands (especially No Wave bands) throw a tribute concert for Yoko on Halloween and have done so for decades. Yes, No Wave bands, they were a reaction to Talking Heads and the Ramones, ya know, New Wave, that short musical period And yoko continues to release albums, many of which are aimed at the NYC dance clubs where the mixes are considered pure gold.






Are we going to be known as the century that kills





Yoko Ono – Onobox (1992)(CD)

This is a repost from June 16, 2020. It includes different versions, usually with a single guitar or other accompaniment.

  1. “No Bed for Beatle John” (Excerpt) Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions 2:00
  2. “Mind Holes” Fly 2:45
  3. “O’Wind (Body is the Scar of Your Mind)” Fly 5:24
  4. “Why” Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band 5:30
  5. “Why Not” Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band 9:55
  6. “Greenfield Morning I Pushed an Empty Baby Carriage All Over the City” Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band 5:36
  7. “Touch Me” (Edit) Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band 4:23
  8. “Paper Shoes” (Edit) Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band 3:45
  9. “Mind Train” (Edit) Fly 3:56
  10. “Open Your Box” (Uncensored Version – also known as “Hirake”) Fly 3:32
  11. “Toilet Piece / Unknown” Fly 0:31
  12. “Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)” Fly 4:53
  13. “Telephone Piece” (US Version) Fly 0:30
  14. “Midsummer New York” (Edit) Fly 2:16
  15. “The Path” Previously Unreleased 5:43
  16. “Don’t Count the Waves” (Edit) Fly 3:54
  17. “Head Play” (Medley: You/Airmale/Fly) Previously Unreleased 2:33
  18. “Is Winter Here to Stay?” Approximately Infinite Universe 4:20

Disc 2– “New York Rock”

  1. “Yang Yang” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 3:48
  2. “Death of Samantha” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 5:05
  3. “What Did I Do!” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 3:50
  4. “Approximately Infinite Universe” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 3:19
  5. “What a Bastard the World is” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 4:36
  6. “Catman (The Rosies are Coming)” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 5:44
  7. “I Want My Love to Rest Tonight” Approximately Infinite Universe 5:09
  8. “Shiranakatta (I Didn’t Know)” Approximately Infinite Universe 3:09
  9. “Peter the Dealer” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 4:58
  10. “I Felt Like Smashing My Face in a Clear Glass Window” Approximately Infinite Universe 4:08
  11. “Winter Song” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 3:38
  12. “Kite Song” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 3:09
  13. “Now or Never” (Edit) Approximately Infinite Universe 3:45
  14. “What a Mess” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 2:42
  15. “I Have a Woman Inside My Soul” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 5:05
  16. “Move on Fast” (Remix) Approximately Infinite Universe 3:42
  17. “Looking Over from My Hotel Window” Approximately Infinite Universe 3:29
  18. “Waiting for the Sunrise” Approximately Infinite Universe 2:33

Disc three – “Run, Run, Run”

  1. “Growing Pain” Feeling the Space 3:51
  2. “Yellow Girl (Stand by for Life)” Feeling the Space 3:16
  3. “Coffin Car” Feeling the Space 3:32
  4. “Warrior Woman” Previously Unreleased 5:01
  5. “Woman of Salem” (Remix) Feeling the Space 3:31
  6. “Run, Run, Run” Feeling the Space 5:09
  7. “If Only” (Remix) Feeling the Space 3:26
  8. “A Thousand Times Yes” (Remix) Feeling the Space 3:02
  9. “Straight Talk” (Remix) Feeling the Space 2:59
  10. “Angry Young Woman” Feeling the Space 3:53
  11. “Potbelly Rocker” Previously Unreleased 2:43
  12. “She Hits Back” (Remix) Feeling the Space 4:04
  13. “Men, Men, Men” Feeling the Space 4:02
  14. “Woman Power” (Remix) Feeling the Space 5:37
  15. “It’s Been Very Hard” Previously Unreleased 5:57
  16. “Mildred, Mildred” Previously Unreleased 2:57
  17. “Left Turn’s the Right Turn” Previously Unreleased 2:10

Disc four– “Kiss, Kiss, Kiss”

  1. “Walking on Thin Ice” Non-Album Single 6:01
  2. “Kiss Kiss Kiss” Double Fantasy 2:40
  3. “Give Me Something” Double Fantasy 1:34
  4. “I’m Moving On” Double Fantasy 5:30
  5. “Yes, I’m Your Angel” Double Fantasy 3:35
  6. “Beautiful Boys” Double Fantasy 2:53
  7. “Open Your Soul to Me” Previously Unreleased 3:45
  8. “Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him” (Edit) Double Fantasy 4:03
  9. “Hard Times are Over” Double Fantasy 3:20
  10. “Don’t Be Scared” (Extended Version) Milk and Honey 4:35
  11. “Sleepless Night” (Extended Version) Milk and Honey 3:53
  12. “O’Sanity” Milk and Honey 1:05
  13. “Your Hands” Milk and Honey 3:13
  14. “Let Me Count the Ways” (Extended Version) Milk and Honey 3:03
  15. “Forgive Me, My Love” Previously Unreleased 3:11
  16. “You’re the One” (Extended Version) Milk and Honey 4:34
  17. “There’s No Goodbye” (Demo) Previously Unreleased 1:57
  18. “Have You Seen a Horizon Lately” Approximately Infinite Universe 2:02

Disc five – “No, No, No”

  1. “I Don’t Know Why” Season of Glass 4:20
  2. “Mindweaver” Season of Glass 4:22
  3. “Even When You’re Far Away” Season of Glass 5:21
  4. “Nobody Sees Me Like You Do” Season of Glass 3:33
  5. “Silver Horse” Season of Glass 3:03
  6. “No, No, No” Season of Glass 2:46
  7. “Toyboat” Season of Glass 3:31
  8. “She Gets Down on Her Knees” Season of Glass 4:10
  9. “Extension 33” Season of Glass 2:44
  10. “Never Say Goodbye” (Edit) It’s Alright (I See Rainbows) 4:01
  11. “Spec of Dust” It’s Alright (I See Rainbows) 3:31
  12. “My Man” It’s Alright (I See Rainbows) 3:59
  13. “It’s Alright” It’s Alright (I See Rainbows) 4:20
  14. “Let the Tears Dry” It’s Alright (I See Rainbows) 3:29
  15. “Dream Love” It’s Alright (I See Rainbows) 4:47
  16. “Hell in Paradise” (Remix) Starpeace 3:39
  17. “I Love You, Earth” Starpeace 2:41
  18. “In Cape Clear” Starpeace 4:54
  19. “Goodbye Sadness” Season of Glass 3:50

Disc six – A Story

  1. “A Story” A Story 2:38
  2. “Loneliness” A Story 3:33
  3. “Will You Touch Me” A Story 2:39
  4. “Dogtown” A Story 3:32
  5. “It Happened” A Story 3:52
  6. “Tomorrow May Never Come” A Story 2:52
  7. “Winter Friend” A Story 3:17
  8. “Heartburn Stew” A Story 2:09
  9. “Yes, I’m a Witch” A Story 3:11
  10. “Yume O Moto” (Remix) Non-Album Single 3:45
  11. “O’Oh” Previously Unreleased 4:00
  12. “Namyohorengekyo” Previously Unreleased 2:42
  13. “We’re All Water” (Edit) Some Time in New York City 3:41
  14. “Joseijoi Banzai Part 1” (Remix) Non-Album Single 3:33
  15. “Sisters O Sisters” Some Time in New York City 3:46
    

Previously Unreleased Material

Onobox includes 20 previously unreleased songs. Some of these songs have appeared on other Yoko releases.

The first 9 tracks from Disc 6 were all included on the A Story album when it was released in 1997.

“The Path” was included on the 2017 Reissue of Fly.
“Warrior Woman”, “Potbelly Rocker”, “It’s Been Very Hard”, “Mildred, Mildred” and “Left Turn’s the Right Turn” were all included on the 2017 Reissue of Feeling the Space.

“There’s No Goodbye” was re-recorded for the album Take Me to the Land of Hell.



Respect for Yoko is shown by Sonic Youth here. Many NYC indie and No Wave bands (bands 38yrs-old) give her their utmost respect. Why not you?


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIxKrgw-xgc
YOKO ONO / KIM GORDON / THURSTON MOORE “Mulberry” by Yoko Ono Live at The Orpheum Theater, Los Angeles, 2nd October 2010, as part of YOKO ONO’s ‘We Are Plastic Ono Band’ concert with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band and Special Guests.

Preorder the new YOKOKIMTHURSTON CD from @Chimera_Music Store $15 http://bit.ly/yokokimthurston Out on 25 Sept.

YOKO ONO / KIM GORDON / THURSTON MOORE New Album: YOKOKIMTHURSTON “This is NYC avant garde convergence at its finest. The idea of a meeting between Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore is so perfect, so obvious, the only shock is that it didn’t happen earlier. Recorded in 2011 at Manhattan’s Sear Sound, the album features lead vocals by Yoko, with backing vocals & guitars by Kim & Thurston. It’s a wild collision of song-form, poetics, free-rock & classic glossolalic ecstasy. Yoko has not allowed herself to sound this raw since the earliest recordings of the Plastic Ono Band. There’s a remarkably empathic & comfortable quality to the sound. The 3 communicate as though they’d been playing together forever.”


This is the download link to the torrent, not the 2020 link.
And when our hearts return to ashes it’ll be just a story



2 thoughts on “John Lennon and Yoko Ono Collection

  1. SkyWithFlame

    Thanks again!

    People have lots of opinions about Yoko; well, technically 1. But a friend who was deep in the 1974-5 LA scene credits her with saving John’s life. Over and over again. It’s not part of the John Lennon Lost Weekend that fits the image we all cultivated of that part of time, but she’s said to be so sweet and devoted to John. Much like we think he was to her.

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