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Remastered from Original Tapes by Sean Lennon!
Guest Artists Include John Lennon, Ringo Star, Klaus Voorman & Ornette Coleman!
This long-overdue vinyl reissue of Yoko Ono's seminal, but massively
under-appreciated Plastic Ono Band has all the makings of a classic rock
nostalgia trip: Ono, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman and free-jazz
legend Ornette Coleman. All the pieces are here to stir up a dangerous amount of
nostalgia. But once the needle drops, the record achieves something exactly
perpendicular to nostalgia.
Released in 1971, the album not only influenced the approach of other musicians
for decades, it also sounds absolutely modern 44 years out, eternally fresh
despite the forward march of time. Plastic Ono Band not only predicted the
intersection of the avant-garde and rock that would take place in the second
half of that decade, the album would sound right at home at where that
intersection is happening today.
"Recorded concurrently with John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album, Yoko's features the same musicians, namely John, Ringo Starr, and Klaus Voormann along with the Ornette Coleman Quartet on one cut. Unlike John's record, however, Yoko's is much more a "jam"-sounding record. And while there are definite songs, lyrics are mainly vocal improvisations. Still, if avant-garde is your cup of tea, then check this one out. It's good, if only to hear John Lennon really get the guitar cranking on the opening cut, 'Why.' " - James Chrispell, allmusic.com
• Limited time download card with bonus tracks
• Remastered from original tapes by Sean Lennon
2. Why Not
3. Greenfield Morning I Pushed An Empty Baby Carriage All Over the City
5. Touch Me
6. Paper Shoes