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Plastic Ono Band (Bonus Tracks) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60440020
UPC: 724352874026
UPC 14: 00724352874026
Release Date: 10/10/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Mother ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
2. Hold On ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
3. I Found Out ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
4. Working Class Hero ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
5. Isolation ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
6. Remember ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
7. Love ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
8. Well Well Well ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
9. Look at Me ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
10. God ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
11. My Mummy's Dead ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
12. Power to the People ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
13. Do the Oz ~ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote JOHN LENNON PLASTIC ONO BAND came out at the same time as an album by Lennon's wife Yoko Ono (also titled PLASTIC ONO BAND).
Muze PNote Originally released on Apple (3372)
Muze PNote Personnel: John Lennon (guitar); Klaus Voormann (bass guitar); Ringo Starr (drums); Yoko Ono (wind).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Billy Preston.
Muze PNote John Lennon's 1970 official solo debut is as remarkable for its startling contrast to the Beatles as it is for the passion and force of its songwriting. Stripped-down, gripping, and emotionally resonant, PLASTIC ONO BAND has little to do with the hook-heavy pop of his early Beatles work, or the psychedelic, word-salad approach of his songs on SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEART'S CLUB BAND and ABBEY ROAD. Instead, this is an album of intensely confessional songs that lay bare the personal demons Lennon was trying to exorcise at the time--the ghosts of fame, family, faith, and individual identity, among them.
Muze PNote The sound of the album is straightforward and hard-hitting. Spare, lean rock arrangements with piano, drums, bass, and guitar frame the songs effectively, letting Lennon's narratives carry the weight. The songs are shot through with bitterness ("I Found Out"), disillusionment ("God"), and regret ("Mother"), but there are also moments of hope in "Hold On" and the achingly beautiful "Love," which ranks alongside the very best of Lennon's ballads. Lennon was undergoing primal scream therapy during these sessions and the results can be heard, overtly (the strained vocals of "Well, Well, Well"), and in the rage and anguish of his harrowingly honest songwriting. This is one of the finest singer/songwriter albums of this or any era.

Producer: John Lennon; Phil Spector; Yoko Ono

Engineer: Phil McDonald; Andy Stevens; John Leckie; Richard Lush; Eddie Veal

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Ringo Starr
Muze Guest Artist Billy Preston
Muze Guest Artist Yoko Ono
Muze Guest Artist Phil Spector

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Children Of Men
Muze Music Compilations Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Muze Music Compilations 100 Greatest
Muze Music Compilations The Us Vs John Lennon
Muze Music Compilations Captain Fantastic (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Mr Peabody & Sherman (osc)
Muze Music Compilations Captain Fantastic (SACD Hybrid)
Muze Music Compilations Rushmore
Muze Music Compilations Royal Tenenbaums (Collector's Edition) (Bonus Tracks)

Associated Artists and Works

Beatles (The)
The Beatles: Stereo Box Set ~ Beatles (The)
Elephant's Memory
Nilsson, Harry
Original Soundtrack
The U.S. VS. John Lennon ~ Original Soundtrack
Shine On

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/10/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1970
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CDP-72435287
Music Label Name Label : Capitol/EMI Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724352874026

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.104)
- Ranked #22 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Lennon's first proper solo album and rock & roll's most self-revelatory recording..."

Rolling Stone (6/10/99, p.126)
- 5 Stars (out of 5)
- "...every note reverberates....Lennon's singing takes on an expressive specificity that anyone in search of the century's great vocal performances would be foolish to overlook...."

Q (6/00, p.66)
- Ranked #62 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Suddenly, you can see why Lennon was dissatisfied with the Abbey Road sessions..."

Q (12/00, pp.140-1)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...There is no better solo Lennon or solo Beatles album..."

CMJ (5/24/99, p.32)
- " exercise in artistic expression through varying levels of mood and rage..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(11/00, p.92)
- "...Exactly what was on his mind....It was, and remains, an extraordinary album. No rock singer could sound as simultaneously warm and as acerbic as Lennon..."

NME (Magazine)
(10/21/00, p.43)
- 8 out of 10 - "...It's his starkest and best post-Beatles work....This is a lingering, slow-motion peer into the crater of the man's soul..."

Uncut (magazine)
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he most profound and perfectly realised confessional album that rock'n'roll has produced."

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