Plastic Ono Band (Bonus Tracks) CD (2000)

Artist: John Lennon

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Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60440020
UPC 724352874026
UPC 14 00724352874026
Format CD
Release Date 10/10/2000
Author John Lennon
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Compilation Appearance The Us Vs John Lennon
Associated Artist/Work Beatles (The)
Technical Info
Engineer Phil McDonald; Andy Stevens; John Leckie; Richard Lush; Eddie Veal
Producer John Lennon; Phil Spector; Yoko Ono
CatalogID CDP-72435287
Lable Name Capitol/EMI Records
Released 10/10/2000
Original Release 1970
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 46m : 19s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724352874026
Musical Guests
Ringo Starr
Billy Preston
Yoko Ono
Phil Spector
Album Notes and Credits
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).
Originally released on Apple (3372)
Personnel: John Lennon (guitar); Klaus Voormann (bass guitar); Ringo Starr (drums); Yoko Ono (wind).
Additional personnel: Billy Preston.
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.
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.
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) (p.108) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he most profound and perfectly realised confessional album that rock'n'roll has produced."
Disc 1
1 Mother
2 Hold On
3 I Found Out
4 Working Class Hero
5 Isolation
6 Remember
7 Love
8 Well Well Well
9 Look at Me
10 God
11 My Mummy's Dead
12 Power to the People
13 Do the Oz
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