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Double Fantasy
John Lennon, Yoko Ono
Double Fantasy
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Strange as it seems now, the last album John Lennon released in his lifetime was intended as a comeback, or rather as a parting wave at retirement: "Watching the Wheels" and "Beautiful Boy" celebrate the joys he found outs...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Lennon, Yoko Ono
Title: Double Fantasy
Members Wishing: 16
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 1/1/1980
Re-Release Date: 10/10/2000
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Experimental Music, Singer-Songwriters, Singer-Songwriters, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724352873920

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Strange as it seems now, the last album John Lennon released in his lifetime was intended as a comeback, or rather as a parting wave at retirement: "Watching the Wheels" and "Beautiful Boy" celebrate the joys he found outside the star system, and "(Just Like) Starting Over" is a slightly awkward rocker about rejoining the domestic world that's also sort of about rejoining the pop world. The studio-pro arrangements are a little too slick, but Lennon rarely sounded happier. Ono, whose songs alternate with his in a series of thematic diptychs, was taking a stab at channeling her artier impulses into pop and is generally less successful--her voice works in a context of art-weirdness, but not as well in conventional tunes. This 2000 remastered reissue is fleshed out with a demo of "Help Me to Help Myself" and Ono's solo version of "Walking on Thin Ice," which was recorded on the same day her husband was shot to death. --Douglas Wolk

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Mark R. Shipley | Silverdale, Washington | 06/14/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Surprisingly, upon a new listen...20 years on...Yoko Ono's strange contributions to the album sound better than bad..possibly even very good. Maybe she really was ahead of her time."