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Yoko Ono
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Japanese Release to Contain an Exclusive Bonus Track. No Additional Information Available at this Time.


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All Artists: Yoko Ono
Title: Starpeace
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Release Date: 8/26/1997
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 014431042324, 042282753014, 042282753045


Album Details
Japanese Release to Contain an Exclusive Bonus Track. No Additional Information Available at this Time.

CD Reviews

Not as bad as you may think...
Debra A. Terino | Thomaston, CT USA | 09/08/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Many believe Yoko's "Starpeace" is her worst album to date... and though this may be true it is far from horrible. It actually features some very good pieces of music such as "Rainbow Revelation" and the superb "Hell in Paradise". But the true gem here is Yoko's rendition of John's "Imagine". She sings the song with such passion and authority I was nearly knocked to the floor with shock. I was expecting her cover to sound cheap and maybe even unbearable in comparison to John's but this is not the case at all. It is a NECESSITY to any yoko fan. All in all, this is the accessible pop-writer Yoko, and it doesn't always work... but its still a must have for a yoko collection."
W. J. Cronauer | Wilkes-Barre, PA USA | 09/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Everyone has an opinion on Yoko Ono--usually a negative one that has nothing to do with her music. Have these people who make it a point to negatively review ALL of her CDs actually LISTEN to the entire length of a single song, or are they simply conforming to the popular opinions of others that she simply cannot sing? Yoko's music was far ahead of its time and, whether anyone likes it or not, her vocal style and musical approach has influenced many of today's artists. Starpeace is Yoko at her finest, with punk beats of the 80's and a political consciousness of world peace. From the amazing Hell In Paradise, to the catchy Sky People, to the self-affirming I Love All of Me, Yoko's production, voice and arrangement of her songs are first-rate. her bonus live track of John lennon's Imagine is interpreted with both passion and respect for the man who loved her. Both ONOBOX (an awesome 6-disc retrospect of her impressive career) and (her best album) Rising are currently out of print. Starpeace, therefore, will permit you to open your mind to Yoko Ono, an incredible poet, artist, singer/songwriter."
Some brilliant singles but as a whole the Cd sometimes fails
Thomas Lapins | Orlando, Florida USA | 10/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Hell In Paradise" is one of those brilliant Ono songs that I never tire of hearing. The lyrics are poignant. The voice is powerful. The arrangements are cutting edge. The beat has a building momentum. "I Love All Of Me" and "Children Power" belong on some pre-teen childrens' television show. They don't fit on this Cd or any serious Ono collection. "Rainbow Revelation" when compared to "Revelations" (a re-make on the "Rising" Cd) highlights where Ono was during this period and where she usually was. "Rainbow Revelation" has this great seed of potential but pales when you hear the almost Biblical re-make on "Rising". If "StarPeace" is Yoko being "hip" then "Rising" is Ono as a mature and serious artist. And this is where "StarPeace" fails. The next song "The King Of The Zoo" is perhaps the worst song Yoko ever released. I can't listen to it. "Remember Raven" remains one of the stronger songs on this CD. "Cape Clear" almost exceeds "Hell In Paradise" in its being one of her most brilliant and cutting edge songs. This song reminds me of "Walking On Thin Ice" in that it seems more autobiographical and introspective than her other songs during this period. The backing vocals soar and help to make this song stand out from the others."Sky People" has a great beat and message. Long after my record player broke down and I hadn't heard this song for several years, it continued to play in my head. I was disappointed that it wasn't included on "OnoBox" (since I couldn't play the LP anymore). Glad to have it on Cd! "You And Me" is probably a song to Sean. Sweet as a mother's song to her child but.... "It's Gonna Rain (Living On Tiptoe)" is not a favorite of mine, pretty bad lyrics. "StarPeace" could be used for some space ride at some theme park. Yoko had something important to say and diminished it by her presentation. "I Love You Earth" is another one of my favorites on this Cd. This one could have been sappy but Yoko pulled it off in typical Ono style. The bonus track live version of "Imagine" makes this Cd worth every penny. Her voice is strong and she offers a good interpretation of this Lennon classic. Hearing this makes me long for a live Cd of her music on stage. Yoko's version of "Imagine" meets the challenge. Once again she's relevant, poignant and cutting edge. All in all, "StarPeace" has some really brilliant moments."