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Double Fantasy

Yoko Ono

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The most distinctive thing about Double Fantasy, the last album John Lennon released during his lifetime, is the very thing that keeps it from being a graceful return to form from the singer/songwriter, returning to active duty after five years of self-imposed exile. As legend has it, Lennon spent those years in domestic bliss, being a husband, raising a baby, and, of course, baking bread. Double Fantasy was designed as a window into that bliss and, to that extent, he decided to make it a joint album with Yoko Ono, to illustrate how complete their union was. For her part, Ono decided to take a stab at pop and while these are relatively tuneful for her, they nevertheless disrupt the feel and flow of Lennon's material, which has a consistent tone and theme. He's surprisingly sentimental, not just when he's expressing love for his wife ("Dear Yoko," "Woman") and child ("Beautiful Boy [Darling Boy]"), but when he's coming to terms with his quiet years ("Watching the Wheels," "Cleanup Time") and his return to creative life. These are really nice tunes, and what's special about them is their niceness -- it's a sweet acceptance of middle age, which, of course, makes his assassination all the sadder. For that alone, Double Fantasy is noteworthy, yet it's hard not to think that it's a bit of a missed opportunity -- primarily because its themes would be stronger without the Ono songs, but also because the production is just a little bit too slick and constrained, sounding very much of its time. Ultimately, these complaints fall by the wayside because Lennon's best songs here cement the last part of his legend, capturing him at peace and in love. According to some reports, that perception was a bit of a fantasy, but sometimes the fantasy means more than the reality, and that's certainly the case here.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
(Just Like) Starting Over (Remastered 2010)
John Lennon
00:03:55

Jon Smith, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Newmark, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Earl Slick, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Troyer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Hugh McCracken, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Lennon, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Seldon Powell, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - George Marino, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Douglas, Producer - Tony Levin, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Ed Walsh, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - James Ball, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yoko Ono, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - David Tofani, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Julie Last, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee DeCarlo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Earl Slick Band, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - George Small, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Frederic Seaman, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Toshiro Hamaya, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Cassandra Wooten, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Cheryl Mason Jacks, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Cas Mijac, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Benny Cummings Singers, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Kings Temple Choir, Choir - Grant Hungerford, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - John Parran, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - George "Young" Opalisky, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald Tooley, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Stein, Concertina, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Davilio, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer - Howard Johnson, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Rosenberg, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Arthur Jenkins Jr., Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

2
Kiss Kiss Kiss (Remastered 2010)
Yoko Ono
00:02:41

Andy Newmark, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Hugh McCracken, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Lennon, Producer - Jack Douglas, Producer - Tony Levin, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Yoko Ono, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lee DeCarlo, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Earl Slick Band, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - George Small, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

3
Cleanup Time (Remastered 2010)
John Lennon
00:02:58

John Lennon, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Jack Douglas, Producer - Yoko Ono, Producer

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

4
Give Me Something (Remastered 2010)
Yoko Ono
00:01:34

John Lennon, Producer - Jack Douglas, Producer - Yoko Ono, Composer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

5
I'm Losing You (Remastered 2010)
John Lennon
00:03:57

John Lennon, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jack Douglas, Producer - Yoko Ono, Producer

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

6
I'm Moving On (Remastered 2010)
Yoko Ono
00:02:21

John Lennon, Producer - Jack Douglas, Producer - Yoko Ono, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

7
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) (Remastered 2010)
John Lennon
00:04:04

Jon Smith, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Newmark, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Earl Slick, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Troyer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Hugh McCracken, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Lennon, Composer, Author, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Seldon Powell, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - George Marino, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Douglas, Producer - Tony Levin, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Ed Walsh, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - James Ball, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yoko Ono, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - David Tofani, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Julie Last, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee DeCarlo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Earl Slick Band, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - George Small, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Frederic Seaman, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Toshiro Hamaya, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Cassandra Wooten, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Cheryl Mason Jacks, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Cas Mijac, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Benny Cummings Singers, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Kings Temple Choir, Choir - Grant Hungerford, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - John Parran, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - George "Young" Opalisky, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald Tooley, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Stein, Concertina, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Davilio, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer - Howard Johnson, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Rosenberg, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Arthur Jenkins Jr., Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

8
Watching The Wheels (Remastered 2010)
John Lennon
00:04:00

John Lennon, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

9
Yes, I'm Your Angel (Remastered 2010)
Yoko Ono
00:03:08

John Lennon, Producer - Jack Douglas, Producer - Yoko Ono, Composer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

10
Woman (Remastered 2010)
John Lennon
00:03:33

John Lennon, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jack Douglas, Producer - Yoko Ono, Producer

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

11
Beautiful Boys (Remastered 2010)
Yoko Ono
00:02:54

John Lennon, Producer - Jack Douglas, Producer - Yoko Ono, Composer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

12
Dear Yoko (Remastered 2010)
John Lennon
00:02:34

John Lennon, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jack Douglas, Producer - Yoko Ono, Producer

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

13
Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him (Remastered 2010)
Yoko Ono
00:04:03

John Lennon, Producer - Jack Douglas, Producer - Yoko Ono, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

14
Hard Times Are Over (Remastered 2010)
Yoko Ono
00:03:18

John Lennon, Producer - Jack Douglas, Producer - Yoko Ono, Composer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2010 Yoko Ono Lennon under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC

Album Description

The most distinctive thing about Double Fantasy, the last album John Lennon released during his lifetime, is the very thing that keeps it from being a graceful return to form from the singer/songwriter, returning to active duty after five years of self-imposed exile. As legend has it, Lennon spent those years in domestic bliss, being a husband, raising a baby, and, of course, baking bread. Double Fantasy was designed as a window into that bliss and, to that extent, he decided to make it a joint album with Yoko Ono, to illustrate how complete their union was. For her part, Ono decided to take a stab at pop and while these are relatively tuneful for her, they nevertheless disrupt the feel and flow of Lennon's material, which has a consistent tone and theme. He's surprisingly sentimental, not just when he's expressing love for his wife ("Dear Yoko," "Woman") and child ("Beautiful Boy [Darling Boy]"), but when he's coming to terms with his quiet years ("Watching the Wheels," "Cleanup Time") and his return to creative life. These are really nice tunes, and what's special about them is their niceness -- it's a sweet acceptance of middle age, which, of course, makes his assassination all the sadder. For that alone, Double Fantasy is noteworthy, yet it's hard not to think that it's a bit of a missed opportunity -- primarily because its themes would be stronger without the Ono songs, but also because the production is just a little bit too slick and constrained, sounding very much of its time. Ultimately, these complaints fall by the wayside because Lennon's best songs here cement the last part of his legend, capturing him at peace and in love. According to some reports, that perception was a bit of a fantasy, but sometimes the fantasy means more than the reality, and that's certainly the case here.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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