Tag: John Lennon
Taken from the Chimera Music release, Warzone.
Jazz vocalist Keely Smith took a creative risk in 1964 and released an album of Beatles covers. The creative risk produced a gorgeous album of jazz pop and gave the lads from Liverpool a new level of cultural credibility.
Taken from the Esoteric Recordings release, Atlantic Bridge.
Yoko Ono’s proper solo debut album, released in 1970 alongside John Lennon’s proper solo debut album, is a stunning work of experimental rock and roll, where pure emotion blends nicely with rock and roll groove and intense, uncompromising emotion.
This excellent documentary offers a glimpse into the life and times of The Beatles. Though the history is well-known, this film gives a fresh look behind the curtain of the first four years of the Beatles’ professional existence.
The Unfinished Music series was designed as a way for John Lennon and Yoko Ono to document their budding relationship. The sounds held within are uncompromising, unique, and occasionally frustrating. In other words, Yoko Ono at her best.
The long-awaited reissue of the Beatles’ only official live album may have taken nearly four decades, but it was worth the wait; Giles Martin has done wonders in terms of cleaning up the 1977 mix.
What this rough-sounding demo lacks in audio fidelity, it makes up in charm; one of Paul’s lesser-known numbers from their given-to-others pile of songs.
The underrated Beatles track “Flying,” in its original, unedited form, raises the quality level on this neglected track.
What was regulated to b-side status was, in fact, a foreshadowing of sounds to come