Tag: John Lennon

The Beatles: Abbey Road: Super Deluxe Edition (Apple Records)

A superb box set released to honor the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest swan songs ever made, and one of the greatest rock and roll albums ever released.

Song Of The Day: The Beatles, “Something” (Studio Demo)

Taken from the Apple Records release, Abbey Road: Super Deluxe Edition.

Song Of The Day: Yoko Ono, “Imagine”

Taken from the Chimera Music release, Warzone.

Keely Smith: Keely Smith Sings The John Lennon–Paul McCartney Songbook (Real Gone Music)

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.

Song Of The Day: Atlantic Bridge, “Dear Prudence”

Taken from the Esoteric Recordings release, Atlantic Bridge.

Yoko Ono: Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band (Chimera Music)

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.

Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years (Apple/Universal)

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.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Two Virgins/Life With The Lions (Chimera Music)

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 Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl (Capitol Records)

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.

3AM Eternal: Paul McCartney, “One And One Is Two” (1964)

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.