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Trouser Press Tuesday: YOKO ONO

May 5, 2009

Approximately Infinite Universe (Apple) 1973
Season of Glass (Ono Music/Geffen) 1981
It’s Alright (I See Rainbows) (Ono Music/Polydor) 1982
Starpeace (Polydor) 1985
Onobox (Rykodisc) 1992
Walking on Thin Ice (Rykodisc) 1992
A Story (Rykodisc) 1997
Blueprint for a Sunrise (Capitol) 2001
YOKO ONO/IMA
Rising (Capitol) 1995
Rising Mixes EP (Capitol) 1996
JOHN LENNON YOKO ONO
Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins (Apple) 1968
Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions (Apple) 1969
Wedding Album (Apple) 1969
Some Time in New York City (Apple/Capitol) 1972
Double Fantasy (Lenono Music/Geffen) 1980
Heart Play (Ono Music/Polydor) 1983
Milk and Honey (Ono Music/Polydor) 1984
PLASTIC ONO BAND
Live Peace in Toronto 1969 (Apple) 1969 (Capitol) 1989 + 1995
JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (Apple) 1970
YOKO ONO/PLASTIC ONO BAND
Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band (Apple) 1970
Fly (Apple) 1971
Feeling the Space (Apple) 1973
VARIOUS ARTISTS
Every Man Has a Woman (Polydor) 1984
New York Rock: Original Cast Recording (Capitol) 1995

Most listeners, if they have come across Yoko Ono’s music at all, remember the squeals of her “bag” music on Side 2 of Live Peace in Toronto 1969, the intense B-sides found on early-’70s John Lennon singles or as Lennon’s equal partner on Some Time in New York City and Double Fantasy. (Although the former suffers from excessive sloganeering, some of her music — “We’re All Water,” “Sisters, O Sisters” — stands up; sixteen years and a tragedy later, while Lennon’s half of Double Fantasy sounds treacly and soft, songs like “Kiss Kiss Kiss” feel utterly contemporary.) Still, Ono’s solo albums of the early ’70s were taken quite seriously by many musicians who have since incorporated some of her ideas into more commercially accepted work.(…)

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