The story behind the song, in the words of John & Yoko
Previewing excerpts of mixes of ‘Love’ from JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND – The Ultimate Collection, coming in April 2021.
The video is a preview of the upcoming anniversary version of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The album will be presented more thoroughly on March 4 and the release date is now expected to be April 16, 2021. The video’s soundtrack is made from different versions of “Love”, from the demo to new “Elements” mixes. Subtitles are quotes from John and Yoko.
The 50th anniversary of the album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, will be commemorated this year with the release of a deluxe audio box set featuring 159 new mixes.
Battery Park, New York, 4 September 1971.
South Beach, Staten Island with the Verrazano-Narrows bridge in the background, 10 September 1971.
Sperone Westwater Fischer Gallery, 142 Greene Street, New York, 26 November 1980.
The Book “JOHN & YOKO/PLASTIC ONO BAND” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono (17 Nov,2020) from Thames and Hudson, is available for order in the U.S. HERE and the U.K. HERE.
The book includes first-hand commentary by John & Yoko, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and many others. It also includes previously unseen photographs by Annie Leibovitz, Ethan Russell, Richard DiLello, Iain Macmillan, John Reader and David Nutter.
A definitive, in-depth, revelatory exploration of John Lennon’s intensely personal first major solo album after the breakup of the Beatles.
Described by Lennon as “the best thing I’ve ever done,” and widely regarded as his best solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was released on 11 December 1970.
With first-hand commentary by Lennon, Ono, and other members of the band, and packed with previously unseen photographs by those who documented their lives, this incisive volume offers new insights into the raw emotions and open mindset of Lennon after marriage to Ono and the breakup of the Beatles, to the making of the album and revealing interview with Jann Wenner in December 1970.
Primal therapy had a huge impact on Lennon’s songwriting, resulting in the creation of intensely personal, soul-baring tracks. This book takes his lyrics as a starting point and explores Lennon’s life, career, and self-perception, from “performing flea” with the Beatles to authenticity as a solo artist.
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