Thursday, December 4

Double Fantasy - John Lennon/Yoko Ono (1980)


"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."
allmusic
Wikipedia
BBC: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy Review
Top 10 Yoko Ono Songs
YouTube: Double Fantasy (Full Album), (Just Like) Starting Over (Double Fantasy: Stripped Down)

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