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on May 29, 2015
Wonderful quality. Too much Yoko
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on April 1, 2015
Beatles! What can be better. Item in perfect shape.
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on January 3, 2015
GOOD
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on December 16, 2014
Shows the path John was following before his untimely death. There was more great music to be done. So sad.
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Much speculation has circulated in pop culture regarding John Lennon's years of semi retirement in the mid/late 70's. He and Yoko's side of it was that they were acting as a strong family unit by raising their son Sean-admittedly the happy fruit of their passion after Yoko had previously suffered a couple of miscarriages. Another later theory,perpetuated strongly by John's first son Julian,suggests this was all a contrivance while John and Yoko had their maids essentially raise Sean while they indulged their interests in such practices as numerology. Either way in 1980? John turned 40 and came out of retirement with a brand new batch of songs. And plans for a comeback. This time instead of of release a pair of companion albums,however? John and Yoko decided to split the songs on this album in half-the pattern being one by John followed by one by Yoko. The result said more about the two's artistry than anything either had done in their careers up to this point.

"(Just Like) Starting Over" is a heavily reverbed Elvis-like doo-wop tempo'd number beginning with the sound of optimistic wedding bells. "Cleanup Time" and "I'm Losing You" are both funky,grooving blues based numbers. "Beautiful Boy" is a gently melodic Calypso ballad written about John's hopes and dreams for his son Sean. "Watching The Wheels" is a piano based mid tempo pop/reggae type number-dealing with John's perception of circular time in his life. "Woman" is a harmony rich ballad that speaks very much to Yoko of course-which comes up again on the upbeat,sax led funky soul of "Dear Yoko". "Kiss Kiss Kiss" and "Give Me Something" both showcase Yoko in rhythm guitar driven surf/ska new wave frame of mine. Her "I'm Moving On" is a direct musical continuation of John's "I'm Losing You" only with lyrics on the opposite emotional end. "Yes I'm Your Angel" is a a swaying,gentle swing ballad from her while she brings in a dreamy psychedelia on "Beautiful Boys"-about both son and husband as well as both the bouncy disco ska of "Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him" and the Spectorian orchestration of "Hard Times Are Over".

"Help Me To Help Myself " is a demo sounding recording of a Lennon rock ballad and of course there's Yoko's rhythmically intense dance/rock of "Walking On Thin Ice"-the chugging rhythm guitar line apparently the very last thing John Lennon ever recorded-on the final night of his life. The first thing the one track each format of this album proves is the disparate yet somehow consistent vision John and Yoko shared. Musically John is very interested in being nostalgic and self reflective on this album-borrowing from either a softer or more rhythmic musical palette. Yoko,whose songs here are all essentially responses to John's,are very much on time with the post punk new wave dance and rock type flavors that were more contemporary in the early 80's. So interestingly enough? This album presents a situation where,while John's beautifully written songs here were well received and revered,where Yoko seemed more musically on the cutting edge of things than her far more musically renowned ex Beatle husband was. Still this showcases both John and Yoko's strongest music. And was every bit the successful comeback they'd hoped it to be on every possible level.
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on December 1, 2014
I bought this for the songs called Woman & Beautiful Boy, which I like far better than his music while with the Beatles even during their more interesting rock sound later on. To hear samples, just select Search: Digital Music, then type in Double Fantasy John Lennon in the space bar provided above, click Go then scroll down to see the songs on the album & click the arrow pointing to the right to hear samples of the songs on the album, click the arrow again to turn the sound off. Also, this music may be bought on MP3 as a Digital Purchase with your Credit or Gift Card, then Download it to play on your computer and/or Burn it to CD-r disk to play it on a music compact disc player.
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on November 9, 2014
Love my CD!!!
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on November 8, 2014
shipped quickly and was as expected with amazon-never a problem
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on October 15, 2014
I ordered this album on CD used. I had this record when it first came out and was stolen while in storage. the CD is of excellent quality and i would recommend this last album John Lennon made. I have listened enough to get some enjoyment to his wife singing solo on some of the songs alone. Buying this CD used the jewel case was broken but the CD is in excellent condition. I'm pleased with my purchase overall.
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on September 21, 2014
As Lennon said: "Is just good music..."
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