It's Alright Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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The album starts off with "My Man", which was a single. Yoko showcases how her man is "the best in the world", and how she loves him very much. It's actually quite strange on how this song ended up on the album because, frankly, her man was dead. Despite the irony, "My Man" is a great song. "Never Say Goodbye" is where i think Yoko tapped into her genius skills. The combination of the meaningful lyrics and great instrumentation makes this song one of my all-time favorites, with kooky synthesized sounds, handclaps, and heavy percussion. The end of the song isn't as upbeat-in fact, it's somewhat creepy and disturbing, with Sean Lennon's voice distorted as if in a horror movie, and a noise that sounds like outer-space creatures are landing. This section of course leads the listener into the heartbreaking "Spec Of Dust", which is one of Yoko's most beautiful ballads. "Why do i love you so if you're just a spec of dust?" Yoko ponders. Perhaps the saddest line of this song is "In my mind, I'm searching for you a billion miles away", showing how painful Yoko's loss really was. Again, the synthesizer that could only belong in Ms. Ono's music is present, this time blending in with a beautiful piano part.Read more ›
I believe had any other artist recorded this album and these songs in 1982, this album would've been a top 10 hit. People who dislike Yoko, HATE her, without any real reason except the tired "she broke up the Beatles" line.
"My Man" is a cute new wave pop ballad that I think could've become a huge hit for Yoko had radio touched it. However, it's almost eerie considering "her man" was now dead.
"Never Say Goodbye" was the most new wave moment on the album, the song is covered in synths. At first it starts out sounding like an upbeat catchy song, but midway into the second verse, it takes a turn for the darker, with a dub of John saying "Yooooooooookoooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!" in the background, and also has Sean come in saying stuff. The song turns out very dark and sad, with an ending that almost sounds like a sci-fi film.
"Spec Of Dust" was a very sad ballad about John.
"Loneliness" was remade from a 1974 song she did, I think this is another song that could've been a huge hit had radio dare played Yoko.
"Tomorrow May Never Come" is 50's flavored Yoko, a very catchy song.
"It's Alright" may very well be the centerpiece of the album. Another synth-heavy sounding track. Starts with a young Sean coming into Yoko's room waking her up saying "mommy, you have to wake up", and in many ways, represents a crossroads for her. The song deals with the fact that she's still sad in many ways, but she knows deep down everything will be alright in the end.Read more ›
Another track with an interesting rhythmic structure is Loneliness, whilst Tomorrow May Never Come is an engaging mid-tempo ballad with lovely saxophone. The title track has an uplifting tone and Wake Up has a light Caribbean feel with chirpy keyboards. Let The Tears Dry is an anthemic chant with rousing vocals, whilst the atmospheric Dream Love is infused with the sounds of seagulls and waves.
The original vinyl album concluded with the light pop song I See Rainbows but this CD reissue contains two extra tracks: Beautiful Boys and You're The One. It's Alright is an album of catchy songs firmly rooted in the sound of intelligent early 1980s pop but it does contain some quirky arrangements that set it apart. It will appeal to Ono fans and lovers of 1980s pop.
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Unlistenable garbage.....This kind of garbage is so bad it makes me wonder if Ono didn't Courtney Love lennon to strat her own fail career.Published 1 month ago by Deimos
and I happen to adore her and her voice. She writes such touching melodys,
and the lady can rock. Check out Hell In Paradise for an example.
If Yoko's fantastic works that created punk rock and art rock are a bit to far out of your musical ballpark try her It's Alright. It may be too tame for alternative fans.Published on June 14, 2002 by Keri
There a couple of Ono's very best songs on this collection i.e. "Dream Love" (which is in my top five Yoko Ono favorites) her sound effects and lyrics weave into one of... Read morePublished on May 12, 2001 by Thomas Lapins