Season of Glass Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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This was Yoko's way of dealing when John was murdered. Rather than writing a bunch of songs about "Oh my poor husband, I miss you so," she went straight for the heart. The cover shot depicts John's still-bloody glasses for God's sakes! That was a shocker. The songs themselves, like much of Yoko's work, are counterphobic attacks on sadness, anger, and isolation, rather than moody lyrics that dwell on the above emotions. "No No No" opens with gunshot sounds and closes with a keyboard part that sounds like a siren...presumably an ambulance siren? "She Gets Down on Her Knees" is probably the best song she's ever written and I love the way she words it: "She gets down on her knees to throw up life/'Cause that's the only way she has it good...she's a main-liner who never took the main line." "Toyboat" is breathtaking. I love "Goodbye Sadness," where her voice breaks with emotion at one point. Gives me chills, man. And the album closes with a prayer to the "Mother of the Universe."
My favorite song wasn't even part of the original album release. It's the home demo version of "I Don't Know Why." It was recorded at home in the Dakota building on December 9, 1980, the day after John's death. It's so simple and so beautiful in it's own way. She expresses herself perfectly.
Say what you want, but Yoko is an artist. This is how an artist deals. S/he purges themselves through their art. That's what Yoko did with "Season of Glass." And I'm happy she did.
For the most part, the album features Yoko at her most emotionally revealling. Songs dealing with the loss of her husband helped us to deal with our own loss. The opening track "Goodbye Sadness" (also the first single) starts us off into a reflective look at the life and the love of John & Yoko, soon we are to take a look at the world as Yoko now saw it ("Dogtown"). By the middle of the album (or side two if you have the original LP or cassette), Yoko takes a no-punches held, head-on attack on those who had wished ill thoughts on the couple ("I Don't Know Why"), even forcing the world to deal with her pain by depicting the gunshots which killed Lennon (the album's second single "No, No, No"). Then eventually returning to a more "at peace" closing prayer ("Mother of the Universe"). The emotional roller-coaster ride may have been more than most of us could have handled in our own lives.
Emotion aside, some of Yoko's stronger work appears on this album.Read more ›
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Are there people still angry at Yoko Ono? Why? After all -- and this is a major hypothetical, folks -- if Justin Timberlake decided to get divorced and marry, oh, Edwige Danticat... Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Budas Root
On the one hand, this vendor had the somewhat hard-to-find CD and shipped it promptly.
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I dont want to sound repetitive. You have read all the other reviews, you know what the album is about. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by MJ
There are MANY things that bug me about this record, which was most certainly designed to further YO's music career. Read morePublished on February 1, 2011 by spammythepig
This is a great album, but the Rykodisc reissues that originally came with a white card with personnel information, etc., now only have the regular CD inserts. Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by JK
This is one of the best albums I never listen to. It is Yoko only months after John's murder. Very few albums are this emotionally raw and honest. Read morePublished on November 22, 2009 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ
I still have the vinyl version of this album. With the 45 rpm single version of Walking on Thin Ice. I ran across this album (dating myself) on my Amazon recomendations. Read morePublished on September 25, 2009 by Katherine McCarthy
Yoko Ono has been in our consciousness for decades, seen in many lights even though she was overshadowed by her husband's notoriety and shocking death. Read morePublished on July 19, 2009 by Jacqueline Hyde