Walking on Thin Ice
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Most notably missing is "Move on Fast", Yoko's finest rock record to date. The track was featured on Onobox in a wonderfully remixed version and very well should have been considered for this compilation. Also missing are the beautiful insightive ballads "Run, Run, Run", and "I Want My Love to Rest Tonight". It is obvious why freeform jams such as "Why" or "Don't Worry Kyoko" were not included, since the album is trying to promote a more commercially accessible Yoko, but by doing so limits the depiction of the wide range of musical styles Yoko has covered during the course of her career.
Actually, other than "Woman Power", her 'Feeling the Space' album has no other representation. Again, "Run, Run, Run" was a worthwhile choice for this collection as was the album's closer, "Men, Men, Men", but nontheless, the compilation features only the one track.
I might recommend this as somewhat of an introduction to Yoko's music, however it doesn't come highly recommended. A better recommendation would be 'Approximately Infinite Universe'. This album was Yoko's transition from the Avant-Gard to what was to later become Alternative Rock, and showcases Yoko in many aspects.
As someone who has also heard other Ono work, however, this does poorly as a "best of" collection. A lot of the weaker tracks (You're the One, Woman Power, Sleepless Night, Midsummer New York) could be replaced with the likes of Move On Fast, Approximately Infinite Universe, Listen The Snow Is Falling, Hard Times Are Over, and maybe It Happened (and Toilet/Telephone Piece for humor). And that's just what had been in existance before '92. If this was released today, it really needs tracks from her "Rising" album and the title track should be replaced with the remix that hit #1 in 2003.
For an introduction to Yoko Ono, I reccomend Double Fantasy or Milk and Honey since it also has Lennon tracks on it that are worth the money. For an introduction to solo Ono, just get Approximately Infinite Universe or Season of Glass.
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I just put this on my wishlist, also today I sent a birthday card to yoko, up in ny celebrating 83 on 18 feb 16Published 3 months ago by Thomas J. Jordan
Yes, yes, yes -- Why, why, why is "Why?" not on this compilation? That makes absolutely no sense on a career-encompassing retrospective sampler. "Why? Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andru J. Reeve
My favorite Yoko Cd. I LOVE the original WALKING ON THIN ICE best and the songs included are among her best. The delivery was quick and great!Published 15 months ago by katie collard
This is a great collection. I love it !
Yoko's early screeching/avant garde stuff is a bit hard to get into. Read more
Jeez, I sure get tired of all the really stupid, completely immature commentary slamming Yoko Ono. Some of these people have obviously nurtured their hate like a chronic ulcer for... Read morePublished on October 21, 2011 by David Saltaire
This is the best CD in the world! Yoko is the best and every song is great and her voice, so soothing. 5*!!Published on August 4, 2006 by Linda M. Campbell
Well, I really don't understand what's to be liked in Yoko's music. I mean... After Lennon's death she has released many many albuns... and they all seem to go unnoticed. Read morePublished on April 10, 2006 by Paulo Leite
For those of you who don't know, Yoko actually can hold a tune and sing her heart out. She's always been shown yelping or whaling in those old clips on documentaries or... Read morePublished on March 11, 2006 by J. A. Freakin' Freestyle
Don't fall for the hype. Yoko Ono's music is different, but not bizarre. Sure, she yelps and screams and moans on a few songs, but if anything that makes the case that her music... Read morePublished on December 21, 2005 by Truth