Blueprint for a Sunrise
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This is not meant for radio. It is not meant for anything other than what it is, which is, as said, Yoko's personal message to every individual person.
Here, she expels her thoughts on the the treatment of women, but without coming off as though she has some kind of political agenda...one truly can sense that she cares about these issues, and is Not suggesting female superiority, or being trite, and one finds onesself agreeing with it after listening to it as though it were the first time they had ever heard this message.
It also contains a very touching tribute to John...(how can one not cry?)
Sean plays guitar on the songs, and also it contains some tracks that were from live performances, such as Mulberry, where Sean's guitar~work is amazing!
And I tell you! The woman's voice and ability to transmit all sorts of emotions through it has never changed a bit! It's amazing. Oh yeah; she's a senior citizen and shows no signs of it. Go Yoko! ;-)
Her ability to keep being honest is striking...
Yeah...this one is something special, and you'll know what I mean if you buy it, so do! It is quite astounding..
Here's hoping that Yoko decides to tour in support of this album too. I saw her backed by Ima, at the Park West in Chicago, during her Rising tour. It was one of the most profound musical experiences I have ever had the privilege to experience. It sure would be great to experience her type of positive energy in a live setting once again, especially since the world is in such a dark state right now.
Yoko is communicating some powerful messages in songs such as "I want you to remember me" (in which Yoko takes a sample from the song "Coffin Car") and faces female issues in "Is this what we do". One song that I think is the best (and has a fantastic backbeat & samples a guitar lick from the 1972 song "Kite") is "It's time for action". It's Yoko at her best telling/yelling to "get a life!" and "Stay alive!".
"Rising II" is a live track of the original from 1995, BUT it is very different vocally - Yoko speaks to us in Japanese and lets out a laugh that really freaked out my friends. Not me though. I'm used to Yoko sounding different!
With all of the messages of hope and survival Yoko Ono brings to us with this effort, I can say that I was very pleased to have the song "I remember everything" close out the album. I don't know about you, but I needed to hear about John on this album and the song delivers it. You're going to like this album alot. Vocally, The Double Fantasy album kept popping up in my head with this album for some reason. I'm glad Yoko is going into the studio at 68 years young and I hope she continues her insprirational and mind train - like music.
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Yoko never fails to re-invent herself, but she still works in the avant garde genera. Very interesting and powerful lyrics through out.Published 19 months ago by Lady of the Loch
A disclaimer up front – I purchased this album for its potential comedic benefits during my long driving commutes to work. In that regard, it delivered spectacularly. Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by Ray Romanowski
The CD case arrived broken and there was no film wrapping on the CD case but taking a closer I can confirm CD was new with no marks at all on the actual disc. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Jim
This album-like all of Yoko Ono's albums-is great. People trash her, but those that trash her, either do not understand her music, or they've never actually listened to any of... Read morePublished on November 15, 2005 by VD2400
Let's face it, those minions who bash Yoko out there are either chauvanists or bigots--take your pick. Read morePublished on August 26, 2005 by Tad Nastic
I played several samples of this CD on my computer while visiting the Amazon website and my male cat started meowing along. Read morePublished on November 29, 2004 by fattuchus
Ono had classical music training (in both voice and piano) in Japan, and then she rebelled against that (but it stuck with her anyway) when she joined the avant garde art movement... Read morePublished on January 15, 2004 by Elizabeth Caudy
Like fine wine it seems that Yoko Ono get's better with age. In the 21'st Century we find Yoko continuing here internal and external dialogue. Read morePublished on December 31, 2003 by DARRIN SMITH
There has always been new wave and old wave, yes, I am using some old quote there...but...this album proves once again that Yoko Ono has always been the first lady of rock. Read morePublished on December 19, 2003 by firstname.lastname@example.org