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APPROXIMATELY INFINITE UNIVERSE [2LP] (WHITE COLORED VINYL) [Analog] Import, Limited Edition
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YOKO ONO Approximately Infinite Universe (2017 US limited edition 22-track double LP pressed on White Vinyl. Originally released in 1972 and overlooked at the time this tour-de-force is now regarded as one of Yokos finest works & a mustfor any serious collection; within a gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed in the hype/barcode stickered shrink SC283)
演奏はエレファント・メモリー。"Shiranakatta(I Didn't Know)"では日本語も登場。
"What a Bastard the World Is"はなかなかの名曲。レノンとのデュエットもあり。
Give Yoko credit...lots of well-regarded punk bands ripped her off.
Once again,John Lennon anticipated all the rest of us by promoting Yoko's songs.
"Move on Fast" is also very good.
Overall,this CD and Yoko's music in general should be given the same latitude as is afforded other artists who don't fit the stereotype in some folk's minds.
I think Yoko Ono has a lot to offer someone who can appreciate honesty,passion and who can appreciate her sense of humor and irony.
"Yang Yang","Move On Fast","Kite Song" and the bluesy "Peter The Dealer" are all intense guitar based rockers while the ballads range from the soulful "Death Of Samantha","I Have A Woman Inside My Soul" and "Have You Seen A Horizon Lately" to the more countrified "Winter Song" and the more orchestral piano rock of "I Want My Love To Rest Tonight","Looking Over My Hotel Window"."What A Bastard World" and "Song For John" as well as the acoustic folk "Now Or Never"-with it's rhetorical Dylan-like social commentary. "What Did I Do" meanwhile deals with a tensely stomping uptempo horn funk explosion while the title song explores a Spectorian wall of sound uptempo sax based number. "Catman" has a flamboyant jazz-funk flavor while "Air Talk" has a strumming guitar based pop/reggae flavor. "What A Mess" presents a Motown style mix of soul/jazz and salsa with a pointed pro choice message.
When this album dropped in 1972? The women's movement was at it's peak in America. And as a major siphon for social change with her husband John Lennon during their most overtly political period as a couple? Yoko was in a position by this time to be a solo artist who could express those impulses very vocally. This is a very well rounded view on the subject of women's liberation. Everything from suffering and especially even undo criticism of the male gender are covered in a detailed and poetic manner in these songs. While a bit divided between femininity as a biological victimization or a source of strength? Yoko's often anguished lyrics are made a search for hope by her and the instrumentalists understanding of funk/soul/jazz music (really the prominent genre showcases here) as the music of any human rights/liberation movement of the time. So on those levels? I have to admire Yoko for exploring womanhood in that musically funky place!
Some really musically stunning pieces intermixed with some too hard, too loud rockers. Disc One's best: "Yang Yang," "Death Of Samantha," "I Want My Love To Rest Tonight," "Have You Seen A Horizon Lately," "Approximately Infinite Universe," "Song For John," and "What A Bastard The World Is". The others I find difficult to listen to. "Death Of Samantha" is a solid piece of work that rocks on music's cutting edge. "Have You See A Horizon Lately" and "Approximately Infinite Universe" are two of Yoko's best think pieces (they are of the same calibre as what you would expect on Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon", the same darkly intellectual texture and undertones that made DSOTM a masterpiece). The contrast of track eight "Song For John" and "What A Bastard The World Is" shows the full double edge sword of their relationship. Disc Two's best: "Winter Song," Shiranakatta (I Didn't Know)," "I Have Woman Inside My Soul," "Now Or Never," "Is Winter Here To Stay?" "Looking Over From A Hotel Window". These are some of her most tender songs. Some lovely piano work. Her lyrics cut and heal with the bluntest honesty. Her struggles with life, love, marriage, and the world are articulated again and again. Bonus Tracks: interesting to hear after hearing Yoko's re-makes. I prefer the later versions but am happy to have these earlier versions.