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John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
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13 September 2012
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31 May 2013
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I think this is an amazing album, and one of my favourite ex-Beatle recordings... it's John at his rawest, and probably the most stripped-down album Phil Spector ever produced.   

There are several excellent tracks, with the best being "God" (great piano by Billy Preston), although this song offended George Harrison so much that he refused to allow another stand-out song from the album ("Love") be used in one his "Hand-Made Films" movies many years later.  

I have to admit the shrillness of "Well Well Well" is pretty hard to take, but I like most of the rest of the album -- especially "Working Class Hero" and "Remember", in addition to the two tracks mentioned above.   

Overall a fabulous album, and so different from anything The Beatles had released.

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The thing I've always struggled with in regards to this album (and Imagine, to a lesser extent) is that, despite being his first proper solo album, it already sounds very un-Beatle-esque.  I mean, All Things Must Pass, McCartney and Ram all still had songs that sounded as though The Beatles could've realistically recorded them had they stayed together (and, indeed, many tracks on those albums were initially written while the group was still together), but John seems to have made an immediate clean break with his Fab Four days.  It gets easier to accept after a few years, but it's kind of jarring in those first couple years.

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Duke_of_Kirkaldy said
The thing I've always struggled with in regards to this album (and
Imagine, to a lesser extent) is that, despite being his first proper solo album, it already sounds very un-Beatle-esque.  I mean, All Things Must Pass, McCartney and Ram all still had songs that sounded as though The Beatles could've realistically recorded them had they stayed together (and, indeed, many tracks on those albums were initially written while the group was still together), but John seems to have made an immediate clean break with his Fab Four days.  It gets easier to accept after a few years, but it's kind of jarring in those first couple years.

Never been a problem for me after Cold Turkey and all, plus some of the songs would have fitted on Abbey Road or the White Album.

To the OP - I love this album too, I even bought it along with the 'Gimme Some Truth' box (which has every track off it) so I could get the liner notes and lyrics and play it in order as intended (yes, I know I could have ripped them off the other discs I own - but I just had to have it on the shelf 'in its own right' - no pun intended).

 

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