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Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy
13 February 2011
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Just finished this. An excellent book, very witty in places and it makes you revisit that awful day in December 1980 and you just wonder "If only he hadn't died". All the musicians give a very in-depth analysis of the sessions and say just how happy he was at that time.

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

13 February 2011
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Agreed. It's a really good book, and made me revisit the album (it didn't sound any better, but I wasn't really a fan anyway).

Where you been, mjb? Good to have you back.

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13 February 2011
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Joe said:

Agreed. It's a really good book, and made me revisit the album (it didn't sound any better, but I wasn't really a fan anyway).

Where you been, mjb? Good to have you back.


Hi Jo!

I've tried several times of late to post but I wasn't being allowed to log on! Had another bash this morning from work and all is OK. Need to try again from home (which is where I had the problems).

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

13 February 2011
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mjb said:

Joe said:

Agreed. It's a really good book, and made me revisit the album (it didn't sound any better, but I wasn't really a fan anyway).

Where you been, mjb? Good to have you back.


Hi Jo!
 

I've tried several times of late to post but I wasn't being allowed to log on! Had another bash this morning from work and all is OK. Need to try again from home (which is where I had the problems).


Things are mighty different around here. Although, I'm glad you're back!!!

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

13 February 2011
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Joe said:

Agreed. It's a really good book, and made me revisit the album (it didn't sound any better, but I wasn't really a fan anyway).

 

I thought you liked DF. You rank it favourably Here: /forum/john-lennon/best-john-lennon-album/#p15417, but not here. Why.

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13 February 2011
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I think if you're going to get all of Lennon's albums, that should be a priority as it's got some important songs (Beautiful Boy, Starting Over, Woman ). But I don't think it's a classic by any means. Let's face it, apart from JL/POB and Imagine , John wasn't really an albums artist.

As for the thing I wrote above, some books can bring to life something and help you hear things that weren't there before. The musicians who played on DF spoke so favourably about it that I thought I might have missed some previously hidden wonderment, but I didn't find it was much better than I'd remembered.

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13 February 2011
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Thanks for clarifying. Most of his American efforts (Post Imagine ) are extremely hit and miss.

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14 February 2011
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mjb said:

Joe said:

Agreed. It's a really good book, and made me revisit the album (it didn't sound any better, but I wasn't really a fan anyway).

Where you been, mjb? Good to have you back.


Hi Jo!
 

I've tried several times of late to post but I wasn't being allowed to log on! Had another bash this morning from work and all is OK. Need to try again from home (which is where I had the problems).


As long as we get you back in some fashion. a-hard-days-night-george-9 Yet another book to buy.

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