28 April 2020
I do like this album and the songs are generally very good and his singing is wonderful! I've always thought that this album sounded like a bit of a combination of both 'Plastic Ono Band' and 'Imagine '.
My only gripe really is with the production and the same thing applies to 'Mind Games '. It just sounds too polished and note perfect. I think the problem is the use of session musicians. There is just no charm to the playing. Maybe part of the appeal of 'Plastic Ono Band' and 'Imagine ' was that he had Ringo, George & Klaus Voorman etc playing on them. The playing on those albums was full of character, which was sadly lacking on 'Walls & Bridges'! ('Ya Ya' is good because you know it is John playing the piano! You can't distinguish mostly what he is playing on the rest of the album. lol)
Still a great album though!
18 April 2013
I disagree. I would rank Walls And Bridges over those two albums. It’s my favorite.
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26 January 2017
I would have to disagree about the production. I really like the way in comes across. I hear the polish, but it’s different from other production that I’ve heard in any other album. To me it does not sound note perfect, but a little bit sloppy, with a studio enhancement with what sounds like a lot of envelope filters, which makes the whole thing sound very natural. and smooth, even though it is a somewhat unnatural production technique. I like the production style of Imagine more, as its all the great session players just laying it down n’ dirty. Plus Imagine probably has a better tracklist, but still I’m a huge fan of the Walls And Bridges sound. As I mentioned earler I find it quite wet.
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Vera Chuck and Dave said
this is becoming my 3rd favourite Lennon album, behind POB and Mind Games
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It has a relaxed and fun atmosphere that makes me feel nostalgic. Mind Games has that too, but I think Walls is the stronger showing.
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