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Double Fantasy (Remst) Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (Oct. 10 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00004WGEK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,145 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. (Just Like) Starting Over 0
2. Kiss Kiss Kiss
3. Cleanup Time
4. Give Me Something
5. I'm Losing You
6. I'm Moving On
7. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
8. Watching The Wheels
9. Yes I'm Your Angel
10. Woman
11. Beautiful Boys
12. Dear Yoko
13. Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him
14. Hard Times Are Over
15. Help Me To Help Myself
16. Walking On Thin Ice
17. Central Park Stroll (Dialogue)

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Strange as it seems now, the last album John Lennon released in his lifetime was intended as a comeback, or rather as a parting wave at retirement: "Watching the Wheels" and "Beautiful Boy" celebrate the joys he found outside the star system, and "(Just Like) Starting Over" is a slightly awkward rocker about rejoining the domestic world that's also sort of about rejoining the pop world. The studio-pro arrangements are a little too slick, but Lennon rarely sounded happier. Ono, whose songs alternate with his in a series of thematic diptychs, was taking a stab at channeling her artier impulses into pop and is generally less successful--her voice works in a context of art-weirdness, but not as well in conventional tunes. This 2000 remastered reissue is fleshed out with a demo of "Help Me to Help Myself" and Ono's solo version of "Walking on Thin Ice," which was recorded on the same day her husband was shot to death. --Douglas Wolk

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By Da Man on March 26 2004
Format: Audio CD
While Double Fantasy may be better known for what happened 3 weeks after it's release, I think it's a great cd that would've stood the test of time regardless.
I am tired of reading constant Yoko-bashing in the reviews of this cd. I am a fan of both John and Yoko, but Yoko is definately one of my top 10 favorite female artists of all time. People who bash her DON'T GET HER. If you appreciate the works of somebody like David Bowie or Prince (both I think are awesome by the way), I think you will have an easier time "getting" Yoko. DO NOT COMPARE HER WITH THE BEATLES!! DO NOT COMPARE HER WITH PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS!! She is her own style of music and someone expecting her to sound like The Beatles are setting themselves up for a fall. This is the most mainstream she ever got. Yoko's 1980-1984 output was her best ever IMO. Tho I also enjoy her recent forays into dance music. She doesn't have a good singing voice, but any Yoko fan can tell you that she is not exactly supposed to be a Streisand/Celine type. Walking On Thin Ice (which is a bonus track on this) is an brilliant underrated gem that FINALLY got the recognition it deserved last year when it went to #1 on the dance singles chart, and it earned that. It's a great record that from John's very last recording session on that fateful day in Dec 1980.
John had three smash hits off this album. Starting Over is a timeless record that still sounds fresh 24 years later. Woman is a gorgeous love song. And the other songs are great too.
I don't think enough words can be said about what a shame this album (along with Milk And Honey) closed the chapter on one of rock's greatest artists. Double Fantasy showed the world that John and Yoko (who successfully proved that DF was no fluke with the Season Of Glass and It's Alright albums that followed) were both ready to take the 1980's by storm.
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By mirrortime on Feb. 29 2004
Format: Audio CD
First, anyone who thinks that the Yoko stuff on this album is bad should try to realize that Yoko was on a lot of John's stuff before this album. This is nothing new. By the time this album came out we had had a lot of Yoko. Not that we all dug it but we grew used to her and John's music etc. etc. So... When this album came out I was thrilled to see a new John and Yoko album. Because they were a pair, not two seperate people. Anyone that loved John's music for what it was and understood his love for Yoko realized that that was a part of John. This is in a sense a perfect record. John loved Yoko, Yoko loved John. Period. Do you think that John wanted or cared to put out the perfect "Beatle" sounding record? His life is reflected on this album and Yoko was the center of his Universe. Period. Sean also. This is a masterpiece because it is real. If you don't like it that's cool too... but one thing for sure it's way John felt at the time. Is this album re-mixed? I hope not. (I don't have this re-release) Haven't heard this version yet. I hated the others "Mind Games", "Plastic Ono Band". I must say that Yoko did have bad judgement on those projects. Why re-paint the Mona Lisa?
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Well I must say that I have had this album for about 2 months and never listened to it all the way through until just now. At first I had to skip through all of the Yoko Ono songs because they were just too 80's sounding and corny. After listening to it all the way through with headphones I have a totally new opinion about the album. Frankly I say its one of Lennon's best. And I also have to give Yoko her credit because after all of the jokes I have heard over the years about how bad she sings, I have to say she is definately an artist. I laughed out loud for awhile hearing her vomit on key (you have to listen to find out which song) and I think she is really underrated as an artist. On her songs I think that the music is ahead if its time as far as the effects go, and they definately grew on me. As far as Sir John, well I love everything that he does. I learned that this was his final album before he was murdered and this album is just one more reason why Mark David Chapman should burn in hell for robbing the world of a true visionary. Give Yoko's songs a chance because after all if John wanted it on the album then its good enough for me. Listen to it with headphones and please drop the Yoko stereotypes. Also, some of the guitar solos are killer and the mood of some of the songs is pretty much out there. Give it a go and if you disagree then write your own review!
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Format: Audio CD
The last album released by John Lennon before his assassination, "Double Fantasy" heralded his return to music recording years after his self imposed exile in order to play the role of family man and father. The album alternates Lennon songs with those of his wife Yoko Ono, and the results are very mixed. As mixed as the songs by each artist. As far as ratings go, John's get 5 stars, no questions asked. Yoko's on the other hand....well, let's just say they don't.
For John's half, every song on here by the ex-Beatle is excellent. My personal favorite is the reflective "Watching the Wheels", but other true standouts are the tender "Woman", "Oh Yoko" (awesome song... shame it's got the word 'Yoko' in it), "(Just Like) Starting Over", and "Cleanup Time". Of Yoko's songs. . . the most listenable is probably "Kiss Kiss Kiss", but whenever I pop this disc in the 'skip' button gets some heavy usage. So not to do any serious bashing, I'll just leave it at that.
John returns to the studio refreshed and with a lot to say. This is just a glimpse of what he might have been capable of doing had his career been allowed to continue, but unfortunately all we can do now is wonder and appreciate the music that he left behind. For fans of John Lennon, his half of the album alone makes it worth the purchase.
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