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  • #61
    Love the discussion in here!!! I'm so pleased your feeling Yoko, she is a very special artist for me. Yes Vin I'm like you like listening and getting deep into an album before moving onto another one but after hearing AIU, I just went beserk!!

    NF is correct in saying it's difficult to suggest songs to listen to because much of it is an acquired taste but there's quite alot of great more accessible stuff too.

    There is always something special on all of her records, the only 2 which I've taken longer to warm to are the Starpeace & Feeling The Space albums.

    Hope you have a great time enjoying her music and I'll always love to hear your opinions on her music.

    If you ever want any youtube etc links for any of her tracks I'll provide.
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    • #62
      From the "What Album Are You Currently Listening? thread:

      Originally posted by crazycrazy
      Originally posted by Vindrag
      Yoko Ono - Rising (1995)



      Current track: Wouldnit


      What are your fave tracks so far Vin?
      I guess it would go something like this:

      1. Rising
      2. Kurushi
      3. Goodbye, My Love
      4. Revelations
      5. Will I

      the last 5 tracks it seems, but that's such silly list, cause I like all the tracks. Ask The Dragon & New York Woman should also be mentioned. I'll return with my own little "review" soon ;)
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      • #63
        Bee! What do you think yourself about Rising? It contains a few tracks which I've seen you mention over the time, guessing you like the album very much? Would you describe this album as accesible or not? I like it very much!!!

        That it's an acquiered taste is of course true, but you could say this about alot of artists. I'd believe most of my favourite artists belongs to this same category, that's why I don't find any of Yoko's tracks difficult to listen through. Don't get it twisted just because of my love for Ciara!

        AIU sounds really interesting, I also want to go berserk! Thanks, I was wondering, do you own all her albums, since they're so hard to get? You should've been here last night when we discussed Yoko - I look forward to discover her music and discuss it with you man!!!
        Luc

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Vindrag
          Bee! What do you think yourself about Rising? It contains a few tracks which I've seen you mention over the time, guessing you like the album very much? Would you describe this album as accesible or not? I like it very much!!!

          That it's an acquiered taste is of course true, but you could say this about alot of artists. I'd believe most of my favourite artists belongs to this same category, that's why I don't find any of Yoko's tracks difficult to listen through. Don't get it twisted just because of my love for Ciara!

          AIU sounds really interesting, I also want to go berserk! Thanks, I was wondering, do you own all her albums, since they're so hard to get? You should've been here last night when we discussed Yoko - I look forward to discover her music and discuss it with you man!!!
          I LOVE Rising!!! I love all of the tracks that you mentioned 'Goodbye My Love & Will I' would be in my top list from the album too!! I love that it has an amazing dark moody edge running through it all, I love that cackly thing she does it is really effective!! My faves include Ask The Dragon, Warzone, Wouldnit & Turned The Corner but I love them all seriously.

          I know what you mean when it comes to easily digesting her music as I'm accustomed to the more mad stuff! I only own Approximately Infinite Universe, Rising (download) & Season of Glass the rest I've got in mp3 form for now but will get them if I can eventually.

          I look forward to discussing Yoko with you, try and get to hear all of the albums, they are fantastic in my opinion, just jamming to the amazing No, No, No on the Season of Glass album.
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          • #65
            Yoko Onos page on wikipedia

            I've read half of this, what an interesting life, interesting woman! I need to find a proper biography or something! I read this part while listening to the song Rising, it was tough "reading".

            In 1971, while studying with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Majorca, Ono's second husband, Anthony Cox, accused Ono of abducting their daughter, Kyoko from his hotel. A large number of accusations were then made by both parents toward each other and the matter of custody. Cox eventually moved to Houston, Texas and converted to Evangelical Christianity with his new wife, who was originally from Houston. At the end of 1971, a custody hearing in Houston went against Cox. In violation of the order, he took Kyoko and disappeared.[citation needed] Ono then launched a search for her daughter with the aid of the police and private investigators.[20] Ono wrote a song about her daughter, "Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow)," which appears on Lennon and Ono's album Live Peace In Toronto 1969 and her album Fly. Both versions feature Eric Clapton on guitar. Kyoko is also referenced on the first line of "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" when Yoko whispers "Happy Christmas Kyoko" followed by Lennon whispering "Happy Christmas Julian."
            Both the press and the public were critical of her. She was blamed for the breakup of The Beatles and repeatedly criticized for her influence over Lennon and his music. Her experimental art was not popularly understood.[1]
            After the Beatles disbanded, Lennon and Ono cohabited in London and then in New York. Their relationship was strained by the theat of deportation Lennon faced based (due to drug charges filed in Britain), and Ono's separation from her daughter. The couple separated in 1973 and the two began living separate lives, Ono pursuing her career in New York and Lennon living in Los Angeles with personal assistant May Pang in a period commonly referred to as his "lost weekend."

            In 1975, the couple reconciled. Their son, Sean, was born on Lennon's 35th birthday, October 9, 1975. After Sean's birth, the couple lived in relative seclusion at the Dakota in New York. John Lennon retired from music to become a househusband caring for their child, until shortly before his murder in December 1980, which Ono witnessed at close range. Ono has stated that the couple were thinking about going out to dinner (after spending several hours in a recording studio), but were returning to their apartment instead, because John wanted to see Sean before he was put to bed.[21] Following the murder, she went into complete seclusion for an extended period. Following Lennon's murder, Cox and Kyoko sent a message of sympathy to Ono but did not reveal their location. Ono later printed an open letter to Kyoko saying how she missed her but that she would cease her attempts to find her.[22] Kyoko would later appear on the 1987 title track of American English by the British pop band Wax.
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            • #66
              ^ I know it's a real shocking and interesting story! Poor Yoko!! She's lived a painful life I love her for her expression.
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              • #67
                Never Say Goodbye sounds more modern in a way than the material from Rising, but I'm still guessing it's an older track? It has a "lighter" expression, but still reognizable - is she writing/producing her own music?

                I saw that Approximately Infinite Universe is avaliable on a Swedish online store, figured I'll order it along with the Rising album soon. Since it made you go bonkers, I'm curious to see if AIU will expand my liking for Yoko.
                Luc

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                • #68
                  She seems to be a very interesting character! I've never been a fan of reading biographys until very recently. A friend of mine gave me the latest Kate Buh biography "Under The Ivy: The Life And Music Of Kate Bush" - which have made me come even closer to her, if the author have succeded than these types of books are really fascinating to read through. Yoko seems to be an artist which I'd love reading more about.
                  Luc

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Vindrag
                    Never Say Goodbye sounds more modern in a way than the material from Rising, but I'm still guessing it's an older track? It has a "lighter" expression, but still reognizable - is she writing/producing her own music?

                    I saw that Approximately Infinite Universe is avaliable on a Swedish online store, figured I'll order it along with the Rising album soon. Since it made you go bonkers, I'm curious to see if AIU will expand my liking for Yoko.
                    Yes it is more modern sounding than Rising, but the album it comes from is 13 years earlier! I think it's her poppiest/synthy album for me thus far, it's different to the others. Yes get AIU it is fantastic, it is a double album so there is a nice eclectic mix of fantastic tracks!

                    I hope you grow to love Yoko as much as me! And yes she writes and produces most of her stuff as far as I'm aware. Make sure to listen to any links I drop around the forum of her tracks!

                    Yes, read more about her, it make you more attached to her as an artist, great idea, she is a fascinating lady I agree.
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                    • #70
                      I've had a rising day! Damn, what a brilliant album! Not completely flawless, but all around a great work of art.
                      Luc

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Vindrag
                        I've had a rising day! Damn, what a brilliant album! Not completely flawless, but all around a great work of art.
                        YES!! My promoting worked!!! It is art I agree, it is a stunning album! I'm so happy you love it.
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                        • #72
                          I'm going to give my full review soon! I introduced some tracks for one of my best friends, it seems he'll purchase the album as well! If only Yoko knew!
                          Luc

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Vindrag
                            I'm going to give my full review soon! I introduced some tracks for one of my best friends, it seems he'll purchase the album as well! If only Yoko knew!
                            you have cool mates, most people I know think I'm odd because I love her!
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                            • #74
                              Yeah, we're a very small group of wannabe bohemians! You're welcome to join the group!
                              Luc

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Vindrag
                                Yeah, we're a very small group of wannabe bohemians! You're welcome to join the group!
                                Ooooh sounds cool!! That'd be great!!
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                                • #76
                                  You know I'm a Kate Bush maniac, but can you see why I often come to think of You're The One from The Red Shoes, when listening to the o-u-t-s-t-a-n-d-i-n-g- Revelations? Different lyrics of course, but the music is quite similar, twin sister songs. With a twist!
                                  Luc

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                                  • #77
                                    Hmmmm...I'm not sure, I'll have to listen to them later on and see. I like Revelations but it's far from being a favourite, the lyrics are it's strong point, I think I prefer the reworked version featuring Peaches.
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                                    • #78
                                      Revelations
                                      Luc

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                                      • #79
                                        Originally posted by Vindrag
                                        Revelations
                                        Don't be sad Dan baby! I'm glad you are still listening to Yoko! What have you heard from her Yoko thus far? Also I really love the lyrics from 'Revelations' but it's far from being a Yoko fave for me personally! However I'm glad it's had an impact on you.

                                        Also have you read my PM?
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                                        • #80
                                          Yes, I've seen your PM - I'm just very busy these days, working long days etc. Will return to you when I have time! ;)

                                          Revelations is my favourite so far with Yoko, with I Will I, Rising & Goodbye My Love + Walking On Thin Ice ( aaa aa aa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aa aa aa)

                                          Yes, the lyrics are brilliant, but I also love the music in that one. I'm an old-school fellow! I'm still listening alot to Rising, you know, I listen alot to an album before I move on to the next, the next being your favourite! The universe album!
                                          Luc

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                                          • #81
                                            Oh, and by the way!

                                            Later, in the end of july I will be travelling to the south of Sweden, to a museum in Wanås Slott were Yoko is presenting her art this summer (not in person).

                                            But I look forward to go there and really study her art. I'm so excited over this!!!!!!!

                                            Look

                                            Luc

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                                            • #82
                                              Originally posted by Vindrag
                                              Yes, I've seen your PM - I'm just very busy these days, working long days etc. Will return to you when I have time! ;)

                                              Revelations is my favourite so far with Yoko, with I Will I, Rising & Goodbye My Love + Walking On Thin Ice ( aaa aa aa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aa aa aa)

                                              Yes, the lyrics are brilliant, but I also love the music in that one. I'm an old-school fellow! I'm still listening alot to Rising, you know, I listen alot to an album before I move on to the next, the next being your favourite! The universe album!
                                              Ok, interested for your thought son Nina.

                                              Well 'the universe album' is a semi favourite, I can't actually pick a favourite! As I've said before it's between that one and Rising!
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                                              • #83
                                                Originally posted by Vindrag
                                                Oh, and by the way!

                                                Later, in the end of july I will be travelling to the south of Sweden, to a museum in Wanås Slott were Yoko is presenting her art this summer (not in person).

                                                But I look forward to go there and really study her art. I'm so excited over this!!!!!!!

                                                Look

                                                WOWZER! pretty amazing!!! Try and get pics and tell me about it!
                                                My tits are made of silicone, just like the Earth and sea...

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                                                • #84
                                                  Originally posted by crazycrazy
                                                  Originally posted by Vindrag
                                                  Oh, and by the way!

                                                  Later, in the end of july I will be travelling to the south of Sweden, to a museum in Wanås Slott were Yoko is presenting her art this summer (not in person).

                                                  But I look forward to go there and really study her art. I'm so excited over this!!!!!!!

                                                  Look

                                                  WOWZER! pretty amazing!!! Try and get pics and tell me about it!
                                                  If were allowed to take pictures, I pLomise!!
                                                  Luc

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                                                  and you are no exception

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                                                  • #85
                                                    Originally posted by Vindrag
                                                    Originally posted by crazycrazy
                                                    Originally posted by Vindrag
                                                    Oh, and by the way!

                                                    Later, in the end of july I will be travelling to the south of Sweden, to a museum in Wanås Slott were Yoko is presenting her art this summer (not in person).

                                                    But I look forward to go there and really study her art. I'm so excited over this!!!!!!!

                                                    Look

                                                    WOWZER! pretty amazing!!! Try and get pics and tell me about it!
                                                    If were allowed to take pictures, I pLomise!!
                                                    Thanks dude!!
                                                    My tits are made of silicone, just like the Earth and sea...

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                                                    • #86


                                                      Picture I found on Digital Spy 'Star Snaps' for today, she received the trophy of Montblanc de la Cuture Art Patronage award in Tokyo!
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                                                      • #87
                                                        I watched her Mad About You episode from 1995 as it was on Antenna TV earlier this week (I'd seen it years ago), I honestly thought she should've had her own sitcom as she had excellent comedic timing.

                                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KrUcTkndog
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                                                        • #88
                                                          Originally posted by NothingFails
                                                          I watched her Mad About You episode from 1995 as it was on Antenna TV earlier this week (I'd seen it years ago), I honestly thought she should've had her own sitcom as she had excellent comedic timing.

                                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KrUcTkndog
                                                          I've never seen that!! She's so cool!!
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                                                          • #89
                                                            Loved that cameo by Yoko! She's really funny, in her own kind of way.

                                                            I am currently addicted to the last 4 tracks on Blueprint For A Sunrise..

                                                            1. I'm Not Getting Enough
                                                            2. Mulberry
                                                            3. I Remember Everything
                                                            4. Are You Looking For Me?

                                                            Mulberry topped my chart some weeks ago, I'm Not Getting Enough peaked at #2 for 3 weeks. Go Yoko!
                                                            Luc

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                                                            • #90
                                                              Originally posted by Vindrag
                                                              Loved that cameo by Yoko! She's really funny, in her own kind of way.

                                                              I am currently addicted to the last 4 tracks on Blueprint For A Sunrise..

                                                              1. I'm Not Getting Enough
                                                              2. Mulberry
                                                              3. I Remember Everything
                                                              4. Are You Looking For Me?

                                                              Mulberry topped my chart some weeks ago, I'm Not Getting Enough peaked at #2 for 3 weeks. Go Yoko!
                                                              I love those in particular 'Mulberry', it's so spooky, glad they have been smashes!!!
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