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John Lennon's solo debut!
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time — rated 23/500!
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is the debut studio album by English rock musician John Lennon. It was released in 1970, after Lennon had issued three experimental albums with Yoko Ono and Live Peace in Toronto 1969, a live performance in Toronto credited to the Plastic Ono Band. The album was recorded simultaneously with Ono's debut avant garde solo album, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, at Ascot Sound Studios and Abbey Road Studios using the same musicians and production team, and featured nearly identical cover artwork.
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is generally considered one of Lennon's finest solo albums, documenting with honesty and artistic integrity his emotional and mental state at that point in his career. In 1987, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it fourth on "The 100 Best Albums of the Last Twenty Years." In 2012, the magazine ranked it number 23 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Introspective and painfully personal, Plastic Ono Band is an extremely courageous solo debut for a man who was already subjected to an unprecedented level of public scrutiny. Yet there is no conflict or compromise here between art and commerce — Lennon clearly serves his muse. Where as the Beatles sang of a pending social revolution, on Plastic Ono Band, Lennon unleashes one.
"It was a revolutionary record — never before had a record been so explicitly introspective...It's an unflinching document of bare-bones despair and pain, but for all its nihilism, it is ultimately life-affirming; it is unique not only in Lennon's catalog, but in all of popular music. Few albums are ever as harrowing, difficult, and rewarding as John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band." — AllMusic
Single layer SACD. Japanese pressing.
|2. Hold On|
|3. I Found Out|
|4. Working Class Hero|
|8. Well Well Well|
|9. Look At Me|
|11. My Mummy’s Dead|