Vinyl Box Sets
Limited edition white vinyl LP box set
Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of John and Yoko's wedding!
Original packaging, created by graphic designer John Kosh
Includes a box filled with souvenirs of John and Yoko's nuptials: photographs, a copy of the couple's marriage certificate, Lennon's and Ono's own drawings of their wedding and Bed-in honeymoon event, a picture of a slice of wedding cake, and more.
Read more about this limited edition anniversary box set, and see photos here.
Originally released in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Wedding Album was the couple's third experimental, album-length record, following Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins (1968) and Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions (1969), and one of the most remarkable of the duo's testaments to an intense romantic and artistic partnership that would last 14 years, until Lennon's tragic passing in 1980.
To celebrate their March 20, 1969 civil service wedding in Gibraltar, in lieu of a conventional honeymoon, the newlyweds spent a week in bed at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, inviting members of the press into their room for interviews and photo sessions, and using their fame — as one of the Beatles, Lennon was one of the best-known musicians in the world — and the publicity generated by their "Bed-in" to call attention to their campaign for world peace.
With Wedding Album, Lennon and Ono created an enduring snapshot of a vibrant pop-cultural moment, with the hostilities of the Vietnam War as its bracing backdrop. Featuring "John & Yoko," a call-and-response duet (John and Yoko calling out each other's names seductively, playfully, and longingly over the sound of their own heartbeats); Yoko's "John, John, Let's Hope for Peace"; snippets of interviews with reporters; and John's a cappella version of the Beatles' song "Good Night," Wedding Album captures the humor, earnestness, and spontaneity that marked the early years of the "Ballad of John and Yoko" era.
Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music are making one of the most unusual and emblematic recordings of the 1960s available again — 50 years after John and Yoko were married — to mark the golden wedding anniversary of two of the 20th century's most emblematic cultural figures.
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