New deluxe remix set features an incredible 159 tracks, along with a well-researched and lushly illustrated book
When it comes to the vaunted world of remixes and deluxe boxed sets, the Lennon camp has, once again, proven itself to be the top of the class.
With the release of “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (The Ultimate Collection),” Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and their team have taken great pains to afford music lovers with a premier version of the original LP. With crisp new mixes and high production values, the collection reminds us why “Plastic Ono Band” has stood the test of time as one of the great post-Beatles solo albums.
nd for the folks out there who enjoy a deep dive into the making of such landmark LPs, “Plastic Ono Band” is not only a superlative specimen—it’s an overwhelming one. The deluxe edition features an incredible 159 tracks, along with a well-researched and lushly illustrated book.
In her preface to the book, Ono writes that “with the Plastic Ono Band albums, John and I liked the idea of this really raw, basic, truthful reality that we were going to be giving to the world. We were influencing other artists, giving them courage, giving dignity to a certain style of vulnerability and strength that was not accepted in society at the time. It was a revolution for a Beatle to say, ‘Listen: I’m human, I’m real.’ It took a lot of courage for him to do it.”