John Lennon & Yoko Ono "(Just Like) Starting Over" Single (1980)
Details: This used 7" is in beautiful little copy! Features one track each from John and Yoko mixing John's sense of rockabilly-inflected pop with Yoko's more experimental forms is quite fun, actually. A neat little contrast to each other's songs which also appear on their album, "Double Fantasy" (1980).
Description: "Double Fantasy is the fifth album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in November 1980 on Geffen Records. Produced by Lennon, Ono and Jack Douglas, it was the seventh and final studio album released by Lennon during his lifetime. The album marked Lennon's return to recording music full-time, following his five-year hiatus to raise his son Sean. Recording sessions took place at The Hit Factory in New York City between August and October 1980. The final album features songs from both Lennon and Ono, largely alternating between the two in its tracklisting. Other tracks recorded by Lennon from the sessions were compiled by Ono for release on Milk and Honey in 1984.
Upon its release, the album stalled on music charts and received largely negative reviews from music critics, with many focusing on the album's idealization of Lennon and Ono's marriage. However, following Lennon's murder three weeks after its release, it became a worldwide commercial success and went on to win the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards in 1982. In subsequent decades, the album has been viewed more favorably, with Lennon's songs, in particular, garnering praise as some of his finest; nevertheless, Lennon's death has tended to highly influence modern reviews. In 2010, Ono and Douglas released a remix of the album, titled Double Fantasy Stripped Down, which featured less lavish production than the original."
Grade: VG+ (Cover) / VG+ (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
1. John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
1. Yoko Ono - Kiss Kiss Kiss