Yoko Ono "Season Of Glass" LP (1981)
Yoko Ono "Season Of Glass" LP (1981)
Yoko Ono "Season Of Glass" LP (1981)
Yoko Ono "Season Of Glass" LP (1981)
Yoko Ono "Season Of Glass" LP (1981)
Geffen Records

Yoko Ono "Season Of Glass" LP (1981)

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Details: Season of Glass is the fifth studio album by Yoko Ono, her first solo recording after the murder of her husband John Lennon. Light ring and corner wear on cover. Small scuff on track 2 side 1 does not affect play--record media sounds fantastic. Play-tested.

Description: "Besides being an eloquent elegy for John Lennon, Season of Glass is Yoko Ono’s most accessible and assured album. Produced by Ono and Phil Spector, whose connection with the project ended before its completion, the LP is an intelligent blend of aesthetic experimentation and pop form, in which each genre complements and illuminates the other. As a personal expression of grief and rage over a violent and senseless tragedy, Season of Glass is remarkably restrained, so that when the inevitable outburst comes, it has the shock of sudden horror erupting within a relatively tranquil setting. It might have been easier — and probably also more emotionally tempting — for Yoko Ono to dwell on John Lennon’s murder. Instead, she’s fitted the events ??st December into the broader framework of an artistic vision that hasn’t changed substantially in the eleven years of her solo recording career.

Season of Glass’ fourteen compositions are a fascinating montage of memories, dreams, and incantations, most of which seem to touch on the tragedy, even though many were actually written much earlier. John Lennon’s name isn’t mentioned in any lyric, but his presence is everywhere — from the cover photo of his shattered eyeglasses to Ono’s moving liner notes, which explain that the album wasn’t dedicated to Lennon because “he was one of us.” There are several highly charged fragments that relate directly to the murder. “I Don’t Know Why,” Yoko Ono’s one song of outright grief, is a compelling incantation with a coda in which her voice rises in fury: “You bastards! Hate us … /Hate me… We had everything….” It’s a devastating moment because its nonspecificness underlines its universality. “You bastards” could be everybody who ever resented the couple for their happiness and success. They could be the critics and commentators who scorned Ono’s art and blamed her for breaking up the Beatles. They could be the fates themselves. They’re probably all this and more."--Stephen Holden for Rolling Stone (1981)

Grade: VG+ (Cover) / NM (Record)


A1. Goodbye Sadness
A2. Mindweaver
A3. Even When You're Far Away
A4. Nobody Sees Me Like You Do
A5. Turn Of The Wheel


B1. I Don't Know Why
B2. Extension 33
B3. No, No, No
B4. Will You Touch Me
B5. She Gets Down On Her Knees
B6. Toyboat
B7. Mother Of The Universe