Yoko Ono Download
Mar 12, 1986Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg, Germany)
Yoko Ono Download
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Total Length:
1:21:41
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Yoko Ono Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Midsummers New York02:21
  2. 2Give Me Something / Kiss Kiss Kiss03:49
  3. 3Applause00:18
  4. 4It Happened03:49
  5. 5Monologue / Song Intro01:33
  6. 6Walking On Thin Ice05:35
  7. 7Monologue / Song Intro01:20
  8. 8Death Of Samantha04:56
  9. 9Monologue / Song Intro02:32
  10. 10Goodbye Sadness03:38
  11. 11Monologue / Song Intro00:56
  12. 12Never Say Goodbye05:11
  13. 13Monologue / Band Introductions07:25
  14. 14Hell In Paradise (incomplete)01:38
  15. 15Song Intro01:14
  16. 16Sky People04:01
  17. 17Song Intro00:48
  18. 18Starpeace02:45
  19. 19Monologue / Song Intro02:11
  20. 20I Love All Of Me03:58
  21. 21Applause / Banter00:24
  22. 22I See Rainbows04:15
  23. 23Dream Love07:10
  24. 24Tuning / Song Intro00:47
  25. 25Imagine03:57
  26. 26Give Peace A Chance04:44
  27. 27Crowd Ambience00:26
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Item Number:
  • 20011653-8651-AD
Date:
  • Mar 12, 1986
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Midsummers New York02:21
  2. 2Give Me Something / Kiss Kiss Kiss03:49
  3. 3Applause00:18
  4. 4It Happened03:49
  5. 5Monologue / Song Intro01:33
  6. 6Walking On Thin Ice05:35
  7. 7Monologue / Song Intro01:20
  8. 8Death Of Samantha04:56
  9. 9Monologue / Song Intro02:32
  10. 10Goodbye Sadness03:38
  11. 11Monologue / Song Intro00:56
  12. 12Never Say Goodbye05:11
  13. 13Monologue / Band Introductions07:25
  14. 14Hell In Paradise (incomplete)01:38
  15. 15Song Intro01:14
  16. 16Sky People04:01
  17. 17Song Intro00:48
  18. 18Starpeace02:45
  19. 19Monologue / Song Intro02:11
  20. 20I Love All Of Me03:58
  21. 21Applause / Banter00:24
  22. 22I See Rainbows04:15
  23. 23Dream Love07:10
  24. 24Tuning / Song Intro00:47
  25. 25Imagine03:57
  26. 26Give Peace A Chance04:44
  27. 27Crowd Ambience00:26
Total Length:
1:21:41
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Yoko Ono - vocals; Jimmy Rip - guitar; Mark Rivera - keyboards, saxophone; Philip Asheley - keyboards; Leigh Foxx - bass; Benny Gramm - drums; Steve Scales - percussion

Designed to spread a message of peace and as a direct oppositional response to President Reagan's "Star Wars" missile defense program, Yoko Ono created the 1985 concept album Starpeace. Enlisting a roster of wide ranging talent that included funk keyboard master Bernie Worrell, the supreme reggae rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and pioneering jazz drummer Tony Williams, this album would become Ono's most accessible to date. Although her avant-garde leanings were still present, here she was clearly making a conscious effort to reach a wider audience.

The following year Ono recruited a new touring band and personally financed a Starpeace tour that visited Eastern European countries. Although the media still had a tendency to portray Ono in a negative light, the tour was generally well attended, including a sellout performance before 15,000 in Budapest, and both critics and fans universally praised her performances. A scheduled tour of the United States did not fare so well and due to disappointing ticket sales was eventually cancelled. Until now, the only evidence of Ono's Starpeace tour was a pair of live bonus tracks included on later reissues of her albums.

Presented here is an entire performance from the Starpeace tour, when Ono and her hot new band performed before an enthusiastic audience in Hamburg, Germany, which not insignificantly was the city to first truly embrace The Beatles. Obvious influences on this music, like the Talking Heads and the underground dance scene then flourishing in New York City, make this a far more accessible listening experience than much of Ono's earlier work. Performing nearly the entire Starpeace album, as well as a few choice selections from her earlier catalogue, this recording captures this moment in time quite well. Ono prefaces many of the songs with monologues that clearly describe the thought process behind her creativity, making this an engaging and educational listen.

Although this concert culminates in a sing-a-long acknowledgment of her husband, closing with two of his songs that best convey her Starpeace concept ("Imagine" and "Give Peace A Chance") it is Ono's original material that is most engaging here.

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