One among John Lennon’s tender and intimate songs, “Look At Me” is a pensive self-analysis written by a person questioning his place on this planet at a time when he was at his most influential however yearned for the simplicity of the private connection.
At the moment, upfront of the upcoming John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 50th Anniversary field set scheduled for launch April 23, the John Lennon Property premieres a brand new video that includes never-before-seen 1968 footage of John and Yoko Ono at house in Surrey, England, accompanied by a stunningly clear new ‘Final’ audio combine.
Lennon started writing “Look At Me” across the time of the White Album classes. The tune options light fingerpicked acoustic guitar that recall “Expensive Prudence” and “Julia,” two songs that seem on the Beatles famed 1968 double album. This take was recorded at EMI Studios 2, 3 Abbey Highway in October 1970.
“A few tracks, which one would suppose have been written underneath remedy, like ‘Look At Me’, have been written pre-Janov, a couple of 12 months earlier than remedy. However the theme was the identical: ‘Have a look at me’, ‘Who am I?’, all that jazz. In order that’s why I caught it on that album. However really it had come from beforehand.” – John Lennon
Filmed by digital camera operator William Wareing and his crew in June 1968, the video options black and white plus shade footage “house film” Commonplace 8 movie positioned side-by-side. The result’s an intimate and personal peek into the burgeoning love between Lennon and Ono set to a soundtrack of reflective uncertainty.
The footage was filmed between takes of John and Yoko’s experimental movies “Movie No. 5” (“Smile”) (conceived by Yoko) and “Two Virgins” (conceived by John and Yoko), which have been launched later that 12 months.
Observant followers will discover key Beatles memorabilia and extra: the drum pores and skin from the Sgt. Pepper’s album cowl (designed by Joe Ephgrave) and his psychedelic upright piano (painted by Marijke Koger and Simon Posthuma from Dutch design collective, The Idiot), Lennon enjoying an acoustic guitar (fairly presumably the guitar he used when he started writing “Look At Me”), the movie crew organising pictures and Yoko dancing across the swimming pool.
The John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 50th Anniversary field set is an enormous assortment of all the recording session that grew to become Lennon’s first correct post-Beatles solo album. See here and here for our earlier tales on the brand new field set.
The album is obtainable in a number of totally different codecs: a 14-track one CD ‘Final Mixes’ model, a 2-CD Final Mixes/Outtakes model, a 2-LP Final Mixes/Outtakes model, Deluxe 6-CD version and an Final Assortment unfold over 6 CD’s and a couple of Blu-Rays. This Tremendous Deluxe Field Set incorporates over 11 hours of music: 159 tracks of Excessive-Definition, Studio High quality 192kHz/24bit audio, together with mixes in Stereo, 5.1 Encompass and Dolby Atmos.
An enchanting 132-Web page E-book detailing the classes, approved by Yoko Ono Lennon, particulars the recording classes and extra. The identical audio staff that labored on 2018’s critically acclaimed Think about – The Final Assortment, together with triple GRAMMY®-Award profitable engineer Paul Hicks and mixers/engineers Rob Stevens and Sam Gannon, oversaw the manufacturing of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 50th Anniversary.
Pre-order and stream “Look At Me”: http://johnlennon.lnk.to/PlasticOnoBand2021
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