Secretly Canadian is honored to partner with Chimera Music on releasing Yoko Ono’s musical output from 1968 to 1985. Comprised of eleven studio albums, the reissue project’s focus is to painstakingly reconstruct the original vinyl packaging, to thoroughly excavate and appropriately curate the treasure-laden archives of never-before-seen photos and ephemera, and to re-master the audio, all for the purpose of creating the definitive editions of this timeless work. In addition to making the vinyl available for the first time in decades, each album will also be available digitally for the first time ever.
Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music couldn’t be more proud to be a part of re-introducing Yoko Ono’s seminal work.
The first batch to be reissued will be 1968’s Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, 1969’s Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions, and 1970’s Plastic Ono Band, all out Nov. 11th via Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music, with more to come in 2017.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins
John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions
Yoko Ono – Plastic Ono Band
This long-overdue vinyl reissue of Yoko Ono’s seminal, but massively under-appreciated Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band has all the makings of a classic rock nostalgia trip: Ono, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann and free-jazz legend Ornette Coleman. All the pieces are here to stir up a dangerous amount of nostalgia. But once the needle drops, the record achieves something exactly perpendicular to nostalgia. Released in 1970, the album not only influenced the approach of other musicians for decades, it also sounds absolutely modern 45 years out, eternally fresh despite the forward march of time. Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band not only predicted the intersection of the avant-garde and rock that would take place in the second half of that decade, the album would sound right at home at where that intersection is happening today. Secretly Canadian’s reissue also includes four additional songs – “Open Your Box,” “Something More Abstract,” “Why (Extended Version),” and “The South Wind” – that did not appear on the original release.
YOKO ONO Discography to be Re-Issued
Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins (1968) (out 11/11)
Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions (1969) (out 11/11)
Unfinished Music No. 3: Wedding Album (1969)
Plastic Ono Band (1970) (out 11/11)
Approximately Infinite Universe (1973)
Feeling the Space (1973)
A Story (recorded in 1974, released as part of Ono Box in 1992)
Season of Glass (1981)
It’s Alright (I See Rainbows) (1982)