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Yoko Ono Reissue Project – Begins 11/11/2016

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 [...]

2016-12-03T20:46:15-05:00September 6th, 2016|Discography, Music|

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band: Between My Head And The Sky

REVIEWS ★★★★★ "Excellent, essential" UNCUT ★★★★★ "Fantastically cool, fearlessly weird" DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★ "Brilliant, absorbing, thoughtful" THE INDEPENDENT ★★★★ "Challenging, tender" OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY ★★★★ "The best work of her musical career"NME ★★★★ "Brawny, brainy avante-rock"THE ONION (AV CLUB) ★★★★ "Beautifully desolate, bittersweet" PITCHFORK ★★★★ "Truly vital: unsettling, touching, funny, undeniable" ROLLING STONE ★★★★ "Hell, [...]

2012-02-24T08:39:26-05:00February 24th, 2012|Discography, Feature|

YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND to play Iceland Airwaves 2011 Festival: Oct 13th 2011

YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND, formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono before the dissolution of the Beatles, joins Polaris Music Prize Winner Owen Pallett, synth siren Glasser and Bristol’s Zun Zun Egui on this year’s Iceland Airwaves line-up. The festival, which runs from 12-16 of October in Reykjavík, also sees more Icelandic additions, including [...]

2011-09-21T17:07:28-05:00September 21st, 2011|Music|

IMAGINEPEACE.com Exclusive: Yoko Ono talks about JOHN LENNON remasters coming this October

Dear Friends In this very special year, which would have seen my husband and lifetime partner John Lennon reach the age of 70, I was surprised that so many musicians from all over the world sent me their ideas of how they were making a tribute to John this year. But I was surprised the most by a call from EMI presenting me with a very ambitious project to get John Lennon's voice - his singing, his music and his lyrics - out to the world this year...

2010-10-06T04:33:38-05:00October 6th, 2010|Feature, Yoko listens|

Yoko Ono & Special Guests WE ARE PLASTIC ONO BAND – 2 nights at The Orpheum – **PHOTOS & VIDEO**

Saturday - The night was hot! The whole audience gave a standing ovation to Lady Gaga from the minute she appeared on the stage to when her turn was over. And that is saying a lot. That meant people were standing through the long, long songs - THE SUN IS DOWN and IT'S BEEN VERY HARD. It's a record! At the end of IT'S BEEN VERY HARD, Lady Gaga started to play the piano with her high heel shoes, and I went up on the top of the piano and started jamming lying down. Right away, Lady Gaga climbed up on the piano right next to me, and two of us jammed, in tune, of course. I am sure the audience would never forget this night... You can say that two of us came from one clay.... yoko

2010-10-08T04:24:02-05:00October 6th, 2010|Events & Exhibitions, Music News|

Top Live Show: YOKO ONO [Time Out, NY]

The legendary artist reconvenes Plastic Ono Band for her first local shows in years. By Jay Ruttenberg, Time Out New York There’s a great old yarn about an avant-garde figure who emerges from a mental institution in the late ’60s and attends an event downtown. John Lennon and Yoko Ono make their entrance. “Who’s the guy with Yoko?” the avant-gardist inquires. The anecdote isn’t inconceivable. Before her path collided with Lennon’s, Ono was, of course, a macher in an art underground that paid no heed to popular culture.

2010-07-31T07:56:13-05:00February 10th, 2010|Interviews & Articles|

Everett True’s 10 Greatest Female Singers of the 20th Century: #9 Yoko Ono

9. YOKO ONO She has borne herself with more integrity and dignity than all her critics combined. She has generated an incredible body of work -- articulate, experimental, feminist, inspirational -- as 1992's massive Ono Box Set proves. She positively influenced John Lennon -- possibly the most important popular music icon of late 20th century -- encouraging him to lose his misogyny and become politically active. (She was also directly responsible for Lennon's finest work, the primal scream therapy of Plastic Ono Band.) She has influenced generations of left-field musicians, from PiL to Sonic Youth to Huggy Bear. Ono is America's most underrated artist.

2010-01-25T01:22:28-05:00January 23rd, 2010|Interviews & Articles|

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – The Sun Is Down – remix competition – UPDATE

Dear Friends Thankyou all so much for the overwhelming response to the THE SUN IS DOWN! remix competition! We were surprised that they were all of a very high standard, which we have not counted on. We've now realized that we need more time in order to give a good listening to all of your [...]

2009-12-22T07:30:08-05:00December 22nd, 2009|Downloads, Imagine All The People, Music, Music News, Yoko listens|

The Ballad of Yoko Ono (Richmond.com)

by Hays Davis, Richmond.com There’s a fact about Yoko Ono that has been obscured over the past few decades due largely to her life and work with her late husband. Early in her career, Ono became an acclaimed and influential artist in her own right through her development of fascinating conceptual and performance pieces. Having [...]

2009-11-12T04:01:50-05:00November 11th, 2009|Interviews & Articles|

LA Times: Yoko Ono is on a mission – still

The performance artist, with her revived Plastic Ono Band and a new album, is bent on exploding the barriers among music styles. Oh, and if it does well on the charts, all the better. By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times London's annual Meltdown Festival is one of the U.K.'s hippest events. A specially selected curator [...]

2010-07-31T08:13:07-05:00September 22nd, 2009|Interviews & Articles|

Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band LIVE at Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown [Royal Festival Hall, London UK]: 14 June 2009

ORNETTE COLEMAN'S MELTDOWN 2009 Sunday 14 June sees the first ever UK performance by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, with guest artists including Sean Lennon, Antony Hegarty,  Mark Ronson, Chimera Music artists Charlotte Muhl, Yuka Honda, Shahzad Ismaily, Pamelia Kurstin and Ohyamada "Cornelius" Keigo, Hirotaka "Shimmy" Shimizu & Yuko Araki from Cornelius. It is also hoped that [...]

2009-06-15T09:05:12-05:00June 1st, 2009|Music News|

Chimera Music Release No. 0 – NOW AVAILABLE in USA

Now available for digital download in the USA: Download: http://www.fina-music.com/catalog/index.html?id=103925 CD: http://www.othermusic.com/ Also available via Amazon Japan CHIMERA kī-ˈmir-ə, kə- [ki-meer-uh, kahy- meer-uh] noun 1: fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail 2: an imaginary monster compounded of incongruous parts 3: an illusion or fabrication of the mind [...]

2011-05-09T02:48:29-05:00March 17th, 2009|Discography, Music News, Yoko recommends|

Yoko Ono: Plastic ONO Band LIVE [Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan]

Chimera Music presents:            The Ghost Of A Saber Toothed Tiger: Sean Lennon & Charlotte Muhl If By Yes: Yuka Honda, Petra Haden, Yuko Araki & Hirotaka "Shimmy" Shimizu Kemp & Eden: Charlotte Muhl & Eden Rice Sean Lennon Yoko Ono Plastic ONO Band     21 January 2009   Liquid Room 3-16-6 Higashi, Tokyo, 13 160-0021 Japan Tel: +81 3 5464 0800  Email: [email protected] http://www.liquidroom.net Tickets: http://ent.pia.jp/pia/event.do?eventCd=0857831     2009年1月21日に、世界に先駆けて日本での開催が決定した、新レーベル起ち上げ!イベントライヴ!!  キメラミュージックは、映像と音楽の融合、そこから生まれる新しい経験をあらゆるユーザーに伝えて行きたい。 [...]

2009-01-23T05:13:46-05:00December 28th, 2008|Events & Exhibitions|

Happening High Priestess

  After a touring retrospective and the reissue of eleven albums, it's time to take Yoko Ono seriously While Yoko Ono is still regarded by many as the Beatles’ persona non grata, a quiet re-evaluation of her art and music has been underway for some time. A sort of subcultural logic has dictated that anyone [...]

2008-11-07T18:04:20-05:00March 1st, 1998|Interviews & Articles|