John Lennon - Some Time In New York City

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Some Time In New York City is a studio album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, originally released in June 1972 by Apple Records.

This is the one John Lennon album that is perhaps forgotten by most of his fans and considered his only real failure as far as anything he ever put out. Too bad, since it really isn't that bad of an album, in fact, it has to be one of the greatest protest albums ever made. Every Lennon penned song on here is a true, hard nosed protest song, so this LP really captures John doing what he did best. Lennon was filled with anger when he wrote many of these songs, anger from all of all the unjust acts against human rights that was taking place in the early '70s by the establishment.

While Lennon claimed to have always been politically minded, given his working-class upbringing in class-conscious England ("I've been satirizing the system since my childhood," he once mused), rock-pop sensibilities, clever wordplay, or matters of the heart usually took precedence in his musical output.

But here Lennon and Yoko, accompanied by New York's Elephant's Memory, sing and scream freely against sexism in "Woman Is the Nigger Of The World" and "Sisters, O Sisters". They protest incarceration in "John Sinclair", "Attica State", and "Born In A Prison", colonialism in "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "The Luck Of The Irish", and racism in "Angela”.

The richness of Phil Spector's production fills out the danceable grooves on nearly every track. Also featured is Lennon's paean to his adopted home, "New York City", with allusions to doping clerics and transsexual rockers as well as the highly quotable line, "What a bad-ass city!"

On the live second LP, taken from sets in London and New York, things heat up considerably with "Cold Turkey", freak out with "Don't Worry Kyoko", and veer into the ridiculous with audience participation on "Scumbag".

Some Time In New York City stalled on Billboard’s top album charts in July 1972, never cracking the Top 40 during its short four-month run. The lead single was even less successful and spent a mere five weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 without breaking into the Top 50.

Yet, all these decades later, it is still easy to appreciate Lennon’s affection. The album perfectly captured the subject matter of the title: This was John and Yoko’s scrapbook clippings from the opening days of their very public lives in their adopted new home — a memorable inaugural time in New York City. Their words and music and activism reflected the people, places and influences in their lives.

Check out the track: “Woman Is The Nigger Of The World”. 

This 2015 reissued double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with remastered audio, reproduced artwork and digital download is pressed in Germany on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(0600753570968)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Woman Is The Nigger Of The World

5:15

A2

Sisters, O Sisters

3:46

A3

Attica State

2:54

A4

Born In A Prison

4:03

A5

New York City

4:30

B1

Sunday Bloody Sunday

5:00

B2

The Luck Of The Irish

2:56

B3

John Sinclair

3:28

B4

Angela

4:06

B5

We’re All Water

7:11

 

 

 

Live At The Lyceum Ballroom, London, 15 December 1969

C1

Cold Turkey

8:35

C2

Don’t Worry Kyoko

16:01

 

 

 

Live At The Fillmore East, NYC, With Frank Zappa 6 June 1971

D1

Well (Baby Please Don’t Go)

4:41

D2

Jamrag

5:36

D3

Scumbag

4:27

D4

8:04

SKU 0600753570968
Record Label Apple Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 5357096
Country DE - Germany
Release Date (Year) 30 October 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 12 June 1972
Barcode # 0600753570968
Shipping Weight 0.6000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Original Album Artwork Replicated, Digital Download, Reissue, Remastered Audio, 2015 John Lennon Vinyl LP Reissue Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Avantgarde
Genre Classic Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Format VINYL LP

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