Sunday, September 19, 2010

"Some Time in New York City" by John Lennon – **

First released: 1972

This is a tough album to like. In some ways it is harder to like this album than say the ramblings and screaming on the "Unfinished Music" series. I think it’s mainly because John and Yoko meant well with this and failed miserably. That’s not to say there’s nothing of merit here. It’s just such a letdown after the "Imagine" album. I have to say that "Woman is the Nigger of the World", "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "John Sinclair" are among my favorite Lennon songs, but not THE favorite songs in his catalog. There was also a useless "Live Jam" LP added to the original collection that was included in its entirety on CD. When the CD was remastered and reissued in 2005, Yoko wisely discarded the more useless noise from this LP and added "Listen the Snow is Falling" and "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" to the collection.

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