Thursday, September 23, 2010

Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox) by John Lennon – ***

First released: 1974

Possibly the weakest moment on Lennon’s "Walls and Bridges" album, this track is saved by the punched up funky beat using sax and trumpets. This song was about his then-current relationship with May Pang. It is obvious that Pang didn’t inspire as good of tunes as the ones he composed about Yoko (or even Cynthia). It’s also on 1990’s "Lennon". There’s also a demo version released on 1998’s "The John Lennon Anthology".

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