Thursday, November 18, 2010

Walking On Thin Ice by Yoko Ono – ****

First released: 1981

This was the song that John and Yoko were working on on that fateful day. Lennon predicted it would go to #1, which it did, a couple of decades later as a dance tune (listen to the "Yoko’s Box" version). The opening is a classic in the "Hard Day’s Night" vein. Originally appearing as a solo Yoko single, the song was added to many Yoko compilations and eventually rested on the 2000 CD reissue of John and Yoko’s "Double Fantasy". Elvis Costello cut a great version on the Yoko tribute album "Every Man Has a Woman" in 1984.

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