Thursday, November 25, 2010

Watching the Wheels by John Lennon – ****

First released: 1980

The third and final single off of John and Yoko’s "Double Fantasy" album, this time with a COLOR photo for the picture sleeve. I really liked this tune when it came out and do now, but as with all "Double Fantasy" songs, it was difficult for me to listen to them for about 2-3 years. My favorite part is the merry-go-round sound effect. Shades of "Mr. Kite". The song was also used to good effect in the Michael Douglas film "Wonder Boys". It’s also on "The John Lennon Collection" from 1982, 1990’s "Lennon", "Lennon Legend" from 1997, "Instant Karma" from 2001, "Working Class Hero" from 2005, and 2006’s Remember". A demo version appears on 1998’s "The John Lennon Anthology" and 2004’s "Acoustic".

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