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Take Me To The Land Of Hell

Yoko Ono Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chimera Music
  • ASIN: B00DVL094C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,653 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Following her hugely successful run as curator of London s Meltdown Festival, this album continues an astonishing bout of creativity for Ono, who is celebrating her 80th birthday with major museum retrospectives around the world, her 10th #1 hit on the Billboard Dance charts, a sequel to her instruction book Grapefruit, winning 'Digital Genius' MTV O Award, and spearheading the activist effort against fracking in her home state of New York. A career retrospective book will be published by Genesis in Autumn followed by reissues of her '60s-80s albums in 2014. 'My new album comes at a very special time for me. The energy I have right now, and the desire to continue to make as much great work as I can, is really moving me forward all the time. This album is the culmination of a lot of ideas I ve been having over the last few years and I feel proud to release it at such an exciting time of my life. Take Me To The Land Of Hell was recorded in New York and produced by Yoko, Sean Lennon and Yuka Honda. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band includes members of Cornelius and Cibo Matto, plus special guests for this album tUnEyArDs, ?uestlove, Lenny Kravitz, Nels Cline and Andrew Wyatt. The album includes remixes by Mike D & Adrock and Keigo 'Cornelius' Oyamada.

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2013 album, already touted as one of her best, with backing from Sean Lennon, Nels Cline & Yuka Honda

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hellishly good! 3 Oct 2013
By A. Sweeney TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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What a great album.

I realise that this isn't a very fashionable view and it's much easier to make Yoko a figure of fun than to review her work seriously, but the world's general view about Yoko Ono and her creative output are usually quite unfair. She and the people she surrounds herself with (such as son Sean, Yuka Honda and all her special guests such as Questlove and Lenny Kravitz) are fantastic musicians and true artists who are focused on nothing other than creating challenging, thoughtful material. This enjoyable piece of work is a continuation of a particularly rich run of form and "Take Me To The Land Of Hell" is an eclectic, creative, brilliant album. The rhythms, instrumentation, lyrics and beats are as inspired and vital as any other album released this year, much more so than most of the mainstream artists you will hear on contemporary radio.

Let's face it, Yoko's quite an incredible lady. Eighty years old, continuing to make music, working with artists half a decade younger than her and she's to continuing to push the boundaries and produce original, engaging music. It's probably disrespectful to describe her as being a bit bonkers, but every great artist sees the world in an individual way and interprets and expresses it in a manner that interests and challenges their audience, so the fact that Yoko continually surprises and amuses is a completely good thing. Of course, Sean Ono Lennon is one of the major creative forces behind this album and he has yet to receive the critical and artistic praise his talents deserve, but I am sure that his ability, craftsmanship and artistry will be recognised in years to come.

There's a nice mix of upbeat songs and more measured numbers, with dance music, avant-garde rock and emotional ballads on offer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Incredible album, wise, funny, experimenting and thoughtful. Clever, and a with a strong feeling of gratitude for life despite the world we live in. Yoko is a clever lady! Bravo!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 30 Mar 2014
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I don't have all of Yoko's albums by any means but of what I've heard this is by far the best. Very original and refined. Watching The Dawn is so touching, Cheshire Cat so funky; there's a real fusion of styles here and the Plastic Ono Band is in great form. Well done Yoko!
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46 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent follow up to Between My Head and the Sky 25 Sep 2013
By M. K. Rhodes - Published on Amazon.com
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First: the blindly idiotic vitriol directed at this woman by hateful rubes is pretty disgusting. If I only had a nickel for every loathsome fake review of her work by some dumb troll with no taste posted on the internet, I'd be even richer than she is.

Now then, the album. Take Me to the Land of Hell addresses Yoko's primary weakness with her albums in the past: length. Season of Glass is definitely two songs too long away from being a stone cold masterpiece. Approximately Infinite Universe has a lot of brilliant material, but what an amazing single disc record it could have been by parring the tracklisting down to the absolute best. And then her last album, the largely excellent Between My Head and the Sky, gets bogged down in the middle with one too many (very) lengthy conceptual, meditative tracks of pleasantly strummed guitar and Yoko reciting some platitudes. Take Me to the Land of Hell, by contrast, is a lean, mean, concise album, clocking in around the forty minute mark and never overstaying its welcome. This is an energetic, fun album that's very danceable in places too, taking the vintage Plastic Ono Band sound (one of the pleasures of these last two albums is how the band noticeably stays in line with the band's general sound from the past) and shooting it through with some modern, funky influences.

Most of it feels a bit more lightweight than the best material on Between My Head and the Sky, especially the beautiful and haunting piano pieces that close that album, and it doesn't have that album's overall coherence, but these two new albums go well together and are definitely her best work since 1982's It's Alright (I See Rainbows). The critical acclaim is very welcome, too -- Yoko was always ahead of her time, and considering this new album currently has a "Universal Acclaim" rating from critics on Metacritic, it seems the rest of the musical establishment is starting to catch up.

Except the hateful idiots who don't listen to it and just spew bile and spam comment sections concerning her, of course. As Bowie (himself an admirer of Yoko's) once sang, "dumb is forever".
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yoko has created a winner 1 Oct 2013
By Joseph Herbick - Published on Amazon.com
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We get everything on this cd - playful Yoko, serious Yoko, classic Yoko - I loved this cd, if people would just give it a chance they would be rewarded with music from a true artist. Can' t wait to see what she comes up with next. At 80 she is a force to be reckoned with.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yoko Ono- still active at 80 29 Sep 2013
By Connak - Published on Amazon.com
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Many things have been said about Yoko Ono over the years. For some, she is seen as the person responsible for the split of the Beatles as she was the wife of John Lennon. Some deem her as controlling and simply cashing in on her late husband. For others, Yoko Ono is seen as an amazing artist. When it comes to her musical career, some critics have gone as far as saying that she was ahead of her, influencing artists such as the B52's and Lene Lovich. Ono's latest album, Take Me to the Land of Hell, sees her at it again with her son Sean Lennon and the revamped Plastic Ono Band. This is Ono's first studio album since 2009's Between My Head and the Sky. Even at 80 years old, Ono has made an album that sounds very modern.

For this album, Ono has collaborated with artists who are familiar with electronic music. In recent years, Ono has been able to nab several #1 hits in the Billboard Dance Charts. The collaborations actually pay off. Even with the collaborations, it still sounds like a Yoko Ono album. Ono's genre of music would be best described as experimental rock or avant garde, which this album certainly is.

The album's opener, "Moonbeams", isn't the strongest song but it opens the album perfectly: the futuristic sounds mixed in with Ono's spoken word poetry sets you up for what you're about to hear. Once you hear Ono's traditional scream, you know what you're in for. This is followed by the pleasantly psychedelic "Cheshire Cat". It has an impressive bass line that drives the entire song in this stoner rock rhythm. "Tabetai" is collaboration with tUnE-yArDs and it's a very good one: the track is catchy and has great drumming/percussion work. The most interesting of the collaborations would have to be the bouncy "Bad Dancer", which features the surviving members of the Beastie Boys. I really like this one and the strangest thing is that I have no interest in the Beastie Boys whatsoever.

Ono also has the chance to shine with several ballads. The self-titled track and "Watching the Dawn" have pretty melodies. The former uses violins while the latter is piano-oriented. While Ono isn't known for having the greatest voice, she knows how to use it when it comes to ballads. It isn't much but I think she knows it works. Ono leaves time on the album for the autobiographical "NY Noodle Town", the funky spoken word "7th Floor" and the surprisingly jazzy "Leaving Tim".

Overall, Take Me to the Land of Hell is a very good album from Yoko Ono. It's impressive that she can pull this off at her age. However, I can't say I'd recommend the album. Obviously, Yoko's music isn't for everyone. I'd say if you happen to appreciate some experimental music (i.e. Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and/or Tom Waits), give Yoko's music a chance. If you're already a fan of Yoko's music, this is a no brainer: you must get it.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Takes Me Everywhere 3 Nov 2013
By Marsha Ewing - Published on Amazon.com
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Yoko's latest album takes me everywhere - to the land of rock, of ballads and of screaming pain. To gentle love and upbeat humor. I love every bit of it and each time I listen I have a new favorite song.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yoko is a musical artist! 1 Jan 2014
By michael d. - Published on Amazon.com
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I own all her stuff. She is great. Not all of her stuff is of the same musical quality. Some of it is art on cd---like her three albums with John (not my favorite stuff). Others are straight forward in your face feminism with solid music ( great stuff). Some of it is heartfelt and painful (good stuff). There is the more recent dance stuff (nice to get lost in). The last two cd's are attempts to bring back the mood of the Ono Band from the early days. I prefer Between My Head and the Sky. However, Take Me to the Land of Hell has its moments. On guitar for both cd's is Sean, and he plays in his father's Ono Band fashion on multiple songs. If you enjoy Yoko, buy it. If you are just curious, start with a different cd. If you don't like her stuff, then skip it.
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