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Skywriting By Word of Mouth
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 February 2014
Written whilst Lennon was "...feeling frantic about not recording..." during his househusband years, this book collects Lennon's writings that combine autobiography, In-His Own-Write-ish wordplay and the notes for the programme of the Ballad of John and Yoko, a Broadway musical project the Lennons briefly considered writing around 1976/7. The writing shows Lennon had lost none of his creative invention, and was still a radically original artist at the end of his all-too-short life as he was during his professionally-productive years. Published posthumously, Lennon would not have published it had he lived, although he does refer to the manuscript briefly during his comeback interviews in 1980 as "mostly mad stuff... in a box somewhere", and tantalisingly hints that he may have returned to it at a later date. Instead, we have the undiluted collection, presented by Yoko without John's further editing or reworking of the manuscript, and although the result is necessarily unfocussed and eclectic, the non-sequitors and the non-linear narrative shine on, like the Moon and the Stars and the Sun! As Dr Winston O'Boogie reminds us, "You had to be there"!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'm a Lennon nut but this one is really only for completists - mostly stuff he would have thrown away, little of the freshness or wit of his two sixties books - like a jaded, more cynical, drugged-out imposter had a half-hearted go at copying his style, like a Roy Wood's Wizzard 45 played at 33rpm.
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on 18 September 2014
The item is as it was described by the seller and is of perfect quality.
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