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Another great Album from Yoko!
on 19 September 2009
'Blueprint For A Sunrise' is a very 'In Your Face' album from Yoko for perhaps those that are not familiar with her style of material - even the design of the inlay artwork is too in my opinion.
Many have said over the years that Yoko's music was ahead of its time, and that now, many are catching up, but I disagree; I still think it's way ahead of its time! Even those who claim to have been inspired by Yoko and her music - to me, sound nothing like her - Yoko is unique!
This album opens with an interesting track called: 'I Want You To Remember Me' - but then of course there's always something of great 'interest' on a Yoko album! For those who may not be heavily into her music, they'd probably be happier with tracks like: 'I'm Not Getting Enough' and 'Wouldnit 'Swing'', which are two pretty groovy and 'pop-py' tracks.
For me though, the highlight has to be 'Mulberry' which was recorded live. (what an event that must have been for those fortunate enough to see her do it!) This piece of art was inspired - says Yoko, by her childhood memories of being evacuated during World War II, and whilst out picking Mulberries for she and her siblings, and being afraid of the unknown like ghosts. Using her voice as 'the musical instrument' that it is, she enacts the emotions and feelings of that period, and this is eight minutes of pure entertainment for those who love this facet of Yoko! How does she do it?? Those that say she merely shouts and screams, have not really listened to the talent, (or the meaning behind it) and I notice are not out there performing and doing it for themselves if this is so simple...
Like the Reviewer: 'Mr. T. P. Mann' says in his Review; Yoko has also always been somewhat of an enigma and source of constant fascination to me too - quite why this is, I'm unsure, other than her style is completely and totally unique. If I had been a huge 'Beatles' fan or crazy about John Lennon, then I guess people could have said it was the 'association' that had inspired it - but as I wasn't, then that doesn't explain it either... I love and am enthralled by Yoko's words and lyrics, and forever interested in anything she has to say when she is interviewed.
Back to the Album; I also find myself agreeing with another Reviewer: 'leppard louis' who suggests laying down and perhaps closing your eyes to listen to this CD - and this really does enhance it greatly.
Yoko has released some great albums during her latter career and would now appeal to a whole new audience, as well as retaining those hardcore fans like myself who have been with her from the beginning - and that's quite a feat to accomplish for a lady who is the best portion of eighty years' of age!! Can you believe it!!
N. B. Also includes 'Rising II' that can seem to go on a bit (almost quarter of an hour!) but stick with it! Check out her new release in September - from the Samples, sounds to me like this could be her best Album yet!!