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Walls And Bridges

4 Oct. 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Oct. 2010
  • Release Date: 4 Oct. 2010
  • Label: EMI UK Beatles
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 46:15
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  • ASIN: B0042YNDYU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,070 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Upon Yoko booting John out of the house in 1973, Lennon spent his so-called "lost weekend" in Los Angeles with various boozy mates until reuniting with Mrs Lennon late in '74. The phrase "lost weekend" is misleading though, because if John was at a low ebb personally, he was productive artistically, making an album of rock'n'roll covers and this seriously underrated set, "Walls and Bridges".
Spending his time in L.A. where the sun always shone and the wine always flowed, this album is John's most "American", with a stack of sax, brass and strings fleshing out the sound, more than a hint of a soul swagger and a warm, mellow west coast production. The musical arrangements and production style contrast markedly with the lyrical content, which dwells on feelings of loneliness and loss. The opening track "Going Down on Love" for example, with its laid back funk and cool sax, includes lyrics such as "You know I'm drowning in a sea of hatred".
Other titles like "Scared" and "Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out") add to the expressions of cynicism and desire to recapture something missing in his life. Yoko for a start, perhaps. And a longing for a renewed sense of direction generally. He sounds happiest when he escapes into the other-worldly realms filled with memories of better times evoked on "Old Dirt Road" and most famously on "#9 Dream". That sense of searching and yearning carries over to the album's artwork, depicting a number of John's paintings from primary school days.
The most famous song here is "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night". The story goes that Lennon agreed to play live with Elton John if this single reached no.1, little thinking it would.
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After initially disliking this album and feeling it was inferior to Mind Games (i was 13 at the time), I filed it away for over 30 years. Now, after hearing the remastered cd this week I have completely revised my opinion.... For me it now ranks as a major piece of work and is up there with the best of Lennons solo output. Supported by first class musicians - jim keltner (drums) klaus voormann (bass), Nicky Hopkins (piano) Bobby Keys (sax)- there are several songs that easily rank with anything off Imagine and Plastic Ono Band i.e. Going down on love, Scared, Bless you, #9 Dream, Nobody loves you when you are down and out...The remaining songs are all strong, even the instrumental Beef Jerky is enjoyable. Lennon is in fine voice - his vocals, especially in Scared and Nobody Loves you .. send shivers as his best work does..

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It is inappropriate to rate a Lennon album other than at the level of enjoyment perhaps. Certainly not comparitively, i.e better,as good as or not as good as Imagine, the album which tends to be the yardstick for his other albums to match up to. Walls and Bridges is a certain mood album, early morning music, as the NME described it. The mood is certainly not uplifting, how could it be with songs such as Going Down on Love, Scared and Nobody Loves You? These are strong but doleful songs. However, No 9 Dream is pure Lennon and harks back to his Walrus and Lucy creativity. The opening bars lead into an ethereal, vocal and melodically enchanting experience. The album is worth purchasing for this song alone, I never tire of not just listening to it but being carried away by it. Steel & Glass is Lennon at his best vocally. Few, if any rock singers, could hold a note for as long and as emotionally felt as Lennon does. Even the fade out humming is laden with emotional content. A major criticism of mine is the smothering of a brilliant voice with layers of instruments. Nobody Loves You should be a classic Lennon accoustic guitar number, but his unfortunate lack of confidence in the quality of his voice is drowned out instead by heavy handed brass and fiddle sections. Elton John adds spice to the two jaunty tracks that he appears on, and Harry Nilson is a wise partner on the bluesy, laid back Old Dirt Road. All in all, it is a mood album albeit excellent one, and stands apart from his other albums because of this.
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One of the three untouchable peaks of Lennon's solo career (with POB & Imagine), W&B is a nearly perfect blue eyed soul album. The songs are strong and the production beautifully understated. His last great album......
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Title : Walls And Bridges
Released 1974
Highest chart position. UK 6 USA 1
All songs written and composed by John Lennon, except "Old Dirt Road", by John Lennon and Harry Nilsson and "Ya Ya", by Lee Dorsey/Morris Levy/Clarence Lewis/Morgan Robinson
Produced by John Lennon/Harry Nilsson.
The band :
John Lennon: lead, harmony and background vocals; lead, rhythm and acoustic guitar; piano, whistling and percussion.
Ken Ascher: electric piano, clavinet and mellotron.
Jim Keltner: drums.
Arthur Jenkins: percussion.
Nicky Hopkins: piano.
Klaus Voormann: bass.
Bobby Keys: tenor saxophone
Jesse Ed Davis: lead and acoustic guitar
Eddie Mottau: acoustic guitar.

John Lennon is possibly the greatest songwriter that ever lived. Walls and Bridges is Lennons fourth album in his solo career that followed his split with the "Beatles". In my opinion it's his second best with Imagine being my favorite and "Plastic Ono Band" coming third. His singing is superb on every track on this album and the the production is full and heavy with plenty of brass. It has a variety of musical stylings and many of the lyrics make it clear that Lennon was having a good time on the surface but also doing a lot of soul searching. The album has an extreme of emotions where at times he explores the depths of feeling that he reached on his first "Plastic Ono Band" album but on this album the strong production gives warmth to these sometimes heartbreaking lyrics. Track 1 is "Going Down On Love" and this is a really cool and funky track similar in style to "Hold on" which is the opening track on the "Plastic ono band" album. It has a lovely feel to it.
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