Review by Marpow December 20, 2014 (3 of 10 found this review helpful)
|John Lennon, Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy SHM SACD released 12-03-2014 Stereo
This 1980 LP released 3 weeks before John's murder. After hearing Howard Cosell announce the shooting of Lennon on Monday Night Football I listened to this disc and the entire Beatles catalog for a month straight to deal with my grief. It did receive Album of the Year in 1981 at Grammy's.
There is no DR value for this SHM SACD but there is a 1986 Japan release that has a DR 14.
Performance: All of Lennon's songs are great, Yoko's, I do not like. There where approximately 26 musicians and singers involved in the recording. It is a solid performance for me and the songs are still great today, John's that is. I'll give it a 5 on Performance out of respect to Yoko.
Stereo Sonics: Perfect. Nice sound stage between right and left speakers. Vocals are center. Sonic envelope is warm and of great depth. All instruments including drums, cymbals and guitars are well defined and no instrument is ever out of place.
Packaging: Single mini LP with great clarity in printing. Green ink disc. Inner sleeve with plastic protector has all lyrics in English. Mini paper Japanese booklet with lyrics in English and Japanese. John Lennon release history in pictures and Japanese writing. Plastic protective cover.
This 2014 release set has all 7 Lennon solo discs. I purchased this and Mind Games. There is an HFPA release for Imagine also, I am sure there is debate as to which is better.
Great to own this disc and will play again.
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