Double Fantasy Stripped Down

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The one unreleased item among Apple/EMI's exhaustive 2010 John Lennon reissue campaign was Double Fantasy Stripped Down, a revision of the original 1980 album supervised by Yoko Ono and producer Jack Douglas. The intent of this new mix is to give the recording a greater sense of intimacy, but Double Fantasy isn't Let It Be: it doesn't have a heavily-bootlegged original early incarnation, it only exists in its final form; it's not an album that was designed as a raw back-to-basics record, it was constructed as a slick studio affair. Stripped Down attempts to take only one coat of varnish off of Double Fantasy, stripping away reverb and backing vocals, dampening ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The one unreleased item among Apple/EMI's exhaustive 2010 John Lennon reissue campaign was Double Fantasy Stripped Down, a revision of the original 1980 album supervised by Yoko Ono and producer Jack Douglas. The intent of this new mix is to give the recording a greater sense of intimacy, but Double Fantasy isn't Let It Be: it doesn't have a heavily-bootlegged original early incarnation, it only exists in its final form; it's not an album that was designed as a raw back-to-basics record, it was constructed as a slick studio affair. Stripped Down attempts to take only one coat of varnish off of Double Fantasy, stripping away reverb and backing vocals, dampening some of the brighter colors and adding some studio chatter to give the illusion of eavesdropping on the studio, trimming the length of some tracks slightly, lengthening a couple other imperceptibly, boosting John's voice to the front of the mix. Apart from "(Just Like) Starting Over," where the removal of the doo wop backing vocals undercuts the loving oldies homage of the song, the changes are so subtle that they're felt more than heard, cumulatively not affecting the impact of the album all that much.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099990599026
  • Catalog Number: 05990
  • Sales rank: 11,003

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (4:24)
  2. 2 Kiss Kiss Kiss - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (2:44)
  3. 3 Cleanup Time - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:56)
  4. 4 Give Me Something - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (1:31)
  5. 5 I'm Losing You - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (4:25)
  6. 6 I'm Moving On - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (2:28)
  7. 7 Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:50)
  8. 8 Watching The Wheels - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:32)
  9. 9 Yes, I'm Your Angel - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (2:53)
  10. 10 Woman - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:45)
  11. 11 Beautiful Boys - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:15)
  12. 12 Dear Yoko - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:03)
  13. 13 Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (4:45)
  14. 14 Hard Times Are Over - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:37)
Disc 2
  1. 1 (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:56)
  2. 2 Kiss Kiss Kiss - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (2:41)
  3. 3 Cleanup Time - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (2:58)
  4. 4 Give Me Something - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (1:34)
  5. 5 I'm Losing You - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:57)
  6. 6 I'm Moving On - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (2:21)
  7. 7 Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (4:05)
  8. 8 Watching The Wheels - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:59)
  9. 9 Yes, I'm Your Angel - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:09)
  10. 10 Woman - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:32)
  11. 11 Beautiful Boys - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (2:55)
  12. 12 Dear Yoko - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (2:34)
  13. 13 Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (4:03)
  14. 14 Hard Times Are Over - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Lennon Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Earl Slick Guitar
Howard Johnson Horn
Seldon Powell Horn
Yoko Ono Vocals
Matthew Cunningham Hammered Dulcimer
Robert Greenidge Steel Drums
Grant Hungerford Horn
Tony Levin Bass Guitar
Hugh McCracken Guitar
Andy Newmark Drums
Roger Rosenberg Horn
George Small Keyboards
David Tofani Horn
Ron Tooley Horn
Eric Troyer Background Vocals
Ed Walsh oberheim
Cassandra Wooten Background Vocals
Cheryl Mason Jacks Background Vocals
Arthur Jenkins Jr. Percussion
Kings Temple Choir Background Vocals
George Opalinsky Horn
Benny Cummings Singers Background Vocals
Michelle Simpson Background Vocals
John Parran Horn
Cas Mijac Background Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer, Producer, Art Direction, Drawing
Yoko Ono Composer, Producer, Remixing, Art Direction
Anthony Davilio Horn Arrangements
Lee DeCarlo Engineer
Jack Douglas Producer, Remixing
George Marino Mastering, Remastering
Jay Messina Remixing
Sean Lennon Back Cover, Cover Drawing
Bob Gruen Images
Paul Goresh Images
Paul Du Noyer Sleeve Notes
Christopher Whorf Artwork
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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    John up close & personal...don't miss out!

    Yoko & Company have done an brilliant job in bringing us this highly personal recording. John's vocals are so intimate & pure that it feels as if he is sitting next to you. I have to admit that I was delighted & amazed at how emotional a listen it is. The "I love you's" at the end of 'Woman' have the same intake of breath as he used years before when recording 'Girl', proving that although time marches on and life happens, his work is truly one piece & very autobiographical. Yoko's contributions sound much stronger because her vocals aren't overshadowed by instrumentation. The greatest surprise is "Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him", different than the original in style & sound yet a loving & heartfelt duet between John & Yoko. The 'stripped' version gives new life to an already wonderful piece of work & that's what is so astounding! This is a treasure for all who listen! For those who have yet to purchase "DF Stripped" don't delay any longer . a gift awaits!

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