Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The Making of Double Fantasy

So you got the new "Double Fantasy Stripped Down" and you're really into those sessions which also provided material for the posthumous "Milk and Honey" album. Well here's a new fix for you, get this book. Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy By Ken Sharp is an oral history of the album told by the key principals involved. It includes new interviews with Yoko Ono, producer David Geffen, Jack Douglas, the session band, Rick Nielsen and Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, engineers, record company personnel, photographers, including Annie Leibovitz and Bob Gruen, and members of the media who interviewed John and Yoko during their rounds to publicize the album.
The book also features photos and essays by David M. Spindel and Roger Farrington, who were there for the first day of the recording sessions. This is probably the next best thing to having the unreleased film from the sessions. The 272 pages hardcover book is due out on October 19th from MTV.

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