Plastic Ono Band

Release date
4 Oct 2010
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Mother (2010 - Remaster) 5:35 1,038
2 Hold On (2010 - Remaster) 1:51 724
3 I Found Out (2010 - Remaster) 3:37 706
4 Working Class Hero (2010 - Remaster) 3:47 1,563
5 Isolation (2010 - Remaster) 2:51 702
6 Remember (2010 - Remaster) 4:32 644
7 Love (2010 - Remaster) 3:21 761
8 Well Well Well (2010 - Remaster) 5:56 590
9 Look At Me (2010 - Remaster) 2:53 639
10 God (2010 - Remaster) 4:11 804
11 My Mummy's Dead (2010 - Remaster) 0:51 484

About this album

Plastic Ono Band is the début solo album by musician John Lennon. It was released in after Lennon issued three experimental albums with Yoko Ono and Live Peace In Toronto 1969, a live performance in Toronto credited to The Plastic Ono Band. The album was recorded simultaneously with Yoko Ono’s debut solo album Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band at Ascot Sound Studios and Abbey Road Studios using the same musicians and production team, and featured nearly identical cover artwork. Plastic Ono Band is generally considered one of Lennon’s finest solo albums and a landmark recording. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is generally considered one of Lennon’s finest solo albums and a landmark recording. Rolling Stone named it the twenty-second greatest album of all time.

The “Plastic Ono Band” in the album’s title refers to the conceptual band Lennon and Ono had formed in of various supporting musicians they would use on their various solo albums.

After The Beatles’ break-up in April 1970, both Lennon and Ono undertook Primal therapy with the guidance of Arthur Janov for four months in Los Angeles. Forced to confront the traumas of his childhood (abandonment, isolation and death), Lennon finally let his submerged anger and hurt rise to the surface and dealt with it through his art. Similarly, Ono’s concurrently-recorded album, Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band was a form of catharsis for her.

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  • OcellatedGod

    The correct tag is actually John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

    16 Apr 10:19pm Reply
  • torquatotasso

    wonderful masterpiece

    11 Apr 2014 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    Long time i don't hear this. Best post-Beatles album along with Band on the Run.

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Tron1276

    EASILY Lennon's masterpiece, featuring some of his best work ever- solo or otherwise. An honest, raw and amazing CLASSIC that's forever one of my all-time favorites.

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • JJRamone

    As opposed to figuratively the best...

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Gahbs_

    literally the best post-Bealtes album and one of the best albums ever [2] This.

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • arenamaster

    literally the best post-Bealtes album and one of the best albums ever

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • ilovenescau

    É uma mistura de alegria-depressão fascinante. Ótima fonte de inspiração. As letras em sua maioria porém soam repetitivas demais. Como um vocabulário pobre. As melhores são Working Class Hero, Well Well Well e God. ~~~~<3

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • Jah_Wise

    30 years ago today, John Lennon was shot down in NYC by Mark David Chapman. Let his memory live on forever. Thanks for everything John!

    8 Dec 2010 Reply
  • BillyShears87

    God is amazing

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • AleysterCrowley

    Super Disc!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ubermenschean

    Leagues better than Imagine this record is amazing.

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Jayryn

    raw and beautiful - possibly john's best!

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • lelus_pedziwiat

    You're just the human, a victim of the insane!!! - great great great

    2 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Stephaloney

    God. <3. the chords progression in it is so lovely!!!

    2 Apr 2010 Reply
  • djggou

    Yeah, best thing he released as a solo artist, and equals most of the Beatles output (though comparison is rather silly considering how different they sound).

    15 Mar 2010 Reply
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  • spiderquark

    Favorite track: "God." It is amazing.

    18 Oct 2009 Reply
  • oneeyedcunt

    the only other time i've ever heard such raw, "wall-less" expression is on Joni Mitchell's "Blue"

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • GregCano

    One of the most simple album ever, yet one of the best album ever. It never gets old.

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
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