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Feeling The Space Limited White Vinyl LP + Download

Yoko Ono

Label: Secretly Canadian
Release Date: 14 July 2017
Format: LP Vinyl

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Yoko Ono Feeling The Space Limited White Vinyl LP + Download

The fact that the once-reviled Yoko Ono is inspiring a new generation of activists comes as no surprise if you've listened to Feeling the Space, her personal-is-political 1973 album that resonates remarkably forty-four years later. On such songs as the righteous chant "Woman Power," the empathetic ballad "Angry Young Woman," the hilarious proto-girl "Potbelly Rocker," and the satirical "Men Men," Ono sings in surprisingly straightforward fashion about the burdens carried by women and the mandate for feminism. Supported by such skilled studio vets as guitarist David Spinozza, sax player Michael Brecker, and drummer Jim Keltner, this is perhaps Yoko's most accessible album, and her most intimate. Feeling the Space was recorded during the time when the avant-garde visionary artist became estranged from her rock-star husband John Lennon. He plays only briefly on the album (billed as Johnny O'cean); she produced and wrote all the songs. The result is a definitive soundtrack/document of the era of consciousness raising and of radical critique of the family structure. Yoko and company deliver this hard message soft rock style, or as soft as Yoko could get - think of Feeling the Space as Tapestry with talons, or the second-wave godmother of Lemonade. Yoko was on the front lines of the women's liberation movement. Dedicated "to the sisters who died in pain and sorrow and those who are now in prisons and in mental hospitals for being unable to survive in the male society," it's an emotional exploration of the psychological toll of oppression.

Featured Tracks:
1. Growing Pain
2. Yellow Girl (Stand By for Life)
3. Coffin Car
4. Woman of Salem
5. Run, Run, Run
6. If Only
7. A Thousand Times Yes
8. Straight Talk
9. Angry Young Woman
10. She Hits Back
11. Woman Power
12. Men, Men, Men
13. 'I Learned to Stutter'/Coffin Car
14. Mildred, Mildred
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