Yoko Ono – Warzone2018-09-25T17:48:08+00:00

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WARZONE

HELL IN PARADISE

NOW OR NEVER

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE

WOMAN POWER

IT’S GONNA RAIN

WHY

CHILDREN POWER

I LOVE ALL OF ME

TEDDY BEAR

I’M ALIVE

I LOVE YOU EARTH

IMAGINE

19 OCTOBER 2018






Preorder the Warzone album from: Chimera Music | Rough Trade UK | Rough Trade USA | Amazon | iTunes
Stream the Warzone single on: Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon | Deezer | Tidal
New tracks on this website every Tuesday at midday NY time, 5pm UK





VIDEOS


Warzone

Hell In Paradise


Now Or Never

Where Do We Go From Here?


Woman Power

It’s Gonna Rain


Why

Children Power


I Love All Of Me








FEATURING

Yoko Ono: vocals
Thomas Bartlett: keyboards, electronics, piano, bass
Animals: baboon, crows, elephant, monkeys, panther, whale, wolf
Nico Muhly: string arrangements
Violins: Caleb Burhans, Patti Kilroy, Laura Lutzke, Courtney Orlando
Marc Ribot: electric guitar & acoustic guitar
Doug Wieselman: bass clarinet
Erik Friedlander: cello
Kassa Overall: drums
Children: Lucian Glover, Neve Glover, Damon Hudes, Isadora Kenneally, Milo Leonhart

CREDITS

Voice, words and music by Yoko Ono
© Ono Music (BMI) except ‘Imagine’
written by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
© Lenono Music (GMR)
Produced by Yoko Ono and Thomas Bartlett
Album concept by Yoko Ono
Recorded by Thomas Bartlett, Chris Allen, Patrick Dillett
Assistant engineers: James Yost, Owen Mulholland, Grant Valentine
Recorded at Reservoir Studios & Sear Sound
Mixed by Chris Allen at Sear Sound
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering
Drawings by Yoko Ono
Photo by Matthew Placek

Following twenty albums over 50 years, Yoko Ono’s Warzone is strikingly different from any record she has made previously, but it is also strikingly different from any album that anyone is making…
 
Yoko revisits and reimagines 13 songs from her past work, spanning 1970 – 2009, the lyrics and messages still pertinent – perhaps even more pertinent in 2018. “The world is so messed up. Things are very difficult for everybody. It’s a warzone that we are living in…” says Ono. “I like to create things in a new way. Every day things change.”
 
The recordings and arrangements on Warzone are very stripped down, with a particular emphasis on Yoko’s voice and lyrics. Here in this minimalist landscape the content of her message rings clear and unencumbered; sometimes somber warnings, sometimes uplifting encouragement, but her wisdom and fortitude are unflinchingly strong, her power having intensified with time and life experience. She ends the ominous questions of Now Or Never (1971) with one of her most famous and inspiring lines: “A dream you dream alone is only a dream, a dream we dream together is reality.”
  
Warzone further builds the legacy of an artist unparalleled in her unique and singular vision. At 85 years young, Ono is already plotting her next album… It is not too late to change the world. We need Yoko now more than ever.

Warzone will be in stores on October 19 on Chimera Music, the label run by Sean Ono Lennon. Leading up to the release date, Yoko will releasing a new song each Tuesday on this website and on streaming services.