New York: Apple Records, 1971. SVBB 3380. Double LP release with gatefold sleeve. Very good, toning to illustrated insert sleeves. Original shrink wrap present, sliced open. Record clean and unscratched. This copy signed on insert sleeve “To Jonas Love, Yoko and John”. Item #6654
Yoko Ono’s second album, released in 1971, a double album of experimental modern music written by Ono and performed by Ono with John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon, Bobby Keyes, Chris Osborne, and Joe Jones. The record is particularly notable for utilizing instruments built by Fluxus member Joe Jones specifically for Ono. Joe Jones, an avant-garde musician who built and sold drone instruments out of his “Tone Deaf Music Store”, collaborated with Ono, who sought to create specific instruments to match emotional counterpoints. The gatefold collage pictures the instruments created by Jones played on the album.
The design of the album is also a Fluxus collaboration, issued with a gatefold sleeve featuring a collage designed by George Maciunas and photographed by Iain MacMillan, poster designed by Allan Steckler, insert sleeves designed by Ono, front and back cover designed by John Lennon, and postcard to purchase Ono’s 1964 book Grapefruit, then recently reissued by Simon & Shuster. The postcard is a mail order form but due to a die cut hole in the center, also doubles as Ono’s piece “A Hole to See the Sky Through.”.