You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Call it ‘Double Fantasy…Naked’

EMI has just announced a massive John Lennon reissue campaign for October. The most interesting title of the lot is a new edition of “Double Fantasy,” the 1980 album Lennon recorded with his spouse Yoko Ono. Ono and Jack Douglas, who co-produced “Fantasy” with Lennon, have evidently excised some instrumentation from the set — hence its title, “Double Fantasy Stripped Down.”

Ono is a fan of what might be called “raw Lennon”: She curated the 1998 boxed set “John Lennon Anthology,” which pulled together four CDs worth of demos, alternate takes and home recordings, including several initial versions of “Double Fantasy” material. On this new package, she’s taking a page from the campaign for the re-release of the Beatles’ famously muddled album “Let It Be.”

More Music

  • Lo Moon Album Review

    Album Review: Lo Moon's Self-Titled Debut

    EMI has just announced a massive John Lennon reissue campaign for October. The most interesting title of the lot is a new edition of “Double Fantasy,” the 1980 album Lennon recorded with his spouse Yoko Ono. Ono and Jack Douglas, who co-produced “Fantasy” with Lennon, have evidently excised some instrumentation from the set — hence […]

  • Mary J Blige Walk of Fame

    Mary J. Blige, Common, Sufjan Stevens, More to Perform at Academy Awards

    EMI has just announced a massive John Lennon reissue campaign for October. The most interesting title of the lot is a new edition of “Double Fantasy,” the 1980 album Lennon recorded with his spouse Yoko Ono. Ono and Jack Douglas, who co-produced “Fantasy” with Lennon, have evidently excised some instrumentation from the set — hence […]

  • Taura Stinson, Common, and Diane WarrenVariety

    Common, Pasek and Paul, Diane Warren Reveal Inspiration Behind Oscar-Nominated Songs

    EMI has just announced a massive John Lennon reissue campaign for October. The most interesting title of the lot is a new edition of “Double Fantasy,” the 1980 album Lennon recorded with his spouse Yoko Ono. Ono and Jack Douglas, who co-produced “Fantasy” with Lennon, have evidently excised some instrumentation from the set — hence […]

  • THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" --

    'The Voice' EP Talks Season 14 Changes: Kelly Clarkson, a Block Button and a 'Save' Option

    EMI has just announced a massive John Lennon reissue campaign for October. The most interesting title of the lot is a new edition of “Double Fantasy,” the 1980 album Lennon recorded with his spouse Yoko Ono. Ono and Jack Douglas, who co-produced “Fantasy” with Lennon, have evidently excised some instrumentation from the set — hence […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content