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Blueprint for a Sunrise

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Blueprint for a Sunrise
Studio album by
Released9 November 2001
RecordedQuad Recording, New York City
ProducerYoko Ono and Rob Stevens
Yoko Ono chronology
A Story
Blueprint for a Sunrise
Yes, I'm a Witch
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[3]

Blueprint for a Sunrise is a concept album of experimental feminist rock by Yoko Ono. It features live tracks, samples and remixes of previous recordings, and a sequel. The recurring theme throughout is the suffering of women. In the liner notes, Ono talks about the continuing relevance of feminism and "waking up in the middle of the night hearing thousands of women screaming". As of September 2009, the album had sold around 3,000 copies in the USA.[4]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Yoko Ono.

1."I Want You to Remember Me "A""1:22
2."I Want You to Remember Me "B""4:08
3."Is This What We Do"2:58
4."Wouldnit "swing""2:38
5."Soul Got Out of the Box"2:14
6."Rising II"12:52
7."It's Time for Action !"3:25
8."I'm Not Getting Enough"3:26
10."I Remember Everything"2:40
11."Are You Looking for Me?"2:03
  • "Wouldnit "swing"" is a remix of "Wouldnit" from Rising
  • "Soul Got Out of the Box" was originally a 1972 outtake from Approximately Infinite Universe
  • "Rising II" and "Mulberry" are live performances.
  • The Queen Charlotte's Hospital tape demo of "Mulberry" was previously released in 1997 on the CD Reissue of Life with the Lions
  • "I Remember Everything" was written for the play "Hiroshima" (1997) after much coaxing from Playwright Ron Destro. In addition, this song was performed live at the Itsukushima Shrine in Japan 1995.
  • The Japanese bonus tracks were previously released as singles in 1973 and 1974.

A Blueprint for a Sunrise

A Blueprint for a Sunrise
EP by
Released2000 (2000)
LabelJapan Society
Yoko Ono chronology
A Story
A Blueprint for a Sunrise
Blueprint for a Sunrise

This CD was included with the book Yes Yoko Ono published in 2000. An exhibition with the same title was held at the Japan Society Gallery in New York City from October 18, 2000 to January 14, 2001.[5]

Alternate versions of "Are You Looking for Me?" and "It's Time for Action" would be included on Yoko's 2001 studio album Blueprint for a Sunrise.

All tracks are written by Yoko Ono.

1."The Paths"7:18
2."Are You Looking for Me?"7:07
3."It's Time for Action / Outro"9:34


Release History

Country Date Format Label Catalog
Japan 6 October 2001 CD Capitol Records TOCP-65916[6]
United Kingdom 9 October 2001[7] 5360352[8]
United States 9 November 2001 CDP 724353606526[9]


  1. ^ Westergaard, Sean. Blueprint for a Sunrise at AllMusic
  2. ^ Leone, Dominique. (25 October 2001). "Yoko Ono: Blueprint for a Sunrise". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Ask Billboard: Madonna, Yoko Ono, Gospel |
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