Double Fantasy

1980 studio album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Double Fantasy is the fifth studio album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and the final one to feature Lennon before his death. Released in November 1980 on Geffen Records, the album marked Lennon's return to recording music full-time, following his five-year hiatus to raise his son Sean. Recording sessions took place at the Hit Factory in New York City between August and October 1980. The final album features songs from both Lennon and Ono, largely alternating between the two in its track listing. Other tracks recorded by Lennon from the sessions were compiled by Ono for release on Milk and Honey in 1984.

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Double Fantasy
Studio album by
Released17 November 1980 (1980-11-17)
Recorded7 August – 19 October 1980
StudioThe Hit Factory, New York
LabelGeffen, Capitol
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Singles from Double Fantasy
  1. "(Just Like) Starting Over"
    Released: 23 October 1980
  2. "Woman"
    Released: 12 January 1981
  3. "Watching the Wheels"
    Released: 13 March 1981
Double Fantasy Stripped Down
Cover of the 2010 remix with stripped down production.

Upon its release, the album stalled on music charts and received largely negative reviews from music critics,[1][2] with many focusing on the album's idealisation of Lennon and Ono's marriage. However, following Lennon's murder three weeks after its release, it became a worldwide commercial success and went on to win the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.[3] In subsequent decades, the album has been viewed favourably, with Lennon's songs in particular garnering praise as some of his finest.

In 2010, Ono and Douglas released a remix of the album, titled Double Fantasy Stripped Down, which featured less lavish production than the original.

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