ALBUM TITLE : YES, I’M A WITCH TOO
ARTIST : YOKO ONO
GENRE : POP / REMIXED
DATE RELEASED : 2016
Many music fans are quite apathetic when it comes to Yoko Ono, probably because of some mysteries revolving around her and John Lennon. This could probably the reason why she did not achieve considerable success when it comes to her singing career considering that she is as avant garde as Bjork and way ahead of time too. This is quite sad as there are several interesting Yoko Ono tracks which some of these managed to land on Billboard Dance charts on which she accumulated more than one chart topping dance single.
Listen to an audio recording of “Kiss Kiss Kiss” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1tR4A-_Ntg
This is probably the force that this album became a reality. To push Yoko Ono into the mainstream by way of a dance or electronica album or remixed album. In this record, Yoko raided her old catalogue and with the help of some EDM artists and remixers polished her older tracks to make it more current. What you have in here are some realizations after listening to the whole album which is equivalent to a 2 CD set.
Listen to “Walking On Thin Ice” as remixed by Pet Shop Boys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQDmZ_usuXk
First, you will realize that no matter how much polishing that you do, there are songs which are typically Ono and you cannot take away the art she put into some of these songs like “Hell In Paradise” and “I Have A Woman Inside My Soul.”]
Here’s the original version of “There’s A Woman Inside Myself” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bWLwkguFzo
Second, there are songs that became inferior or deteriorated when given the remixed treatment like the one she did with “Walking on Thin Ice;” the original version is iconic and should leave it like that.
Third, you can raid your back catalogue and manage to have some fun with it. A lot of her songs were quite heavy in terms of lyrical content but with the right remixed you can ignore the message and just sway to the beat like “Wouldn’t It,” “Mrs Lennon,” “Approximately Infinite Universe,” and “She Gets Down On Her Knees.”
Here’s the official video of “Mrs Lennon” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wZGwXFP7RY
This is a good starting point if music fans are not familiar with Yoko Ono to appreciate her art and music. This is also recommended to people who are still in doubt with her legendary status as a multi-media artist. I rate this record 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it