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  • Singer: John Lennon / Yoko Ono
  • Album: Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions
  • MP3: 1417 mb | FLAC: 1231 mb
  • Released: 1969
  • Style: Avantgarde, Experimental
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John Lennon / Yoko Ono - Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions mp3 flac

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Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions is the second of three experimental albums of avant-garde music released by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in May 1969 on Zapple, a sub label of Apple. It was a successor to 1968's highly controversial Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, and was followed by the Wedding Album.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's second collaborative album consists of five tracks: all of side one is taken up by "Cambridge 1969," a live recording at Lady Mitchell Hall in Cambridge of Lennon playing an electric guitar backup to Ono's singing and screaming. Side two includes an a cappella rendering by Ono of "No Bed for Beatle John," which discusses the refusal of a hospital to give Lennon a bed so he could stay during his wife's troubled pregnancy; "Baby's Heartbeat," which is what it says it is; "Two Minutes Silence" in commemoration.

Following Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, Life with the Lions is a focused on the frenzy of media attention Ono and Lennon’s relationship had received. It heavily features Yoko’s tremolo wailings but in contrast to Two Virgins adds in Lennon’s freeform guitar feedback as a backdrop. The name of the albums is a wry play on an old British radio program Life with the Lyons juxtaposing the media storm the couple received. It was released in 1969, the same year that The Beatles released Abbey Road and Yellow Submarine.

More albums from John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Some Time In New York City by John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Wedding Album by John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Milk And Honey by John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Unfinished Music No. 1. Two Virgins by John Lennon & Yoko Ono. View all albums . 2: Life With The Lions. By: John Lennon & Yoko Ono (1969, Electronic). 2. No Bed For Beatle John. 4. Two Minutes Silence.

By Life with Lions release in May 1969, Yoko Ono and John Lennon had begun performing avant-garde music together publicly. But the 20-minute-plus, improvisational "Cambridge 1969" represents just the second time Lennon and Ono had performed a public concert together (the first was The Rolling Stones' long dormant concert film Rock and Roll Circus). As Ono begins a sustained, atonal throaty wail, Lennon uses his guitar feedback to match Ono's resonance. The album cover photo was taken in the suite, with Ono in her hospital bed and Lennon in a sleeping bag made up on the floor next to her, both of them looking exhausted from the process. The side begins with "No Bed For Beatle John," a sing-songy reading of gossipy newspaper clippings wherein the press thought it newsworthy to report upon Lennon's lack of a hotel bed.

Her 1970 album Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band is a triumph, in part, because it sounds fully aware of this reality. It’s also iconic because it contains some of Lennon’s most aggressive guitar work. Opener Why hurtles from its needle-drop opening, with slide guitar swoops and febrile picking that anticipate the variety of Ono’s vocal lines. When the singer enters, she wastes no time in applying a range of approaches to her one-word lyric sheet. Long expressions full of vibrato give way to shorter exhalations, rooted in the back of the throat. Spates of shredded laughter communicate the absurdist.

These two need no introduction, but "Cambridge 1969," which takes up all of side one, is a completely unheralded classic. For twenty minutes Yoko vibratoes her way around a single note while Lennon provides terrifying power-drone feedback accompaniment. This is the ultimate punk/metal take on La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's Black Album (which, considering Ono & Young's history together, might be both figurative and literal). Towards the end John Stevens and John Tchichai chime in for some free jazz/minimal crossover a la Hermann Nitsch.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Cambridge 1969
Guitar – John LennonPercussion – John Stevens Performer [Watch] – Mal EvansSaxophone – John TchicaiVocals – Yoko Ono
B1 No Bed For Beatle John
B2 Baby's Heartbeat
B3 Two Minutes Silence
B4 Radio Play

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Northern Songs Ltd.
  • Published By – Apple Publishing Ltd.
  • Made By – Garrod & Lofthouse
  • Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse
  • Recorded At – Lady Mitchell Hall
  • Recorded At – Queen Charlotte Hospital

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve] – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • Photography [Back Photo By Permission Of] – Daily Mirror
  • Photography By [Front Photo] – Susan Wood
  • Producer – John Lennon And Yoko Ono*
  • Written-By – Lennon/Ono*

Notes

On sleeve:

"No Comment" - George Martin.
Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions
John Lennon/Yoko Ono Apple Records
Made in Merrie England, Nov. '68

Printed and made by Garrod and Lofthouse Limited

On label:

Mfd. in U.K.
℗1969
Produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Published by Northern Songs Ltd.
Published by Apple Publishing Limited (Label Side B)

On inner sleeve:

Side One
Recorded live at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, England on March 2nd, 1969, with thanks to Anthony Barnett the producer of "A Natural Music Nothing Doing In London Concert".

Side Two
Recorded on a cassette at Queen Charlotte Hospital Second West Ward,
Room 1, London, England, 4th/25th November 1968.

Apple Records · 3 Savile Row · London W.1.

Notes: The front cover photo of John and Yoko was taken in Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital in Hammersmith, London, where Yoko had a miscarriage.

The back cover photo was taken outside the Marylebone court by the Daily Mirror as J&Y were leaving the court on 28 Nov 1968.

The track "Cambridge 1969" was recorded live at Lady Mitchell Hall (Cambridge, England) before a crowd of 500.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): Zapple 01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): Zapple 01 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): Zapple 01 A 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): Zapple 01 B 1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RCD 10412 John Lennon/Yoko Ono* Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions ‎(CD, Album, Num, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Zapple RCD 10412 US 1997
VACK-1126 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions ‎(CD, Album) Rykodisc VACK-1126 Japan 1997
SC290 John Lennon / Yoko Ono* Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Secretly Canadian, Chimera Music SC290 US 2016
ZAPPLE 01 John Lennon / Yoko Ono* Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions ‎(LP, Album) Zapple ZAPPLE 01 US 1969
VACK 1305 John Lennon / Yoko Ono* Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Videoarts Music, Apple Records VACK 1305 Japan 2007

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Cambridge 1969
Guitar – John LennonPercussion – John Stevens Performer [Watch] – Mal EvansSaxophone – John TchicaiVocals – Yoko Ono
B1 No Bed For Beatle John
B2 Baby's Heartbeat
B3 Two Minutes Silence
B4 Radio Play

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Northern Songs Ltd.
  • Published By – Apple Publishing Ltd.
  • Made By – Garrod & Lofthouse
  • Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse
  • Recorded At – Lady Mitchell Hall
  • Recorded At – Queen Charlotte Hospital

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve] – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • Photography [Back Photo By Permission Of] – Daily Mirror
  • Photography By [Front Photo] – Susan Wood
  • Producer – John Lennon And Yoko Ono*
  • Written-By – Lennon/Ono*

Notes

On sleeve:

"No Comment" - George Martin.
Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions
John Lennon/Yoko Ono Apple Records
Made in Merrie England, Nov. '68

Printed and made by Garrod and Lofthouse Limited

On label:

Mfd. in U.K.
℗1969
Produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Published by Northern Songs Ltd.
Published by Apple Publishing Limited (Label Side B)

On inner sleeve:

Side One
Recorded live at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, England on March 2nd, 1969, with thanks to Anthony Barnett the producer of "A Natural Music Nothing Doing In London Concert".

Side Two
Recorded on a cassette at Queen Charlotte Hospital Second West Ward,
Room 1, London, England, 4th/25th November 1968.

Apple Records · 3 Savile Row · London W.1.

Notes: The front cover photo of John and Yoko was taken in Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital in Hammersmith, London, where Yoko had a miscarriage.

The back cover photo was taken outside the Marylebone court by the Daily Mirror as J&Y were leaving the court on 28 Nov 1968.

The track "Cambridge 1969" was recorded live at Lady Mitchell Hall (Cambridge, England) before a crowd of 500.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): Zapple 01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): Zapple 01 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): Zapple 01 A 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): Zapple 01 B 1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ZAPPLE 01 John Lennon / Yoko Ono* Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions ‎(LP, Album) Zapple ZAPPLE 01 UK 1969
RCD 10412 John Lennon/Yoko Ono* Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions ‎(CD, Album, Num, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Zapple RCD 10412 US 1997
VACK-1126 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions ‎(CD, Album) Rykodisc VACK-1126 Japan 1997
SC290 John Lennon / Yoko Ono* Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Secretly Canadian, Chimera Music SC290 US 2016
ZAPPLE 01 John Lennon / Yoko Ono* Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions ‎(LP, Album) Zapple ZAPPLE 01 US 1969
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