A John and Yoko signed LP

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Lot 2300
A John and Yoko signed LP

US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£ 3,000 - 4,500
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A John and Yoko signed LP
"Plastic Ono Band" long playing record signed "Love / John Lennon" with a double portrait and also signed "Yoko Ono." Released December 1970 on Apple, it spent 33 weeks on the charts, rising to #6. It was certified gold on January 28, 1971. This is the Toronto Peace Festival cover for this ground-breaking, ripping departure from Beatle John's past. Also known as the "Primal" Album, the songs were composed almost entirely while John was undergoing intensive primal scream therapy with LA therapist and author, Doctor Arthur Janov. The ultimate goal of the therapy is for the subject to let go with finality to the traumas of one's personality with one obliterating scream. This record is an intensely honest assault on his own perhaps previously held positions. To quote from Nicholas Schaffner in The Beatles Forever: "'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band' shows John Lennon striving to demolish every icon in sight -- be it Krishna, Jesus, sex, dope, or the Beatles ... A harrowing journey through John's past 'Plastic Ono Band' leaves the bare wires of his ravaged emotions exposed as never before or since." And it's also great music, sparsely recorded and quickly laid down, many songs being accomplished in a single take. "Working Class Hero" with John accompanying himself on solo acoustic guitar cuts straight the bone. From Schaffner, "At the time Lennon told Jann Wenner: 'The poetry on this album is superior to anything I've ever done because it's not self-conscious,' [and about the music], 'I always liked simple rock .. I was influenced by acid and got psychedelic like the whole generation .. but when you just listen, the piano does it all for you, your mind can do the rest.'" He continues, "Many of his new songs were like unpolished entries in the most private of diaries; their meaning, or lack of it, depended upon the nature of the listener's relationship with John Lennon. If only within the context of his previous work, 'Plastic Ono Band' [is] a powerful, fascinating and at times heartbreaking document." Accompanied by a "Report of Signature Verification" by Donald Frangipani on his embossed and holograph-sealed stationery (DF4487) with matching seal on the verso of the album. Reference number is BRO-1037.
Matted and framed to 28 x 28in

Provenance: Property of a private collector.

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