Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Number 9 Dream

A re-post from exactly 2 years ago, also because the video I linked to then is no longer available on YouTube. I will keep the text the same, except for the date correction. Today 30 years ago a deranged "fan" shot John Lennon. All over the world, DJ's with as much originality as imagination will be playing Imagine to mark the occasion. Let's try something else: the soaring Number nine dream from the 1974 album Walls and Bridges. More than any other John Lennon song, this one recalls the Beatles of 1967-1968, and although in general I prefer Paul McCartney's solo output over the other ex-Beatles, this is by far the best single post-Beatles song.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)

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