Season of Glass
This, Yoko Ono's first album without and entirely about John Lennon is a landmark
in musical history. Yoko wasted no time-- this album was finished less than a year
after Lennon's death on December 8, 1980. It was a moment not unlike the recent death
of Princess Diana. Though I was only four years old at the time, I remember
everything about it.
While Season of Glass is not musically superb or dynamic, it marks the point
in time when we all lost a legend and not only encapsulates Yoko's sadness, but the
world's. But more than her sadness, Season of Glass displays Ono's remarkable
strength through this period. This recent Ryko reissue was overseen by Ono and is
its first time on compact disc. It includes two bonus tracks-- the hit "Walking
on Thin Ice" and a harrowing version of "I Don't Know Why," recorded on a home tape
recorder the day after Lennon's death.