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Approximately Infinite Universe

Yoko Ono

Approximately Infinite Universe - Front Cover Approximately Infinite Universe - Rear Cover
Approximately Infinite Universe - Front Cover Approximately Infinite Universe - Rear Cover
Approximately Infinite Universe - Inside Gatefold
Approximately Infinite Universe - Inside Gatefold
The Beatles Contribution:  John is co-producer.
Label Apple
Catalogue No. SAPDO 1001
Release Date 16th February 1973
U.K. Album Chart Detail : Did NOT Chart
Detail : Yoko's third solo album for Apple, and her second double L.P. on the trot.
Credited on the sleeve to just "Yoko Ono", but on the record labels to "Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band with Elephants Memory, Endless Strings and Choir Boys".
Produced by Yoko Ono and John Lennon.
String orchestration - Ron Frangipane
Musicians :
Stan Bronstein - Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet
Richard Frank Jnr. - Drums and percussion
Gary Van Scyoc - Bass and trumpet
Adam Ippolito - Piano, organ, harmonium and trumpet
Wayne Gabriel - Guitar
Joel Nohnn - Guitar ("Move On Fast" and "Is Winter Here To Stay")
Yoko Ono - Piano ("Looking Over From My Hotel Window")
Daria Price - Castanets.

The tracks were mostly recorded at the Record Plant, New York, in October and November 1972, just two were recorded at Butterfly Studios ("Catman" and "Winter Song"). The guitarist mentioned above as Joel Nohnn is clearly John, and he was also reported as playing guitar on "Winter Song" with Mick Jagger !

The sleeve concept was by Yoko and John, designed by Bettina Rossner, with cover photographs by Bob Gruen.
The inner sleeves contain the lyrics, and the record labels feature Yoko's face superimposed on a black and white Apple on the A-side of each album, with a black and white apple core on the other.

Record 2 has "PORKUM" etched in the run-out groove of side 1, and "PECKUM" in the run-out groove of side 2,
(There are no such additions to record 1).

This album is dedicated to my best friend John of the second sex.


Record 1 - SAP 101

Side 1

Track Composer Time
Yang Yang Yoko Ono 3:52
Death Of Samantha Yoko Ono 6:23
I Want My Love To Rest Tonight Yoko Ono 5:11
What Did I Do ! Yoko Ono 4:11
Have You Seen A Horizon Lately Yoko Ono 1:55

Side 2

Track Composer Time
Approximately Infinite Universe Yoko Ono 3:19
Peter The Dealer Yoko Ono 4:43
Song For John Yoko Ono 2:02
Catman Yoko Ono 5:29
What A Bastard The World Is Yoko Ono 4:33
Waiting For The Sunrise Yoko Ono 2:32


Record 2 - SAP 102

Side 3

Track Composer Time
I Felt Like Smashing My Face In A Clear Glass Window Yoko Ono 5:07
Winter Song Yoko Ono 3:37
Kite Song Yoko Ono 3:19
What A Mess Yoko Ono 2:41
Shiranakatta (I Didn't Know) Yoko Ono 3:13
Air Talk Yoko Ono 3:21

Side 4

Track Composer Time
I Have A Woman Inside My Soul Yoko Ono 5:31
Move On Fast Yoko Ono 3:40
Now Or Never Yoko Ono 4:57
Is Winter Here To Stay Yoko Ono 4:27
Looking Over From My Hotel Window (Age 39) Yoko Ono 3:30


Released Versions

First pressings (1973)
    SAPDO 1001 - Double L.P. with lyrics on inner sleeves is worth about 30.
                             It was Deleted but I don`t have the exact date.

C.D.

22nd June 1997, a first C.D. issue on Rykodisc with catalogue number RCD 10417/18 with two bonus tracks.

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Dogtown Yoko Ono Unreleased version
Yoko Ono - Vocals
John Lennon - Acoustic guitar.
Recorded on cassette, Bank Street period.
?
She Gets Down On Her Knees Yoko Ono Unreleased version
Yoko Ono - Vocal and piano.
Recorded on cassette, 1974.
?


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