|Live Peace In Toronto - Front Cover||Live Peace In Toronto - Rear Cover|
|Catalogue No.||CORE 2001|
|Release date||12th December 1969|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||Did NOT Chart.|
|Detail :||John's fourth solo album release, and first live recording, made 13th September 1969.
Credited to The Plastic Ono Band.
John and Yoko were invited to appear at the Toronto "Rock 'n' Roll Revival Concert", so at very short notice, they got
together a band and flew out to Toronto on 12th September 1969. With the appearance due the following day, the first chance
for rehearsal was at the rear of a Boeing 707 ! (anyone out there on that flight that experienced a free Lennon gig ??)
The concert was in front of a crowd of 25,000 at the Varsity Stadium, and also included such rock 'n' roll luminaries as,
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent and Bo Diddley.
The album sleeve was once again designed by John Kosh, and first editions included a John and Yoko calendar for 1970.
The calendar had pictures, poems and songs. The poems were taken from John and Yoko's printed works, and some are those that
John had performed on the Beatles fan club Christmas disc of 1968.
If the three experimental albums had not appeared prior to this release, I`m sure it would have charted ... but as it was, it became John's fourth release to fail to chart.
Note : Timings include applause, and introductions etc.
|Blue Suede Shoes
(includes an introduction and tuning)
|Dizzy Miss Lizzy||Williams||3:12|
|Give Peace A Chance||Lennon-McCartney||3:56|
|Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)||Ono||4:53|
|John John (Let's Hope For Peace)||Ono||12:38|
The album is eventually deleted November 1988.
The C.D. was first planned to be issued in June 1989, but this was shelved. It did appear in May 1995 on Apple with catalogue number CDP 7904282.
The cover front is the same as the vinyl, with the rear being pretty similar to the original too.
The C.D. cover does say that it was re-mixed from the original 8-track tapes by Rob Stevens at "Quad Recording" and digitally remastered by George Martino (really ??) at Sterling Sound. It does come with a 32 page booklet though, which includes the 13 month calendar.
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