|Double Fantasy - Front Cover||Double Fantasy - Rear Cover|
|Double Fantasy - Inner Sleeve|
|Catalogue No.||K 99131
K 499131 (Cassette)
|Country of Origin||England|
|Release Date||17th November 1980|
|U.K. L.P. Chart Detail :|
|Detail :||John Lennon's twelfth official L.P. release, and first for Geffen Records after signing for them on 22nd September 1980.
Credited to John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Produced by John, Yoko and Jack Douglas.
John - Vocals and guitar.
Yoko - Voice.
Earl Slick - Guitar.
Hugh McCracken - Guitar.
Tony Levin - Bass.
George Small - Keyboards.
Andy Newmark - Drums.
Arthur Jenkins Jr. - Percussion.
Ed Walsh - Oberheim.
Robert Greenidge - Steel Drum (on "Beautiful Boy").
Matthew Cunningham - Hammer Dulcimer (on "Watching The Wheels").
Randy Stein - English Concertina.
John's first album for FIVE years.
Most of John's songs on the album are dedicated to Yoko, with the obvious exception of "Beautiful Boy" which is about Sean,
and "Watching The Wheels" which is John's explanation to his public about his five year exile.
The sleeve was designed by Christopher Whorf of Art Hotel. The cover photographs were taken by Kishin Shinoyama, with the back cover being taken outside the Dakota apartment building during the summer of 1980. Incidentally, the back cover shot is considerably cropped on the C.D. version, as you can see below, and you miss the attractive shot of the bin.
On the Inner sleeve (only), "Double Fantasy" is subtitled A Heart Play. The inner sleeve contains all the lyrics, and personnel list, with no photographs.
On 24th February 1982 "Double Fantasy" is voted "Album Of The Year" at the Grammy Awards. Yoko receives the award.
With special thanks to all the people,
|(Just Like) Starting Over||Lennon||Recording started 4th August 1980, continued 18th-22nd August 1980. More recording on 24th August 1980 in the presence of Sean. Further work on 7th September 1980||3:56|
|Kiss Kiss Kiss||Ono||Recording 4th/8th August 1980||2:40|
|Cleanup Time||Lennon||Recording 5th August, 13th August and 29th August 1980, 5th September||2:57|
|Give Me Something||Ono||Recording started 7th September 1980||1:34|
|I'm Losing You||Lennon||Recording started 12th August 1980, but this rehearsal version does not appear until "Anthology". Two takes on 18th August 1980, more recording on 20th August 1980, and 5th September 1980.||3:56|
|I'm Moving On||Ono||Recording 4th August, 12th August and 28th August 1980.||2:19|
|Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)||Lennon||Recording 9th/14th August 1980||4:01|
|Watching The Wheels||Lennon||Recording started 6th August 1980, resumes 25th/26th August, continues 4th September 1980||3:31|
|I'm Your Angel||Ono||Recording started 1st September 1980||3:35|
|Woman||Lennon||Recording started 5th August 1980, continues 27th August 1980, more on 8th September 1980. John re-records his lead vocal on 22nd September 1980.||3:32|
|Beautiful Boys||Ono||Recording started 15th August 1980, continues 3rd September 1980||2:54|
|Dear Yoko||Lennon||Recording started 29th August, completed 9th September 1980.||2:33|
|Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him||Ono||Recording started 4th August 1980, Yoko's vocals recorded 6th September 1980. More work 9th September 1980. John records his backing vocals 22nd September 1980, which are later released as a John single WITHOUT Yoko`s vocal.||4:02|
|Hard Times Are Over||Ono||Recording started 19th August 1980||3:20|
9th October 1986, the first C.D. issue on Geffen catalogue number 299 131, this version adds no new tracks.
30th January 1989, the L.P. and C.D. are re-issued due to it now being on a new label of Capitol.
The L.P. has a catalogue number of EST 2083 (+ TCEST 2083), and the C.D. is CDP 7 91425 2
9th October 2000, a C.D. was put out to commemorate what would have been John's 60th Birthday.
This version is digitally remixed and remastered, and adds three bonus tracks which give it a running time of 54:05.
The Extra Tracks :
|Help Me To Help Myself||Lennon||2:37|
|Walking On Thin Ice||Ono||6:00|
|Central Park Stroll (dialogue)||Lennon||0:17|
It is again released on the Capitol Label with a catalogue number of 528 7392
The C.D. also comes with a 20 page booklet, which has some very rare photographs of John coupled with the lyrics (as seen below)
|Double Fantasy - CD Cover||Double Fantasy - CD Cover|
|Double Fantasy - Page 14 of Booklet||Double Fantasy - Page 17 of Booklet|
4th October 2010, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of John's birth a massive campaign was launched with all John's original albums remastered.
They were each available singularly or as part of the eleven c.d. boxset: The Signature Box
Although all the others were issued with no extra tracks, the Double Fantasy album was singled out for special treatment and was issued as a DOUBLE C.D. on Capitol with a catalogue number of 905 9902
One c.d. contained the digitally remastered original mixes (45:13), plus a second c.d. of ....
A brand new "Stripped Down" remix with a running time of 48:15 as below.
This new double album entered the U.K. album charts on 10th October 2010 at no. 80.
|Double Fantasy Stripped Down - Front Cover||Double Fantasy Stripped Down - Rear Cover|
|1||(Just Like) Starting Over||4:24|
|2||Kiss Kiss Kiss||2:43|
|4||Give Me Something||1:29|
|5||I'm Losing You||4:24|
|6||I'm Moving On||2:28|
|7||Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)||3:48|
|8||Watching The Wheels||3:32|
|9||I'm Your Angel||2:52|
|13||Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him||4:45|
|14||Hard Times Are Over||3:34|