Walls And Bridges

John Lennon
 
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Label Apple
Catalogue No. PCTC 253
Release date 4th October 1974
Total time 46:05
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :19th October 1974
Highest Position :6
Weeks in Chart :10
Detail : John's ninth solo album release.
Credited to John Lennon
Produced and arranged by John Lennon
with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band/Little Big Horns/and the Philharmanic Orchestrange.

The 44th Street Fairies, are :
   May Pang, Lori Burton, Joey Dambra and me.
Little Big Horns, are :
   Bobby Keys, Steve Madaio, Howard Johnson, Ron Aprea, Frank Vicari.

Recorded at The Record Plant, New York from 17th June thru July 1974, except "Nobody Loves You" which was recorded in Los Angeles. Alternative versions of several of these tracks will later appear on "Menlove Avenue" in 1986.
Also recorded during these sessions is :
"Goodnight Vienna" a demo, written especially for, and given to Ringo.
"Only You" - a demo, also given to Ringo.
"Move Over Mrs. L." - a track originally written for Keith Moon.

The splendidly original cover designed by Roy Kohara, is divided into three equal parts with two fold-out sections to create different covers ! ... You can see all the combinations above.
The photographs are taken by Bob Gruen. The Inner sleeve has a similar style sepia-toned picture cover, also shown above.
Plus, there is a terrific 8-page booklet (L.P. sized !) which not only includes the song lyrics and musician information, it also has some great pictures OF John, and five paintings BY John drawn in 1952 when he was only a boy. Also on the back of the booklet, is an examination of the origins of the Lennon name, which is taken from "IRISH FAMILIES, THEIR NAMES, ARMS AND ORIGINS" by Edward Maclysaght.

The whole production is very light-hearted and John is clearly in a jovial and happy mood throughout.
The record label is the standard green Apple.

"Possession is nine-tenths of the problem" - Dr. Winston O'Boogie.

On the 23rd August 1974 at 9 o'clock I saw a U.F.O. - J.L.


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Going Down On Love Lennon Dr. Winston O'Ghurkin - Vocals and guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Eddie Mottau - Acoustic guitar
Ken Ascher - Electric piano
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Arthur Jenkins - Percussion
Little Big Horns.
3:54
Whatever Gets You Thru The Night Lennon Hon. John St. John Johnson - Vocals and guitar
Elton John - Organ, piano and vocal harmony
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Eddie Mottau - Acoustic guitar
Ken Ascher - Clavinet
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Arthur Jenkins - Percussion
Bobby Keys - Tenor Sax
3:25
Old Dirt Road Lennon-Nilsson Rev. Thumbs Ghurkin - Vocals and piano
Harry Nilsson - Backing vocals
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Eddie Mottau - Acoustic guitar
Ken Ascher - Electric piano
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
4:09
What You Got Lennon Kaptain Kundalini - Vocals and guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Eddie Mottau - Acoustic guitar
Ken Ascher - Clavinet
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Arthur Jenkins - Percussion
Little Big Horns.
3:08
Bless You Lennon Rev. Fred Ghurkin - Vocals and acoustic guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Eddie Mottau - Acoustic guitar
Ken Ascher - Electric piano and mellotron
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Arthur Jenkins - Percussion
4:37
Scared Lennon Mel Torment - Vocals and piano
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Eddie Mottau - Acoustic guitar
Ken Ascher - Electric piano
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Arthur Jenkins - Percussion
Little Big Horns starring Howard Johnson on Baritone.
4:39

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
#9 Dream Lennon Dr. Dream - Vocals and acoustic guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Eddie Mottau - Acoustic guitar
Ken Ascher - Clavinet
Nicky Hopkins - Electric piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Arthur Jenkins - Percussion
The 44th Street Fairies.
4:48
Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox) Lennon Dr. Winston O'Ghurkin - Vocals (No Instrument)
Elton John - Vocal harmony
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Eddie Mottau - Acoustic guitar
Ken Ascher - Clavinet
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Arthur Jenkins - Percussion
Little Big Horns plus added attraction Lolly and Stan.

A song written about Yoko. In the 60's she worked in a restaurant in Greenwich Village called "Paradox".

2:55
Steel And Glass Lennon Dr. Winston O'Reggae - Vocals and acoustic guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Eddie Mottau - Acoustic guitar
Ken Ascher - Clavinet
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Arthur Jenkins - Percussion
Little Big Horns.

This is allegedly a vicious attack on Allen Klein.

4:37
Beef Jerky Lennon Dr. Winston and Booker Table and the Maitre d's - Guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Arthur Jenkins - Percussion
Little Big Horns.
3:27
Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out) Lennon Dwarf McDougal - Vocals and acoustic guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Ken Ascher - Organ
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Little Big Horns.
5:10
Ya Ya Robinson-Dorsey-Lewis Julian Lennon on Drums and
Dad on piano and Vocals.
1:06


Released Versions and Rarities

First pressings (1974)
Original pressings with fold-out cover and booklet, is worth about 20.
The album was deleted October 1979.

Second Pressing (1985)

"Walls And Bridges" is re-issued on Parlophone, catalogue number ATAK 43 (+ TCATAK 43).
This re-issue was deleted 1988.

Third Pressing (1999)

Walls And Bridges - Millennium Edition
Walls And Bridges - Millennium Edition Label

Issued in 1999, in readiness for the new 21st century Millennium, this was an official Apple vinyl release.
This Special Limited Edition EMI Millennium Release had the catalogue number of MILL 99 (a shortened version of Millennium 1999).
The album was pressed on Virgin Audiophile heavyweight 180 gm Vinyl on the Custom APPLE label.
Most impressively, the complete set recreated the original packaging !
This package is then protected in a plastic wallet displaying an official blue EMI Millennium sticker adhered to the front.

C.D.

20th July 1987 the C.D. was first issued on catalogue number CDP 7 46768 2 with no bonus tracks.
The C.D. is on Parlophone, with no mention of Apple.

4th October 2010, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of John's birth a 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
This album was issued with no extra tracks on EMI with a catalogue number of 906 5082
It failed to chart.


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