|Milk And Honey - Front Cover||Milk And Honey - Rear Cover|
|Milk And Honey - Inner Gatefold|
|Milk And Honey - Inner Sleeve|
|Catalogue No.||POLH 5
POLHC 5 (cassette)
|Release date||23rd January 1984|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||John's thirteenth solo album release, there have been other releases in his name but, this was the genuine intended
follow-up to "Double Fantasy" and should be counted next (and probably last).
Credited to John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Produced by John and Yoko.
John - Vocals and guitar.
Yoko - Vocals.
Earl Slick - Guitar.
Hugh McCracken - Guitar.
John Tropea - Guitar.
Elliot Randall - Guitar.
Steve Love - Guitar.
Tony Levin - Bass.
Neil Jason - Bass.
Wayne Pedziwiatr - Bass.
George Small - Keyboards.
Paul Griffin - Keyboards.
Andy Newmark - Drums.
Yogi Horton - Drums.
Allan Schwartzberg - Drums.
Arthur Jenkins Jr. - Percussion.
Jimmy Maelen - Percussion.
Peter Cannarozzi - Synthesizers
Ed Walsh - Synthesizers
As mentioned above, and in the write-up for Double Fantasy, "Milk And Honey" was already planned as the next title for a John and Yoko release (the title was derived from an expression that John and Yoko were aware of for when a white person marries an Oriental). After the events of December 1980, many items including tapes were stolen from Yoko's home, but luckily the eight tracks recorded at the "Fantasy" sessions along with most of the important pieces did remain safe.
In the foreword of the album written by Yoko on the inner sleeve, she claims that herself and John may be reincarnations of Robert and Elizabeth Browning. The cover then includes "Grow Old With Me", and "How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways" by Robert and Elizabeth AND by John and Yoko.
The outer cover photographs are by Kishin Shinoyama and are clearly from the same sequence as the Double Fantasy shots.
|I'm Stepping Out||Lennon||Recording 6th/7th August 1980||4:06|
|I Don't Wanna Face It||Lennon||Recording started 2nd September 1980||3:21|
|Don't Be Scared||Ono||Recording started 9th August 1980||2:44|
|Nobody Told Me||Lennon||Recording started 6th August 1980, originally entitled "Strange Days Indeed", Recording continues 8th August 1980||3:33|
|O Sanity||Ono||Recorded August 1980.||1:04|
|Borrowed Time||Lennon||Recording started 7th August 1980||4:28|
|(Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess||Lennon||Recording started 14th August 1980||2:27|
|Let Me Count The Ways||Ono||2:16|
|Grow Old With Me||Lennon||Recording started 1st September 1980||3:07|
|You're The One||Ono||3:54|
27th January 1984, the very FIRST Beatles related C.D. is issued, which is this album.
It's on Polydor, catalogue number 8171 602 (cassette 8171 604)... this version adds no new tracks.
The C.D. was deleted in June 1988.
9th October 1990, the same C.D. as above is re-issued with ALL the same details.
27th September 2001, a new C.D. is issued. It is released on the E.M.I. Label with a catalogue number of 535 9592
This version is digitally remixed and remastered, and adds four bonus tracks which give it a running time of 66:24.
The Extra Tracks :
|Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him||Ono||3:18|
|Stepping Out (Home Version)||Lennon||2:57|
|I'm Moving On||Ono||1:19|
|Interview with John & Yoko - December 8th 1980||(dialogue)||21:53|
The interview was John's last in the afternoon of December 8th 1980, approximately 5 hours before his death.
The C.D. also comes with a 24 page booklet, which has some very rare photographs of John (some seen below) coupled with the lyrics and a foreword by Yoko.
|Milk And Honey - CD Cover||Milk And Honey - CD Cover|
|Milk And Honey - Pictures From the C.D. Booklet|
|Backpage of Booklet||Page 2 of Booklet||Page 6 of Booklet||Page 11 of Booklet|
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 905 9912
It failed to chart.