Plastic Ono Band book – unseen photos

As you know, the 50th anniversary “Let It Be” releases scheduled for 2020 were all postponed, except for the “Get Back” book, which is still scheduled for release this year, September 1. Something of the same may apply to the 50th anniversary “Plastic Ono Band” boxed set, and the publishers of the corresponding book, due out October 6, have made available some intriguing facsimile pages on Amazon.

Here for the first time, are some Instamatic photos of John, Yoko, Ringo, Klaus Voormann, Phil Spector and others in the control room of studio 3 in Abbey Road during the recording sessions (see below).

The publishers book description:

“A definitive, in-depth, revelatory exploration of John Lennon’s intensely personal first major solo album after the breakup of the Beatles”.

“Described by Lennon as “the best thing I’ve ever done,” and widely regarded as his best solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was released on 11 December 1970. With first-hand commentary by Lennon, Ono, and other members of the band, and packed with previously unseen photographs by those who documented their lives, this incisive volume offers new insights into the raw emotions and open mindset of Lennon after marriage to Ono and the breakup of the Beatles, to the making of the album and revealing interview with Jann Wenner in December 1970″.

“Primal therapy had a huge impact on Lennon’s songwriting, resulting in the creation of intensely personal, soul-baring tracks. This book takes his lyrics as a starting point and explores Lennon’s life, career, and self-perception, from “performing flea” with the Beatles to authenticity as a solo artist”.

Polaroid photos from the recording sessions. Click for bigger image.

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Weldon Owen (October 6, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1681885891
ISBN-13: 978-1681885896
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 12.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


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