Magazine article New Internationalist

Between My Head and the Sky

Magazine article New Internationalist

Between My Head and the Sky

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Between My Head and the Sky

by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (Chimera Music ? CD)

It's a rare thing for artists to be able to keep their ears and minds open to new developments in their medium, but the phenomenal Yoko Ono is like no other. Between My Head and the Sky sees the artist a few years short of her Soth birthday and is as fresh and challenging as any of her early work, with famous husband John Lennon, or without.

Sure, this album has plenty of Ono's trademark vocals - the yelps, the breathy gasps, the free-styling verbiage - but there is also a taut control. Backed by a revamped Plastic Ono Band - including son Sean, Keigo Oyamada, Yuka Honda, and improvisation specialists Erik Friedlander, Indigo Street and Shahzad lsmaily - there's a commitment to spontaneity too. …

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