Walls and Bridges
John Lennon - Producer, Cover Painting (June 1952, age 11)
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Erika (June 8, 2007)
Now THIS is the John Lennon we know and love, back from wherever he was since \"Imagine\" in 1973. Although I\'m not a big fan of the single \"Whatever Gets You Thru The Night,\" there are some great songs on this album, such as \"What You Got,\" \"Scared,\" \"No. 9 Dream,\" and \"Nobody Loves You (When You\'re Down and Out).\"
Bruce Beatlefan (February 25, 2006)
For most people reading this, the story is well known--the separation from Yoko, the riotous \"Lost Weekend\" with notable L.A. degenerates such as Harry Nilsson and Keith Moon, John Lennon swirling down the downward spiral until Yoko takes him back...as an elixir for a faltering marriage this causes me to raise my eyebrows (and it sure didn\'t do much for poor May Pang), but as the impetus for John to write great music this is unbeatable. Walls and Bridges is John Lennon\'s greatest post-Beatles album; here we have John at his emotionally expressive peak. The desparation (\"What You Got\"), resignation (\"Nobody Loves You When You\'re Down and Out\"), self-loathing (\"Steel and Glass\"), humor (\"Sweet Bird of Paradox\"), naked fear (\"I\'m Scared\"), and unconquerable love (\"Bless You\") all ring true with excellent music and convincing performances. Add to this the beautiful and hypnotic \"#9 Dream\" and the rocking \"Beef Jerky\" with the other tracks and you have an album which is extremely satisfying. Man, that photograph of the beleaguered John...I never would have recognized him!
chacho (July 28, 2005)
a drip into a man's feelings and emotions of anguish and desperation.
walls and bridges does exactly that, builds up the walls and then finds the bridges to get to the other side. john lennon was a master of living and resolving his problems. dream sweet dream..he once said.
John (July 15, 2005)
A nice rebound after two disappointing efforts in a row. An enjoyable listen. Maybe slightly overproduced, but that would be nitpicking. Songs dealing with Yoko and John's mistress May Pang made for an interesting glimpse into his life at the time. Includes the #1 Whatever Gets You Through The Night with a guest appearance by Elton John. It's classic Lennon thrugh and through. The other real standout is the beautiful No. 9 Dream. A solid comeback album for John.
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