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John Lennon and Yoko Ono Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins

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Remastered from the Original Tapes by Sean Lennon & Greg Calbi as Part of Secretly Canadian's Yoko Ono Reissue Project / Accompanying Download Card includes Bonus Track

Turns out the very sound of falling in love is just as abstract, subjective and loopy as the concept itself. Yoko Ono and John Lennon are two of history's greatest lovers, and Two Virgins is the musique concrete fever dream document of the pair falling in love in real time. It's a Cageian suite recorded over one weekend in Spring 1968 at Lennon's Kenwood home: Distant conversations; comedic role playing and footsteps; laughter, birdcalls and plunking piano lines; silly songs and space; tape delay stretching shrieks, bass rumbles and moans to the moon and back again.

It's two young people attempting to weird one another out, attempting to make one another laugh, falling deeply into one another. John mucks around with delay and loops while Yoko exercises her expressionist vocalizations. The smoke and wine is nearly audible. Available on vinyl for the first time in decades, Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins has been remastered from the original tapes by Sean Lennon and Greg Calbi and comes complete with an accompanying download featuring the bonus track "Remember Love," which did not appear on the original release.

Secretly Canadian couldn't be more proud to be a part of re-introducing Yoko Ono's seminal work. The first batch to be reissued will be 1968's Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, 1969's Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions, and 1970's Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, all out November 2016, with more to come in 2017. Comprised of 11 studio albums, the reissue project's focus is to painstakingly reconstruct the original vinyl packaging, to thoroughly excavate and appropriately curate the treasure-laden archives of never-before-seen photos and ephemera, and to re-master the audio, all for the purpose of creating the definitive editions of this timeless work. In addition to making the vinyl available for the first time in decades, each album will also be available digitally for the first time ever.

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