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John Lennon’s son criticized the former Beatles’ latest album

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John Lennon’s son, Sean Ono Lennon said John’s album double fantasy “is a very charged record” for him. He’s also critical of the album as a whole. Still, Sean praised two double fantasy Songs.

The book All We Say: The Last Great Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono contains an interview from 1980. In it, the couple was asked about their album together double fantasy. Yoko said people mistakenly believe that reality and fantasy are different.

She viewed reality as fictions coming true. She pointed to science fiction writer HG Wells as an example of someone whose fantasies became reality. She also felt George Orwells Nineteen eighty-four could come true. Yoko said making fiction a reality is an aspect of masculinity.

John said he agreed with her. Also, he revealed that Yoko had taught him the relationship between reality and fantasy since they met. He saw fiction coming true as a form of wish-fulfillment. Above all, double fantasy became the last album John released during his lifetime, although it has been called a posthumous album of new material Milk and honey came out in 1984.

During a 2020 interview with Rolling Stone, Sean opened up about his feelings double fantasy. “double fantasy is a very loaded record for me because my earliest memories of the Hit Factory hanging as a kid are when they made it,” he revealed.

“But aside from that, when I’m stepping back from the album and trying to look at it as a musician only musically today, it was never my favorite album from a production perspective,” he continued. “It was the late ’70s, transitioning into the ’80s. The technique was different. The way they recorded drums was different. Everything got brighter and smoother.”

Sean then thought about the tunes double fantasy. “So I have to be honest, it’s hard to pick my favorite song off the record,” he said. “I try to be polite, but I don’t have to like everything [laughs].

“I would cry and listen to this record over and over again because it meant so much to me,” he added. “But the other hat I wear as a musician and producer is like, ‘This isn’t my favorite production.'”

Despite Sean’s problems with double fantasyHe praised two songs from it: the album track “I’m Losing You” and the hit single “Watching the Wheels”. He praised the former as sexy and the latter as melancholy and profound.

Sean is not a massive double fantasy fan, but he liked some of the tracks on the album.

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