PD-1-6364 It's Alright
Produced by Yoko Ono
Released on November 29, 1982
US CHART POSITION #98
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PD-1-6364 cover
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K M 11.0: YOKO & SON. What a difference a year makes. Season of Glass was about life without John. It’s Alright is about life with Sean. Because, for those who missed it, Yoko had a new man in her life: a short fellow who looked up to her and needed her even more now that John was gone. There will always be those who buy Yoko Ono albums out of loyalty to John, just as there are those who refuse to acknowledge her contributions as an independent artist for misplacement of self-same loyalty. Honestly, I’m tired of planting my praise for her in John’s shadow. This album is produced and written by Yoko, on a label deal that she secured, with a backing band she assembled rather than inherited. On It’s Alright, she’s not splitting an album with John or finishing something they started together. This is her life, her album, her vision. Obviously, her life was intertwined with John Lennon, The Beatles and rock & roll, so we shouldn’t be surprised to hear songs like “It’s Alright” or “Spec of Dust.” And much of It’s Alright is written in response to the earlier Season of Glass; look no further than the life-affirming “yes yes yes” in the title track, which directly addresses the life-negating “No, No, No” of her last record. Unfortunately, Yoko slipped back into the shadows with Milk and Honey, unable to move beyond the past into a possible future. It’s ironic that her collaborations with John, which brought her the most fame, also brought her the most infamy. There is an audience for her music independent of John, just as there is life without him, and Yoko makes strides to find both on It’s Alright.

PD-1-6364 back cover PD-1-6364 lyric sleeve
PD-1-6364 back cover PD-1-6364 lyric sleeve

TRACK LISTING

  1. MY MAN    3:56
  2. NEVER SAY GOODBYE    4:25
  3. SPEC OF DUST    3:31
  4. LONELINESS    3:47
  5. TOMORROW MAY NEVER COME    2:26
  6. IT'S ALRIGHT    4:23
  7. WAKE UP    3:47
  8. LET THE TEARS DRY    3:24
  9. DREAM LOVE    4:53
  10. I SEE RAINBOWS    3:15

    Expanded reissue bonus tracks
  11. BEAUTIFUL BOYS (VERSION)
  12. YOU'RE THE ONE (VERSION)

    All songs written and arranged by Yoko Ono

CREDITS

YOKO ONO -- lead vocals and harmony, cover design
Carlos Alomar -- background singer
Roy Badal -- tabla
Rubens Bassini -- percussion
Pete Cannarozzi -- synthesizers
Sammy Figeroa -- percussion
David A. Friedman -- percussion
Paul Griffin -- synthesizers, keyboards
Gordon Grody -- background singer
Michael Holmes -- keyboards
Yogi Horton -- drums
Neil Jason -- bass guitar
Howard Johnson -- tuba, baritone sax
Elliot Randall -- guitar
Alan Schwartzberg -- drums
Paul Shaffer -- keyboards
Roger Squitero -- percussion
John Tropea -- guitar
Kurt Yahjian -- background singer
Jon Smith -- engineer
Bob Gruen -- photography
Bill Levy/Bob Heimall -- artwork

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN November 29, 1982 Polydor LP/CS PD/CT-1-6364 lyric sleeve
UK December 10, 1982 Polydor LP/CS POLD/POLDC 5073 lyric sleeve
AUSL/BRA/GER/NZ 1982 Polydor LP 2391 559  
JPN 1982 Polydor LP 28MM0241 lyric insert
MEX 1982 Polydor LP LPR16449  
US August 26, 1997 Rykodisc CDX RCD-10422 w. bonus tracks

 

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