Yoko Ono Celebrates John Lennon's 78th Birthday With New Version of 'Imagine': Listen

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On what would have been John Lennon's 78th birthday, Yoko Ono determined to re-imagine the previous Beatles' largest hit by releasing her personal model of "Imagine" on Tuesday (Oct. 9). 

She unveiled a fragile, slowed-down rendition of the traditional that will probably be featured on her forthcoming album, Warzone, due out Oct. 19. Creating a brand new association for the music, Ono explores ambient tones as she recites the enduring lyrics in a slower tempo than the unique. Halfway via the one, the mild soundscapes are substituted by the monitor's well-known piano chords. 

As Lennon stated in previous interviews, Ono is definitely a co-writer of the peace-anthem, however was by no means credited correctly. “That must be credited as a Lennon-Ono music as a result of a variety of it -- the lyric and the idea -- got here from Yoko,” Lennon advised the BBC in 1980. “But these days I used to be a bit extra egocentric, a bit extra macho, and I kind of omitted to say her contribution.”

 

In 2017, Ono was formally added as a co-writer of "Imagine" and 47 years after the music's beginning, she determined to launch her personal rendition. Warzone marks Ono’s first solo album since her 2013’s Take Me to the Land of Hell and can function 13 re-imagined authentic songs, all utilizing stripped-down preparations that emphasize her candid vocals. 

Listen to Yoko Ono's new rendition of "Imagine" beneath.