Blueprint for a Sunrise

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Blueprint for a Sunrise
Studio album by Yoko Ono
Released 9 November 2001
Recorded Quad Recording, New York City
Genre Rock, experimental rock
Length 46:59
Label Capitol
Producer Yoko Ono and Rob Stevens
Yoko Ono chronology
Rising
(1996)
Blueprint for a Sunrise
(2001)
Yes, I'm a Witch
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 5.6/10[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]

Blueprint for a Sunrise is a concept album of experimental feminist rock by Yoko Ono. It features live tracks, samples and remixes of previous recordings, and a sequel. The recurring theme throughout is the suffering of women. In the liner notes, Ono talks about the continuing relevance of feminism and "waking up in the middle of the night hearing thousands of women screaming". It did not chart but was critically acclaimed and became an underground hit. The album has sold around 3,000 copies in the USA.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Yoko Ono

No. Title Length
1. "I Want You to Remember Me "A""   1:22
2. "I Want You to Remember Me "B""   4:08
3. "Is This What We Do"   2:58
4. "Wouldnit "swing""   2:38
5. "Soul Got Out of the Box"   2:14
6. "Rising II"   12:52
7. "It's Time for Action !"   3:25
8. "I'm Not Getting Enough"   3:26
9. "Mulberry"   8:34
10. "I Remember Everything"   2:40
11. "Are You Looking for Me?"   2:03
  • "Wouldnit "swing"" is a remix of "Wouldnit" from Rising
  • "Soul Got Out of the Box" was originally a 1972 outtake from Approximately Infinite Universe
  • "I Remember Everything" was written for the play "Hiroshima" (1997) after much coaxing from Playwright Ron Destro. In addition, this song was performed live at the Itsukushima Shrine in Japan 1995.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westergaard, Sean. Blueprint for a Sunrise at AllMusic
  2. ^ Leone, Dominique. (25 October 2001). "Yoko Ono: Blueprint for a Sunrise". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Ask Billboard: Madonna, Yoko Ono, Gospel | Billboard.com