Feeling the Space

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Feeling the Space
Studio album by Yoko Ono/The Plastic Ono Band
Released 23 November 1973
Recorded 1972–June 1973
Genre Avant-garde, experimental rock
Label Apple
Producer John Lennon, Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono/The Plastic Ono Band chronology
Approximately Infinite Universe
(1973)
Feeling the Space
(1973)
A Story
(1974)
Singles from Feeling the Space
  1. "Woman Power"
    Released: 24 September 1973 (US)
  2. "Run, Run, Run"
    Released: 9 November 1973 (UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (not rated) [2]

Feeling the Space is Yoko Ono's fourth album, her last one on Apple Records and her last release of the 1970s. (A fifth album, A Story, would be recorded in 1974, but not released until 1997).

History[edit]

The entire album adopts a feminist theme, focusing on the plights of women in the 1970s. Its liner notes parody adult advertising, giving the telephone numbers, birthdates and vital statistics of the male band members. (John Lennon appears as "John O'Cean", with his number listed as "Not for Sale"). Lennon played guitar on the tracks "Woman Power" and "She Hits Back",[3][4] and sing a backing vocal line on "Men, Men, Men".[4] The album was originally planned to be a double until EMI/Apple demanded it be edited. Lennon's album, Mind Games, was released around the same time as Feeling the Space, in November 1973.[4] Two of the songs excised from the double were issued as singles in Japan. The entire released album, plus the songs originally intended for the double release, is included on the 6CD "Onobox" set.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Yoko Ono.

Side one
  1. "Growing Pain" – 3:50
  2. "Yellow Girl (Stand by for Life)" – 3:13
  3. "Coffin Car" – 3:29
  4. "Woman of Salem" – 3:09
  5. "Run, Run, Run" – 5:07
  6. "If Only" – 3:40
Side two
  1. "A Thousand Times Yes" – 3:00
  2. "Straight Talk" – 2:50
  3. "Angry Young Woman" – 3:51
  4. "She Hits Back" – 3:48
  5. "Woman Power" – 4:50
  6. "Men, Men, Men" – 4:01
Bonus tracks
  1. "I Learned to Stutter/Coffin Car" (Live) – 6:51
  2. "Mildred, Mildred" – 3:36

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feeling the Space at AllMusic
  2. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/feeling-the-space-19731108
  3. ^ a b Blaney, John (2005). "1973 to 1975: The Lost Weekend Starts Here". John Lennon: Listen to This Book (illustrated ed.). [S.l.]: Paper Jukebox. p. 127. ISBN 9780954452810. 
  4. ^ a b c Urish, B. & Bielen, K. (2007). The Words and Music of John Lennon. Praeger. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-275-99180-7.