New York Rock

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New York Rock
Studio album / Original cast recording by Yoko Ono
Released May 4, 1994
Recorded Quad Recording, New York City
Genre Pop, new wave
Length 77:16
Label Capitol
Producer Rob Stevens
Yoko Ono chronology
Walking on Thin Ice
(1992)
New York Rock
(1994)
Rising
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

New York Rock is an off-Broadway musical by Yoko Ono. It is a thinly veiled account of her life with John Lennon. The musical contains many songs from Ono's albums throughout the years, as well as several new tracks, "Warzone" and "Where Do We Go from Here", were reworked for inclusion on Rising.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Yoko Ono.

  1. "It Happened" (Mother) – 1:26
  2. "I'll Always Be with You" [*] – 2:27
  3. "Spec of Dust" – 2:09
  4. "Midsummer New York" – 1:58
  5. "What a Bastard the World Is" – 3:19
  6. "Loneliness" – 3:09
  7. "Give Me Something" – 1:21
  8. "Light on the Other Side" [*] – 1:58
  9. "Tomorrow May Never Come" – 1:54
  10. "Don't Be Scared" – 3:14
  11. "Growing Pain" – 2:37
  12. "Warzone" [*] – 1:41
  13. "Never Say Goodbye" – 4:17
  14. "O'Sanity" – 2:19
  15. "I Want My Love to Rest Tonight" – 4:15
  16. "I Felt Like Smashing My Face in a Clear Glass Window" – 3:04
  17. "Now or Never" – 3:20
  18. "We're All Water" – 3:04
  19. "Yes I'm Your Angel" – 2:44
  20. "It Happened" (Jill) – 1:28
  21. "Where Do We Go from Here" [*] – 2:02
  22. "Sleepless Night" – 2:00
  23. "No, No, No" – 1:34
  24. "Even When You're Far Away" – 3:02
  25. "Hell in Paradise" – 2:47
  26. "Toyboat" – 2:59
  27. "Story of an Oak Tree" [*] – 2:18
  28. "Goodbye Sadness" – 4:10
  29. "Never Say Goodbye" (Bill) [hidden track] – 4:23

([*] = new track)

Cast[edit]

  • Mother - Jan Horvarth
  • Little Bill/Boy - Sean Dooley
  • Bill - Pat McRoberts
  • Jill - Lynette Perry
  • Ignorance - Pete Herber
  • Violence - Walter O'Neil
  • Violence II - Paul Mahos
  • Streetkid - Aaron Blackshear
  • Streetkid - Peter Kim
  • Streetkid- Evan Ferrante

Singles[edit]

  • "Never Say Goodbye" (CD)

Songs not on the CD[edit]

  • "It Happened" (Bill)
  • "If Only" (Jill)

References[edit]