Onobox

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Onobox
Yoko Ono Box.jpg
Box set by
Released1992
Recorded1968–1992
Genre
Length388:18
LabelRykodisc
ProducerYoko Ono
Yoko Ono chronology
Starpeace
(1985)
Onobox
(1992)
Walking on Thin Ice
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Onobox is a 1992 comprehensive 6-disc collection of Yoko Ono's work from 1968 to 1985. The discs are grouped by era and theme. Disc three features the entire Feeling the Space project, which was originally conceived and recorded as a double album before being edited down, while disc six is the previously unreleased 1974 album A Story, which was later reissued separately with an altered track listing, along with the rest of Ono's back catalogue. There was also an accompanying concise one-disc "greatest hits" release, entitled Walking on Thin Ice. While the Rykodisc press release for Onobox declared the collection "not as bad as you might think", it also urged the public to "smash your preconceptions". Which, for the most part, they did, finding the box gave "Yoko Ono the avant- garde heroine her due".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Yoko Ono except "No Bed for Beatle John" written by John Lennon/Yoko Ono.

Many songs were edited or remixed for this compilation. These mixes and edits have not been officially released elsewhere.

Disc one – "London Jam"[edit]

Disc two – "New York Rock"[edit]

Disc three – "Run, Run, Run"[edit]

Disc four – "Kiss, Kiss, Kiss"[edit]

Disc five – "No, No, No"[edit]

Disc six – "A Story"[edit]

Previously Unreleased Material[edit]

Onobox includes 20 previously unreleased songs. Some of these songs have appeared on other Yoko releases.

  • The first 9 tracks from Disc 6 were all included on the A Story album when it was released in 1997.
  • "The Path" was included on the 2017 Reissue of Fly.
  • "Warrior Woman", "Potbelly Rocker", "It's Been Very Hard", "Mildred, Mildred" and "Left Turn's the Right Turn" were all included on the 2017 Reissue of Feeling the Space.
  • "There's No Goodbye" was re-recorded for the album Take Me to the Land of Hell.

In addition to this, "Head Play" (a medley of the songs "You", "Airmale" and "Fly" specially made for this boxset) was included on the 2017 Reissue of Fly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r65810
  2. ^ "Onobox: review". ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 23 September 2015.