Yes, I'm a Witch

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Yes, I'm a Witch
Yoko Ono Yes, I'm a Witch .jpg
Remix album by Yoko Ono
Released February 6, 2007 (2007-02-06)
Recorded 2006
Length 63:03
Label Astralwerks, Apple
Yoko Ono chronology
Blueprint for a Sunrise
(2001)Blueprint for a Sunrise2001
Yes, I'm a Witch
(2007)
Open Your Box
(2007)Open Your Box2007

Yes, I'm a Witch is a remix album by Yoko Ono released on February 6, 2007 by Apple Records and Astralwerks. Artists invited to contribute were asked to select a song from Ono's back catalogue, and were then presented with all the necessary elements to create a remix/cover of their desire. According to the press release, nearly every artist chose only the vocals, and created entirely new backing tracks to demonstrate the versatility of Ono's compositions.

The song choices span Ono's career from her early experimental work with John Lennon in the late 1960s through to her solo career in the 1970s and 1980s. The album draws its title from a 1974 Ono song featured on her album A Story, a track which is featured on the album in a reworked version by The Brother Brothers.

A follow-up compilation of dance remixes, Open Your Box, was released on April 24.

In July 2015, Pitchfork announced a sequel to Yes, I'm a Witch—titled Yes, I'm a Witch Too—with collaborations and remixes from Miike Snow, Portugal. The Man, Death Cab for Cutie, Penguin Prison, Peter Bjorn and John, Tune-Yards, Moby and others, released on February 19, 2016 on Manimal Vinyl.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender3.5/5 stars
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
Mojo4/5 stars[4]
NME6/10 stars[5]
Pitchfork7.4/10[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Yoko Ono.

  1. Hank Shocklee – "Witch Shocktronica Intro"
  2. Peaches – "Kiss Kiss Kiss"
  3. Shitake Monkey – "O'Oh"
  4. Blow Up – "Everyman Everywoman"
  5. Le Tigre – "Sisters, O Sisters"
  6. Porcupine Tree – "Death of Samantha"
  7. DJ Spooky – "Rising"
  8. The Apples in Stereo – "Nobody Sees Me Like You Do"
  9. The Brother Brothers – "Yes, I'm a Witch"
  10. Cat Power – "Revelations"
  11. The Polyphonic Spree – "You and I"
  12. Jason Pierce (from Spiritualized) – "Walking on Thin Ice"
  13. Antony and Hahn Rowe – "Toyboat"
  14. The Flaming Lips – "Cambridge 1969/2007"
  15. The Sleepy Jackson – "I'm Moving On"
  16. Hank Shocklee – "Witch Shocktronica Outro"
  17. Craig Armstrong – "Shiranakatta (I Didn't Know)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard Top Electronic Albums 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yes, I'm a Witch Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom (2007). "Yes, I'm a Witch – Yoko Ono". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  3. ^ Petridis, Alexis (16 February 2007). "CD: Yoko Ono, Yes, I'm a Witch". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  4. ^ Paytress, Mark (March 2007). "How to make music: Yoko Ono Yes, I'm a Witch". Mojo. p. 92.
  5. ^ Miller, Alex (16 February 2007). "NME Album Reviews – Yoko Ono: Yes, I'm A Witch". NME. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  6. ^ Abebe, Nitsuh (7 February 2007). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Yoko Ono: Open Your Box". Pitchfork. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  7. ^ Fricke, David (6 February 2007). "Yes, I'm a Witch by Yoko Ono". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 9 August 2011.

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