John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy (1980) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy (1980) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:13 minutes | Scans included | 1,82 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz – Source: HDTracks | Time – 01:31:21 | 1.99 GB

The most distinctive thing about Double Fantasy, the last album John Lennon released during his lifetime, is the very thing that keeps it from being a graceful return to form from the singer/songwriter, returning to active duty after five years of self-imposed exile. As legend has it, Lennon spent those years in domestic bliss, being a husband, raising a baby, and, of course, baking bread. Double Fantasy was designed as a window into that bliss and, to that extent, he decided to make it a joint album with Yoko Ono, to illustrate how complete their union was. For her part, Ono decided to take a stab at pop and while these are relatively tuneful for her, they nevertheless disrupt the feel and flow of Lennon’s material, which has a consistent tone and theme. He’s surprisingly sentimental, not just when he’s expressing love for his wife (“Dear Yoko,” “Woman”) and child (“Beautiful Boy [Darling Boy]”), but when he’s coming to terms with his quiet years (“Watching the Wheels,” “Cleanup Time”) and his return to creative life. These are really nice tunes, and what’s special about them is their niceness — it’s a sweet acceptance of middle age, which, of course, makes his assassination all the sadder. For that alone, Double Fantasy is noteworthy, yet it’s hard not to think that it’s a bit of a missed opportunity — primarily because its themes would be stronger without the Ono songs, but also because the production is just a little bit too slick and constrained, sounding very much of its time. Ultimately, these complaints fall by the wayside because Lennon’s best songs here cement the last part of his legend, capturing him at peace and in love. According to some reports, that perception was a bit of a fantasy, but sometimes the fantasy means more than the reality, and that’s certainly the case here.

Tracklist:
01. (Just Like) Starting Over
02. Kiss Kiss Kiss
03. Cleanup Time
04. Give Me Something
05. I’m Losing You
06. I’m Moving On
07. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
08. Watching The Wheels
09. Yes, I’m Your Angel
10. Woman
11. Beautiful Boys
12. Dear Yoko
13. Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him
14. Hard Times Are Over

DSD flat transferred from 2010 Digital Remaster.

SACD ISO

http://subyshare.com/xjwosqoqboqq/J0hnLenn0nwithY0k00n01980D0ubleFantasyJapan2014SHMSACDIS0.part1.rar.html
http://subyshare.com/pqx4dfapt52d/J0hnLenn0nwithY0k00n01980D0ubleFantasyJapan2014SHMSACDIS0.part2.rar.html

Hi-Res FLAC

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https://subyshare.com/jjhkgcg27q3b/J0hnLenn0nY0k00n0D0ubleFantasyStrippedD0wn19809624.part2.rar.html
https://subyshare.com/jt1b86dndezt/J0hnLenn0nY0k00n0D0ubleFantasyStrippedD0wn19809624.part3.rar.html

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