New "Milk & Honey" Contains Bonus Tracks & Interview Clips
Capitol/EMI has at long last reissued the 1984 album "Milk & Honey" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, in a digitally remastered, newly-expanded edition with three bonus tracks and excerpts from the famous upbeat interview with Dave Sholin, recorded just hours before Lennon's death.
"I learned of John's death as we were getting off the plane in San Francisco," Sholin once told Archer of ArcherValerie.com. "After we'd completed the interview we were flying back with tapes in hand, convinced we'd landed one of the greatest interviews ever. It was so deeply shocking to find out what had happened while we were in the air." The interview, for RKO Radio Networks, featured Lennon discussing his years as a househusband and reflected his positive outlook as he and Yoko re-emerged in the music scene in 1980.
The original "Milk & Honey" LP on Polydor was the posthumous release of the tracks John & Yoko were working on at the time of Lennon's assassination, and included the single "Nobody Told Me." The new edition reprises the track sequence, plus three bonus tracks: John's version of Yoko's "Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him," plus home demos of "I'm Stepping Out" and "I'm Moving On." The CD booklet includes lyrics and 14 newly-issued and rare photographs.
The new version of "Milk & Honey" followed by one year the special reissues of "Double Fantasy" and "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band," commemorating what would have been John's 60th birthday. The reissue came two weeks after the once-in-a-lifetime all-star benefit "Come Together" tribute concert at Radio City Music Hall.