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John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy (Geffen)

Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 22 November 1980

IN THE cocoon, something stirs. John Lennon – one of the people who used to be in The Beatles, a group reckoned to be hot socks when I was a kid – and Yoko Ono break a five-year recording silence to announce that everything in their garden is wonderful, but wonderful. For people imprinted with the passions and preoccupations of the Beatle Years, the release of Double Fantasy is of necessity An Event though maybe not a happy one. Everybody else: straight to the next review, please.

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