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Walking on Thin Ice


  • 1. Walking on Thin Ice
    2. Even When You're Far Away
    3. Kiss, Kiss, Kiss
    4. Nobody Sees Me Like You Do
    5. Yangyang
    6. No, No, No
    7. Death of Samantha
    8. Mindweaver
    9. You're the One
    10. Spec of Dust
    11. Midsummer New York
    12. Don't Be Scared
    13. Sleepless Nights
    14. Kite Song
    15. She Gets Down on Her Knees
    16. Give Me Something
    17. Hell in Paradise
    18. Woman Power
    19. O'oh
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20230

  • Credits
    ProducerYoko Ono
    Engineer

    This collection contains 19 of the 105 tracks contained in the Onobox set.
    WALKING ON THIN ICE, a handy 19-track condensation of 1991's four-disc ONOBOX collection, presents an illuminating and remarkable overview of the solo work of pop music's most misunderstood artist. WALKING is named after the song Ono and John Lennon were working on the night of Lennon's murder. Because Ono was introduced to the general public by such intentionally chaotic Ono/Lennon collaborations as 1968's controversial TWO VIRGINS, public perception of her work is limited to the image of the tiny Japanese woman yowling and ululating over squalling guitar feedback and manipulated tapes. On the '70s and '80s solo albums documented here, however, Ono favors a provocative blend of basic rock & roll, free jazz, and delicate Asian melodies. She tops her tunes with articulate, often political, and sometimes angry lyrics. The best songs here, including "Death Of Samantha," "Yangyang," and "Give Me Something," are intelligent, forceful and fascinating.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (10/31/02, p.140) - Ranked # 48 in Rolling Stone's "Women in Rock: The 50 Essential Albums" - "...An essential collection..."
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