Wedding Album is the third and final in a succession of three experimental albums by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It followed Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins and Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions. The album was released as by "John and Yoko", without last names mentioned. John & Yoko", the first side, a recording made on 22 and 27 April 1969, is of Lennon and Ono calling out each other's names, through a range of volume, tempos, and emotions, over the sound of their heartbeats
The record is housed in a flipback gatefold cover, opening from the inside. Complete copies include the following inserts: - Wedding certificate (glued onto inside box lid) - Press booklet - Poster of the wedding - Poster of ''Bed Peace'' - Bagism bag (white plastic) - Passport photographs - Postcard - Picture of wedding cake. promotional Apple Records color leaflet.
It came in a box containing a facsimile of the Lennons' wedding certificate and a photograph of a piece of wedding cake. The record itself contained two selections, one of which consisted of nearly 25 minutes of Yoko Ono's wailing, while the other, "John and Yoko," featured the two, one in each stereo speaker, calling out the other's name for more than 22 minutes.
The announcement further states, Wedding Album’s innovative, original packaging, created by graphic designer John Kosh, included a box filled with souvenirs of Lennon and Ono’s nuptials: photographs, a copy of the couple’s marriage certificate, both Lennon’s and Ono’s drawings, a picture of a slice of wedding cake, and more. Listen to Who Has Seen the Wind? from Wedding Album. The first of the Yoko Ono reissues from Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music came out in 2016 and included 1968’s Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, 1969’s Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions and 1970’s Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band. 2017 saw the release of 1971’s FLY, 1973’s Approximately Infinite Universe and 1973’s Feeling the Space.
Yoko Ono turned 86 today (Feb. 18), and to celebrate the occasion, she announced that her third collaborative LP with John Lennon, 1969's Wedding Album, will be reissued next month. The album will be out via Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music as part of the ongoing Yoko Ono Reissue Project on March 22. The release will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Ono and Lennon's marriage, which took place on March 20, 1969
Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s Wedding Album will be reissued this spring. Originally released in 1969, it was the couple’s third collaborative LP. Announced on Monday, which marks Ono’s 86th birthday, Unfinished Music No. 3: Wedding Album will be released via Secretly Canadian in partnership with Chimera Music on March 22nd, two days after Ono and Lennon’s 50th wedding anniversary. Crafted by graphic designer John Kosh, the original packaging housed a box that commemorated the couple’s nuptials – they were married on March 20th, 1969 in Gibraltar.
On March 20, 1969, John and Yoko were married in a civil service in Gibraltar (as told in The Beatles‘ The Ballad of John and Yoko) and to celebrate the event, in lieu of a conventional honeymoon, the newlyweds spent a week in bed at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, inviting members of the press into their room for interviews and photo sessions, and using their fame and the publicity generated by their Bed-in to call attention to their campaign for world peace