Yoko Ono Reveal Plans for September Release

Four years after her latest studio release, John Lennon's wife presents "Take Me to the Land of Hell."

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Legendary Yoko Ono will release a new album, "Take Me to the Land of Hell," on September 17th on Chimera Music, Rolling Stone reports. The previous Yoko's full-length release, "Between My Head and the Sky," was dropped four years ago.

The album was recorded in New York, where she produced the LP with her son Sean Lennon and Yuka Honda. The album features contributions from Roots drummer Questlove, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Tune-Yards and Andrew Wyatt, and remixes by Keigo "Cornelius" Oyamada and Beastie Boys' Mike D and Ad-Rock.

80-years-old Ono is also busy curating the Meltdown Festival in London. This year's event included performances by Savages, Kim Gordon, Siouxsie Sioux, Marianne Faithfull, Thurston Moore, Iggy and the Stooges, Deerhoof and Patti Smith. She is also the subject of art retrospectives opening at Kunsthalle Krems in Austria in October and at MOCA in Sydney, Australia, in November, and her current "Half-a-Wind" retrospective is on view at the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has also been waging a campaign in New York against hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a controversial process used to extricate natural gas trapped deep underground.

"The energy I have right now, and the desire to continue to make as much great work as I can, is really moving me forward all the time," Ono said. "This album is the culmination of a lot of ideas I've been having over the last few years and I feel proud to release it at such an exciting time of my life."

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    You can really see her talent here (1:21):
    No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no no no no no NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO. No. No.
    In a related story, Yoko Ono's studio is currently being searched due to the sounds of dying cats coming from it.
    The best music she ever did was the line she did on Bungalow Bill. Not because of her tho, she was just lucky to be part of a great song.
    I don't usually go for overwhelming exaggeration, but I think its really almost (if not) a 100% slam-dunk certainty that zero people that visit this particular web site care to know this or would buy it.
    well... atleast she got the album's title right: "Take Me to the Land of Hell" is probably what most people will say after listening to it.
    When I first as a child saw Imagines music video, I thought she was a man.
    Yes! its not often that wisdom, beauty, and talent are combined into one but Yoko is all of these!