Take Me to the Land of Hell

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Take Me to the Land of Hell
Yoko Ono Take Me to the Land of Hell.jpg
Studio album by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
Released 17 September 2013 (2013-09-17)
Recorded 2012–2013
Genre
Length 42:47
Label Chimera Music
Producer Sean Lennon
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band chronology
YOKOKIMTHURSTON
(2012)YOKOKIMTHURSTON2012
Take Me to the Land of Hell
(2013)
Yes, I'm a Witch Too
(2016)Yes, I'm a Witch Too2016

Take Me to the Land of Hell is the 2013 album by Yoko Ono as Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band. It is her fifteenth solo album overall and Ono's third since reforming the Plastic Ono Band in 2009 with her son Sean Lennon, it features guests Yuka C Honda, Keigo “Cornelius” Oyamada, Hirotaka “Shimmy” Shimizu, Yuko Araki, Nels Cline, tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Ad-Rock & Mike D, Michael Leonhart, Bill Dobrow, Jared Samuel, Shahzad Ismaily, Lenny Kravitz, Andrew Wyatt, Erik Friedlander, Lois Martin, Joyce Hammann, Thomas Bartlett, Douglas Wieselman, Julian Lage, Toyoaki Mishima, Toru Takayama, Christopher Sean Powell, Christopher Allen, Andre Kellman, Michael H. Brauer, Bob Ludwig, Kevin Harper, Mark Bengston, Geoff Thorpe and Greg Kadel.

The album is produced by Sean Lennon. Throughout the fall of 2012 he posted on social media about recording the album with Cline, Lage, Cornelius, tUnE-yArDs and Kravitz; in early 2013 Lennon announced the album was ready to be mixed, and that it would be released that year to tie in with Ono's 80th birthday. In June 2013 the lead single "Moonbeams" was released as a free download for pre-order customers, every Monday an additional new track was streamed for free starting in August, leading up to its September 17, 2013 release.[1]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Cuepoint A–[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 7/10[7]
PopMatters 7/10[8]
Q 4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Uncut 4/5 stars[11]
The Wire 4/5 stars[12]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Yoko Ono.

No. Title Length
1. "Moonbeams" 5:48
2. "Cheshire Cat Cry" 4:58
3. "Tabetai" 2:45
4. "Bad Dancer" 3:11
5. "Little Boy Blue Your Daddy's Gone" 3:47
6. "There's No Goodbye Between Us" 2:42
7. "7th Floor" 3:06
8. "N.Y. Noodle Town" 3:15
9. "Take Me to the Land of Hell" 3:24
10. "Watching the Dawn" 2:48
11. "Leaving Tim" 2:49
12. "Shine, Shine" 4:01
13. "Hawk's Call" 0:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preview New Iggy Pop Plastic Ono Split 7″; Ono Songs with tUnE-yArDs, Lenny Kravitz". The Future Heart. 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Reviews for Take Me to the Land of Hell by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band". Metacritic. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF HELL reviewed on AllMusic". 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 31, 2014). "Expert Witness". Cuepoint. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ Costa, Maddy (2013). "Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band: Take Me to the Land of Hell – review". The Guardian (September 19). London. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ Mojo. London (October): 96. 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF HELL reviewed on Pitchfork Media". 
  8. ^ Garratt, John (November 7, 2013). "Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band: Take Me to the Land of Hell". PopMatters. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ Q. London (October): 109. 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Hermes, Will (2013). "Take Me To The Land Of Hell Album Review". Rolling Stone. New York (December 3). Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ Uncut. London (October): 72. 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ The Wire. London (October): 51. 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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