Double Fantasy: Stripped Down

‘This new version really allows us to focus our attention on John’s amazing vocals.’

– Yoko Ono, 2010

A Heart Play by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Produced by Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas

Track Listing

  1. 4:24
  2. 2:45
  3. 3:56
  4. 1:31
  5. 4:26
  6. 2:29
  7. 3:50
  8. 3:32
  9. 2:53
  10. 3:45
  11. 3:16
  12. 3:03
  13. 4:46
  14. 3:38
CD Gatefold

Stripped Down is a complete remix of the original album carried out by Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas in order to shine a new light on the songs which were felt to have been clouded by the original production. It is packaged as a 2CD set contained both the 2010 remaster of the original album and the new, “Stripped Down” version.

‘This new version really allows us to focus our attention on John’s amazing vocals. Technology has advanced so much that, conversely, I wanted to use new techniques to really frame these amazing songs and John’s voice as simply as possible. By stripping down some of the instrumentation, the power of the songs shines through with an enhanced clarity.’

– Yoko Ono Lennon

Special Thanks To:

‘Starting with Jack Douglas, our original Co-producer, I’d like to thank him and the musicians who have been involved in the making of the original Double Fantasy. You were all brilliant and wonderful. I still love each one of you.

I would like to give a special thanks to David Geffen for giving John and I the freedom to make the album in the way we wanted to. This album would never have been made without your wisdom of allowing us to be us.

And thank you Sean, after many days of hesitation, you finally did the drawings for the front and back covers of this very special Stripped Down CD for your dad and your mom. All sorts of memory of that time came back to you, you said… I know how hard it must have been. This is a thank you from me and your dad.

Finally, John. Thank you for having done the album with me, at the time of such importance for your career. I was a very lucky woman. We made a bit of a mess out of our lives, didn’t we? I know we never thought that. But we did. Though for you and me, it was grand all the way.

I love you! Yoko’

Recorded: Hit Factory, New York: 7 August – 22 September 1980
Mixed: 2010, Avatar Studios, New York City
Released UK: 5 Oct 2010
Released USA: 5 Oct 2010

Sleeve notes

Produced and remixed: Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas
Remix engineer: Jay Messina
Assistant engineer: Justin Gerrish

Mixed at Avatar Studios, New York City
Re-Mix preparation at West End Sound NYC
A/D transfers done at Sony Battery NYC
Transfer engineer: Tim Sturges
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound NYC
A&R: Rob Stevens