Heart Play
– unfinished dialogue –

‘I think it’ll say a “heart play”. It won’t say part one, though. It’ll just say “A Heart Play”.’

– John Lennon, 1980

John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Produced by Yoko Ono

Track Listing

  1. 21:05

  2. 20:51
Detail from Heart Play - unfinished dialogue - artwork

These conversations with John and Yoko took place in the late summer and the fall of 1980. The background noises set the scenes: early morning talks in the Lennons’ kitchen with John running back and forth making tea; afternoon walks along Central Park West; late nights in the recording studio; evenings sitting at a sidewalk cafe in the rain. The recordings were made for a documentary on the Lennons and for the Playboy interview.


Recorded: New York, 1980
Released UK: 5 Dec 1983
Released USA: 5 Dec 1983

Sleeve notes

Engineered by Michael Barbiero at Studio One
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

A portion of the profits from Heart Play – unfinished Dialogue – is to be donated to Spirit Foundation,
1 W. 72nd st.
New York
New York

℗ 1983 Polygram Records Inc. (New York)
© 1983 Polygram Records Inc. (New York)
Original sound recording made by Polygram Records Inc. (New York)

First released: 5 December 1983


Versions Available

1983 – Original Stereo version: LP, Cassette