YOKO ONO Onobox (1992)

Onobox (1992)
A Big Ol’ Box O’ Yoko

Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. You are interested in the unknown… the mysterious… the unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you the full story. We are bringing you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony of the miserable souls who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the places. My friend, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Let us punish the guilty, let us reward the innocent. My friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts of… Onobox? Find it at Amazon.

LONDON JAM
No Bed For Beatle John

Mind Holes
O’Wind (Body is the Scar of Yo
ur Mind)
Why
Why Not
Greenfield Morning I Pushed A Baby Carriage All Over The City
Touch Me

Paper Shoes
Mind Train
Open Your Box

Toilet Piece/Unknown
Don’t Worry, Kyoko (Mummy
‘s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow)
Telephone Piece

Midsummer New York
The Path
Don’t Count The Waves
Head Play (Medley: You/Airmale/Fly)

Is Winter Here To Stay?

NEW YORK ROCK
Yang Yang

Death of Samantha
What Did I Do!
Approximately Infinite Universe
What A Bastard The World Is
Catman (The Rosies Are Coming)

I Want My Love To Rest Tonight
Shiranakatta (I Didn’t Know)
Peter The Dealer
I Felt Like Smashing My Face In A Clear Glass Window
Winter Song

Kite Song
Now Or Never
What A Mess
I Have A Woman Inside My Soul
Move On Fast

Looking Over From My Hotel Window
Waiting For The Sunrise

RUN, RUN, RUN
Growing Pain

Yellow Girl (Stand By For Life)
Coffin Car
Warrior Woman

Women of Salem
Run, Run, Run
If Only
A Thousand Times Yes

Straight Talk
Angry Young Woman
Potbelly Rocker

She Hits Back
Men, Men, Men
Woman Power
It’s Been Very Hard

Mildred, Mildred
Left Turn’s The Right Turn

KISS, KISS, KISS
Walking On Thin Ice
Kiss Kiss Kiss
Give Me Something
I’m Moving On
Yes, I’m Your Angel

Beautiful Boys
Open Your Soul To Me

Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him
Hard Times Are Over
Don’t Be Scared
Sleepless Night

O’Sanity
Anatano Te (Your Hands)
Let Me Count The Ways
Forgive Me, My Love
You’re The One

There’s No Goodbye
Have You Seen A Horizon Lately

NO, NO, NO
I Don’t Know Why
Mindweaver
Even When You’re Far Away
Nobody Sees Me Like You Do
Silver Horse
No, No, No
Toyboat

She Gets Down On Her Knees

Extension 33
Never Say Goodbye

Spec of Dust
My Man
It’s Alright
Let The Tears Dry
Dream Love
Hell in Paradise
I Love You, Earth
Cape Clear
Goodbye Sadness


A STORY
A Story
Loneliness
Will You Touch Me
Dogtown
It Happened
Tomorrow May Never Come
Winter Friend
Heartburn Stew
Yes, I’m A Witch
Yume O Moto
O’Oh
Namyohorengekyo
We’re All Water
Josejoi Banzai
Sisters O Sisters

12 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    October 31, 2010 - 20:14 | Permalink

    Find it HERE.

  • 2
    Anonymous
    January 11, 2011 - 08:59 | Permalink

    thanks muchly for this

  • 3
    October 19, 2011 - 18:50 | Permalink

    Meant as a really bad double entendre: that’s some OnoBox you can keep, my friend.

  • 4
    jbull49
    October 20, 2011 - 22:28 | Permalink

    In youth, like all youths I knew, I reviled the lady. Oh No! What’s that weird ululating stuff? Then I got older, got wiser, heard more, found out ears can open like eyes, started to say “yes.” The combination of her voice and Lennon’s guitar on “Why” is an all-timer. The pop-like stuff is still a bit off-putting, but anything alive (like Rising or the most recent one, or going back to Fly and POB) ranks with the best music I’ve ever heard. Thanks for putting more young (and maybe old) folks onto this great stuff, O Captain!

    • 5
      Willard
      October 21, 2011 - 08:31 | Permalink

      Thanks. She does have fans, but not many. Forgot to mention Rising (and that Rising Remix album), which was excellent, too. I went on a rant on one of these posts (maybe even this one) about not being able to enjoy certain bands because I couldn’t get past their vocalists (Rush, The Smiths). But, why I continue to listen to Ono, who has one of the worst singing voices in history (especially the pop stuff), is a mystery even to me. I guess I find her a challenge… that, and I like a lot of the people she hangs out with. Thanks for commenting.

  • 6
    October 31, 2011 - 23:40 | Permalink

    Hi Cpt.,

    I own Onobox, but I love you for posting it!

    I bought this right when it came out (with my Tower Records employee discount!) The same day, if I recall correctly, that the Monkees’ Listen to the Band box set came out too (or right around the same time). I bought em both on the same day, anyway, and wondered how many other people’s tastes extended to both.

    The individual album cds that Ryko eventually released is nice, and the Approximately Infinite Universe in particular is the original album mix rather than the remix featured on New York Rock here.

    I’ve been absent from the blogworld but your reposts are inspiring me, maybe I should air out the old material. Where does one post updates now that Totally Fuzzy is no longer what it was?

    • 7
      Willard
      November 1, 2011 - 00:12 | Permalink

      Good to hear, PC.
      No need to let that stuff go away.
      I keep all my files on a spare hard drive, so it’s pretty easy to recall this stuff when necessary.

      Thanks for the mix info of the individual CDs, too. I hadn’t heard any of them.
      As for a place to post updates… not that I know of. I haven’t found one, anyway.
      No big deal. The instant traffic was nice, but all the BS and the ‘one-stop-shopping’ for the RIAA, I’m doing happily without.

      PS: My first album was the Monkees’ debut. Up until then, I had to listen to my older brother’s stuff. He didn’t follow down the Ono trail.

  • 8
    November 1, 2011 - 03:33 | Permalink

    Glad I could help re: Approximately and the other album CDs, I was fixin’ to upload it myself if it wasn’t found here. I will check but I think the other albums may have bonus tracks not found on Onobox. If so I will gather ‘em up and post ‘em. Great job tracking AIU down.

    I made the mistake of deleting my original files for most of what I posted in the past. Major faux pas!

    • 9
      Willard
      November 1, 2011 - 08:49 | Permalink

      You should post them regardless of what’s here. Having multiple options out there is always good. If you’ve got the upgraded individual discs – as with most reissues these days – they’re practically different releases with alt mixes and/or tracks anyway. As for files… I know what you mean. If I lost my backup, I couldn’t imagine going through all the work again. So I empathise. For readers, The Rare Stuff is in our blogroll.

  • 10
    richard oliff
    December 18, 2011 - 01:54 | Permalink

    When my ONOBOX arrived it came complete with a metal flight-case simply labelled YOKO ONO. Inside, along with the box of albums was A KEY TO OPEN A UNIVERSE (piece) in perspex which has Yoko’s signature attached. An incredible collection!

    • 11
      Willard
      December 18, 2011 - 02:14 | Permalink

      Is this a new edition? Only versions I ever saw of the old one was the white box.

      • 12
        Percy Thrillington
        September 17, 2012 - 15:59 | Permalink

        There was a limited edition OnoBox Ultracase.

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