1971: Visit John Lennon’s Home In ‘Isolation’ Video
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A Peek Into John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Mansion
The John Lennon Estate and Capitol/UMC have released the “Raw Studio Mix” version of Lennon’s classic track “Isolation”. It’s included on the eight-disc super deluxe John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection. This box set reissue features demos, outtakes and alternate mixes of the group’s 1970 album in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
“With the Plastic Ono Band albums, John and I liked the idea of this really raw, basic, truthful reality that we were going to be giving to the world,” Ono wrote on the package’s accompanying book. “We were influencing other artists, giving them courage, giving dignity to a certain style of vulnerability and strength that was not accepted in society at the time.”
“It was a revolution for a Beatle to say, ‘Listen: I’m human, I’m real.’,” she continued. “It took a lot of courage for him to do it.”
The video below was filmed at Lennon and Ono’s Tittenhurst Park mansion in Berkshire, England on July 16, 1971. Directed by the couple, it was recorded by Nic Knowland and offers a peek into the upstairs area of their home. It shows their master bedroom, balcony, dressing rooms, bathroom, and has several “timed Easter Eggs” for viewers to explore such as Ono’s book “Grapefruit”, artworks, film reels, the piano Lennon used to compose “Imagine”, his own guitar cases, and even steamer trunks.