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Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
is a 1980 album released by John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono. It is the seventh and final studio album released by Lennon during his lifetime. Although the album was initially poorly received,[1][2] Lennon was murdered three weeks after its release, whereupon it became a worldwide commercial success and went on to win the 1981 Album
Album
of the Year award at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards.

Contents

1 Background 2 Recording 3 Release, reception and aftermath

3.1 Critical reception 3.2 Reissues

4 Track listing

4.1 2010 mixes

5 Accolades

5.1 Grammy Awards

6 Charts

6.1 Weekly charts 6.2 Year-end charts

7 Certifications and sales 8 Personnel 9 References 10 External links

Background[edit] Following the birth of his son Sean in 1975, Lennon had put his career on hold to help raise him.[3] After five years of little musical activity aside from recording the occasional demo in his apartment in New York, Lennon felt ready to resume work. In the middle of 1980, Lennon made a sailing trip through treacherous waters from Newport, Rhode Island, to Bermuda. During the journey, his yacht encountered a prolonged severe storm, and most of the crew succumbed to profound fatigue and seasickness. Lennon, free of seasickness, was eventually forced to take the yacht's wheel alone for many hours. He found this terrifying but invigorating. It had the effect of both renewing his confidence and making him contemplate the fragility of life. As a result, he began to write new songs and reworked earlier demos. He commented later, 'I was so centered after the experience at sea that I was tuned in to the cosmos – and all these songs came!'[4] Ono also wrote many songs, inspired with new confidence after Lennon had stated that he believed that contemporary popular music such as the B-52's "Rock Lobster" bore similarities to Ono's earlier work.[5] The couple decided to release their work on the same album, the first time they had done so since 1972's politically charged Some Time in New York City. In stark contrast to that album, Double Fantasy (subtitled A Heart Play) was a collection of songs wherein husband and wife would conduct a musical dialogue. The album took its title from a species of freesia, seen in the Bermuda
Bermuda
Botanical Gardens, whose name Lennon regarded as a perfect description of his marriage to Ono.[6] Recording[edit] Ono approached producer Jack Douglas, with whom the couple had previously worked, and gave him Lennon's demos to listen to. "My immediate impressions were that I was going to have a hard time making it better than the demos because there was such intimacy in the demos," Douglas told Uncut's Chris Hunt in 2005.[4] They produced dozens of songs, enough to fill Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
and a large part of a projected second album, Milk and Honey. Lennon wanted to work with different musicians than he had previously, and had Douglas assemble and rehearse the band without telling them who they would be recording with.[7] While the sessions were underway, Douglas brought Rick Nielsen
Rick Nielsen
and Bun E. Carlos
Bun E. Carlos
of the band Cheap Trick (whom he was also producing)[8] to play on Lennon's "I'm Losing You" and Ono's "I'm Moving On", but these were eventually re-recorded with the studio musicians. (The Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick
version of "I'm Losing You" was included on the John Lennon
John Lennon
Anthology collection released in 1998.)[9] The sessions remained top secret. Lennon and Ono still were not signed to a record label and paid for the initial sessions themselves.[7] After they were satisfied that the album was strong, their publicist Bruce Replogle leaked the news that the couple were back in the studio again. Immediately, Lennon was inundated with offers from all the major labels. The recording industry was shocked when the couple signed with the newly formed Geffen Records on 22 September 1980[10] because David Geffen shrewdly insisted on speaking with Ono first, and regarded her contributions as equal to Lennon's. He signed them before hearing any of the tracks.[11] Release, reception and aftermath[edit] The album was preceded by the single "(Just Like) Starting Over", which was backed with Ono's "Kiss Kiss Kiss".[10] It was released as a single on 20 October 1980 in the United States, and four days later in the United Kingdom.[10] Originally peaking at number 8 in the UK chart, after Lennon's death the single reached number one. In the US, the single was inching upward in the top 10 before reaching number one following Lennon's death.[10] The album was released on 17 November 1980 in both the UK and US.[12] Geffen had planned an elaborate cover for Lennon's comeback, but Ono could not decide on a photo.[13] Not wanting to miss the Christmas release deadline, Geffen used the single sleeve as the front cover, while choosing an outtake from the same photo session for the back. The tracks were sequenced as a dialogue between Lennon and Ono; one of his followed by one of hers.[14] On the initial pressings, the track listing was out of sequence on the album cover.[15] Initial sales were sluggish. In the UK album charts, it had peaked at number 14 then slipped to number 46,[16] while in the US, it had risen to number 11. Upon Lennon's murder, the album jumped to number 1 in the US Billboard chart, where it stayed for eight weeks,[17] and in the UK, it jumped to number 2, where it remained for seven weeks before finally spending two weeks at number 1.[16] "Woman", chosen by Lennon, was released as a posthumous single, backed with Ono's "Beautiful Boys".[18] It was released on 12 January 1981 in the US and 16 January in the UK, reaching number 1 in the UK and in the US on the Cash Box singles chart,[18] while peaking at number 2 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.[19] Released as the final single from the album, "Watching the Wheels", backed with Ono's "Yes, I'm Your Angel", peaked at number 10 and 30 in the US and UK charts respectively.[20] The single was released in the US on 13 March 1981, and on 27 March 1981 in the UK.[20] Lennon's Bermuda
Bermuda
trip and Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
inspired the 2013 tribute CD and book Lennon Bermuda.[21][22] Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Retrospective reviews

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [23]

Christgau's Record Guide A[24]

Encyclopedia of Popular Music [25]

Mojo [26]

MusicHound 3.5/5[27]

Paste [28]

Q [29]

Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
(2010) [30]

The Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Album
Album
Guide [31]

Slant Magazine [32]

Initial critical reaction to the album was largely negative.[33] However, three weeks after the album's release, Lennon was murdered and many of the poor reviews were withheld from publication,[34] including those by Stephen Holden of The New York Times, Tom Carson of Rolling Stone, and Geoffrey Stokes of The Village Voice.[35] The negative reviews focused on the album's idealisation of Lennon and Ono's marriage. Stokes found the concept and theme to be "basically misogynist", and Kit Rachlis
Kit Rachlis
of the Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix
admitted to being "annoyed" by Lennon and Ono's assumption "that lots of people care deeply" about them.[35] Charles Shaar Murray, of New Musical Express, wrote that the couple's domestic bliss "sounds like a great life, but unfortunately it makes a lousy record," adding that he wished Lennon had "kept his big happy trap shut until he has something to say that was even vaguely relevant to those of us not married to Yoko Ono."[36] Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
finished 37th in The Village Voice's 1980 Pazz & Jop, an annual poll of prominent music critics.[37] Robert Christgau, the poll's creator, ranked it 7th on his own list of the year's best albums.[38] Although he was put off by its simplistic lyrics and music upon first listen, Christgau said that the music works a "minor miracle" with "rich, precise" song form and a "command of readymades" to put "the anonymous usages of studio rock to striking artistic purpose." He felt that the use of alternating Ono's improved vocals with Lennon's "makes the union come alive" better than his outspoken, straightforward lyrics, and concluded that the album is not great, but "memorable and gratifying" as rare, "connubial rock and roll".[35] In 1982, Douglas, Lennon and Ono won the 1981 Album
Album
of the Year for Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards. In 1989 the album was ranked number 29 on Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s.[39] Reissues[edit] "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" was re-released as the B-side to a reissue of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" to promote The John Lennon Collection in November 1982.[40] It was first released on CD on 13 October 1986 in the UK, and a nearly a year later on 15 September 1987 in the US.[41] The album was re-released on cassette, CD and vinyl in 1989, after EMI had obtained the rights to the album.[41] On 9 October 2000, EMI/Capitol released a remastered version of the album, containing three bonus tracks.[nb 1][41] In 2010, a two-CD set called Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
Stripped Down was released. It included a newly remastered copy of the original album along with an alternative version of the album featuring simpler arrangements, with cover artwork by Sean Lennon. Track listing[edit]

Side one

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "(Just Like) Starting Over" John Lennon 3:56

2. "Kiss Kiss Kiss" Yoko Ono 2:41

3. "Cleanup Time" Lennon 2:58

4. "Give Me Something" Ono 1:35

5. "I'm Losing You" Lennon 3:57

6. "I'm Moving On" Ono 2:20

7. "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" Lennon 4:02

Side two

No. Title Writer(s) Length

8. "Watching the Wheels" Lennon 3:35

9. "Yes, I'm Your Angel" Ono 3:08

10. "Woman" Lennon 3:32

11. "Beautiful Boys" Ono 2:55

12. "Dear Yoko" Lennon 2:34

13. " Every Man Has a Woman
Every Man Has a Woman
Who Loves Him" Ono 4:02

14. "Hard Times Are Over" Ono 3:20

Bonus tracks

2000 reissue bonus tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Length

15. " Help Me to Help Myself" Lennon 2:37

16. "Walking on Thin Ice" Ono 6:00

17. "Central Park Stroll" (dialogue)   0:17

2010 mixes[edit]

Stripped Down

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "(Just Like) Starting Over" Lennon 4:24

2. "Kiss Kiss Kiss" Ono 2:45

3. "Cleanup Time" Lennon 3:56

4. "Give Me Something" Ono 1:31

5. "I'm Losing You" Lennon 4:26

6. "I'm Moving On" Ono 2:28

7. "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" Lennon 3:50

8. "Watching the Wheels" Lennon 3:32

9. "Yes, I'm Your Angel" Ono 2:53

10. "Woman" Lennon 3:45

11. "Beautiful Boys" Ono 3:16

12. "Dear Yoko" Lennon 3:03

13. " Every Man Has a Woman
Every Man Has a Woman
Who Loves Him" Ono 4:46

14. "Hard Times Are Over" Ono 3:38

Accolades[edit] Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1982 Double Fantasy Album
Album
of the Year[42] Won

Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male[43] Nominated

"(Just Like) Starting Over" Record of the Year[43] Nominated

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1980/81) Position

Australian Kent Music Report
Kent Music Report
Chart[44] 1

Austrian Albums Chart[45] 1

Canadian RPM Albums Chart[46] 1

Dutch Mega Albums Chart[47] 4

French SNEP Albums Chart [48] 2

Italian Albums Chart[49] 6

Japanese Oricon
Oricon
LP Chart[50] 2

New Zealand Albums Chart [51] 1

Norwegian VG-lista Albums Chart[52] 1

Swedish Albums Chart[53] 1

UK Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart
[16] 1

US Billboard 200
Billboard 200
[54] 1

German Media Control Albums Chart [55] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Position

French Albums Chart[56] 16

UK Albums Chart[57] 12

Chart (1981) Position

Australian Albums Chart[44] 1

Austrian Albums Chart[58] 2

Canadian Albums Chart[59] 3

Italian Albums Chart[49] 9

Japanese Albums Chart[60] 29

UK Albums Chart[57] 10

US Billboard 200[61] 2

German Albums Chart[62] 3

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales

Australia

285,000[63]

France (SNEP)[64] Platinum 533,900[65]

Germany (BVMI)[66] Gold 250,000^

Japan ( Oricon
Oricon
Charts)

306,470[67]

United Kingdom (BPI)[68] Platinum 300,000^

United States (RIAA)[69] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

John Lennon
John Lennon
– lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm and acoustic guitars; piano and keyboards; synthesizer; arranger and producer Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
– lead and background vocals; arranger and producer Jack Douglas – arranger and producer Earl Slick
Earl Slick
– lead guitar Hugh McCracken – lead guitar Tony Levin
Tony Levin
– bass George Small – keyboards, piano, synthesizer Andy Newmark
Andy Newmark
– drums Arthur Jenkins – percussion Ed Walsh – Oberheim
Oberheim
synthesizer Randy Stein – English concertina Robert Greenidge – steel drum on "Beautiful Boy" Matthew Cunningham – hammer dulcimer on "Watching the Wheels" Howard Johnson – horns Grant Hungerford – horns John Parran – horns Seldon Powell – horns George "Young" Opalisky – horns Roger Rosenberg – horns

David Tofani – horns Ronald Tooley – horns Tony Davillo – horn arrangements and musical associate Michelle Simpson, Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason Jacks, Eric Troyer, Benny Cummings Singers, The Kings Temple Choir – background vocals

Technical

Toshihiro Hamaya – production assistant Frederic Seaman – production assistant Julie Last – assistant engineer George Marino – original mastering and remastering Lee DeCarlo – engineer Jon Smith – assistant engineer Anthony Davilio – musical associate James A. Ball – assistant engineer Kishin Shinoyama
Kishin Shinoyama
– cover photo and photography Bruce Replogle – publicist Christopher Whorf - Artwork

References[edit]

Footnotes

^ The bonus tracks are: " Help Me to Help Myself", "Walking on Thin Ice" and "Central Park Stroll".[41]

Citations

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Blaney, John (2005). John Lennon: Listen to This Book
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External links[edit]

Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
at Graham Calkin's Beatles Pages Just Like Starting Over The Recording Of Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
by Chris Hunt, published in Uncut John Lennon
John Lennon
Special, 2005

Chart succession

Preceded by Greatest Hits by Kenny Rogers Billboard 200
Billboard 200
number-one album 27 December 1980 – 20 February 1981 Succeeded by Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity
by REO Speedwagon

Preceded by Guilty by Barbra Streisand Australian Kent Music Report
Kent Music Report
number-one album 22 December 1980 – 1 March 1981 Succeeded by Zenyatta Mondatta
Zenyatta Mondatta
by The Police

Preceded by Guilty by Barbra Streisand Austrian Chart number-one album 15 January - 1 February 1981 Succeeded by Hitparade der Schlümpfe by Die Schlümpfe

Preceded by Zenyatta Mondatta
Zenyatta Mondatta
by The Police Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity
by REO Speedwagon Canadian RPM Chart number-one album 24–31 January 1981 14–28 March 1981 Succeeded by Zenyatta Mondatta
Zenyatta Mondatta
by The Police Moving Pictures by Rush

Preceded by Super Trouper by ABBA Swedish Chart number-one album 30 January - 13 February 1981 Succeeded by Clues by Robert Palmer

Preceded by Kings of the Wild Frontier
Kings of the Wild Frontier
by Adam and the Ants UK Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart
number-one album 7 February 1981 – 20 February 1981 Succeeded by Face Value by Phil Collins

Preceded by Guilty by Barbra Streisand Norwegian Chart number-one album 07 - 12 / 1981 Succeeded by Natt og dag by Finn Kalvik

Preceded by Greatest Hits by Anne Murray Making Waves by The Nolans New Zealand Chart number-one album 15 March 1981 29 March - 12 April 1981 Succeeded by Making Waves by The Nolans Waiata by Split Enz

v t e

John Lennon

Discography Song list

Studio albums

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Imagine Mind Games Walls and Bridges Rock 'n' Roll

with Yoko Ono

Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions Wedding Album Some Time in New York City Double Fantasy Milk and Honey

Live albums

Live Peace in Toronto 1969 Live Jam Live in New York City

Compilations

Shaved Fish The John Lennon
John Lennon
Collection Menlove Ave. Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon Wonsaponatime Instant Karma: All-Time Greatest Hits Acoustic Peace, Love & Truth Working Class Hero: The Definitive Lennon Power to the People: The Hits Icon

Box sets

Lennon John Lennon
John Lennon
Anthology John Lennon
John Lennon
Signature Box Gimme Some Truth

Books

In His Own Write A Spaniard in the Works Skywriting by Word of Mouth

Films

Beatles films Erection (1971) Sweet Toronto (1971) Imagine
Imagine
(1972) John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985) Imagine: John Lennon
John Lennon
(1988) Two of Us (2000) In His Life: The John Lennon
John Lennon
Story (2000) The U.S. vs. John Lennon
John Lennon
(2006) The Killing of John Lennon
John Lennon
(2006) Chapter 27
Chapter 27
(2007) I Met the Walrus
I Met the Walrus
(2007) Nowhere Boy
Nowhere Boy
(2009) Lennon Naked (2010) LennoNYC (2010)

Family

Cynthia Lennon
Cynthia Lennon
(first wife) Julian Lennon
Julian Lennon
(son) Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(second wife) Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon
(son) Alfred Lennon
Alfred Lennon
(father) Julia Lennon
Julia Lennon
(mother) Julia Baird
Julia Baird
(half-sister) Mimi Smith
Mimi Smith
(aunt) George Smith (marital uncle)

Related

People/artists

The Quarrymen The Beatles Plastic Ono Band David Peel The Lower East Side Band The Dirty Mac May Pang Harry Nilsson John Sinclair Rosaura Lopez

Albums

The Pope Smokes Dope Pussy Cats Roots: John Lennon
John Lennon
Sings the Great Rock & Roll Hits A Toot and a Snore in '74 Imagine: John Lennon Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon S.I.R. John Winston Ono Lennon The U.S. vs. John Lennon Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur The 30th Annual John Lennon
John Lennon
Tribute: Live from the Beacon Theatre, NYC Lennon Bermuda

Songs

"That's My Life (My Love And My Home)" "The Immigrant" "All Those Years Ago" "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)" "Here Today" " Life Is Real
Life Is Real
(Song for Lennon)" "Roll On John" "The Late Great Johnny Ace" "Working Class Hero"

Other media

Lennon Remembers Marx & Lennon: The Parallel Sayings The Lost Lennon Tapes Toronto Rock and Roll Revival Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music (concert) Lennon (musical) Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon
John Lennon
(DVD) The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

Articles

Death 251 Menlove Avenue Bagism Bed-In The Beatles
The Beatles
discography Nutopia Lennon–McCartney Liverpool John Lennon
John Lennon
Airport More popular than Jesus John Lennon
John Lennon
Museum John Lennon's musical instruments The Dakota Strawberry Fields John Lennon
John Lennon
Park John Lennon
John Lennon
Peace Monument Imagine
Imagine
Peace Tower LennonOno Grant for Peace Lennon Wall

Book Category

v t e

Yoko Ono

Studio albums

Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band Fly Approximately Infinite Universe Feeling the Space Season of Glass It's Alright (I See Rainbows) Starpeace Rising A Story Blueprint for a Sunrise Between My Head and the Sky Yokokimthurston Take Me to the Land of Hell

with John Lennon

Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions Wedding Album Some Time in New York City Double Fantasy Milk and Honey

Live albums

Live Peace in Toronto 1969
Live Peace in Toronto 1969
(with The Plastic Ono Band) Live Jam (with Plastic Ono Band/Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention)

Compilations

Onobox Walking on Thin Ice

Remix albums

Yes, I'm a Witch Open Your Box Onomix Yes, I'm a Witch
Yes, I'm a Witch
Too

Other albums

Every Man Has a Woman New York Rock Don't Stop Me!
Don't Stop Me!
EP

Singles

"Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for a Hand in the Snow)" "Mrs. Lennon" / "Midsummer New York" "Sisters, O Sisters" "Now or Never" / "Move on Fast" "Death of Samantha" / "Yang Yang" "Woman Power" "Kiss Kiss Kiss" "Walking on Thin Ice" "No, No, No" "My Man" "Never Say Goodbye" "Hell in Paradise" " Open Your Box
Open Your Box
(remixes)" "Kiss Kiss Kiss (remixes)" "Yang Yang (remixes)" " Walking on Thin Ice
Walking on Thin Ice
(remixes)" " Hell in Paradise
Hell in Paradise
(remixes)" "Everyman... Everywoman... (remixes)" "You're the One (remixes)" "No, No, No (remixes)" " Give Peace a Chance
Give Peace a Chance
(remixes)" " I'm Not Getting Enough
I'm Not Getting Enough
(remixes)" " Give Me Something
Give Me Something
(remixes)" " Wouldnit (I'm a Star)
Wouldnit (I'm a Star)
(remixes)" " Move on Fast (remixes)" " Talking to the Universe
Talking to the Universe
(remixes)" " She Gets Down on Her Knees
She Gets Down on Her Knees
(remixes)" "Early in the Morning" "I'm Moving On (remixes)" "Hold Me" " Walking on Thin Ice
Walking on Thin Ice
(remixes)" "Angel" "Woman Power (remixes)"

Books

Grapefruit Acorn

Films

Imagine
Imagine
(1972)

Art

Apple (1966) Ceiling Painting/Yes Painting (1966) Half-A-Room
Half-A-Room
(1967) Wish Tree (c.1981; ongoing)

Wish Tree for Washington, DC

Related

John Lennon
John Lennon
(third husband) Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon
(son) Toshi Ichiyanagi
Toshi Ichiyanagi
(first husband) Anthony Cox (second husband) Plastic Ono Band Toronto Rock and Roll Revival Sweet Toronto John and Yoko: A Love Story Bagism Bed-In

"Give Peace a Chance"

Nutopia Artists Against Fracking LennonOno Grant for Peace The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Death of John Lennon Imagine
Imagine
Peace Tower Courage Award for the Arts

Book Category

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Grammy Award for Album
Album
of the Year

1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Album
Album
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic –

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