Previously unseen footage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono has been shared as part of a brand new video for the song ‘Look At Me’. Shared by The John Lennon Estate, the film is a candid piece of footage.
It captures Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in 1968 as the duo spin around their Surrey home in black and white and colour film. It’s being released as part of the 50th anniversary of Lennon’s debut solo record.
The song has been given an ultimate mix and will be released as part of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’s new release, The Ultimate Collection box set, which drops on April 23 via Capitol as a mammoth eight-disc release.
Lennon’s debut solo effort’s original release saw the singer finally assert himself in his own right. Having been unofficially broken up from The Beatles for a year, the record allowed Lennon to step out on his own and enact his artistic vision. The singer later called it “the best thing I’ve ever done.”
As such, the record is getting a brand new release with a heaving set of added extras to boot. The reissue will include rare demos, outtakes and jams as well as studio conversations which makes this a serious collector’s item.
The box set comes with an accompanying book, where Ono wrote in the preface: “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.
“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.’ It took a lot of courage for him to do it.”
Watch the video for ‘Look At Me’ below.