Editors’ Notes Guitarist Bill Frisell’s All We Are Saying . . . honors John Lennon’s legacy by shedding new light on the singer/songwriter’s oeuvre. (The album draws from Lennon’s solo career as well as his work with The Beatles.) Frisell and his band vary their approach from song to song, giving each piece a distinctive flavor. Violinist Jenny Scheinman, bassist Tony Scherr, and drummer Kenny Wollesen are all subtle improvisers who are no strangers to rock and pop, and Greg Leisz’s steel guitar is a perfect complement to Frisell’s folk- and country-tinged playing. “Across the Universe” features fiddle and guitar interpreting the tune with a dreamy delicacy, while “Revolution” manages to make some noise and wear a country vibe with pride. “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” has an easygoing, rural psych feel, and “Love” is rendered as a spare duet for guitar and violin. Strange timbres mark the opening of “Mother,” and the melody’s guitar statement doesn’t shy from tapping into the original’s emotional power. The album includes a bonus track: a lovely acoustic guitar version of “Strawberry Fields.”

SONG
Across the Universe
1
5:53
 
Revolution
2
3:50
 
Nowhere Man
3
5:14
 
Imagine
4
4:51
 
Please Please Me
5
2:06
 
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
6
5:10
 
Hold On (Hold On John)
7
3:56
 
In My Life
8
4:05
 
Come Together
9
5:10
 
Julia
10
3:31
 
Woman
11
4:21
 
Number 9 Dream (#9 Dream)
12
3:42
 
Love
13
2:18
 
Beautiful Boy
14
3:27
 
Mother
15
6:52
 
Give Peace a Chance
16
3:38
 
Strawberry Fields (Bonus Track)
17
2:43
 

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