Milk And Honey CD

 

Initial UK Release Date 27 January 1984
Initial UK Catalogue Number Polydor 817 160-2
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 13 (All releases)
Peak UK Chart Position 3

 

Milk And Honey was to be the follow up to Double Fantasy but John’s death caused it to be delayed by 3 years when Yoko returned to the project. John’s songs were recorded during and after the Double Fantasy sessions whilst Yoko’s songs were mainly recorded during 1983. The front and back cover photographs come from the same session that produced the Double Fantasy album cover though this time they are in colour.

It received it’s initial official release on CD in the UK on 27 January 1984 on the Polydor label. It was a UK/Europe release under catalogue number 817 160-2 and had the same track listing as the album that was released only 4 days before. It has the honour of being the very first Beatles related (as a band or solo) release on CD. The initial US release was around the same time.

A new remixed and remastered version was released in the UK/Europe on 27 September 2001 and in the US on 23 October 2001 with four bonus tracks – Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him, Stepping Out (Home Version), I’m Moving On and Interview With J & Y December 8th 1980 (a 22 minute excert from John’s very last interview some 5 hours before his death). The UK/Europe release was on the EMI label with the UK catalogue number 535 9592 and international catalogue number 7243 5 35959 2 0 whilst the US release was on Capitol with catalogue number CDP 7243 5 35959 2 0 .

Finally, on 4 October 2010, to celebrate John’s 70th birthday, a further release was issued on the EMI label in the UK/Europe and Capitol label in the US with barcode number 5099990599125. This version was digitally remastered from the original recording with no bonus tracks. It could either be bought seperately or as part of the Signature box set.

I have 3 copies of the album on CD, the two shown below and one in the Signature Box Set

 

Original 1984 Release

The pictures below are of my original 1984 copy. The case (usual slight storage marks) and disc are in excellent condition as is the included 8 page booklet. As you’ll see it was made in West Germany by Polygram.

Estimated Value : £5 – £10

 

2001 US Release

The pictures below are of my 2001 remixed and remastered US copy. The case (usual slight storage marks) and disc are in excellent condition as is the included 24 page insert.

Estimated Value : £3 – £5

 

 

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