Feeling the Space is Yoko Ono's fourth album, her last one on Apple Records and her last release of the 1970s. (A fifth album, A Story, would be recorded in 1974, but not released until 1997).
The entire album adopts a feminist theme, focusing on the plights of women in the 1970s. Its liner notes parody adult advertising, giving the telephone numbers, birthdates and vital statistics of the male band members. (John Lennon appears as "John O'Cean", with his number listed as "Not for Sale"). Lennon played guitar on the tracks "Woman Power" and "She Hits Back", and sing a backing vocal line on "Men, Men, Men". Lennon's album, Mind Games, was released around the same time as Feeling the Space, in November 1973.
The album was originally planned to be a double until EMI/Apple demanded it be edited; two of the songs excised from the double were issued as singles in Japan. The entire released album, plus the songs originally intended for the double release, is included as the "Run, Run, Run" disc on the "Onobox" set.
All songs written by Yoko Ono.
"Growing Pain" - 3:50,
"Yellow Girl (Stand by for Life)" - 3:13,
"Coffin Car" - 3:29,
"Woman of Salem" - 3:09,
"Run, Run, Run" - 5:07,
"If Only" - 3:40,
"A Thousand Times Yes" - 3:00,
"Straight Talk" - 2:50,
"Angry Young Woman" - 3:51,
"She Hits Back" - 3:48,
"Woman Power" - 4:50,
"Men, Men, Men" - 4:01,
"I Learned to Stutter/Coffin Car" (Live) - 6:51,
"Mildred, Mildred" - 3:36,
Yoko Ono: vocals, backing vocals,
David Spinozza: guitar, acoustic guitar,
Ken Ascher: piano, organ, mellotron on "Growing Pain",
Gordon Edwards: bass guitar,
Jim Keltner: drums,
Michael Brecker: saxophone,
Arthur Jenkins: percussion,
David Friedman: vibes,
Sneaky Pete Kleinow: pedal steel guitar,
John O'Cean (John Lennon): guitar on "She Hits Back" and "Woman Power",
Don Brooks: harmonica,
Jeremy Steig: flute,
Andrew Smith: drums on "Growing Pain,
Robert Kreiner: bass guitar on "Growing Pain",
Rick Marotta: drums on "If Only",
Something Different Chorus on "Run, Run, Run", "Straight Talk", "Angry Young Woman", "She Hits Back" and "Women Power"
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