Ono: 'Lennon's Songs Are Still Relevant'
Yoko Ono is hopeful the remastering of John Lennon's albums will introduce the late star to a new audience - because his lyrics are still as "relevant" as they were during his lifetime.
Eight of the Beatles star's solo records have been digitally remastered by his widow and a team of music experts to mark what would have been his 70th birthday in October (10).
And Ono is delighted Lennon's work will reach a new generation of music lovers, who she hopes will gain inspiration from the iconic tracks.
She says, "In this very special year, which would have seen my husband and life partner John reach the age of 70, I hope that this remastering/reissue programme will help bring his incredible music to a whole new audience.
"By remastering 121 tracks spanning his solo career, I hope also that those who are already familiar with John's work will find renewed inspiration from his incredible gifts as a songwriter, musician and vocalist and from his power as a commentator on the human condition.
"His lyrics are as relevant today as they were when they were first written."
Lennon was shot dead in New York in 1980.