The abundance of tracks that were recorded during the sessions that begat the John Lennon/Yoko Ono classic DOUBLE FANTASY were supposed to be released successively as a sort of companion piece, and in January of 1984 -- four years after Lennon's slaughter -- Ono finally released MILK AND HONEY, cumulating John's songs from those sessions with her (mostly) new songs. Musically it was a strange dichotomy -- Lennon's sonically unfinished tracks were hardly masterpieces, though there were some gorgeous moments. Ono's newer tracks hinted at a more contemporary feel while subsiding (though not totally) her usual avantgardism for a more Pop sheen (though hardly Pop). Juxtaposed as the same call and response schematic as DOUBLE FANTASY, MILK AND HONEY, at times, loses a coherency. Reviews were mixed, and many pondered the motives around Ono releasing this material (she talks about such in the interview).