“Who Has Seen The Wind?”, reinterpreted by David Byrne and Yo La Tengo, was released to announce the project. The track was originally on the B-side of John Lennon’s 1970 single “Instant Karma!” and was later released as a bonus track on a CD version of Lennon and Ono’s “Wedding Album.”
According to Ben Gibbard, the idea for the “Ocean Child: Songs Of Yoko Ono” compilation came from both love and frustration. He said the musician wanted to counteract the public’s “ignorance of the breadth of Yoko’s work.” “[Yoko Ono] is an artist whose work runs the gamut from avant-garde to bubblegum pop, often on a single album. For years, I’ve felt that her songwriting has been criminally neglected. She has consistently created melodies as memorable as those of the best pop writers. As a lyricist, she has always written with poignancy, sophistication and deep introspection,” Gibbard said.