Yoko Ono is a Japanese born multimedia artist, singer, songwriter and peace activist who has spent most of her life based in New York, USA. Yoko is probably best known for being married to former Beatle, John Lennon, and was, at one time, known as "the most hated woman in the world" due to the popular, and false, belief that she was responsible for the break-up of the Beatles. She collaborated with Lennon on much of her early music, sometimes as John & Yoko and sometimes as The Plastic Ono Band, but has also produced a large body of solo work, both before and after Lennon's death. Yoko's first public music performance was in 1961, years before she met Lennon, and she is still performing today, at 81 years of age, a music career, and a body of work, that far out-shadows many more popular performers and has influenced artists as diverse as B-52's and Meredith Monk.
Hell In Paradise was originally released on the 1985 album Starpeace and as a single. It is about this life on Earth being the real Paradise and people treating it like Hell because we are being duped into not noticing. Starpeace was a concept album to spread a message of Peace around the world in opposition to the then US President Ronald Reagan‘s Star Wars missile defense system and is just as appropriate today for other reasons. The video version is from the Hell In Paradise 2016 remix project and was remixed by Dave Audé, and the video is a reworked version of the original promotional video made for the single. The audio version is the original single release from 1985.