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Live at Soundstage

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Koch's 2007 release Live at Soundstage is a CD release of a show originally performed at Waukegan, IL's Genessee Theater in August 2005 and first broadcast that year as part of PBS' Soundstage program. It's not quite a complete representation of the concert -- it's a tight 14 tracks, trimmed of the songs Colin Hay sang with Ringo Starr's Roundheads band, so it just features the songs where Starr sang lead, a minor compromise that will likely only bother completists. It could be argued that completists may be the only audience interested in a latter-day live album from Starr, not because that's the only audience he attracts these days, but because there are so ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Koch's 2007 release Live at Soundstage is a CD release of a show originally performed at Waukegan, IL's Genessee Theater in August 2005 and first broadcast that year as part of PBS' Soundstage program. It's not quite a complete representation of the concert -- it's a tight 14 tracks, trimmed of the songs Colin Hay sang with Ringo Starr's Roundheads band, so it just features the songs where Starr sang lead, a minor compromise that will likely only bother completists. It could be argued that completists may be the only audience interested in a latter-day live album from Starr, not because that's the only audience he attracts these days, but because there are so many live albums in his discography at this point -- a whopping six albums have been released since 1990, roughly one after the completion of every All-Starr Band tour -- that only those who listen to each and every one could bother finding the differences between them, as Starr rarely deviates from arrangements or set lists. Cynics may raise these concerns as they question the need for another live album, but Live at Soundstage might win them over as Starr and the Roundheads, led by Mark Hudson, are in fit form here, playing the greatest hits they're all the songs you know by heart, plus a couple of good new ones, like his George Harrison tribute "Never Without You" like old pros who never get sick of playing, because that's what they are, after all. Starr plays these year in and year out and if he doesn't find new wrinkles within them it's possible to call the spare piano opening to "Don't Pass Me By" a variation, but it's very slight, he nevertheless still sounds charming as he runs through "Octopus's Garden," "Photograph," "Act Naturally," and "With a Little Help from My Friends" once again. It's not a live album that's visceral or compelling, but one that's friendly and engaging, guaranteed to raise a smile for any lifelong Ringo fan -- and that's all that Starr and his band intend to do with these kinds of concerts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923422624
  • Catalog Number: 4226
  • Sales rank: 191,767

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ringo Starr Primary Artist, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Gary Burr Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Gregg Bissonette Drums, Background Vocals
Matt Bissonette Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Steve Dudas Electric Guitar
Mark Hart Keyboards, Background Vocals
Mark Hudson Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Buck Owens Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Ringo Starr Producer, Audio Production
Gary Burr Composer
Steve Dudas Composer
Wes Farrell Composer
Mark Hudson Composer, Producer, Audio Production
George Marino Mastering
Frank Pappalardo Engineer
Luther Dixon Composer
Dean Grakal Composer
Richard Starkey Composer
Andrew Kelley Art Direction
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