Ringo 2012

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Delivered during the dawning days of 2012, Ringo 2012 is a state of the union address from the beloved Beatle, a brief telegram of all the sounds and sentiments important to Richard Starkey as he begins his 72nd year. Ringo walks the line between the past and present, celebrating the former through the spectrum of the latter, producing a crisp, irrepressibly cheerful dose of nostalgia, one where he covers childhood favorites Lonnie Donegan's skiffle classic "Rock Island Line" and Buddy Holly's "Think It Over," a version that popped up on the 2011 Holly tribute Listen to Me; "Slow Down" is not the Larry Williams tune the Beatles covered, it's an original with the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Delivered during the dawning days of 2012, Ringo 2012 is a state of the union address from the beloved Beatle, a brief telegram of all the sounds and sentiments important to Richard Starkey as he begins his 72nd year. Ringo walks the line between the past and present, celebrating the former through the spectrum of the latter, producing a crisp, irrepressibly cheerful dose of nostalgia, one where he covers childhood favorites Lonnie Donegan's skiffle classic "Rock Island Line" and Buddy Holly's "Think It Over," a version that popped up on the 2011 Holly tribute Listen to Me; "Slow Down" is not the Larry Williams tune the Beatles covered, it's an original with the same name and revives two old album tracks from the '70s, "Step Lightly" and "Wings," choosing the latter for the record's first single. Take these four cuts away, and there are only five originals left on this 28:50 album, songs about Liverpool, the Fabs, Sambas, good vibes, and peace & love. Ringo being Ringo, he gets by with his high-profile friends -- Glen Ballard, Van Dyke Parks, Dave Stewart, and brother-in-law Joe Walsh all chip in on the collaborations -- so the record doesn't have a note out of place, doesn't have a moment that's unexpected. Such familiarity may be a tad too cozy, but Ringo has long abandoned the very concept of adventure, preferring to look back through rose-colored granny glasses...and if Ringo 2012 is slighter than the lighter-than-air 2010 Y Not, it still has enough good cheer to bring a smile to longtime Beatles lovers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2012
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602527918020
  • Catalog Number: 001641502
  • Sales rank: 1,430

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Anthem (5:01)
  2. 2 Wings (3:31)
  3. 3 Think It Over (1:47)
  4. 4 Samba (2:47)
  5. 5 Rock Island Line (2:59)
  6. 6 Step Lightly (2:45)
  7. 7 Wonderful (3:46)
  8. 8 In Liverpool (3:18)
  9. 9 Slow Down (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ringo Starr Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Van Dyke Parks Accordion, Keyboards
Joe Walsh Guitar, Background Vocals
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Guitar
Benmont Tench Organ, Piano
Steve Dudas Bass, Guitar
Edgar Winter Organ, Saxophone
Charlie Haden Bass
Kelly Moneymaker Background Vocals
Richard Page Bass, Background Vocals
Dave Stewart Guitar, Keyboards
Bruce Sugar Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer Horn
Don Was Bass
Matt Cartsonis Mandolin
Amy Keys Background Vocals
Ann Marie Calhoun Violin
Michael Bradford Bass
Technical Credits
Buddy Holly Composer
Van Dyke Parks Composer, String Arrangements
Ringo Starr Producer
Joe Walsh Composer
Norman Petty Composer
Glen Ballard Composer
Gary Nicholson Composer
Norman Perry Composer
Dave Stewart Composer
Bruce Sugar Engineer, Horn Arrangements
Chris Bellman Mastering
Ned Douglas Engineer
Vince Poncia Jr. Composer
Richard Starkey Arranger, Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    I was glad to see Ringo on the Letterman show this past week. I

    I was glad to see Ringo on the Letterman show this past week. I thought Ringo dropped our of site, or was in the background producing, etc. Listening to some of the songs reminded me of when I was younger. My grandson will love the the music. He won't categorize it as "just car know". I'll enjoy Ringo's new CD Ringo 2012. He wasn't just the drummer.

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