Ringo

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
With Ringo, Ringo Starr finally put his solo career in gear in 1973, after serving notice with back-to-back Top Ten singles in 1971 and 1972 that he had more to offer than his eccentric first two solo albums. Ringo was a big-budget pop album produced by Richard Perry and featuring Ringo's former Beatles bandmates as songwriters, singers, and instrumentalists. On no single track did all four appear, though George Harrison played the guitars on the John Lennon-penned leadoff track "I'm the Greatest," with Lennon playing piano and singing harmony. But it wasn't only the guests who made Ringo a success: Ringo advanced his own cause by co-writing two of the album's Top Ten ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
With Ringo, Ringo Starr finally put his solo career in gear in 1973, after serving notice with back-to-back Top Ten singles in 1971 and 1972 that he had more to offer than his eccentric first two solo albums. Ringo was a big-budget pop album produced by Richard Perry and featuring Ringo's former Beatles bandmates as songwriters, singers, and instrumentalists. On no single track did all four appear, though George Harrison played the guitars on the John Lennon-penned leadoff track "I'm the Greatest," with Lennon playing piano and singing harmony. But it wasn't only the guests who made Ringo a success: Ringo advanced his own cause by co-writing two of the album's Top Ten singles, the number one "Photograph" and "Oh My My." The album's biggest hit was a second chart-topper, Ringo's cover of the old Johnny Burnette hit "You're Sixteen." Songs like "Have You Seen My Baby," a Randy Newman song with guitar by Marc Bolan, and Ringo and Vini Poncia's "Devil Woman" were just as good as the hits. Ringo's best and most consistent new studio album, Ringo represented both the drummer/singer's most dramatic comeback and his commercial peak. The original ten-track 1973 album got even better in 1991 as a 13-track CD reissue, the bonus tracks including the 1971 gold single "It Don't Come Easy" and its B-side, "Early 1970," a telling depiction of Ringo's perspective on the Beatles breakup.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/1991
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077779563722
  • Catalog Number: 95637
  • Sales rank: 25,080

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ringo Starr Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Dancer
David Bromberg Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Violin
Steve Cropper Guitar, Electric Guitar
George Harrison Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Vocal Harmony
John Lennon Piano, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Paul McCartney Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, Mouth Sax
Harry Nilsson Vocals, Background Vocals
Billy Preston Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Robbie Robertson Guitar
Tom Scott Clarinet, Horn, Saxophone
James Booker Piano
Rick Danko Fiddle, Violin
Nicky Hopkins Piano, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano
Jim Keltner Drums
Marc Bolan Guitar
Jimmy Calvert Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Merry Clayton Vocals, Background Vocals
Chuck Findley Horn
Levon Helm Mandolin
Tom Hensley Piano, Keyboards
Milt Holland Percussion, Marimbas
Garth Hudson Accordion
Bobby Keys Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Linda McCartney Vocals, Background Vocals
Richard Perry Vocals, Background Vocals
Vini Poncia Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Martha Reeves Vocals, Background Vocals
Derrek Van Eaton Percussion
Lon & Derrek Van Eaton Percussion
Klaus Voormann Bass, Background Vocals, Upright Bass
Chuck Finley Horn
Lon Van Eaton Percussion
Don Van Eaton Percussion
Technical Credits
George Harrison Composer
Paul McCartney Contributor, String Arrangements, Flute Arrangement
Ringo Starr Composer
Tom Scott Arranger, Contributor, Horn Arrangements
Jack Nitzsche Arranger, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements, Choir Arrangement
Jim Horn Horn Arrangements
Richard Perry Producer
Vini Poncia Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Bill Schnee Engineer
Richard M. Sherman Composer
Klaus Voormann Contributor, Lithography
Larry Walsh Remastering
Staffan Olander Liner Notes
Barry Feinstein Art Direction
Tim Bruckner Paintings, Back Cover, Cover Painting
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nearly all the solo Ringo Starr you will ever need

    I loved this album when I first got it when it was a new LP and on CD it only got better, with the inclusion of "It Don't Come Easy", and two single b-sides "Down and Out" and "Early 1970". The 'Ringo' album is as close as it ever came to a Beatles reunion on record (that is, when all four were still alive). While no track has all four members on it ("I'm the Greatest" does have Ringo, John and George), because of their participation, much of 'Ringo' has what would be a 'Beatles '73' sound ("Photograph" and "You and Me (Babe)" with Harrison guitars and background vocals, "Six O'Clock" with an obviously present McCartney arrangement and vocal harmony, "I'm the Greatest" with witty, biting Lennon lyrics, plus his vocal backup). Add to the all-ex Beatles quotient, musical help from most of The Band, Dave Bromberg, Billy Preston and Marc Bolan (of T-Rex) and Ringo has one helluva album to show for it. Even more so than George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass', the prospect of hearing Ringo sing every song must've been a little odd since fans were used to hearing him sing only once an album on the average (whereas with George you got him twice, sometimes more). But the songs on 'Ringo' are great, done well and it's his finest moment of his post-Beatles years.

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