Stop & Smell the Roses

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The idea, back in 1980, was to resurrect Ringo Starr's recording career by the same method that it had been launched with the Ringo album in 1973 -- by having his fellow Beatles and other well-known friends help out. John Lennon was working on a song called "Nobody Told Me," and George Harrison had one ready to go. Then Lennon was murdered in December. His Ringo song languished his own version would be released in 1984, while Harrison took his tune back and rewrote the lyrics for what became his own hit, "All Those Years Ago." Then Ringo's label, Portrait, lacked enthusiasm for the album, and he moved on to Boardwalk. Finally released as Boardwalk 33246, Stop and Smell...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The idea, back in 1980, was to resurrect Ringo Starr's recording career by the same method that it had been launched with the Ringo album in 1973 -- by having his fellow Beatles and other well-known friends help out. John Lennon was working on a song called "Nobody Told Me," and George Harrison had one ready to go. Then Lennon was murdered in December. His Ringo song languished his own version would be released in 1984, while Harrison took his tune back and rewrote the lyrics for what became his own hit, "All Those Years Ago." Then Ringo's label, Portrait, lacked enthusiasm for the album, and he moved on to Boardwalk. Finally released as Boardwalk 33246, Stop and Smell the Roses was Ringo's strongest and most effervescent album since Goodnight Vienna, containing two good songs by Paul McCartney and one by George Harrison -- "Wrack My Brain," which became Ringo's final Top 40 hit -- along with music by Harry Nilsson, Ron Wood, and Stephen Stills. Long out of print, Stop and Smell the Roses reappeared on Capitol's The Right Stuff reissue label on September 6, 1994, with six bonus tracks, reflecting the changes made in the album from its original, unreleased version, that increased the album's length by nearly 70 percent and demonstrated that the later song selection was better.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2012
  • Label: Boardwalk Ent Co
  • UPC: 079123324614
  • Catalog Number: 33246
  • Sales rank: 87,050

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Private Property
  2. 2 Wrack My Brain
  3. 3 Drumming Is My Madness
  4. 4 Attention
  5. 5 Stop and Take the Time to Smell the Roses
  6. 6 Dead Giveaway
  7. 7 You Belong to Me
  8. 8 Sure to Fall (In Love With You)
  9. 9 You've Got a Nice Way
  10. 10 Back off Boogaloo
  11. 11 Wake Up
  12. 12 Red and Black Blues
  13. 13 Brandy
  14. 14 Stop and Take the Time to Smell the Roses
  15. 15 You Can't Fight Lightning
  16. 16 Hand Gun Promos
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ringo Starr Primary Artist, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
George Harrison Guitar, Background Vocals
Paul McCartney Bass, Piano, Background Vocals
Harry Nilsson Background Vocals
Steve Stills Guitar
Greg Mathieson Piano, Background Vocals
Joe Sample Piano
Al Cooper Piano, Electric Guitar
Mike Finnigan Organ, Piano
Herbie Flowers Bass, Tuba
Jim Keltner Drums
Jim Gordon Baritone Saxophone
Jane Getz Piano
Dennis Belfield Bass
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Howie Casey Saxophone
Ray Cooper Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Background Vocals
Wilton Felder Bass, Guitar
Jerry Jumonville Tenor Saxophone
Joe Lala Percussion
Linda McCartney Background Vocals
Bruce Paulson Trombone
Rick Riccio Flute, Background Vocals
Michael Stergis Rhythm Guitar
Fred Tackett Guitar
Richie Zito Guitar
Sheila Casey Background Vocals
Lezlee Livrano Pariser Background Vocals
Harley Thompson Bass
Lee Thronburg Trumpet
Lawrence Tuber Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ton Wood Bass, Guitar, Saxophone
Technical Credits
Carl Perkins Composer
Ringo Starr Composer
Al Cooper Contributor
Pee Wee King Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Bill Cantrell Composer
Quinton Claunch Composer
Chilton Price Composer
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