Ringo

Although, if I could just briefly return to the Beatles theme…

This is surely the nearest thing to a Fab Four reunion in their collective lifetime, as John, Paul and George all help out with songwriting and performance (though John and Paul careful not to stray onto each other’s songs!) which illustrates the fondness they all must’ve felt for their former drummer.

This isn’t even an original pressing, it’s a reissue on EMI’s budget subsiduary MFP (surely the most featured record label on this blog), but please (please!) ignore the old Oxfam £2.99 sticker – I paid 99p for it in the Kingswood branch of CLIC Sargent.

I wouldn’t say it’s a consistently good album, though it was worth being reminded what a great song “Photograph” is – self-penned in collaboration with George; one of two hit singles, the other being the slightly less satisfying cover of “You’re Sixteen, Your Beautiful (And You’re Mine)”.

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  1. The Apple issue is a lush gatefold and features an arresting 21 page 12″ x 12″ heavy matte paper booklet with lyrics and witty pencil interpretations of each song by long-time Fabs satellite Klaus Voorman. Would that the album merited such attention.

    Of course it’s a mediocre record, how could it be anything else? Even Richard’s greatest hits LP, Blast From Your Past, fails to hold my interest.

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