Ringo’s new album out now

Ringo Starr’s new album is formally launched this Friday. Give Extra Love is the 19th solo album by the 77 years previous former Beatles drummer and accommodates a variety of collaborations with previous buddies like Peter Frampton, Dave Stewart and his brother-in-law Joe Walsh. At first Ringo deliberate to report his first nation album since 1970’s Beaucoups of Blues. However when his touring schedule made an prolonged journey to Nashville unattainable, Ringo determined to easily work in his front room:  

It ended up like a daily Ringo album with a ballad, a rustic tune, a rock tune. It is at all times very informal. With Professional Instruments, you do not want all that house like we had in Abbey Street. Typically the canine will bark, and it finally ends up on the observe.


He additionally invited his former band mate Paul McCartney to play alongside. At first it was deliberate that he would play on one tune solely. However whereas recording, a second tune was added:

Nicely, I simply referred to as him up and stated,”I obtained this tune referred to as ‘Present Me the Manner,’ and I need you to play on it.” As a result of he’s a extremely good good friend of mine, he stated he’d come to L.A. for it. It is about [my wife] Barbara. She reveals me the way in which. I needed it to be very private. Whereas he was there, he additionally performed on “We’re on the Street Once more.” That was very sort of him.

Audio: We’re on the street once more



This is not by far the primary time that Starr and McCartney have collaborated. The duo labored collectively on a number of albums by way of the years they usually carried out on the Grammy stage in 2014 in commemoration of The Beatles’ first look on tv 50 years earlier: 

As a bass participant, he’s the best and probably the most melodic. It is at all times enjoyable once we’re taking part in collectively. I’ve performed on a number of of his information, primarily within the Nineties. Folks hold saying, “Oh, it’s been so lengthy.” It is not been that lengthy. We did the Grammys, we did that Beat­les present three years in the past. So we’re nonetheless friends, however we do not dwell in one another’s pocket.