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Ringo Starr – EP3 (2022)

History: Another EP from Ringo once again working with Bruce Sugar and Linda Perry. My own personal history and initial prediction: With this one coming out so late in the year, I purposefully didn’t listen to it so that I could hear it in its proper order. I imagine this will be another short and…

Ringo Starr – Change the World (2021)

History: Once again the details on this EP aren’t well documented, but Ringo worked with producer Bruce Sugar on this one as he did on the last one, and it features a song by artist/writer/producer Linda Perry. My own personal history and initial prediction: I watched a couple promo clips and interviews Ringo did when…

Ringo Starr – Zoom In (2021)

History: The Wikipedia page for this EP is pretty scant, but the liner notes seem to feature a pretty wide range of session musicians as well as some famous friends providing backing vocals. It was recorded in 2020 but I don’t know if that means everyone was recording their parts at home or if they…

Paul McCartney – McCartney III (2020)

History: During lockdown for the COVID19 pandemic Paul started working on songs by himself, originally unsure if he would release it or not. Given that it was mostly done alone, the decision was made to release it as McCartney III. Technically “Slidin’” features other musicians besides Paul since its raw track was from the Egypt…

Ringo Starr – What’s My Name (2019)

History: Ringo recorded what he decided would most likely be his last full length album at his home studio along with frequent collaborators Joe Walsh, Paul, Dave Stewart, and more. He made the decision to cover John’s “Grow Old With Me” after being given copies of the original recordings by producer Jack Douglas. My own…

Paul McCartney – Egypt Station (2018)

History: Primarily co-produced by Greg Kurstin, this album is a very loose concept album, with two tracks that feature background sounds that suggest a train station, and the remaining songs meant to be “stops” along a dreamworld where the ideas for music come from. The name of the album and its cover are based on…

Ringo Starr – Give More Love (2017)

History: While Ringo originally wanted to do a country album in Nashville, he ended up recording a mix of rock and country at his home in LA. instead. Many of his frequent collaborators return to help him write songs, and Paul makes an appearance playing bass and doing backing vocals. Peter Frampton is a new…

Ringo Starr – Postcards from Paradise (2015)

History: Ringo produced this album himself, once again working with his frequent cowriters like Dave Stewart, Joe Walsh, Gary Nicholson, and Richard Marx on some of the tracks. This album also features the first time all members of the All-Starr Band wrote and recorded a song with him. My own personal history and initial prediction:…

Paul McCartney – New (2013)

History: Paul worked with a total of four different producers this time around – Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns, Paul Epworth, and Giles Martin, with Giles Martin executive producing the entire album. This was Paul’s last album for Starbucks’ Hear Music label. My own personal history and initial prediction: The album cover of this one looks…

Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom (2012)

History: Paul got together with jazz producer Tommy LiPuma to come up with ideas of various standards the two of them could record together. They decided to make a full album of it, also adding in a couple of Paul’s original songs done in the same style. With the exception of a little acoustic guitar,…

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