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 […]

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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 […]

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 – Ecce Cor Meum (2006)

History: Work on this piece began before Linda’s death when Anthony Smith asked Paul to compose something for a new auditorium being built at Magdalen College. Her death sadly meant that the piece could not be used for that purpose, but in time Paul finished the piece and it was initially performed in 2001, with […]