Ringo Starr – Liverpool 8 (2008)

History: Ringo began work on an album with his recent songwriting team including Mark Hudson, but Hudson abruptly left to take a job as musical director on a reality TV show, The One: Making a Music Star. Ringo felt so betrayed by this departure that he vowed to never work with Hudson again. Instead Dave […]

Ringo Starr – Choose Love (2005)

History: Ringo continued working with his same songwriting team as the last few albums, and called in friends Billy Preston and Chrissie Hynde to work on some of the tracks. My own personal history and initial prediction: I don’t see any familiar named tracks here, but I’m glad Ringo seems to have finally found a […]

Twin Freaks – Twin Freaks (2005)

History: Roy Kerr, using the alias Freelance Hellraiser, gained popularity in 2001 with his mashup song “A Stroke of Genius” combining Christina Aguilera and The Strokes. In 2004, he and Paul worked together to create mashups and remixes of some of Paul’s songs, and these were played as an opener before Paul’s concerts. Afterward they […]

Ringo Starr – Ringo Rama (2003)

History: Ringo once again changed record labels after feeling Mercury had let him down. He signed with independent label Koch and made another record with Mark Hudson and Dean Grakal, calling in famous friends like Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, and David Gilmour this time around. He also got permission from Paul to use a bit […]

Ringo Starr – I Wanna Be Santa Claus (1999)

History: Ringo and Mark Hudson wrote a couple original Christmas songs together, and eventually decided to make a full album that was a mix of originals and traditional Christmas songs with the help of family and friends. It was critically well regarded but not promoted very much by the label at all, which led to […]

Ringo Starr – Vertical Man (1998)

History: After the success of the Beatles Anthology, Ringo hoped to relaunch his career and appeal to a new set of fans. He worked closely with writer/producer Mark Hudson and songwriter Dean Grakal to come up with some new songs, and once again called in a lot of famous friends to help him record. That […]

Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie (1997)

History: EMI asked Paul to delay release of his next album after Off the Ground so as to not essentially compete with himself while the Beatles Anthology discs were released. As such Paul took his time putting this album together, working with Jeff Lynne, Ringo, George Martin and Steve Miller of Steve Miller Band on […]

Ringo Starr – Time Takes Time (1992)

History: Ringo started working with a few different producers on tracks to see who he might want to record his next album with, but in the end he decided to keep all of them to put the best songs together on one album. Perhaps most interesting is that these sessions included one song he co-wrote […]

George Harrison – Cloud Nine (1987)

History: After taking the time off to work with his film production company, George was ready to make music again in 1987. He asked his friend Jeff Lynne to help him with production. Jeff also performs on the album, adding both instrumentation and backing vocals. Ringo, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Jim Keltner and Gary Wright […]