Ringo is back. "Postcards From Paradise" called Ringo Starr, the 18th studio album of his solo career, which this year goes to the 45th year. The former Beatle, who has entered in the weeks before the album release on March 27 with his All Starr Band to tour in the US and Latin America, shows up again in good spirits. The album title is reminiscent of the published some ten years ago book project "Postcards From The Boys" in which Ringo facsimiles published all those postcards had sent him John, Paul and George in his lifetime. Fab Four-Fanfutter deluxe. The title song of the new album is in a way, most beautiful Beatles-Nostalgia, are in the lyrics but nearly two dozen song title Beatles collaged into a poetic declaration of love. Here is an artist in every sense in his element.
Since his last studio album Ringo 2012 from selbigem year has done a lot around the public reputation of the most famous drummer in pop history. So the Grammy Museum, the exhibition "Ringo taught in summer 2013: Peace Love ", which counted 90,000 visitors and, moreover, was the first to be solely devoted to a drummer. In september of the same year Ringo Starr Award in France with the Commander Order of Arts and Letters. The end of 2013 the opulent art book appeared fittingly" Photograph " with nearly 300 annotated photographs and other memorabilia from the private archive of Ringo Starr.
Also in 2014 was Ringo Starr quite often must focus: In January him the David Lynch Foundation awarded the "Lifetime of Peace Love Award "and GQ magazine named him the" Humanitarian of the Year ". On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Ed Sullivan Show, in 1964 Beatles first appeared in the US, there was a large tribute event. In the Grammy ceremonies 2014 where the Beatles were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, Ringo appeared on the side of Paul McCartney on. Last but not least was released last year also the illustrated children's book "Octopus's Garden", based on the lyrics of Ringo Starr.
This year is in addition to the tour with the All Starr Band, with Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette now is the 13 formation of these always star-studded band, the new studio album "Postcards From Paradise" at the center. Ringo Starr has produced his album itself and with various co-authors also composed all the songs. He first wrote a song together with the complete All Starr Band. The result: "Iceland In The Sun", a big band roots reggae with steel drums, marimbas and siren adhere Background choirs that make the Jamaican mirage perfect.
As always musical guests were constantly and spontaneously welcome even at this album recordings. This time joined by among others Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench, Dave Stewart, Ann Marie Simpson, Richard Marx, Amy Keys, Peter Frampton, Nathan East and Glen Ballard the studio. Time for a nostalgic trip to the musical beginnings - the opener "Rory And The Hurricanes", written with Dave Stewart, relates with doo-wop references to their own beginnings in Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, the last band Ringo before boarding at the Beatles - time for a trip towards dancefloor: "You bring the Party down", concocted with Steve "Toto" Lukather, awaiting with elegant funk groove including tabla and sitar.
Another highlight, "Bamboula", so one calls a large bamboo drum, created in collaboration with Americana Grand Master Van Dyke Parks. In this radiant Cajun track the journey leads directly into the carnival of New Orleans. FOr more musical variety make the finely grounded Road Song "The Right Side Of The Road" and the strings intense pop song "No Looking Back", both created in liaison with Richard Marx. The final of the eleven-song album is finally reserved the straight Rock'n'Roll, which Ringo has more than half a century committed with passion. Together with Gary Nicholson Ringo Starr wrote with "Let Love Lead" one of those embassy seminal rock'n'roll anthems, which also correspond to his life motto.
The next major recognition fOr Ringo Starr is the way shortly after the release of "Postcards From Paradise" into the house. On April 18, 2015 Ringo Starr for his solo work as the last of the four musicians Beatles recorded in Cleveland, Ohio in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Perhaps one of the nicest gifts for the man who is also famous for his humor and his generosity, and who celebrates his 75th birthday on july 7, 2015. The musical greeting cards to his fans he sent with "Postcards From Paradise" ever anticipated.
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