Give More Love

Give More Love

by Ringo StarrRingo Starr

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Overview

Ringo Starr kicks off Give More Love, his 18th studio album of new material, with "We're on the Road Again," an ode to the working musician that effectively summarizes the third act of his career. Following the formation of the All-Starr Band, Ringo has stuck to a regular schedule of tours and albums that pop up every two or three years. Paul McCartney shows up every so often, as he does on Give More Love, singing and playing on "We're on the Road Again" -- a cameo that provides a promotional hook for its initial release, but doesn't drastically change the sound of the album. Starr remains fond of late-period Beatles, goosed with a bit of arena rock volume, and since he's working with a group of well-seasoned pros, this guitar pop is all well crafted and amiable. Look closely and some possible in-jokes can surface -- there's a song called "Show Me the Way" but it's not written by Peter Frampton, the co-author of "Laughable"; it's possible the Richard Marx collaboration "Speed of Sound" is a nod at an old Wings album -- but this isn't the kind of record that plays its cards close to the vest; as the title suggests, this is open-hearted, kind music. It's also music that is a bit familiar at this stage of the game, so the departures from formula on Give More Love are what resonate -- namely, the songs that are leftovers from a purported country album with Dave Stewart that Ringo decided to scrap when he chose to work with the All-Starr Band once again. "Standing Still" has a charming down-home gait," "Shake It Up" boogies like classic rockabilly, and "So Wrong for So Long" is an old-fashioned tear-in-your-beer weeper -- all well-executed country numbers that feel fresh when surrounded by all this well-appointed pop. This trio of tracks suggests that Ringo Starr may be well served by departing from his old blueprint but he follows that blueprint well, and he retains no small measure of charm singing new songs that feel like old tunes. [The Deluxe Edition of Give More Love contains new versions of four old Starr favorites: a nicely stomping "Back Off Boogaloo," a wonderfully lazy "Don't Pass Me By," a lightly grooving "You Can't Fight Lightning," and a breezy "Photograph."]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2017
Label: Ume
UPC: 0602557804164
catalogNumber: 002712002
Rank: 22914

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ringo Starr   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Peter Frampton   Guitar,Background Vocals,Soloist
Jeff Lynne   Acoustic Guitar
Paul McCartney   Bass,Background Vocals
Joe Walsh   Guitar,Background Vocals
Gary Burr   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Glen Ballard   Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Benmont Tench   Keyboards
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Matt Bissonette   Bass
Jim Cox   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Steve Dudas   Guitar
Nathan East   Bass,Upright Bass
Edgar Winter   Piano,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
Greg Leisz   Dobro
Steve Lukather   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Richard Marx   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Gary Nicholson   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Richard Page   Background Vocals
Timothy B. Schmit   Background Vocals
Dave Stewart   Guitar
Bruce Sugar   Keyboards,Hand Clapping
Don Was   Bass,Upright Bass
Bob Malone   Piano
Georgia Middleman   Background Vocals
Amy Keys   Background Vocals
Windy Wagner   Background Vocals
Viktor Buck   Background Vocals
Mark Charles Heidinger   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals
Robby Cosenza   Harmonica,Percussion,Drums
Fredrik Aspelin   Percussion,Drums
Rose Guerin   Vocals
Matt Pynn   Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Peter R. Ericson   Background Vocals
Pete Remm   Piano,Hammond Organ
Petter Ericson Stakee   Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals
Erik Macqueen   Bass
J. Tom Hnatow   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)

Technical Credits

Peter Frampton   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Van Dyke Parks   Composer
Ringo Starr   Producer
Gary Burr   Composer
Glen Ballard   Composer
Steve Lukather   Composer
Richard Marx   Composer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Dave Stewart   Composer
Bruce Sugar   Engineer,drum programming,Pro-Tools
Vartan   Art Direction
Ned Douglas   Engineer
Duane Lundy   Producer,Engineer
Viktor Buck   Engineer
Matt Legge   Engineer
Richard Starkey   Composer
Peter R. Ericson   Arranger,Producer
Steve Jay   Engineer
Petter Ericson Stakee   Arranger,Producer
Fred Appelvist   Engineer

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