Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr

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Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr
Greatest hits album by Ringo Starr
Released 28 August 2007
Recorded 1970 - 2005
Genre Rock
Length 67:53
Label EMI, Apple, Capitol
Ringo Starr chronology
Ringo Starr and Friends
(2006)
Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr
(2007)
Ringo Starr: Live at Soundstage
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Favorable[2]

Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr (the last word visually rendered as Star) is a career-spanning best-of compilation album by Ringo Starr and is the first such album since the releases of 1975's Blast from Your Past and 1989's Starr Struck: Best of Ringo Starr, Vol. 2. The release of the new collection coincided with that of Starr's first four solo albums for EMI in digital format on 28 August 2007.[3]

The compilation debuted at No. 26 in the United Kingdom album chart on 2 September 2007. This represents Starr's highest UK album chart peak since 1974, when the Goodnight Vienna album debuted and peaked at No. 30. The album stayed in the UK Top 100 chart for three weeks. The album also had a 2-week chart run in the United States, where it debuted at No. 130 with 5,426 copies sold during the first week of release.

This album is notable for including all of the songs from the first Ringo Starr's greatest hits compilation Blast from Your Past.

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Photograph" (from Ringo, 1973) Richard Starkey, George Harrison 3:58
2. "It Don't Come Easy" (Non-album single, 1971) Starkey 3:01
3. "You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine)" (from Ringo, 1973) Bob Sherman, Richard Sherman 2:49
4. "Back Off Boogaloo" (Non-album single, 1972) Starkey 3:19
5. "I'm the Greatest" (from Ringo, 1973) John Lennon 3:26
6. "Oh My My" (from Ringo, 1973) Vini Poncia, Starkey 4:15
7. "Only You (And You Alone)" (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Buck Ram 3:24
8. "Beaucoups of Blues" (from Beaucoups of Blues, 1970) Buzz Rabin 2:33
9. "Early 1970" (B-side to "It Don't Come Easy") Starkey 2:18
10. "Snookeroo" (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Elton John, Bernie Taupin 3:24
11. "No No Song" (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Hoyt Axton, David Jackson 2:31
12. "(It's All Down To) Goodnight Vienna" (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Lennon 3:02
13. "Hey! Baby" (from Ringo's Rotogravure, 1976) Margaret Cobb, Bruce Channel 3:10
14. "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll" (from Ringo's Rotogravure, 1976) Carl Groszmann 3:24
15. "Weight of the World" (from Time Takes Time, 1992) Brian O'Doherty, Fred Velez 3:54
16. "King of Broken Hearts" (from Vertical Man, 1998) Starkey, Mark Hudson, Dean Grakal, Steve Dudas 4:43
17. "Never Without You" (from Ringo Rama, 2003) Starkey, Hudson, Gary Nicholson 5:23
18. "Act Naturally - duet with Buck Owens" (from Act Naturally, 1989) Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison 3:00
19. "Wrack My Brain" (from Stop and Smell the Roses, 1981) Harrison 2:21
20. "Fading in and Fading Out" (from Choose Love, 2005) Starkey, Hudson, Gary Burr 3:58
Total length:
67:53

Collector's edition DVD[edit]

  1. "Sentimental Journey" (1970 promotional film)
  2. "It Don't Come Easy" (1971 promotional film)
  3. "Back Off Boogaloo" (1972 promotional film)
  4. "You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine)" (1973 promotional film)
  5. "Only You (And You Alone)" (1974 promotional film)
  6. "Act Naturally" (with Buck Owens) (1989 music video)
  7. "Goodnight Vienna" (1974 promotional film for album)

Photograph: The Digital Hits[edit]

The track listing and title for the iTunes release differs from the standard release. Unlike the standard CD release, the digital album contains "Oo-Wee" (from Goodnight Vienna), "Have You Seen My Baby" and an extended version of "Six O'Clock" (both from Ringo) in favor of "Hey! Baby", "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll" and "King of Broken Hearts." A digital booklet was also included with the purchase of Photograph: The Digital Hits.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Jones, Chris (30 August 2007). "Review of Ringo Starr - Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo". BBC. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "WhatGoesOn.com - Photograph: Very Best of Ringo Starr CD and Digital on August 28". WhatGoesOn.com. 2007-08-01. Retrieved 2007-08-02.