Give More Love

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Give More Love
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Studio album by Ringo Starr
Released 15 September 2017
Studio Roccabella West, Los Angeles; Fred's Kitchen, Stockholm[1]
Genre
Length 38:16 (Standard Edition)
52:45 (Deluxe Edition)
Label UMe
Producer Ringo Starr [1]
Ringo Starr chronology
Postcards from Paradise
(2015)
Give More Love
(2017)
Singles from Give More Love
  1. "Give More Love"
    Released: 7 July 2017
  2. "We're On The Road Again"
    Released: 28 July 2017
  3. "So Wrong For So Long"
    Released: 18 August 2017
  4. "Standing Still"
    Released: 8 September 2017

Give More Love is the 19th studio album by English musician Ringo Starr. The album was recorded primarily in Starr's home studio in Los Angeles and was released on 15 September 2017 by UMe, featuring appearances by Starr's former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney, as well as frequent collaborators such as Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Gary Nicholson, Bob Malone, and members of the All-Starr Band.[2]

Background[edit]

Starr began working on the album following the release of Postcards from Paradise and a tour with his All-Starr Band. Starr initially recruited longtime collaborator Dave Stewart to help him produce a country album in Nashville, but ultimately ended up recording mostly rock tracks in his home studio.[2] The album features a number of Starr's regular collaborators, including former and current All-Starr band members Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, and Timothy B. Schmit.

Starr's former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney plays bass on a pair of tracks and sings backing vocals. Starr announced McCartney's appearance on the album via Twitter.[4]

The album consists of ten new original tracks and four bonus tracks; the bonus tracks are all re-recordings of songs previously released by Starr. The re-recording of Starr's single "Back Off Boogaloo" is based on Starr's original demo of the song and features Electric Light Orchestra founder Jeff Lynne and Eagles member Joe Walsh on guitar, the re-recording of "You Can't Fight Lightning" from Stop and Smell the Roses features the Swedish band Alberta Cross, and the re-recordings of Starr's song "Photograph" and his Beatles song "Don't Pass Me By" feature the American band Vandaveer.

Starr officially announced the album on 7 July 2017, his 77th birthday, and simultaneously released the title track as a single via streaming services and digital download. The track "We're On the Road Again", featuring McCartney, Lukather, Walsh, and Winter, was released as a second single on 18 July 2017. The country track "So Wrong For So Long" was released as a single on 18 August 2017. The track "Standing Still" was released as the final single on 8 September 2017.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic55/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
The Times2/5 stars [8]
Express & Star7/10 [9]

Give More Love received mixed reviews upon its release. Rolling Stone's Will Hermes described Starr as "rock's mischievously minimalist id and Eternal-Optimist Emeritus",[9] and called the album "a well-timed all-star candygram." AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote "this isn't the kind of album that plays its cards close to the vest; as the title suggests, this is open-hearted, kind music." [6] The album was compared both favorably and unfavorably to Starr's other solo material of the 2010s.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We're on the Road Again"4:24
2."Laughable"
2:58
3."Show Me the Way"
  • Starkey
  • Lukather
4:42
4."Speed of Sound"
3:46
5."Standing Still"
3:06
6."King of the Kingdom"
4:36
7."Electricity"
3:38
8."So Wrong for So Long"
4:03
9."Shake It Up"
3:02
10."Give More Love"
  • Starkey
  • Nicholson
4:01
Total length:38:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Ringo Starr – vocals, percussion (1-11), drums (1-4, 6-11), guitar (11), piano (12),[1] production, mixing
  • Steve Lukather – guitar (1, 3, 4), keyboards (1, 3), backing vocals (1)
  • Joe Walsh – guitar (7, 11), backing vocals (1)
  • Peter Frampton – guitar (2, 4), backing vocals (2)
  • Greg Leisz – guitar (5, 8)
  • Steve Dudas – guitar (5, 6, 9, 10)
  • Dave Stewart – guitar (6, 8)
  • Gary Nicholson – guitar (9)
  • Jeff Lynne – guitar (11)
  • Petter Ericson Stakee – guitar (13), backing vocals (13), percussion (13)
  • Matthew Pynn – guitar (13)
  • J. Tom Hnatow – guitar (12, 14)
  • Mark Charles Heidinger – guitar (12, 14), bass (12, 14), vocals (12, 14)
  • Jim Cox – keyboards (8, 10), piano (1), organ (3)
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards (2, 7)
  • Edgar Winter – piano (9), saxophone (6), backing vocals (1)
  • Glen Ballard – keyboards (7), backing vocals (7)
  • Bob Malone – piano (11)
  • Paul McCartney – bass (1, 3), backing vocals (1)
  • Nathan East – bass (4, 5, 6, 8, 11)
  • Don Was – bass (7, 9)
  • Matt Bissonette – bass (10)
  • Erik MacQueen – bass (13)
  • Fredrik Aspelin – drums (13), percussion (13)
  • Robby Consenza – drums (12, 14), percussion (12, 14), harmonica (12)
  • Bruce Sugar – drum programming (5), keyboards (6); recording, mixing, editing
  • Greg Bissonette – percussion (10)
  • Timothy B. Schmit – backing vocals (2, 3, 10)
  • Richard Page – backing vocals (2, 3, 10)
  • Amy Keys – backing vocals (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
  • Windy Wagner – backing vocals (4, 6, 7, 9)
  • Gary Burr – backing vocals (5, 8), guitar (5)
  • Georgia Middleman – backing vocals (5, 8)
  • Rose Guerin – vocals (12, 14)
  • Viktor Buck – backing vocals (13); engineering (13)
  • Fred Appelquist – engineering (13)
  • Peter R. Ericson – additional production (13)
  • Duane Lundy — additional engineering & production (21)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 65
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 94
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 43
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[14] 18
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 49
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 69
Scottish Albums (OCC)[17] 76
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[18] 71
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 51
US Billboard 200[20] 128

References[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c Steve Marinucci (7 July 2017). "Ringo Starr's New Album Has a Little Help From His Friends, Including Paul McCartney". Billboard. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Steve Marinucci (7 July 2017). "Ringo Starr Reveals New Album Details, Celebrates 77th Birthday With David Lynch, Joe Walsh, Jenny Lewis". Variety. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Hermes, Will. "Review: Ringo Starr Brings Rock & Roll Optimism, Just When We Need It." Rolling Stone, Rolling Stone, 14 September 2017, www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/review-ringo-starrs-give-more-love-w503111.
  4. ^ #RingoStarr. "Thanks for Coming over Man and Playing Great Bass. I Love You Man Peace and Love. 😎✌️🌟💖😇☮ http://pic.twitter.com/Z5kpyLLlkO". Twitter. Twitter, 20 Feb. 2017. Web. 8 July 2017.
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  7. ^ "Review: Ringo Starr Brings Rock & Roll Optimism, Just When We Need It". rollingstone.com. 
  8. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (15 September 2017). "Pop review: Ringo Starr: Give More Love" – via www.thetimes.co.uk. 
  9. ^ a b Sanders, Leigh. "Album Review: Ringo Starr - Give More Love". www.expressandstar.com. 
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  14. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201738 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
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  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Ringo Starr – Give More Love" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
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