Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr

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Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr
Photograph - The Very Best of Ringo Starr cover art.jpg
Greatest hits album by Ringo Starr
Released 28 August 2007
Recorded 1970–2005
Genre Rock
Length 67:53
Label Apple
Producer Richard Perry
Ringo Starr chronology
Ringo Starr and Friends
(2006)Ringo Starr and Friends2006
Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr: Live at Soundstage
(2007)Ringo Starr: Live at Soundstage2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
BBC (favourable)[2]
IGN 8.8/10[3]
No Ripcord 8/10[4]
The Music Box 3.5/5 stars[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]
prefix 4.0/10[7]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[8]

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 the reissue of Starr's first four solo albums for EMI, in digital format, on 28 August 2007.[9]

The compilation debuted at number 26 on the UK Albums Chart on 2 September 2007. This achievement represented Starr's highest peak on that chart since 1974, when Goodnight Vienna reached number 30. Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr stayed in the UK top 100 for three weeks. The album also had a two-week chart run in the United States, where it debuted at number 130 with 5,426 copies sold during the first week of release.

Track listing[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 Groszman 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 place 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.


  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. ^ Grischow, Chad (November 7, 2007). "Ringo Starr - Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr". IGN. Archived from the original on December 16, 2010. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ Shulman, Alan (10 September 2007). "Ringo Starr Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo". No Ripcord. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  5. ^ John Metzger (26 August 2007). "Ringo Starr Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr". The Music Box (vol. 14, no. 8). Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Sawdey, Evan (30 August 2007). "Ringo Starr: Photograph". PopMatters. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Cusumano, Joel Michael (20 September 2007). "Ringo Starr Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr". prefix. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Staunton, Terry (November 2007). "Ringo Starr – Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo". Record Collector. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  9. ^ " – Photograph: Very Best of Ringo Starr CD and Digital on August 28". 2007-08-01. Retrieved 2007-08-02.