Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band
|Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band|
|Live album by|
|Released||8 October 1990 (UK)|
12 October 1990 (US)
|Recorded||3 & 4 September 1989|
|Venue||The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California|
|Ringo Starr chronology|
|Singles from Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
|The Essential Rock Discography||6/10|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band is Ringo Starr's first official live album, and the first album recorded with his All-Starr Band, recorded in 1989 during his successful comeback tour and released in 1990. It was also Starr's first release of unheard material in seven years.
After taking a hiatus from his solo career following 1983's Old Wave, Starr spent the next few years making TV appearances and guesting on other artists' recordings and gigs, as well as recording an album that would remain unissued. In 1988, however, he and wife Barbara Bach accepted that they both were suffering from alcoholism and took steps to rehabilitate themselves. Once Starr was sober, he felt the need to work again. Before delving into an album, he wanted to hit the road – but with a difference. Always one to include friends, Starr formed the All-Starr Band, an ever-changing live line-up of musicians that would back Starr up, in addition to each performing a song or two themselves.
Booking himself on the road from July to September 1989, Starr was accompanied by Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Billy Preston, the Band's Levon Helm and Rick Danko, Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons, and session drummer Jim Keltner. The shows were often sold out and were well received. The performance contained here was recorded on the closing nights of the US tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band was released through EMI on 8 October 1990 (Starr's first association with his first label since 1975). In the US however, Rykodisc assumed the distribution of the album, releasing it on 12 October 1990.[nb 1] Failing to chart, the release would be deleted some years later.
A limited edition deluxe version of the album that included a bonus CD single was released only in the US.
|1.||"It Don't Come Easy"||Richard Starkey||Ringo Starr||3:17|
|2.||"No No Song"||Starr||3:28|
|3.||"Iko Iko"||Dr. John||6:10|
|4.||"The Weight"||Robbie Robertson||Levon Helm and Rick Danko||5:57|
|5.||"Shine Silently"||Nils Lofgren||6:45|
|6.||"Honey Don't"||Carl Perkins||Starr||2:44|
|2.||"Quarter to Three"||Clarence Clemons||3:52|
|3.||"Raining in My Heart"||Buddy Holly||Danko||5:22|
|4.||"Will It Go Round in Circles"||Billy Preston||Billy Preston||4:20|
|5.||"Life in the Fast Lane"||Joe Walsh||6:40|
|Deluxe edition bonus CD single|
|13.||"It Don't Come Easy"||Starr||Starr||3:03|
|14.||"The Weight"||Robbie Robertson||Levon Helm and Rick Danko||5:48|
|15.||"Rocky Mountain Way"||Joe Walsh, Joe Vitale, Rocke Grace and Kenny Passarelli||Joe Walsh||8:11|
|16.||"Act Naturally"||Johnny Russell and Voni Morrison||Starr||2:33|
- Ringo Starr – drums, vocals
- Joe Walsh – guitars, percussion, vocals
- Nils Lofgren – guitars, accordion, vocals
- Billy Preston – keyboards, vocals
- Dr. John – piano, vocals
- Garth Hudson – accordion
- Rick Danko – bass guitar, vocals
- Levon Helm – drums, percussion, vocals
- Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
- Zak Starkey – drums
- Clarence Clemons – saxophone, percussion, vocals
- US Rykodisc RCD5 1019
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