Tour 2003

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Tour 2003
Tour2003.RingoStarr.albumcover.jpg
Live album by
Released23 March 2004
Recorded24 July 2003
GenreRock
Length68:14
LabelKoch
Ringo Starr chronology
Extended Versions
(2003)
Tour 2003
(2004)
Choose Love
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music2/5 stars[2]
The Essential Rock Discography3/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[4]

Tour 2003 is a live and video album by Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band released in 2004.

Overview[edit]

After releasing Ringo Rama in 2003, Starr embarked on tour once more with his All-Starr Band and its ever-changing collective of musicians. From the previous band remained Mark Rivera, as does singing percussionist Sheila E. New to the mix are Paul Carrack of Squeeze and Mike + The Mechanics fame, Colin Hay from Australian band Men at Work and John Waite, a solo artist who also had fronted The Babys and Bad English.

The performance included on the album is from the opening night of his Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band Tour 2003: Ringo Rama tour at the Casino Rama, just outside Toronto, Ontario in Canada. Despite this, the CD booklet for Tour 2003 confusingly carries a review for a later August show in Detroit.

Having already exhausted the appearances of most of his 1960s and 1970s contemporaries, Starr's new participants clearly add a strong 1980s element to Tour 2003, giving this recording a different edge. While Starr typically performs his well-known hits from his heyday, he does venture here to include "Memphis In Your Mind" from Ringo Rama

Reception[edit]

Some critics were quick to note that this live album was Starr's seventh official release of the sort in fourteen years. Tour 2003 generally received lackluster reviews upon release.[citation needed] The release failed to chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It Don't Come Easy" (Richard Starkey) – 3:44
  2. "Honey Don't" (Carl Perkins) – 2:59
  3. "Memphis In Your Mind" (Starkey/Mark Hudson/Gary Burr/Steve Dudas/Dean Grakal) – 4:23
  4. "How Long" (Paul Carrack) – 4:45
  5. "Down Under" (Ron Strykert/Colin Hay) – 4:25
  6. "When I See You Smile" (Diane Warren) – 4:52
  7. "A Love Bizarre" (Pete Escovedo) – 4:05
  8. "Boys" (Luther Dixon/Wes Farrell) – 3:04
  9. "Don't Pass Me By" (Starkey) – 4:02
  10. "Yellow Submarine" (Lennon–McCartney) – 3:11
  11. "The Living Years" (Mike Rutherford/B.A. Robertson) – 6:25
  12. "Missing You" (John Waite/Mark Leonard/Charles Sandford) – 4:18
  13. "The Glamorous Life" (Prince) – 4:49
  14. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (Lennon–McCartney) – 3:25
  15. "Who Can It Be Now?" (Hay) – 4:00
  16. "With a Little Help from My Friends" (Lennon–McCartney) – 5:36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horowitz, Hal. Tour 2003 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th edn). London: Omnibus Press. p. 1984. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, UK: Canongate. p. 1028. ISBN 978-1-84195-827-9.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan, with Hoard, Christian (eds) (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th edn). New York, NY: Fireside. p. 777. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.

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