2017 Ringo Starr – Give More Love

Give More Love is the nineteenth 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, and members of the All-Starr Band.

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. 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.

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.

Tracks

1  We’re On The Road Again (Richard Starkey, Steve Lukather) 4:23
2  Laughable (Richard Starkey, Peter Frampton) 2:58
3  Show Me The Way (Richard Starkey, Steve Lukather) 4:42
4  Speed Of Sound (Richard Starkey, Richard Marx) 3:45
5  Standing Still (Richard Starkey, Gary Burr) 3:06
6  King Of Kingdom (Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks) 4:35
7  Electricity (Richard Starkey, Glen Ballard) 3:38
8  So Wrong For So Long (Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart) 4:02
9  Shake It Up (Richard Starkey, Gary Nicholson) 3:01
10  Give More Love (Richard Starkey, Gary Nicholson) 4:00
11  Back Off Boogaloo (Richard Starkey, George Harrison) 2:55
12  Don’t Pass Me By (Richard Starkey) 3:37
13  You Can’t Fight Lighting (Richard Starkey) 4:21
14  Photograph (Richard Starkey, George Harrison) 3:35

Media

Musicians

1 We’re On The Road Again

BassPaul McCartney
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsSteve Lukather
PianoJim Cox
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsPaul McCartney
Background VocalsJoe Walsh
Background VocalsGregg Bissonette
Background VocalsGeorgia Middleman
Background VocalsGary Nicholson
Background VocalsRichard Marx
Background VocalsSteve Lukather
VocalsRingo Starr


2 Laughable

DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarPeter Frampton
KeyboardsBenmont Tench
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsPeter Frampton
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit
Background VocalsAmy Keys
Background VocalsRichard Page
VocalsRingo Starr


3 Show Me The Way

BassPaul McCartney
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsSteve Lukather
OrganJim Cox
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit
Background VocalsAmy Keys
Background VocalsRichard Page
VocalsRingo Starr


4 Speed Of Sound

BassNathan East
DrumsRingo Starr
Guitar (solo)Peter Frampton
GuitarSteve Lukather
Acoustic GuitarRichard Marx
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsRichard Marx
Background VocalsWindy Wagner
Background VocalsAmy Keys
VocalsRingo Starr


5 Standing Still

BassNathan East
DrumsRingo Starr
Drums (programming)Bruce Sugar
GuitarSteve Dudas
Acoustic GuitarGary Burr
DobroGreg Leisz
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsGary Burr
Background VocalsGeorgia Middleman
VocalsRingo Starr


6 King Of Kingdom

BassNathan East
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarDave Stewart
GuitarSteve Dudas
KeyboardsBruce Sugar
ProgrammingBruce Sugar
SaxEdgar Winter
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsWindy Wagner
Background VocalsAmy Keys
VocalsRingo Starr


7 Electricity

BassDon Was
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarJoe Walsh
KeyboardsBenmont Tench
RhodesGlen Ballard
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsGlen Ballard
Background VocalsWindy Wagner
Background VocalsAmy Keys
VocalsRingo Starr


8 So Wrong For So Long

BassNathan East
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarDave Stewart
Pedal Steel GuitarGreg Leisz
KeyboardsJim Cox
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsGary Burr
Background VocalsGeorgia Middleman
VocalsRingo Starr


9 Shake It Up

BassDon Was
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarSteve Dudas
Acoustic GuitarGary Nicholson
PianoEdgar Winter
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsWindy Wagner
Background VocalsAmy Keys
VocalsRingo Starr


10 Give More Love

BassMatt Bissonette
DrumsRingo Starr
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Dudas
KeyboardsJim Cox
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit
Background VocalsAmy Keys
Background VocalsRichard Page
VocalsRingo Starr


11 Back Off Boogaloo

BassNathan East
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarJoe Walsh
GuitarRingo Starr
Acoustic GuitarJeff Lynne
PianoBob Malone
PercussionRingo Starr
VocalsRingo Starr


12 Don’t Pass Me By

BassMark Charles Heidinger
DrumsRobby Cosenza
GuitarTom Hnatow
Acoustic GuitarMark Charles Heidinger
Acoustic GuitarTom Hnatow
PianoRingo Starr
HarmonicaRobby Cosenza
PercussionRobby Cosenza
VocalsRingo Starr
VocalsMark Charles Heidinger
VocalsRose Guerin


13 You Can’t Fight Lighting

BassErik MacQueen
DrumsFredrik Aspelin
GuitarPetter Ericson Stakee
GuitarMatthew Pynn
Lap SteelMatthew Pynn
Hammond OrganPete Remm
PianoPete Remm
PercussionPetter Ericson Stakee
PercussionFredrik Aspelin
Background VocalsPetter Ericson Stakee
Background VocalsViktor Buck
Background VocalsPeter R Ericson
VocalsRingo Starr


14 Photograph

BassMark Charles Heidinger
DrumsRobby Cosenza
GuitarTom Hnatow
Acoustic GuitarMark Charles Heidinger
PercussionRobby Cosenza
VocalsMark Charles Heidinger
VocalsRingo Starr
VocalsRose Guerin

Liner Notes

Produced by – Ringo Starr
Produced by – Petter Ericson Stakee, Peter R Ericson (Track 13)
Produced by – Duane Lundy (Track 14)
Arranged by – Petter Ericson Stakee, Peter R Ericson (Track 13)
Engineer – Viktor Buck, Fred Appelvist (Track 13)
Engineer – Duane Lundy (Track 14)
Engineer (Additional) – Matt Legge (Track 2)
Engineer (Additional) – Steve Jay (Track 11)
Editing – Bruce Sugar
Mixed by – Ringo Starr, Bruce Sugar
Recorded by – Bruce Sugar

Art Direction – Vartan Design – Meire Murakami

Recorded at Roccabella West
Recorded at Fred’s Kitchen Studios, Stockholm (Track 13)
Mixed at Roccabella West