1974 Ringo Starr – Goodnight Vienna

Goodnight Vienna is the fourth studio album by Ringo Starr. It was recorded in the summer of 1974 in Los Angeles, and released later that year. Goodnight Vienna followed the commercially successful predecessor Ringo, and Starr used many of the same players, including Billy Preston, Klaus Voormann, Robbie Robertson, Harry Nilsson, and producer Richard Perry. The title is a Liverpool slang phrase meaning “it’s all over”.

Tracks

1  Goodnight Vienna (John Lennon) 02:35
2  Occapella (Allen Toussaint) 02:55
3  Oo-Wee (Ringo Starr; Vini Poncia) 03:45
4  Husbands And Wives (Roger Miller) 03:33
5  Snookeroo (Elton John; Bernie Taupin) 03:27
6  All By Myself (Ringo Starr; Vini Poncia) 03:21
7  Call Me (Ringo Starr) 04:07
8  No No Song (Hoyt Axton) 02:33
9  Only You (And You Alone) (Ande Rand; Buck Ram) 03:25
10  Easy For Me (Harry Nilsson) 02:20
11  Goodnight Vienna (Reprise) (John Lennon) 01:19

Media

Musicians

1 Goodnight Vienna

DrumsRingo Starr
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
GuitarLon Van Eaton
ClavinetBilly Preston
PianoJohn Lennon
AccordionCarl Fortina
HornsBobby Keys
HornsLon Van Eaton
HornsSteve Madaio
HornsTrevor Lawrence
Background VocalsThe Masst Alberts
Background VocalsClydie King
VocalsRingo Starr


2 Occapella

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsRingo Starr
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
GuitarLon Van Eaton
Electric PianoMac Rebennack
HornsBobby Keys
HornsLew McCreary
HornsSteve Madaio
HornsTrevor Lawrence
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsIra Hawkins
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsJoe Greene
VocalsRingo Starr


3 Oo-Wee

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsRingo Starr
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarDennis Coffey
PianoMac Rebennack
HornsBobby Keys
HornsLew McCreary
HornsSteve Madaio
HornsTrevor Lawrence
Background VocalsVini Poncia
VocalsRingo Starr


4 Husbands And Wives

Guitar (solo)Richard Bennett
Acoustic GuitarLon Van Eaton
Acoustic GuitarVini Poncia
Electric PianoTom Hensley
AccordionCarl Fortina
Background VocalsVini Poncia
VocalsRingo Starr


5 Snookeroo

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsRingo Starr
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarRobbie Robertson
PianoElton John
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
HornsBobby Keys
HornsChuck Findley
HornsSteve Madaio
HornsTrevor Lawrence
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsJoe Greene
Background VocalsLinda Lawrence
VocalsRingo Starr


6 All By Myself

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsRingo Starr
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarAlvin Robinson
GuitarJohn Lennon
PianoMac Rebennack
HornsBobby Keys
HornsLew McCreary
HornsTrevor Lawrence
TrumpetSteve Madaio
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsJoe Greene
Background VocalsLinda Lawrence
Background VocalsRichard Perry
Background VocalsVini Poncia
VocalsRingo Starr


7 Call Me

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarSteve Cropper
PianoDavid Foster
Background VocalsCynthia Webb
Background VocalsDerrek Van Eaton
Background VocalsKlaus Voormann
Background VocalsLon Van Eaton
Background VocalsRichard Perry
Background VocalsVini Poncia
VocalsRingo Starr


8 No No Song

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsRingo Starr
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
Electric PianoNicky Hopkins
HornsBobby Keys
HornsTrevor Lawrence
PercussionRingo Starr
Background VocalsHarry Nilsson
VocalsRingo Starr


9 Only You (And You Alone)

DrumsRingo Starr
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
GuitarSteve Cropper
Acoustic GuitarJohn Lennon
Electric PianoBilly Preston
Background VocalsHarry Nilsson
VocalsRingo Starr


10 Easy For Me

PianoLincoln Mayorga
VocalsRingo Starr

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Producer (Assistance) – Vini Poncia
Arranged By (Horns) – Trevor Lawrence
Arranged By (Strings) – Trevor Lawrence, Vini Poncia (Track 10)
Conductor – Richard Perry (Track 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Galen Senogles, Larry Emerine
Mixed By – Bill Schnee
Recorded By – Bill Schnee

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Photography (Inner Sleeve) By – Larry Emerine

Record Company – EMI Records Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab