Ringo Starr Liverpool 8
- Released: January 14, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Capitol
Rolling Stone - p.643.5 stars out of 5 -- "LIVERPOOL 8 is a celebration of everything Ringo -- his musical wit, his cheer, his commitment to the Sixties ideals of peace and love."
Uncut - p.753 stars out of 5 -- "[P]ossibly the best thing he's done since GOODNIGHT VIENNA....Every song, from the title track to country closer 'Crossover' has melody, wit and galumphing charm that has marked Starr's best work..."
The Word (magazine) (p.102) - "LIVERPOOL 8 is all about that brilliantly nasal voice, a spot of mock musichall, some still-amazed-to-be-getting-away-with-it-glee and cheeringly non-specific odes to the power of love."
- 1.Liverpool 8
- 2.Think About You
- 3.For Love
- 4.Now That She's Gone Away
- 5.Gone Are the Days
- 6.Give It a Try
- 7.Tuff Love
- 8.Harry's Song
- 10.If It's Love That You Want
- 11.Love Is
- 12.R U Ready
Personnel: Ringo Starr (vocals, organ, drums, percussion, background vocals); Ringo Starr; Gary Burr (whistling, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, keyboards, hand claps, background vocals); Mark Hudson (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, piano, Mellotron, keyboards, bass guitar, bongos, hand claps, background vocals); Steve Dudas (guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, hand claps, background vocals); David A. Stewart (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar); Jesse Davey (electric guitar); Dave Way, Sean Hurley (bass guitar); Brent Carpenter, Keith Allison, Bruce Sugar (hand claps, background vocals); Brent Carpenter (background vocals); Zac Rae (keyboards).
Audio Mixer: Bill Malina.
Recording information: Roccabella, England; Whatinthewhatatthe, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Brian Griffin .
Judging from the 2008 release of LIVERPOOL 8, "Mr. Rhythm" shows no signs of fading away. As amiable, down-to-earth, and lovable as he was when playing with the Beatles nearly 40 years prior, Ringo looks back over his life in the touching title track, dips into gospel on "R U Ready," decries war in "Give Love a Try," and delivers more than his share of satisfying pop gems across the album's 12 tracks. LIVERPOOL 8 is nostalgic, fun, bittersweet, and touching all at the same time.
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