Ringo Starr reveals new album on his 77th birthday

Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr: “Give more love / It’s what we know we need more of / From the heart, let it start / To flow to everyone”

The former Beatle celebrates with Peace & Love event and announces details for his forthcoming new album ‘Gives More Love’

Yesterday saw the former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr mark his 77th birthday with the annual ‘Peace & Love’ celebration, and reveal details of his 19th solo album, Give More Love. Family, friends and fans joined Starr in front of the Capitol Records Tower for the Peace & Love salute, along with various satellite events taking place across the globe that included at London’s Abbey Road Studios and at Liverpool’s Cavern Club.

Recorded at his home studio in Los Angeles, Give More Love has 10 new tracks featuring collaborations with a star-studded list of friends including:

  • We’re On The Road Again – featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and Steve Lukather
  • Laughable – co-written and performed with Peter Frampton as well as Benmont Tench, Timothy B Schmidt, Richard Page and Amy Keys
  • Show Me The Way – co-written and performed with Steve Lukather and Paul McCartney
  • Speed of Sound – co-written with Richard Marx and featuring Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton and Nathan East
  • Standing Still – co-written with Gary Burr
  • King of the Kingdom – including performances by Dave Stewart and Edgar Winter
  • Electricity – co-written with Glen Ballard and featuring Joe Walsh and Don Was
  • So Wrong For So Long – co written and performed with Dave Stewart
  • Shake It Up – co written and performed with Gary Nicholson and including Don Was and Edgar Winter
  • Give More Love – co-written with Gary Nicholson including Timothy B Schmidt and All Starrs Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette

Bonus tracks include Back Off Boogaloo, You Can’t Fight Lightning, Photograph and Don’t Pass Me By. This version of Back Off Booglaloo is based on the original recording Ringo made when he wrote the song, the tape of which he recently discovered when moving house. The other three bonus tracks are collaborations based on performances from Starr’s 2016 Peace & Love birthday event. Alberta Cross performed You Can’t Fight Lightning and Vandaveer performed Photograph and Don’t Pass Me By. Starr loved their renditions and asked them to each record them for his new album, also adding his own vocals.

In October, Starr will hit the road in the US with his All Starrs, the same line-up he has performed with since 2012: Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. The tour will include a residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Ringo Starr’s album Give More Love will be released 15 September. For more details on the LP and full tour dates, see ringostarr.com

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