Ringo to Release New Album Titled “Ringo 2012” in…. 2012

Posted 12 Dec 2011 in 10s, Music + TV News


Ringo Starr has announced that January 31st 2012 (Jan 30th Worldwide) will be the date of release for his latest solo album titled, quite appropriately, Ringo 2012.

It will be his 17th solo album, the Ringo 2012 title is a direct reference to his most succesfull solo album Ringo, released in 1973. That album featured a large number of giant guest stars including John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Harry Nilsson,T-Rex’ Marc Bolan and all five members of The Band. On 2012, the guests will include Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Don Was, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Van Dyke Parks, Benmont Tench and more.

One of the songs from Ringo, “Step Lightly” will reappear, redone on Ringo 2012.  “Wings” from Ringo the Fourth will also get a work over for 2012. 

We’ll also see two cover tunes. One, a Buddy Holly tune,  “Think is Over” is imported from Ringo’s participation on a Buddy Holly tribute album. The other cover is the old “Rock Island Line.”

Ringo 2012 was produced by Ringo during 2011. It will be released by HIP-O/UMe Records.

–Larry Carta

Track Listing

  1.  Anthem (Richard Starkey/Glen Ballard)
  2.  Wings (Richard Starkey/Vince Poncia)
  3.  Think It Over (Buddy Holly/Norman Perry)
  4.  Samba (Richard Starkey/Van Dyke Parks)
  5.  Rock Island Line (Arr: Richard Starkey)
  6.  Step Lightly (Richard Starkey)
  7.  Wonderful (Richard Starkey/Gary Nicholson)
  8.  In Liverpool (Richard Starkey/Dave Stewart)
  9.  Slow Down (Richard Starkey/Joe Walsh)

Official Ringo Starr Website

See our piece on the Ringo album

Here’s “Think It Over”

Posted by Larry Carta

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