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Ringo’s new album out now

Ringo Starr’s new album is officially released this Friday. Give More Love is the 19th solo album by the 77 years old former Beatles drummer and contains a lot of collaborations with old friends like Peter Frampton, Dave Stewart and his brother-in-law Joe Walsh. At first Ringo planned to record his first country album since 1970's Beaucoups of Blues. But when his touring schedule made an extended trip to Nashville impossible, Ringo decided to simply work in his living room:  
It ended up like a regular Ringo album with a ballad, a country song, a rock song. It's always very casual. With Pro Tools, you don't need all that space like we had in Abbey Road. Sometimes the dog will bark, and it ends up on the track.




He also invited his former band mate Paul McCartney to play along. At first it was planned that he would play on one song only. But while recording, a second song was added:
Well, I just called him up and said,"I got this song called 'Show Me the Way,' and I want you to play on it." Because he is a really good friend of mine, he said he'd come to L.A. for it. It's about [my wife] Barbara. She shows me the way. I wanted it to be very personal. While he was there, he also played on "We're on the Road Again." That was very kind of him.
Audio: We’re on the road again




This isn't by far the first time that Starr and McCartney have collaborated. The duo worked together on several albums through the years and they performed on the Grammy stage in 2014 in commemoration of The Beatles' first appearance on television 50 years earlier: 
As a bass player, he is the finest and the most melodic. It's always fun when we're playing together. I've played on several of his records, mainly in the Nineties. People keep saying, "Oh, it’s been so long." It's not been that long. We did the Grammys, we did that Beat­les show three years ago. So we are still pals, but we don't live in each other's pocket.


André Homan

André Homan is a Dutch writer and journalist.

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