quote:Originally posted by maccastheman
Here's a list of my top 5 Ringo Starr albums:
1. Ringo(w/ the bonus tracks "It Don't Come Easy" and "Early 1970") - Very Beatlesque and infectious. I really put "It Don't Come Easy" up there with some of Wing's best singles from the '70s. I also like "Photograph," "Six O'Clock(written by Macca!!!)," and "You're Sixteen." Great album. I love Paul and Linda's backing vocals on "You're Sixteen." "Early 1970" brilliantly wraps up what Ringo is all about. "I'm the Greatest" is hilarious.
2. Good Night Vienna(w/the bonus track "Back off Boogaloo") Excellent follow-up to Ringo. The "No No" song is very charming. I like his cover of "Only You" as well. The title track is another good John composition.
3. Time Takes Time - Somewhat of a comeback. This was his first album after a long absence from the studio. "Weight of the World" is such an uplifting song. If you are ever depressed, listen to this one. I like the video for WOTW, too. A very "feel good" album.
4. Verticle Man - Ringo's much-improved songwriting was showcased on this album. I like the sing-a-longs. ("La Di Da," the "Love Me Do" remake, etc.) George plays excellent slide on "King of Broken Hearts."
5. Storytellers - Ringo's best live album. Better than any of the All-Star live albums. It's great to hear him performing "Don't Pass Me By," "Octopus's Garden," and all of his '70s hits. The songs from Verticle Man sound excellent next to all of his classics. Ringo is an excellent storyteller as well. I love the line about George wanting to throw all of the references to God into "It Don't Come Easy." Ringo said he told George, "YOU sing about God." Very funny.
One thing I've always thought is that Ringo is more Paul's soul-brother than George or John when it comes to songwriting. Ringo is much more "Happy-go-lucky" than Paul, but both write positive, uplifting songs.
I think Ringorama fits in with the above-mentioned album. Ringo is on a roll so to speak. (Please forgive the pun!)
He had a string of great albums in the early to mid '70s with Ringo and Goodnight Vienna, and now he's had a string of great albums from the past decade. (Time Takes Time, Verticle Man, and Ringorama)