Okay, after listening to Ringo Rama a few times now I have some more definate conclusions. I think the standouts are "Missouri Loves Company", "Never Without You", "Imagine Me There", "Write One For Me", "English Garden" and "I Really Love Her". I think all of these are perhaps some of the best songs Ringo has released in maybe decades. I wish "Never Without You" had the punch of other tribute songs like "All those years ago" and "Here Today", but its still sweet. "I Really Love Her" has the kind of Ringo magic that shows off a bit of what he learned as a Beatle. Listen to his vocal on it. It's raw and perfect....so is the instrumentation that he provided all by himself. I wish Mark Hudson would loosen up and help nuture this side of Ringo. Instead Mark Hudson is more interested in recreating a Beatles experiance...but, less is more, folks! Paul has this problem too. Imagine a whole record of songs like "Great Day" on Flaming Pie. What critic wouldn't rave about that?
I think "What Love Wants To Be" is just a retread of Lennon's "Grow Old With Me". For my money, there are too many other goofy "Oh, My MY" type of songs on this record. Still, its nice to see and hear Ringo again. What does everyone else think?