I really love the new single, "Liverpool 8". "Love Is" is Ringo at his most heartfelt, moving and sincere; tied with the single for my favorite track. Two real unique and oddballish tracks that I really dig too are "R U Ready", and "Pasodobles". So 4 outright great tracks, which is not too shabby an outing at all. I like "Harry's Song", "Give it a Try", & "If it's Love That You Want" alright: so that's another 3 that are at least above average. That's 7 of 12 that I'd come back to. The remaining 5 tracks aren't as bad as the Ringo solo of the days after "Goodnight Vienna", and before "Time Takes Time", but they are OK at best and more honestly truly nondescript and mediocre. I toss the top 4 tracks on a comp CD of Ringo stuff (and the lesser 3 could see other play sometime again too, but not often) but overall it's certainly a come down from the surprisingly high standards that were maintained starting with "Time Takes Time" and continuing up to "Choose Love". Some of those albums were arguably better than others, and there were lesser tracks, but overall they felt a good step above what we've got here. That's to say they were all terrific albums, period. I gave up on Ringo sometime around the time he gave up recording. By the end of the 80's I was disgusted with both he and McCArtney's work. It should be noted that I think "Flowers In The Dirt", and "Time Takes Time" are both great albums. I came back to Ringo around "Choose Love", and Macca during "Chaos & Creation...". Back to Ringo's most recent, this is certainly not a "bad" album by any means, and it does have some real high points, and I'd really rather keep the focus on the positive side. All things considered, only the aforementioned recent quartet of albums, and "Ringo" are outright better works. This is up there with, and probably actually better than, "Goodnight Vienna", or "Beaucoups of Blues" Enjoy & Blessings!!!!!!!
Om Namah Shivaya !!!!