Ringo Starr has revealed details of his 19th solo album, Give More Love, which will be released this autumn...
Sometimes this world can be a hard place
We wonder where we go from here
So many hurting bad
Lost everything they had
It's hard to know what we can do
Give more love
Give more love
It's what we know we need more of
From the heart, let it start
To flow to everyone
-- Give More Love
Recorded at Ringo's home studio in Los Angeles, Give More Love has 10 new tracks featuring collaborations with friends including: We're on the Road Again featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and Steve Lukather; Laughable co-written and performed with Peter Frampton as well as Benmont Tench, Timothy B. Schmit, Richard Page and Amy Keys; Show Me the Way co-written and performed with Steve Lukather and with Paul McCartney; Speed of Sound co-written with Richard Marx and featuring Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton and Nathan East; Standing Still co-written with Gary Burr; King of the Kingdom including performances by Dave Stewart and Edgar Winter; Electricityco-written with Glen Ballard and featuring Joe Walsh and Don Was; So Wrong For So Long co-written and performed with Dave Stewart; Shake It Up co-written and performed with Gary Nicholson and including Don Was and Edgar Winter; and Give More Love co-written with Gary Nicholson including Timothy B. Schmit and All Starrs Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette.
Starr said of the collaboration with his ex-Beatle buddy, ""Well we are still mates. He's out on the road, he's got his own life, I'm out on the road a lot making records and he was in town so I called him and I said 'I've got this track for you to play on'. I just love him but I love the way he plays."
Give More Love also has four bonus tracks: Back Off Boogaloo, You Can't Fight Lightning, Photographand Don't Pass Me By. This version of Back Off Booglaloo is based on the original recording Ringo made when he wrote the song. He recently discovered the tape when he moved houses. The other three bonus tracks are collaborations based on performances from Starr's 2016 Peace & Love Birthday event. Alberta Cross performed You Can't Fight Lightning and Vandaveer performed Photograph and Don't Pass Me By. Starr loved their renditions and asked them to each record them for his new album, also adding his own vocals.
Give More Love will be released by UMe on digital and CD formats on September 15, 2017, with vinyl to follow on September 22, 2017
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