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23 September 2013
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trcanberra
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So, being a bit of a fan of Ringo I'm looking for some suggestions as to CDs to consider next.  I currently have:

Photograph – Best of

Y Not

Ringo 2012

and Ringo (original) – is on the way.

I was thinking of 'Goodnight Vienna' but it has a lot of overlap with the 'Best of' (as does 'Ringo' of course, but I had to have that for the other tracks).

Maybe 'Vertical Man'?

Anyway, I would love some suggestions thanks.

23 September 2013
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Beaucoups of Blues is a rather lovely and surprisingly (although not that surprising considering it was recorded in Nashville with some great musicians) decent country album. Ringo's underrated voice is right at home here too. Here's the title track:

23 September 2013
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^ Cheers – I had that one on LP long long ago, also Sentimental Journey, so it is 'on my list'.

I should have added that I had every LP up to Rotogravure, so am looking for advice after that, having missed around 1977 – 2009.

23 September 2013
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I haven't heard all of his albums yet, but these are the ones I recommend:

I second Beaucoups of Blues.

Sentimental Journey

Goodnight Vienna

Stop and Smell The Roses

Old Wave

Ringo Rama

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

23 September 2013
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Ringo The Fourth and Bad Boy are meant to be dreadful so may be best to avoid those. Have heard good reviews of Stop and Smell the Roses (and it also features contributions from George and Paul).

The tracks ive heard from Sentimental Journey are good.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
23 September 2013
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Outside of a greatest hits album, I'd suggest not going too crazy on Ringo albums. You'll honestly probably never play them more than once.

E is for 'Ergent'.
23 September 2013
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SatanHimself said
Outside of a greatest hits album, I'd suggest not going too crazy on Ringo albums. You'll honestly probably never play them more than once.

It's a matter of opinion.  If you happen to enjoy Ringo's drumming and his voice, you may enjoy his albums.  I do relisten to several of his albums, but others are not worth checking out -- Bad Boy, Ringo the Fourth, Rotogravure, and Scouse the Mouse are all albums I would stay away from.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

23 September 2013
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See, I always liked Rotogravure as a kid. Not having heard it in years might help preserve the memory.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
23 September 2013
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SatanHimself said
Outside of a greatest hits album, I'd suggest not going too crazy on Ringo albums. You'll honestly probably never play them more than once.

Cheers, I actually really like his style and voice, plus this is more for the cheaper CDs I can get on ebay once I have filled in a bit more of George and Paul (having just about completed my Lennon collection).

I have really enjoyed Y Not and listened to his LPs a lot some years ago.  Anyway, thanks for the thoughts (your comments on ebay a while back helped me a lot) and the suggestions from everyone else.

 

27 September 2013
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Fab4Free4all latest podcast is a review of Ringo's Goodnight Vienna. Their shows are usually really good and not afraid to say what they think about songs so if it sucks they say so. You can download it from their website or from iTunes. Other Ringo albums reviewed include Ringo The Fourth and Ringo.

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27 September 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Fab4Free4all latest podcast is a review of Ringo's Goodnight Vienna. Their shows are usually really good and not afraid to say what they think about songs so if it sucks they say so. You can download it from their website or from iTunes. Other Ringo albums reviewed include Ringo The Fourth and Ringo.

Thanks for that; I went with "Vertical Man" in the end – will see how that turns out :)

 

1 November 2013
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trcanberra said

meanmistermustard said
Fab4Free4all latest podcast is a review of Ringo's Goodnight Vienna. Their shows are usually really good and not afraid to say what they think about songs so if it sucks they say so. You can download it from their website or from iTunes. Other Ringo albums reviewed include Ringo The Fourth and Ringo.

Thanks for that; I went with "Vertical Man" in the end – will see how that turns out :)

 

oh, plus Goodnight Vienna, Liverpool 8, Time Takes Time, Ringo Rama, Sentimental Journey, Beaucoups of Blues

Thanks again for all the great suggestions peoples.

 

19 January 2014
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Ah, here's the thread I need for my next shopping spree with the Amazon cards from mom's credit card rewards points. Thanks all for the suggestions.

This post is carried over from a thread about an underrated album.

trcanberra said

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said

Some of Ringo's (like Time Takes Time and Vertical Man) maybe, the Beatles? – no, sorry, don't think so.

 

So, trc, are these some purchasing suggestions for when I get my next Amazon cards? a-hard-days-night-ringo-4 They will stretch past George cds. :-) ahdn_george_08

Heh – well, since you DO seem to like Ringo.  I have also heard Ringo Rama is good, though haven't listened to all of it yet.  I'd rank them in the order above; so Time Takes Time best, then Vertical Man and finally Ringo Rama.

 

Thanks! I do heart Ringo's music. It's like the feel of a brand new, softly-brushed fleece shirt. So comfy and warm.

So far I have Beaucoups of Blues, Y Not, and Photographs.

I'll add Choose Love here for future reference. Anyone heard it?

20 January 2014
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The 'Greatest Hits' compilation that I have is the older 'Blast From Your Past' album which contains the track 'Early 1970' which hadn't been included on an album before this release (it was the B-Side to the 'It Don't Come Easy' single).  I'm not sure if the "updated" compilations have this track but it's worth buying 'Blast From Your Past' for this one track alone if you don't have it, each verse is a sentiment for each Beatle and how when Ringo "comes to town", he pleads, "I wanna see all three", without a doubt one of Ringo's Top 3 Best Ever, excellent.  Another album I thoroughly enjoyed was a lesser known live album from his 1st Edition of the 'All-Starr Band', it contained great versions of 'Iko Iko' (Dr. John), 'The Weight' (Levon Helm), 'Life In The Fast Lane' (Joe Walsh) amongst Ringo's solo hits.  Liverpool 8 is probably his best more "recent" release, much better than 'Ringo Rama', in my opinion…:-) 

20 January 2014
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I was wondering about Liverpool 8. Thanks, Billy Rhythm.

"Early 1970" is on Photographs that I have. You are right. It is awesome.

21 January 2014
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^ I have Liverpool 8 but since it is so recent and I am still in 1970, it will be a while.  I have heard good things about Choose Love and it is 'on my list'.

21 January 2014
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Early 1970 is also a bonus track on the 1991 Ringo re-release CD.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
21 January 2014
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trcanberra said
^ I have Liverpool 8 but since it is so recent and I am still in 1970, it will be a while.  I have heard good things about Choose Love and it is 'on my list'.

Good. Glad you've heard good things about Choose Loveahdn_ringo_09 I just may be able to stretch the Amazon cards enough…maybe. If not, I have plenty to listen to while waiting for the next round of shopping.

 

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Odd question but i can download tracks off two Ringo albums for free (Bad Boy and Stop and Smell the Roses). I haven't heard either and have no plan to (sorry Ringo) so are any tracks on these worth grabbing or are both albums filled with skippers. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 I dislike Back Off Boogaloo by the way, too repetitive.

Thank you.apple01

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meanmistermustard said
Odd question but i can download tracks off two Ringo albums for free (Bad Boy and Stop and Smell the Roses). I haven't heard either and have no plan to (sorry Ringo) so are any tracks on these worth grabbing or are both albums filled with skippers. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 I dislike Back Off Boogaloo by the way, too repetitive.

Thank you.apple01

I'm sure NOTHING from Rings is a skipper :)

 

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