UK album release: Stop And Smell The Roses by Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr’s eighth solo album, Stop And Smell The Roses, was released in the United Kingdom on 20 November 1981, nearly a month after its US release.

The album was mostly recorded in the United States and the Bahamas from July 1980 to February 1981. It featured a number of collaborators, including Paul and Linda McCartney, George Harrison, Ronnie Wood, and Harry Nilsson.

Ringo Starr – Stop And Smell The Roses (1981)

The lead single, ‘Wrack My Brain’, was released in the UK on 13 November 1981, with the album following a week later. Neither charted in the UK. HMV’s flagship store on London’s Oxford Street sold just 30 copies of the album during the busy Christmas period.

A second single, Paul McCartney’s ‘Private Property’, was released on 13 January 1982, but failed to chart anywhere. Starr was dropped by RCA shortly afterwards.

Last updated: 23 August 2021
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