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(It's All Down To) Goodnight Vienna
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Written by: Lennon
Recorded: August 1974
Producer: Richard Perry

Released: 15 November 1974 (UK), 18 November 1974 (US)

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Goodnight Vienna


Ringo Starr: vocals, drums
John Lennon: piano
Jesse Ed Davis, Lon Van Eaton: guitar
Klaus Voormann: bass guitar
Billy Preston: clavinet
Carl Fortina: accordion
Jim Keltner: drums

Written by John Lennon, ‘(It’s All Down To) Goodnight Vienna’ was the opening song of Ringo Starr’s fourth solo album Goodnight Vienna.

Lennon wrote the song in 1974, and recorded a demo at Los Angeles’ Record Plant West while producing Harry Nilsson’s album Pussy Cats. The recording was released in November 1998 in the box set John Lennon Anthology. See more…

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I’ve always liked this song, always thought it should have been a bigger hit.  Maybe it was just a little too quirky.  Maybe if it didn’t have the parts where everything slows down, it could have been more danceable.

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