Producers: Ringo Starr, Mark Hudson
Ringo Starr: vocals, drums, percussion, organ, loops
Mark Hudson: guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, harmonica, percussion, vocals
Gary Burr: guitar, bass guitar, percussion, vocals
Mark Mirando: guitar, vocals
Robert Randolph, Steve Dudas: guitar
Billy Preston: piano, Hammond organ, vocals
Jim Cox: piano
Dan Higgins: horns, saxophone, woodwinds
Gary Grant: horns
John Amato: saxophone
Rose Stone Choir, Chrissie Hynde, Dean Grakal: vocals
Barbara Bach: devil voice
‘Give Me Back The Beat’
‘Oh My Lord’
‘Hard To Be True’
‘Wrong All The Time’
‘Don’t Hang Up’
‘Me And You’
Choose Love is Ringo Starr’s fourteenth solo studio album. It was co-produced by Starr and his long-term collaborator Mark Hudson.
The album was recorded at Starr’s RoccaBella Studio in England, Hudson’s Whatinthewhatthe? Studio in Los Angeles, and LA’s Village Recorder. Its guest musicians include Billy Preston and Chrissie Hynde.
The booklet contained a quotation by Smohalla, a Wanapum dreamer-prophet from the Wanapum tribe of Native Americans:
The drum is life. It is the sound of life within you.
When the world ends, the drumbeat will sound just once for you like it sounded for me.
It will sound bad or good.
It will ask you if you have been bad or good; And you can answer only one way.
Despite positive reviews, the album failed to chart in both countries.
A dual disc set contained CD audio on one side and a DVD on the other. The DVD included features on the making of the album.
A two-disc special edition contained a bonus DVD including the album in enhanced stereo, a ‘making of’ documentary, the album lyrics, song-by-song commentary by Starr and Hudson, and a biography by David Wild.