Postcards From Paradise, Ringo Starr’s 18th studio album, was recorded with the 2014/15 members of the All-Starr Band, along with a range of guest performers.
The album contained 11 original songs including lead song ‘Rory And The Hurricanes’, a reference to his pre-Beatles band.
It’s a mixed bag, as my records always are. We have the reggae track and we have the rock track, and that’s how it is. It’s pop, rock, reggae.
Having a meeting at Universal getting ready to release my new CD postcards from Paradise it's Great peace and love? pic.twitter.com/cXcLxCJpPp
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) January 28, 2015
Starr confirmed that recording was complete in his Christmas 2014 message to fans:
Postcards From Paradise was produced by Starr and recorded at his Los Angeles home studio. In addition to his touring band, it featured guests including Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench, Dave Stewart, Ann Marie Simpson, Richard Marx, Amy Keys, Peter Frampton, Nathan East and Glen Ballard.
The release, which was announced on 29 January 2015, coincides with the All-Starr Band’s return to touring, with shows in the United States and Latin America.
Postcards From Paradise reached number 99 on the US Billboard 200, and 21 on the Top Rock Albums chart. In the UK it peaked at number 157.