Producer: Ringo Starr
Released: 31 March 2015
Ringo Starr: vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, guitar
David A Stewart, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Steve Dudas, Gary Nicholson: guitar
Steve Lukather: guitar, synth bass, vocals
Richard Marx: guitar, vocals
Michael Bradford, Nathan East: bass guitar
Richard Page: bass guitar, vocals
Van Dyke Parks: piano, accordion, synthesizer
Glen Ballard: piano
Benmont Tench: piano, organ
Gregg Rolie: organ
Jason Borger: keyboards
Bruce Sugar: sitar synth, keyboards, piano, synthesizer
Ann-Marie Simpson: violin
Lee Thornburg: trombone, trumpet
Gregg Bissonette: percussion, trumpet, steel drums, vocals
Warren Ham: saxophone, keyboard, vocals
Jimmy Z: harmonica, saxophone
Double Treble, Amy Keys, Kari Kimmel, Todd Rundgren, Windy Wagner: vocals
‘You Bring The Party Down’
‘Postcards From Paradise’
‘Right Side Of The Road’
‘Not Looking Back’
‘Island In The Sun’
‘Touch And Go’
‘Let Love Lead’
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.