Producer: Ringo Starr
Released: 15 September 2017
Ringo Starr: vocals, drums, guitar, piano, percussion
Steve Lukather: guitar, keyboards, vocals
Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton: guitar, vocals
Greg Leisz, Steve Dudas, David A Stewart, Gary Nicholson, Jeff Lynne, Matthew Pynn, J Tom Hnatow: guitar
Petter Ericson Stakee: guitar, percussion, vocals
Mark Charles Heidinger: guitar, bass guitar, vocals
Gary Burr: guitar, vocals
Jim Cox: keyboards, piano, organ
Benmont Tench: keyboards
Edgar Winter: piano, saxophone, vocals
Glen Ballard: keyboards, vocals
Bob Malone: piano
Paul McCartney: bass guitar, vocals
Nathan East, Don Was, Matt Bissonette, Erik MacQueen: bass guitar
Fredrik Aspelin: drums, percussion
Robby Cosenza: drums, percussion, harmonica
Bruce Sugar: drum programming, keyboards
Gregg Bissonette: percussion
Timothy B Schmit, Richard Page, Amy Keys, Windy Wagner, Georgia Middleman, Rose Guerin, Viktor Buck: vocals
‘Show Me The Way’
‘Speed Of Sound’
‘King Of The Kingdom’
‘So Wrong For So Long’
‘Shake It Up’
‘Give More Love’
‘Back Off Boogaloo’ (bonus track)
‘Don’t Pass Me By’ (featuring Vandaveer) (bonus track)
‘You Can’t Fight Lightning’ (featuring Alberta Cross) (bonus track)
‘Photograph’ (featuring Vandaveer) (bonus track)
Give More Love is Ringo Starr’s 19th solo studio album.
It was produced by Starr, and recorded at his own Roccabella West studio in Los Angeles. It featured guest musicians including Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Peter Frampton, and Jeff Lynne.
Starr had initially planned to record a country album in Nashville, just as he had done with 1970’s Beaucoups Of Blues
Give More Love contains ten new songs and four bonus tracks – re-recordings of The Beatles’ ‘Don’t Pass Me By’ and Starr’s solo songs ‘Back Off Boogaloo’, ‘You Can’t Fight Lightning’, and ‘Photograph’.
Give More Love was announced on 7 July 2017, Starr’s 77th birthday. The title track was made available that day as a digital download and on streaming services.
A second single, ‘We’re On The Road Again’, was released on 18 July, followed by ‘So Wrong For So Long’ on 18 August. The final single, ‘Standing Still’, was issued on 8 September.
Give More Love was released on 15 September 2017. It was not a commercial success, although it reached number 18 in the Czech Republic. In the US it peaked at 128 on the Billboard 200.