Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CD Review: Ringo Starr Returns To Send Us "Postcards From Paradise" With His 18th Solo Album

What more can one say about the famed drummer Ringo Starr that has not been said already. Whenever a former Beatle releases a new album, it becomes more of an event as the legacy continues, than your typical new album. His musical career has lasted over fifty years and on April 18th, Ringo will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for his solo contributions. He timed the release of his new album perfectly to go along with this honor as Universal Music Group releases Ringo's 18th studio album entitled "Postcards Of Paradise."
The new eleven-song release includes many of Ringo's past  tour mates, Richard Marx, Peter Frampton and Joe Walsh just to name a few of the alumni from Ringo Starr's All-Star Band. He begins with a song about on of his first bands, "Rory And The Hurricanes" as the song carries almost a doo-wop fifties feel. The guitar work on "Bridges" by Joe Walsh is amazing as Ringo only gets the best out of his fellow performers. His knack for pop rock is unmatched as the uptempo "Postcards From Paradise" is fun, light and enjoyable and he also knows how to pull on those heartstrings with the reflection of younger days in "Not Looking Back." Ringo takes his place behind the drums for the funky rhythm of "Bamboula" and gives us a reggae vibe in "Island In The Sun," before closing with the country rock flavor of "Let Love Lead."
Following the release of his new album "Postcards From Paradise" and his second induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is the release of his new book entitled "Photograph" and a 22-date tour with the All-Star Band. To find out all you can about Ringo's busy year, pleas visit

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