Anyone who tells you that Ringo Starr's solo work isn't as strong as John, Paul or George, obviously hasn't heard TIME TAKES TIME. In fact, TIME TAKES TIME is in the upper echelon of solo Beatle Releases. This album works on many levels. Mostly, the songwriting is superb. Ringo co-wrote a few songs, and hired a batch of top notch songwriters (Roger Manning from JELLYFISH is one) to pen the others. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD is one of the best and catchiest songs on the CD. Other songs like DON'T GO WHERE THE ROAD DON'T GO, and AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, are among some of the best that Ringo has recorded. The production is brilliant, and Ringo is in great voice as well. The most amazing thing about this CD is that it has held up quite well. After repeated listens, it still sounds fresh and distinctive. This is an album full of melodic and disparate songs. The many stylings (pop, rock, country) work very well. Even though this CD didn't make the Billboard album charts, it is a favorite with critics and is an ESSENTIAL addition to any CD collection.