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Time Takes Time

Ringo Starr Audio CD
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Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey, was the drummer in the Beatles from 1962 to 1970 and thus became one of the most famous musicians of the '60s. Though the least prominent member of the quartet, he distinguished himself as an occasional singer of good-natured material and as an actor. Upon the group's split, Starr went solo with two novelty projects: the first, an album called ... Read more in Amazon's Ringo Starr Store

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  • Audio CD (18 May 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bmg Special Products
  • ASIN: B00000JCEC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,259,110 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Weight Of The World
2. Don't Know A Thing About Love
3. Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go
4. Golden Blunders
5. All In The Name Of Love
6. After All These Years
7. I Don't Believe You
8. Runaways
9. In A Heartbeat
10. What Goes Around

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ringo sounding just like Ringo in Beatle Days! 1 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Largely ignored by record buying public and dismissed by critics when released in 1992, but this CD sounds as good as anything Ringo had done since 'Ringo' in 1973. Stand out tracks are the single 'Weight Of The World', 'Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go', 'Don't Believe You' and 'Runaways'. Production duties shared amongst Jeff Lynne, Don Was, and Peter Asher. Also features Brian Wilson on the track 'In A Heartbeat'. The drumming sounds great on a generally upbeat selection of songs.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Triumphant Return To Form 28 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is truly a Ringo record to rank alongside his mid '70s triumphs! Admittedly in 1992 it may not have sold too many copies but us Beatles fans know just how good this record is. It is incredibly Beatley in its feel and production and the songs are for the most part outstanding. And they fit Ringo's style perfectly. Which is an important comment as there are plenty of fine songs out there, which do not.
The opening single 'Weight Of The World' is superb and provokes memories of a time when Ringo Starr records were listened to, and mattered. It has a Beatle style production, courtesy of Jeff Lynne and would certainly have warranted inclusion on a Beatles album circa 1992. Which of course was and is pure fantasy. But none the less valid for that. Ringo's music is after all infinitely more appetising when it has that Beatle quality to it.
The second track 'Don't Know A Thing About Love' is an immensely uplifting number. 'Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go' is another great song, this time inspired by his late '80s realisation that there may be more to life than pills and booze. 'Golden Blunders' is quite brilliant, especially the backing vocals from Andrew Gold (who was responsible for that great 1978 single 'Never Let Her Fade Away'). 'All In The Name Of Love' is a gorgeous romantic Ringo song which will probably infuriate a few, if they ever heard it! But I think it is great. 'After All These Years' is OK but not too worthy of further comment. Thereafter the album takes off and travels to somewhere in the cosmos, such is the brilliance of the last three tracks. 'I Don't Believe You' is simply inspired, possibly the best Ringo track ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, That`s The Greatest Of Ringo Starr 12 July 2006
Format:Audio CD
This cd is perfekt.In the year 1992 I was listen to the radio of the song "weight of the world",a very beautiful song.The singles "golden blunders",after all these years and "all in the name of love" are top,too.Not only for Beatles-Fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 25 July 2014
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Good album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ringo's Masterpiece 24 Jan 2004
By Thomas M. Manderfeld - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
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.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ringo's best? 25 Jun 1999
By just one guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Ringo Starr's TIME TAKES TIME includes no fewer than five excellent tracks: "In A Heartbeat," "Weight Of The World," "I Don't Believe You," "Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go" and "After All These Years," the latter two co-composed by Ringo. TIME TAKES TIME's blend of first-rate pop, rock and country makes for what this long-time fan considers the drummer man's best album. Starr avoided his past tendency to use both superstar (including other ex-Beatles) musician-songwriters and remakes of classic oldies for this 1992 CD and came up with a gem the public missed. I thought it was out of print, but now I see Amazon's offering TIME TAKES TIME for a bargain price. Get it.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ringo's Most Professional Album 4 Oct 2000
By Thomas D. Harrington - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Released at a time in which Ringo's solo work was regarded more as a hobby than a career, "Time" turned out to be Ringo's most serious and musically consistent album. Though there are multiple producers and writers involved, the songs all seem tied by a theme: cautions about life's hard knocks from someone who's been there.

The sound is professional, and Ringo seems to be trying hard to be a real singer here, not just some pal who likes to belt out tunes. It really raised my opinon of Ringo, and I'm glad I have it in my collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of Ringo's best! 10 Jan 2004
By Robert H. Firth - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Ringo Starr is definitely just as much of a legend as his Beatle compadres, and this album proves it. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD is by far the best song Ringo has done since PHOTOGRAPH and IT DON'T COME EASY, but other songs are great as well. Listen to I DON'T BELIEVE YOU and you feel you are listening to the Beatles all over again. Or try IN A HEARTBEAT and you imagine the Beach Boys. DON'T GO WHERE THE ROAD DON'T GO is definitive ELO. Does this mean Ringo is not original? Not at all, it proves Ringo can definitely "get by with a little help from his friends". If you don't have it, BUY IT!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A few fun numbers for fans. 1 Jan 2001
By plsilverman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
With several producers it's hard for any project to sound "together" and hear we have alot of pop trendiness thrown in the mix: "What Goes Around" "In A Heartbeat", "Runaways" are barely throw-away B-sides. "Don't Know A Thing About Love" is one of a small group of Beatle-esque entries, worth hearing on occasion. However, there is a blockbuster here: "Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go", a solid rocker which should have been a high rotation item for Starr. (I don't recall hearing it once on the radio!). I've purchased albums on the strength of one track, and if you too are so inclined, check out TIME TAKES TIME.
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