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Y Not [CD]

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 (1 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,697 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Fill In The BlanksRingo Starr 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Peace DreamRingo Starr 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Other Side Of LiverpoolRingo Starr 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Walk With YouRingo Starr 4:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. TimeRingo Starr 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Everyone WinsRingo Starr 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mystery Of The NightRingo Starr 4:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Can't Do It WrongRingo Starr 3:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Y NotRingo Starr 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Who's Your DaddyJoss Stone 2:290.99  Buy MP3 

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Y Not is the first album on which Ringo Starr has produced his own work, and he is joined on the record by friends old and new, notably Paul McCartney, with whom Starr sings on Y Not’s first single "Walk With You". Also featured are Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart and longtime Roundheads member Steve Dudas on guitar, Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on keyboards, Don Was and Mike Bradford on bass, as well as stars like Joss Stone, Ben Harper and Richard Marx on vocals.

Starr’s songwriting collaborators on Y Not also include familiar and new names like Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Glen Ballard, Richard Marx, Van Dyke Parks, Gary Nicholson plus Gary Wright and his former Roundhead band member, Gary Burr. But undoubtedly the most intriguing collaborator is former bandmate and longstanding mate McCartney, who adds a  bass part to "Peace Dream" and vocals to "Walk With You", a composition by Starr and Van Dyke Parks.

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(2010/HIP-O) 10 tracksMedium 1
  1. Fill In The Blanks
  2. Peace Dream
  3. The Others Side Of Livepool
  4. Walk With You
  5. Time
  6. Everyone Wins
  7. Mastery Of The Night
  8. Can't Do It Wrong
  9. Y Not
  10. Who's Your Daddy

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Latter Day Ringo 15 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have owned this album for 10 days now and, as with most Ringo albums, it gets into your consciousness with subtle melodies which did not all grab me on first listening. On that first listening I thought it was probably a tale of two or three ditties, like say McCartney 2 (1980). But now I find myself humming along to songs from Side 2 (tracks 6-10 for this not familiar with the vinyl analogy!). So here is my rating, track by track:
Fill In The Blanks - a decent rollicking opener with some scorching guitar from Joe Walsh which we heard to great effect on Ringo's forgotten `Old Wave' album from 1983
Peace Dream - simple lyrics but a decent tune and featuring a wonderfully melodic bass line from Mr. McCartney, which lifts to song to almost top notch 9/10
The Other Side Of Liverpool - nostalgic song reminiscent of John's In My Life. But I won't pretend it's in that league. Decent latter day Ringo nonetheless! 7/10
Walk With You - the real gem of the album featuring a joyous harmony vocal from McCartney. With only Paul and Ringo left these days, this is the best we fans can expect to rekindle those Beatle memories. But it stands as a song too, a decent Ringo-Van Dyke Parks composition albeit rather reminiscent of `King Of Broken Hearts' (1998). But it's that Paul harmony which compels me to give one 10/10 :- )
Time - here the album goes downhill somewhat. Despite fine musicianship on display here this song is pretty forgettable 4/10
Everyone Wins - same again, a slightly better melody so I'll give it 5/10
Mystery Of The Night - nice song about his longstanding soul mate, wife Barbara Bach 6/10
Can't Do it Wrong - a grower but I can't really say this is more than mediocre. Harmonies reminiscent of Jellyfish from `I Don't Believe You' (1992).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Ringo is perhaps the physical embodiment of the old joke - Q. what do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? A. a drummer! Although he was the most likeable of the Beatles, his singing left a lot to be desired and his own compositions could never match up to the other three. Nevertheless, in the seventies he started off with two really good solo singles "Back off Boogaloo" and "It Don't Come Easy" but in my opinion he never really followed these up with any other good records.

This record follows the 'Liverpool 8' album and Ringo's 2008 appearance in Liverpool for the City of Culture celebrations. It is a lot better than I expected, even though the majority of the tracks are fairly bland modern pop, well played but pretty characterless. For me the best track is "The other side of Liverpool" co-written with Dave Stewart, with Ringo reminiscing about his childhood in Dingle and giving nods to the people who helped him on his way up. Although the lyrics to some of the other tracks ("Peace dream") can be a bit corny, I found these lyrics really moving - I think it's one of the best things he's ever done! It's also really nice to hear him singing with Macca on "Walk With You" and I also enjoyed the tracks "Time" and "Everyone wins". With a band featuring amongst others Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Benmont Tench, Don Was and Edgar Winter it's no wonder the music sounds so good but for me Ringo remains the focus and I prefer to hear him rather than Joss Stone, as on the final track. It's great to have Ringo still around and still making music in 2010.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars RINGO STARR MAKES ANOTHER GREAT ALBUM SHOCK.... 28 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
Y Not comes two years after Ringo's last studio album 'Liverpool 8'Liverpool 8 and for the first time in nearly 40 years as a solo artist Ringo decides to co-produce his own album. And its not a bad thing either!

For 'Y Not' Ringo has surrounded himself with friends old & new including co producer of 'Liverpool 8' Dave Stewart, brother in law Joe Walsh (he married Barbara's sister!) & Steve Dundas of the Roundheads on guitar. The album also includes contributions from Benmont Tench of the Heartbreakers on keyboards, producer Don Was and Mike Bradford on bass, Bruce Sugar on keyboards, Ann Marie Calhoun on violin & Tina Sugandh on Tabla & chants.

The strength of Y Not is the songs & collaborators include Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Glen Ballard, Richard Marx, Van Dyke Parks, Gary Nicholson, Gary Wright & Gary Burr as well as some special guests on vocals including Joss Stone, Ben Harper and Richard Marx. But undoubted the talking point of Y Not is the contribution to the album of one Paul McCartney on backing vocals on the wonderful single 'Walk With You' and playing bass guitar on Ringo's peace song 'Peace Dream'.

The album begins with the rocker Fill In The Blanks co written & sung with Joe Walsh including typical chugging guitar from Joe. Peace Dream sees Ringo singing of peace & no more war, there's actually three Beatles on this track as John Lennon is mentioned in the lyrics!

One of my favourite tracks is Other Side Of Liverpool a biographical song of Ringo's early Liverpool days. Great guitar & keyboards.

Not just because of Paul McCartney's involvement but Walk With You is truly outstanding.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ringo starr
I like ringo iv`e got ringo and his all-starr band, photograph, Liverpool 8,y not and ringo 2012 brilliant music liverpool
Published 10 months ago by paul david hurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Y Not
This is a good album and I have been playing it a lot and the songs have grown on me. I have all of Ringo's albums and his music, while not brilliant, is often pretty good. Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2010 by S Riaz
1.0 out of 5 stars Y Not? Bcoz itz awful laaaa
There is a saying that that suggests while its OK to look back, you should never turn around and actually go back. Ringo has made the grave mistake of doing the latter. Read more
Published on 25 Jun 2010 by Picard
2.0 out of 5 stars OK for Ringo
Not a bad effort, but don't expect anything mindblowing! Tracks 1 and 4 are good, the rest patchy.
Published on 25 May 2010 by David Cole
5.0 out of 5 stars fab music
as always only the very best of ring starr. no matter what he records it's always top quality, never let's you down either with the content or the quality of the songs. Read more
Published on 22 May 2010 by A. Travis
5.0 out of 5 stars Y Not
Ringo just gets better & better not a dud track on the whole cd,stand out tracks include "Walk With You" "Y Not" & the great "Whos Your Daddy."
Published on 8 April 2010 by W. H. Thake
5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable album
I've listened to this album a lot in the last 2 weeks and I've given it 5 stars because basically I really like it. Read more
Published on 13 Feb 2010 by Sunshine
4.0 out of 5 stars One of his finest moments
The first thing you notice about Y Not is that it's short - under 37 minutes. This is an unequivocally good thing. Read more
Published on 5 Feb 2010 by Bill
3.0 out of 5 stars More Liverpool Memories
Another jaunty little number from our Ringo. If Liverpool 8 in many ways took the man back to his roots, Y Not extends those roots and entrenches them a little deeper into... Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2010 by Mr. Peter Steward
3.0 out of 5 stars Y Not Give This A Try.
Let us be honest. I doubt that Ringo Starr dances around the room when he receives the sales returns for whatever he releases; with a ready made outlet, I would imagine it's more a... Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2010 by Quiverbow
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