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Ringo Starr Remains A Thriving Star At Age 69,
This review is from: Y Not (Audio CD)
The ageless Ringo Starr is still a vintage rock star evidenced by the quality of this sterling "Y Not" CD that he produced. His vocals are resonant and the songs are generally replete with optimal melodies and buoyant optimism. "Fill In The Blanks" is an energetic rocker featuring strong guitar riffs from Joe Walsh. "Time" is a captivating and upbeat tune that should be a hit. A more poignant, sombre and emotive song is " The Other Side Of Liverpool" that addreses Ringo's grievous times in childhood. He's joined by Joss Stone on the sultry "Who's Your Dady." "Mystery Of The Night" is a wonderfully infectious song. Paul McCartney enhances the CD with his bass virtuosity on the wistful "Peace Dream." The real gem and highlight is " Walk With You" that features McCartney's iconic harmonies perfectly blending in as Ringo sings and invokes a mantra for serenity. "Y Not" is arguably Ringo Starr's most consistently refined CD. When Ringo sings and performs a song it induces a sense of comfort and solace to the listener because he's such a peace-loving rocker, humanitarian and person.
" Y Not" continues Ringo's succession of excellent solo CDs that commenced with "Time Takes Time", "Vertical Man", "Ringo Rama", "Choose Love" and "Liverpool 8". It's great to know, hear, and truly recognize that the two remaining Beatles are stll releasing very impressive music. Long live Ringo and MACCA !