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Stop & Smell the Roses Import

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Product details

  • Audio CD (20 Sept. 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Emd/Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002TRR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 206,206 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Private Property
  2. Wrack My Brain
  3. Drumming Is My Madness
  4. Attention
  5. Stop And Take The Time To Smell The Roses
  6. Dead Giveaway
  7. You Belong To me
  8. Sure To Fall
  9. You've Got A Nice Way
  10. Back Off Boogaloo
  11. Wake Up
  12. Red And Black Blues
  13. Brandy
  14. Stop And Take The Time To Smell The Roses...
  15. You Can't Fight Lightning
  16. Hand Gun Promos

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
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Format: Audio CD
God I loved this album when it first came out. Commendable contributions from Paul and George. And we heard that, had he lived, John would also have contributed, having written 'Nobody Told Me' for Ringo, later released post humously as a (superb) Lennon track in 1984.
And so to the album. Paul's 'Private Property' is a great opener. A wonderful McCartney track with an infectious tune which would have surely benefited the rather tune free album that was 'McCartney 2' (1980). 'Drumming is My Madness' is again supremely catchy, the kind of song like 'With A Little Help' which inevitably is bound to infuriate and delight in equal measure. 'Attention' is another McCartney original, engaging, if not exactly memorable.
The title track is charming. Amusing lyric and a catchy tune. The only downer is that it was recorded just a few days before Lennon's senseless killing. 'Dead Giveaway' is a fairly decent number, featuring Ron Wood on guitar (and songwriting credit). 'You Belong to Me' is catchy cover, most notable for a George Harrison's guitar solo, the first on a Ringo album unbelievably for eight years. The Carl Perkins cover 'Sure To Fall' is wondeful, chiefly due to McCartney's wonderful bass playing and harmony vocals. Inspired. The rest is sub standard, in particular a disastrous Beatles montage remake of 'Back Off Boogaloo' which is simply embarrassing.
I am tempted to give this album four stars on acount of its highlights. But at the end of the day, it is no better than 'Bad Boy' (1978) and certainly inferior to his golden period 1973-1976. (Not counting the first two solo albums from 1970 which are special also, albeit for different reasons).
Some mad poll actually voted this the worst album of 1981. That is far from the truth. This album was very welcome at the time, in particular after Lennon's death, and its best moments have indeed stood the test of time.
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Format: Audio CD
Stop and Smell The Roses marked a bit of a transition for Ringo; he couldn't just sing the phone book and have a hit (not that he ever did) and his good friends (meaning Paul and George)were having problems in the charts as well. The Beatles were faltering on the charts as the music scene changed. Their core following were having babies and had stopped buying a lot of music.
So something different was required. Stop and Smell The Roses is successful for a lot of reasons but the main reason is Ringo himself--there's an energy here that was lacking on some of his recent releases. Both Paul and George also wrote some of the catchiest material they had in ages for Ringo. Ringo's few originals also were quite good as well.
Stop And Smell The Roses was overlooked when it was released. It's a pity; Ringo could have used the hit at the time.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
another one of ringo starrs less known cd another brillant cd not available in the united kingdom such a pity
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Format: Audio Cassette Verified Purchase
tape arrived in time and in good condition until i came to play it- the sound quality was awful,as if the cassette had been locked away in a drawer somewhere for years.it was muffled and distorted.to the sellers credit he said to return the item for a full refund including postage.cant fault that.
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Format: Audio CD
Named for a song by Mac Davis the album is one of Ringo's finest with contributions by Paul McCartney and George Harrison with a few covers.
Its a 10 tracker with 6 bonus tracks
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