Skip to comments.Ringo Starr recruits Paul McCartney on new album (Beatles "reunion")
Posted on 11/20/2009 12:16:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise
The two remaining Beatles have teamed up for a duet on Starr's forthcoming solo album, Y Not. It's a band renuion! Sort of ...
Paul McCartney appears on two tracks...
"Paul was doing the Grammys, so he came over to the house and was playing bass on [new song] Peace Dream," Starr explained. "I played him this other track and Paul said, 'Give me the headphones. Give me a pair of cans'. And he went to the mic and he just invented that part where he follows on my vocal. That was all Paul McCartney, and there could be nothing better."
The song, Walk With Me, was co-written by Starr and Van Dyke Parks, the 66-year-old arranger who has worked with everyone from the Beach Boys to Joanna Newsom. McCartney's vocals "make it bigger and ... fuller", Starr said. "It makes the song like a conversation between us, and that was Paul's idea to do his part one beat behind me. That's why he's a gen-i-us and an incredible bass player."
McCartney last teamed up with Starr for his 1998 album, Vertical Man, which also featured George Harrison and George Martin. More recently, they appeared together at a transcendental meditation benefit in New York earlier this year. Besides the former Beatle, Y Not's other "gen-i-uses" include Joss Stone, Ben Harper, All Starr bandmate Richard Marx and Ringo's brother-in-law, Joe Walsh
(Ringo)"...suddenly it's another point in your life, and you say, 'I'm going to do this now'. So I'll be producing everything I make from now on. That's the good news. It's a confidence thing, I suppose. And Y Not is really another way of me saying, 'Yes I Can.'" Slogan aside, there is no sign of Barack Obama on Starr's new record.
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Waiting for the reunion of all of the living former Beatles (the band stretches back to the 1950s).
Paul has visited with some of his old bandmates, not others.
Do us all a break - no new recordings, please. Had enough of you guys.
New Ringo Starr LP? I can hardly wait! :-)
George Martin and John Densmore?
I have no interest in a reunion of the two Beatles with the least talent.
You had interest enough to come to the thread like a moth to a flame.
Ringo and Paul need to hook up with Pete and Roger.
Oh My My
Perhaps they could pull comrade John Lennon’s carcass from the grave. He isn’t doing anything: “Imagine no religion...imagine there’s no heaven...no hell below us”.
No, like everyone else, I stated my thought on the matter and again that opinion would be that Ringo and Paul were the least talented of the Fab Four.
Ringo couldn’t write a good song if his life depended on it.
Never did, never will.
The two remaining Beatles and the two remaining members of The Who should join up.
Together with Flo & Eddie of the Turtles.
The irony of Ringo is he was the oldest and sickliest of the four yet he will probably outlive them all. Regarding Paul, I’ve always thought him the most talented songwriter of the bunch. Problem was, he needed John to cut the sweetness of his music with a little vinegar. Best visual song of my generation was “Penny Lane”, a Paul song.
In the meantime, these guys are playing tonight and I’ll be there......
"...Suddenly, we're only half the band we used to be...."