Monday, September 20, 2010

"Starr Struck: Best of Ringo Starr Vol. 2" by Ringo Starr – ****

First released: 1989

By 1989, it seemed that Ringo packed in his recording career for good, so it was nice of Rhino Records to collect the better material from the second half of his solo career. It is a great collection, and is much better than slogging through the lousier tracks of "Ringo’s Rotogravure", "Ringo the 4th", "Stop and Smell the Roses" and "Old Wave". At the time of issue, since CDs were still in their relative infancy, Rhino couldn’t foresee a time when all of Ringo’s albums represented here would be issued to CD. The four tracks included in this collection from "Old Wave" also represent the first US release of these songs.

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