Postcards From Paradise
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Review Date: April 5, 2015
“Postcards From Paradise” is the 18th studio album by Ringo Starr and is definitely one of his best yet. It’s an 11 song treasure chest of original tunes and was produced by him, as well, in his home recording studio.
What makes this album additionally special is that it’s the first of his albums to include a song (“Island In The Sun”) that was written and recorded by Ringo and the current configuration of his “All Starr Band” (Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Wally Palmer and Gregg Bissonette.
Guest artists on the album include: Joe Walsh (Ringo’s brother in law), Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Dave Steward, Benmont Tench, Ann Marie Simpson, Amy Keys, Nathan East, and Glen Ballard.
Randomly selected Boomerocity favorites from “Postcards From Paradise” are:
“Not Looking Back” – Is a nostalgic, introspective, positive tune that is, obviously, a love song to Ringo’s lovely wife of twenty-four years this month, Barbara Bach.
“Confirmation” – Such a fun tune, this one is. I found myself slapping the repeat button repeatedly for this little ditty. Try it yourself and see if you don’t start walking with a little bounce in your step.
“Let Love Lead” – Knowing (and witnessing it first hand) that Ringo walks his “Peace and Love” talk, I suspect that this is a tune that he hopes influences the listener to walk the same talk. To borrow somewhat humorously from the title of his album to releases back, “Y Not?”
Fans and musicologist alike will want to snag a copy of this great, positive and inspiring album by one of the equally great, positive and inspiring artists of our time.