New Ringo Starr studio album coming in June.

Much like Yoko, it looks like Ringo is going to have a busy time this year as well.  Coming off of his quite successful tour last year it looks like the admiring public will be treated to two new albums this year.  We will get to hear another live album that was recorded back in 2005, and get to be treated to an entirely new studio album as well. 

Back in January Ringo had posted a new video on his website talking about his latest projects, you can view those cheesy (but that’s why we love Ringo) updates here.

The Dave Stewart-produced studio album release date is complete news to me, and this is the first that I have heard of it’s release so soon.  Ringo’s break with Marc Hudson and The Roundheads may be a refreshing change for some. I kind of liked the nostalgic Beatlesque touches of the Hudson albums, but it is time for a change.  Hopefully this new Ringo title, Liverpool 8, is as promising as it sounds.  It is not surprising at all that Dave Stewart would push Ringo into a more synthetic realm with is background.  We’ll have to wait and see.

Here’s what we’ve read.

Ringo Starr’s upcoming studio album, titled Liverpool 8, will be released in June. Longtime producer and collaborator Mark Hudson says that the album, which he co-produced with Starr and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, features a new “synthetic” direction for Starr, and steers him away from the Beatlesque direction of his past four albums. The title of the album refers to Starr’s original Liverpool postal code.


In addition to working on the studio set with Starr, Hudson has wrapped up work on Starr’s still-untitled live album which was the soundtrack to the 2005 Soundstage concert aired on PBS. The show, which was taped in Chicago, is due out on May 8th.

The concert featured Starr and his former band the Roundheads tackling such Beatles and solo classics as “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Octopus’ Garden,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Photograph,” “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Back Off Boogaloo,” and others.

Source: Rock Radio

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5 Responses

  1. LIVERPOOL 8, CAN’T WAIT. SOUNDSTAGE CD HOPEFULLY WILL HAVE THE COMPLETE SONG LIST.

  2. June will be a great month! I’m very excited about this cd!

  3. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t be so interested… but Ringo’s last album, Choose Love, was shockingly impressive and ranks among the best stuff he’s ever done. I’m looking forward to Liverpool 8.

  4. i hope it’s still coming…..i guess i am excited about 2 beatle studio albums this year. liverpool 8 sounds like it will be awesome. i can hardly wait.

  5. QUOTE: “The concert featured Starr and his former band the Roundheads tackling such Beatles and solo classics as “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Octopus’ Garden,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Photograph,” “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Back Off Boogaloo,” and others.”

    Wow… something NEW! (note the hint of sarcasm)

    God I’m sick of hearing the same songs on all of Ringo’s live albums. I’ll pass on that. But I will be looking forward to the new studio album.

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