Thursday, 30 July 2009

Soundstage:Ringo Starr - new concert DVD


The former Koch label, who Ringo was signed to for a while, continues to exploit their archives after he has left the label. The new re-christened label (E1 is the new name) has with this release managed to give us 3 versions of this concert. First there was the CD. Then, in April this year, they released a DeLuxe version, featuring the CD augmented with a DVD. But that DVD was just a foretaste of the one they are going to release September 15th. The DVD included with the DeLuxe album package only had four songs, while this stand alone DVD boasts 14 songs (including a guest spot by Colin Hay).
Track list:
Intro
It Don't Come Easy
Octopus' Garden
Choose Love
I Wanna Be Your Man
Who Can It Be Now - Colin Hay
Don't Pass Me By
I'm The Greatest
Give Me Back The Beat
Memphis In Your Mind
Photograph
Back Off Boogaloo
Yellow Submarine
Act Naturally
With A Little Help From My Friends

This is how the edited concert was broadcast in the USA by PBS in 2005. The actual live concert was a little different.

Set List:
Intro/With A Little Help From My Friends
It Don't Come Easy
Octopus' Garden
Choose Love
I Wanna Be Your Man
Down Under - Colin Hay
Real Life - Colin Hay
Don't Pass Me By
I'm The Greatest
Give Me Back The Beat
Memphis In Your Mind
Photograph
Never Without You
Back Off Boogaloo
Boys
Who Can It Be Now - Colin Hay
You Can't Do That - The Roundheads
Long Tall Sally - The Roundheads
Yellow Submarine
Act Naturally
With A Little Help From My Friends

We find Ringo in a relaxed mode on a short summer tour to promote his then recent studio album, "Choose Love".
This concert DVD, along with the Storytellers VHS (both by Ringo and the Roundheads) are both highly recommended. Free from any All Starrs, Ringo takes center stage comfortably, which is how we Beatles fans like it.

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