Ringo The 4th LP

 

UK Release Date 20 September 1977
UK Catalogue Number Polydor 2310 556
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) Failed To Chart
Peak UK Chart Position
Lowest Matrix Numbers 2310556 A/1 and 2310556 B/1

 

Although this was actually Ringo’s 6th solo release, he decided that Sentimental Journey and Beaucoups Of Blues did not count and called this his 4th! Or could it be that he was Ringo -the 4th Beatle!. It was released in the UK on 20 September 1977, where it failed to bother the charts, whilst in the US it was released on 30 September 1977 where it only managed to reach number 162 during a six week stay.

The album was recorded between February and June 1977 at Cherokee Recording Studios in LA, and Atlantic Studios in New York. Unlike his previous three albums this release did not include any of the other three Beatles at all nor any of the star names we were used to seeing on a Ringo album – Luther Vandross and Bette Midler, who provided some backing vocals, probably being the only two of note.

The front cover picture was taken by Ringo’s then fiancee Nancy Andrews and features a picture of Ringo with Rita Wolf, a friend of Nancy’s, sitting on his shoulders, whilst the back cover is a similar shot though shown from the rear. It was taken at the Plaza Hotel in New York.. There is also an inner sleeve which has a picture of Ringo and Vini Poncia on one side and the album details, credits, acknowledgements etc on the other.

Details of my copy are shown below

UK First Press

The pictures below are of my first press copy which has the matrix numbers 2310556 A/1 0 and 2310556 B/1 0. It also has ATLANTIC STUDIOS DK etched into each side. Visually the record has some very light scuff marks on each side though these do not affect play at all as it plays through excellently. The laminated sleeve is in beautiful condition, hardly any signs of wear anywhere, whilst the inner is similar – only the slightest touch of ringwear.

Estimated Value : £10 – £15

 

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