|Initial UK Release Date||1 May 1995|
|Initial UK Catalogue Number||EMI/Apple CDPCS 7101 / 0777 7 98615 2 1|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||6|
|Peak UK Chart Position||7|
Ringo’s debut solo album was originally released in the UK on 27 March 1970 whilst the US had to wait until 24 April 1970. It spent six weeks in the UK charts, peaking at number 7, whilst in the US it managed to climb to number 22. Considering the content and that it was up against Paul’s first solo album, released 17 April 1970, and the Let It Be album, released 8 May 1970, it didn’t do too bad chart wise.
Recording took place between October 1969 and December 1969 then, after some Let It Be duties, again on 14 January 1970 then various sessions in February and March 1970. During the sessions in February and March It Don’t Come Easy was recorded though this wouldn’t be released as a single until a year later. The songs on the album were old standards chosen by Ringo’s family and each one was arranged by a different musician, including Paul McCartney who arranged Stardust. Apart from Ringo himself the other musicians on the album are George Martin and his orchestra.
The cover for the album features a picture of Ringo’s local pub in Liverpool, The Empress, with pictures of his family superimposed in the windows.
It received it’s only release on CD in the UK on 1 May 1995 when it was released on EMI/Apple under UK catalogue number CDPCS 7101 / 0777 7 98615 2 1. The US CD release was on 29 August 1995 on Apple/Capitol under catalogue number CDP 0777 7 98615 2 1. There were no bonus tracks on these releases.
My UK CD release is shown below.
Original 1995 Release
The pictures below are of my original 1995 UK copy. The case (usual slight storage marks) and disc are in excellent condition as is the included 8 page insert.
Estimated Value : £10 – £15