Goodnight Vienna CD


Initial UK Release Date 30 November 1992
Initial UK Catalogue Number Parlophone CDEMS 1467 / CDPCS 7168
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 2
Peak UK Chart Position 30


Ringo’s fourth album was initially released in the UK on 15 November 1974 and spent just two weeks in the charts at numbers 30 and 46. In the US it was released on 18 November 1974 and faired better managing twenty five weeks in the charts with a peak at number 8.

It was recorded in Los Angeles during August 1974 and, unlike the Ringo album where all the Beatles appeared at some point, only John lent a hand this time. He wrote the title track, also recording a demo of it for Ringo on 28 June 1974, and also suggested he record Only You, providing a vocal guide track for Ringo to sing over. John plays the Piano on the track Goodnight Vienna (both versions) and also plays guitar on All By Myself and acoustic guitar on Only You.

Despite the lack of Paul and George plenty of other artists appear on the album including Elton John, who co wrote Snookeroo with Bernie Taupin, Harry Nilsson, who wrote Easy For Me, Klaus Voormann, Billy Preston, Gary Wright, Jesse Ed Davis, Dr John, Robbie Robertson, Jim Keltner, Nicky Hopkins, Richard Perry, Lon and Derrek Van Eaton, Bobby Keys with even May Pang throwing in some backing vocals.

It received it’s only release on CD in the UK on 30 November 1992 when it was released on Parlophone under catalogue number CDEMS 1467 / CDPCS 7168. The US CD release was on 23 March 1993 on Capitol under catalogue number CDP 0777 7 80378 2 8 . Both releases contained 3 bonus tracks – Back Off Boogaloo, Blindman and Six O’Clock (Extended Version).

My UK CD release is shown below.

Original 1992 Release

The pictures below are of my original 1992 UK copy. The case (usual slight storage marks) and disc are in excellent condition as is the included 8 page insert.

Estimated Value : £5 – £10



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