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|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||Failed To Chart|
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Ringo 2012 was released on 30 January 2012 in the UK and 31 January 2012 in the US. It again failed to register in the UK charts, apparently selling only 752 copies in the first week of release, though did manage to reach number 80 in the US during a brief two week stay, selling nearly 6500 copies in it’s first week. The US was the only country to get a vinyl release, everywhere else was CD only.
It was recorded at the Roccabella Sudios in LA and later mixed at the Roccabella Studios in London and, as per usual, featured a few guest artists, a couple of whom co wrote the songs with Ringo. Dave Stewart co wrote and appears on In Liverpool, Joe Walsh appears on Slow Down, which he co wrote, and Wings, Edgar Winter appears on Rock Island Line and Slow Down and Don Was appears on Rock Island Line, Step Lightly and Slow Down.
The title of the album is a nod to Ringo’s self titled album of 1973 though other titles considered were Motel California, Another #9 and Wings. With only nine tracks and a meagre running time of less than thirty minutes it is the shortest album Ringo has ever released.
Details of my copy are shown below
The pictures below are of my US press that has the matrix numbers B0016439-01-A-1 and B0016439-01-B. The record has a couple of very light sleeve removal marks but plays through perfectly. Both the outer and inner sleeve are also in perfect condition. It came with a protective re sealable polythene sleeve which is also in great condition.
Estimated Value : £10 – £15