Ringo’s Rotogravure CD


Initial UK Release Date No Official UK CD Release
Initial UK Catalogue Number
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) Failed To Chart
Peak UK Chart Position


This was Ringo’s first album under his new contract with Polydor in the UK and Atlantic in the US. It was originally released in the UK on 17 September 1976 where it failed to crack the charts whilst in the US it was released on 27 September 1976 and peaked at number 28 during a nine week stay.

The album was recorded between April and July 1976, initially at Sunset Sound in LA before moving on to Cherokee Recording Studios, also in LA, and Atlantic Studios in New York. On 12 June 1976 John joined Ringo in the studio to play piano on Cookin’ (In The Kitchen Of Love) a song he had especially written for Ringo. This session in the studio would be John’s last until he returned for the Double Fantasy sessions in August 1980. On 19 June 1976 Paul and Linda dropped in to provide backing vocals to Pure Gold, which Paul had also written. George did not appear on the album but did provide the track I’ll Still Love You which he’d had for a while and had tried to record with other artists previously.

Also appearing on the album were, amongst others, Klaus Voormann, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, who wrote the track This Be Called A Song, Harry Nilsson, Dr John, Jim Keltner, Jesse Ed Davis, Bobby Keys, Lon Van Eaton and Vini Poncia. Special mention should also go to Los Galleros who are a Mariachi band Ringo found in a local Mexican restaurant and who play on the track Las Brisas.

The UK has not had an official CD release for this album but it was released in the US on 18 August 1992 on the Atlantic label under catalogue number 7 82417-2 with no bonus tracks.

As I concentrate on UK released material I do not have a copy though would happily snap up a US release should I come across one cheaply.

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