|UK Release Date||29 June 1992|
|UK Catalogue Number||Private Music 212 902|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||Failed To Chart|
|Peak UK Chart Position||–|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||Not Known|
This was Ringo’s first studio album since 1983’s Old Wave and was released in the UK on 29 June 1992 where it failed to chart. In the US it was released a month earlier on 22 May 1992 and also failed to chart. It was Ringo’s one and only release on the Private label. Although it initially received a limited European release on vinyl it was CD only in the US.
The majority of the album was recorded at Conway Studios, Rumbo Studios, Studio F, Capitol Studios and Westlake Studios, all in Los Angeles, between March and September 1991. One track, Weight Of The World, was not recorded until February 1992, again at Conway Studios. Four different producers, Don Was, Phil Ramone, Jeff Lynne and Peter Asher were used.
As per usual a variety of different personnel were used, including Harry Nilsson, Andrew Gold, Brian Wilson and Jim Horn. Two of the producers, Jeff Lynne and Peter Asher, also contribute. Strangely, the credit “Tom Petty appears courtesy of MCA Records, Inc” appears on the artwork but he’s not listed as appearing on any of the tracks!
Details of my copy are shown below
European 2016 Ltd Edition Remastered Green Vinyl Press
The pictures below are of my 2016 remastered press that comes in translucent green vinyl and was released on 1 July 2016. It has the matrix numbers ???75124391-A and ???75124391-B. The record is in beautiful condition and it plays through perfectly. Unlike the original 1992 release this one has a gatefold sleeve and again mine is just about in perfect condition. The inner is made of thick polythene and it also came with a protective outer sleeve with a silver sticker.
I can only find one other copy for sale in Europe at the time of writing which is on Discogs for £41.
Estimated Value : £35 – £45