Give More Love

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Give More Love

Ringo Starr

Give More Love by Ringo Starr

Release Date: Sep 15, 2017
Record label: Universal
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

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Give More Love - Average, Based on 3 Critics

Rolling Stone - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Jah bless Richard Starkey, rock's mischievously minimalist id and Eternal-Optimist Emeritus, creative instincts forever stripping things back to their playfully swinging 4/4 peace'n'love-loving core. His umpteenth solo set is a well-timed all-star candygram. Paul McCartney kicks in basslines and Beatles screams on the hilarious war cry "We're on the Road Again," while "King of the Kingdom" is a giddily genteel reggae invitation to "sing praises for Haile Selassie." Ringo caps it all with re-imagined faves, including a charming "Don't Pass Me By" cut with Kentucky indie-folkies Vandaveer that ends with an reprise of "Octopus' Garden" .

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Classic Rock Magazine - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Ringo – he was in The Beatles, y’know – intended this to be a country album, but he changed his mind and got into full-blown rock mode. Well, almost. And the results are pretty good. He kicks off with a statement of intent, We’re On The Road Again, and sounds energised having Paul McCartney by his side, while guitarist Steve Lukather turns in a performance that would certainly wake up the old folks’ home.

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Consequence of Sound - 51
Based on rating C

Few other superstar artists have taken advantage of the many doors that open up to them with as much enthusiasm as Ringo Starr. As a Beatle, he’s got fuck-you money for days. So why not indulge in an album of jazz standards (1970.

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