|Ringo The 4th - Front Cover||Ringo The 4th - Rear Cover|
|Ringo The 4th - Inner Sleeve Front||Ringo The 4th - Inner Sleeve Rear|
|Catalogue No.||2310 556|
|Release date||20th September 1977|
|U.K. L.P. Chart Detail :||Did NOT Chart.|
|Detail :||Ringo Starr's sixth album release, and second for Polydor.
Credited to Ringo Starr
Produced by Arif Mardin.
Engineered by Lew Hahn.
Personnel (on most tracks) :
Ringo - Lead vocals, drums
David Spinozza - Lead guitar
Steve Gadd - Drums
Jeff Mironov and/or John Tropea - Guitars
Tony Levin - Bass
Don Grolnick - Keyboards
Ken Bischel - Synthesiser
Don Brooks - Harmonica
Randy Brecker - Trumpet
Michael Breacker - Tenor saxophone
Among others on backing vocals are : Vini Poncia, Jimmy Gilstrap, Luther Vandross, Bette Midler and Melissa Manchester.
"Sneaking Sally Through The Alley" features :
"Gypsies In Flight" features :
"Simple Love Song" features :
Clearly Ringo thought that Ringo was his first true album, as he decided to call this his "4th". But unlike the previous three this carried no contribution from the other Beatles, and the majority of songs were written by himself with the help of Vini Poncia. Also other than a few star name backing vocalists, this release didn`t feature a host of guest celebrity musicians. With the Atlantic influence, Arif attempted to turn Ringo into an R'n'B/disco singer, but the lack of a chart entry in England, and it's lowly no.162 peak in the States showed what the public felt about it.
The album was recorded at the Atlantic Studios in New York in June 1977 and at the Cherokee Studios, L.A.
As well as the tracks issued below, the B-side of the first single released to preview the album
(Drowning In The Sea Of Love) includes one track not on the album, "Just A Dream".
Other unreleased tracks recorded during these sessions are :
The album cover was designed by John Kosh, with cover photography by Nancy Andrews and Lew Hahn.
|Drowning In The Sea Of Love||Gamble-Huff||5:08|
|Tango All Night||Seufert-Hague||2:59|
|Gave It All Up||Starkey-Poncia||4:40|
|Out On The Streets||Starkey-Poncia||4:26|
|Can She Do It Like She Dances||Duboff-Robinson||3:12|
|Sneaking Sally Through The Alley||Toussaint||4:15|
|It's No Secret||Starkey-Poncia||3:41|
|Gypsies In Flight||Starkey-Poncia||3:02|
|Simple Love Song||Starkey-Poncia||2:57|
No C.D. has been issued of "Ringo The 4th"