Goodnight Vienna

Ringo Starr
 
Goodnight Vienna - Front Cover Goodnight Vienna - Rear Cover
Goodnight Vienna - Front Cover Goodnight Vienna - Rear Cover
Goodnight Vienna - Inner Sleeve Front Goodnight Vienna - Inner Sleeve Rear
Goodnight Vienna - Inner Sleeve Front Goodnight Vienna - Inner Sleeve Rear
Label Apple
Catalogue No. PCS 7168
TCPCS 7168 (cassette)
Release date 15th November 1974
Total time 33:41
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :7th December 1974
Highest Position :30
Weeks in Chart :2
Detail : Ringo Starr's fourth solo album release, last (new) album for Apple, and last album to hit the U.K. chart.
Credited to Ringo Starr.
Produced by Richard Perry
Engineered by Bill Schnee.

Recorded at Sunset Sound in L.A. and Producers Workshop, during August 1974.
As well as the tracks on the album, one other track was laid down but unreleased here, "Skokiaan".
Once again John Lennon recorded a demo vocal version of the track he had written, and at the start of the reprise, John shouts "OK, with gusto boys, with gusto !". Lennon also recorded a demo vocal for "Only You" for Ringo to sing over.

Sleeve art direction was by Roy Kohara, with Inner sleeve photographs by Larry Emerine. The front cover is a still from the 1951 science-fiction classic, "The Day The Earth Stood Still" with Ringo's head superimposed over the head of Michael Rennie.


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
(It's All Da-Da-Down To)
Goodnight Vienna
Lennon Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals, drums
John Lennon - Piano, and inspiration
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Jim Keltner - Drums
Lon Van Eaton - Guitar
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Billy Preston - Clavinet
Carl "Weddings and Barmitzvahs" Fortina - Accordion
Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Bobby Keyes, Lon Van Eaton - Horns
Clydie King, The Blackberries, The Masst Abbots - Backing vocals.
2:35
Occapella Toussaint Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals, drums
Dr. John - Electric piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Jim Keltner - Drums
Lon Van Eaton - Guitar
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Bobby Keyes, Lou McCreery - Horns
Jim Gilstrap, Joe Greene, Clydie King, Ira Hawkins - Backing vocals.
2:57
Oo-Wee Starkey-Poncia Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals, drums
Dr. John - Piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Jim Keltner - Drums
Dennis Coffey - Guitar
Vini Poncia - Harmony vocal
Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Bobby Keyes, Lou McCreery - Horns
Clydie King and the Blackberries - Backing vocals.
3:46
Husbands And Wives Miller Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals
Vini Poncia - Acoustic guitar, harmony vocal
Lon Van Eaton - Acoustic guitar
Richard Bennett - Electric guitar solo
Tom Hensley - Electric piano
Carl Fortina - Accordion.
3:36
Snookeroo John-Taupin Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals, drums
Elton John - Piano
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Jim Keltner - Drums
Robbie Robertson - Guitar
James Newton Howard - Synthesizer
Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Bobby Keyes, Chuck Finley - Horns
Clydie King, Linda Lawrence, Joe Greene - Backing vocals.
3:30

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
All By Myself Poncia-Starkey Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals, drums
John Lennon - Guitar
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Jim Keltner - Drums
Dr. John - Piano
Alvin Robinson - Guitar
Steve Madaio - Trumpet solo
Trevor Lawrence, Bobby Keyes, Lou McCreery - Horns
Vini Poncia, Clydie King, Linda Lawrence, Joe Greene, Richard Perry (bass) - Backing vocals.
3:24
Call Me Starkey Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals, drums
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Steve Cropper - Guitar
David Foster - Piano
Lon and Derrek Van Eaton, Vini Poncia, Richard Perry, Klaus Voorman, "Sweet" Cynthia Webb (who also doubles as a model) - Backing vocals.
4:09
No No Song Axton Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals, drums, percussion
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Jesse Ed Davis - Electric guitar
Nicky Hopkins - Electric piano
Trevor Lawrence, Bobby Keyes - Horns
Harry Nilsson - Backing vocals
2:34
Only You
(And You Alone)
Ram-Rand Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals, drums
John Lennon - Acoustic guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Steve Cropper - Electric guitar
Jesse Ed Davis - Electric guitar
Billy Preston - Electric piano
Harry Nilsson - Backing vocals
3:28
Easy For Me Nilsson Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals
Lincoln Mayorga - Piano
Trevor Lawrence, Vini Poncia - String arrangement
Richard Perry - String Conductor
2:21
Goodnight Vienna
(reprise)
Lennon Personnel :
Ringo - Lead vocals, drums
John Lennon - Piano, and inspiration
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Jim Keltner - Drums
Lon Van Eaton - Guitar
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Billy Preston - Clavinet
Carl Fortina - Accordion
Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Bobby Keyes, Lon Van Eaton - Horns
Clydie King and the Blackberries - Backing vocals.
1:21


Released Versions

First pressings (1974)
    PCS 7168 - With pictured inner sleeve is only worth about 10.
                          It is Deleted in December 1979.

C.D.

December 1992, a first C.D. issue on Parlophone with catalogue number CDEMS 1467 with no bonus tracks (+TCEMS 1467).


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