Old Wave

Ringo Starr
 
Old Wave - Front cover Old Wave - Rear Cover
Old Wave - Front Cover Old Wave - Rear Cover
Label Bellaphon
Catalogue No. 260 16 029
Release date 16th June 1983
Total time
U.K. L.P. Chart Detail : Did NOT Chart ... was NOT released here.
Detail : Ringo Starr's first album to be denied a U.K. release, but being all new material I have included it here for now ... although technically this should only be listed in the "Imports" section.
Credited to Ringo Starr
Produced by Joe Walsh.

Recorded 6th - 16th April, 31st May - 10th June, and 24th June into July 1982 at Ringo's "Startling Studios" in Ascot.

The album was initially titled "It Beats Sleep".

The front cover photograph (it says on the sleeve) was, "taken in a photo booth somewhere in Northern England".
The back cover photograph was by Ron Slenzak.
The cover co-ordinator was Jeff Alexander, with the cover direction by Jeff Lancaster for "Art Hotel".

I have been in contact with Jeff Lancaster and he told me his memories of the making of "Old Wave" ...

"I worked with Ringo and Barbara on this release in a design capacity.
I think I got the first message on my answering machine and thought it was a joke, but it was legit. I then met up with Ringo and Barbara in Santa Barbara. I rang their room and was told to wait, after an hour I was asked to go up. Upon entering the room I saw that both Barbara and Ringo were in bed watching "Custers last stand". Ringo turned to me and said ironicly, "Hows this thing turn out mate ?".
From then it was a fun project to work on... they were a blast.
The photo on the front cover was from a photo booth strip that he had had a while from before hooking up with the Beatles. Joe Walsh was definitely a presence..the credits you list say it was recorded in Ascot, but I personally saw much of it recorded in Joe's studio there in Santa Barbara (downtown)."
Jeff can be found on the web at Lancaster Creative Group

Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
In My Car Walsh-Starkey-Foster-Goody Ringo - Lead vocals, drums, percussion
Joe Walsh - Guitars, backing vocals
Mo Foster - Bass
Gary Brooker - Keyboards
Chris Stainton - Keyboards
Steve Hess, Mark Easterling, Patrick Maroshek - Backing vocals
3:12
Hopeless Walsh-Starkey Ringo - Lead vocals, drums, percussion
Joe Walsh - Guitars, backing vocals
Mo Foster - Bass
Gary Brooker - Keyboards
Chris Stainton - Keyboards
Steve Hess, Mark Easterling, Patrick Maroshek - Backing vocals
3:18
Alibi Walsh-Starkey Ringo - Lead vocals, drums, percussion
Joe Walsh - Guitars, backing vocals
Mo Foster - Bass
Gary Brooker - Keyboards
Chris Stainton - Keyboards
4:01
Be My Baby Walsh Ringo - Lead vocals, drums, percussion
Joe Walsh - Guitars, backing vocals
Mo Foster - Bass
Gary Brooker - Keyboards
Chris Stainton - Keyboards
3:47
She's About A Mover Sahm Ringo - Lead vocals
Joe Walsh - Lead guitar, backing vocals
Freebo - Bass, tuba
Sherwood Ball - Guitar
Kal David - Guitar
Peter Bunetta - Drums
Bruce MacPherson - Organ
Sam Clayton - Percussion
Joe Lala - Percussion
Jocko Marcellino - Percussion
Garrett Adkins - Trombone
Lee Thornburg - Trumpet
David Wooford - Saxophone
3:53

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
I Keep Forgettin' Leiber-Stoller Ringo - Lead vocals, percussion
Joe Walsh - Lead guitar, backing vocals
Freebo - Bass, tuba
Sherwood Ball - Guitar
Kal David - Guitar
Russell Kunkel - Drums
Bruce MacPherson - Organ
Ray Cooper - Percussion
Garrett Adkins - Trombone
Lee Thornburg - Trumpet
David Wooford - Saxophone
4:19
Picture Show Life Reid-Slate Ringo - Lead vocals
Waddy Watchel - Lead guitar
Freebo - Bass, tuba
Sherwood Ball - Guitar
Kal David - Guitar
Peter Bunetta - Drums
Bruce MacPherson - Organ
Sam Clayton - Percussion
Joe Lala - Percussion
Jocko Marcellino - Percussion
Garrett Adkins - Trombone
Lee Thornburg - Trumpet
David Wooford - Saxophone
4:17
As Far As We Can Go Ballard Ringo - Lead vocal
Joe Walsh - Synthesisers, backing vocals
Joe Vitale - Piano, backing vocals
3:50
Everybody's In A Hurry But Me Starkey-Walsh-Entwistle-Clapton-Stainton Ringo - Drums
Joe Walsh - Guitar
Eric Clapton - Guitar
John Entwistle - Bass
Ray Cooper - Percussion
2:33
Going Down Walsh-Starkey Ringo - Lead vocals
Joe Walsh - Lead guitar, backing vocals
Waddy Watchel - Guitar
Mo Foster - Bass
Kenny Edwards - Bass
Sherwood Ball - Guitar
Kal David - Guitar
Peter Bunetta - Drums
Bruce MacPherson - Organ
Sam Clayton - Percussion
Joe Lala - Percussion
Jocko Marcellino - Percussion
Garrett Adkins - Trombone
Lee Thornburg - Trumpet
David Wooford - Saxophone
3:33


Released Versions

16th June 1983 - Bellaphon (Germany) catalogue number 260.16.029 ... plus a single, In My Car/As Far As We Can Go

24th June 1983 - R.C.A. (Canada) catalogue number DXL 1-3233

The album is also released in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand and Japan .. but NOT in Britain or America. Although, four tracks from above do eventually appear in America on the "Starr Struck" C.D. on 24th February 1989.

C.D.

22nd August 1994, a first C.D. issue on Right Stuff with catalogue number T2-29675 has one bonus track. The bonus track is an earlier recording of "As Far As We Can Go" (5:33) made in July 1978 in Copenhagen. This version features the composer, Russ Ballard, on Electric piano plus the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.
At those sessions of 22nd and 23rd July 1978 in the Sweet Silence studios in Copenhagen, Ringo also records the unreleased tracks,
"She's So In Love", "On The Rebound", and "One Way Love Affair".


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