The long out of print Ringo Starr And His Third All Starr Band – Volume 1 album will be reissued on Friday (March 19th). The collection was recorded on June 27th, 1995 at Tokyo’s Budokan Arena and originally saw release in 1997 as an exclusive budget-priced CD available at Blockbuster locations. The release left fans confused as no Volume 2 followed the initial set.
In addition to Ringo, the 1995 All Starr Band included John Entwistle, Billy Preston, Mark Farner, Felix Cavaliere, Randy Bachman, Mark Rivera, and Ringo’s son Zak Starkey.
We asked Ringo how he's come about picking the assorted lineups for his ongoing All Starr Bands: ["Y'know it's a process that takes a couple of months where we see, okay, who's interested, let's ask these people. And then we finally get it down to, we need keyboards, we need bass, we need guitar. It works like that."] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . works like that)
Over 30 years since launching the first All Starr Band tour, Ringo Starr told us that the format of the show remains an unbeatable proposition: ["Y'know, and if you look at those clips, and the bands I put together, there was an incredible array of musicians. Y'know, it's just. . . for me, it works as a great formula. I didn’t wanna. . . when I thought about this in ’89, I didn’t want to be, like, up front all night. I wanted to play with really good players; I wanted to be able to come down in front and do some numbers like I do, and to play on the (drum) kit. And while I’m playing, I’ve got, y'know, all these different people, so it’s really a great way for me to do it, to have fun."] SOUNDCUE (:31 OC: . . . to have fun)
The tracklisting to 'Ringo Starr And His Third All-Starr Band – Volume 1' is:
"Don't Go Where the Road," "I Wanna Be Your Man," "It Don't Come Easy," "The Loco-Motion," "Nothing From Nothing," "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature," "People Got To Be Free," "Boris The Spider," "Boys," "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," "You're Sixteen," and "Yellow Submarine."
Ringo Starr on his many All Starr Bands :
Ringo Starr On Picking The All Starrs :