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Cherry Pop

Title - 'Y Not' (UMe)
Artist - Ringo Starr

Hats off to Ringo Starr! I'm happy to see he's not sitting around waiting for the moss to grow on him. No, instead he's doing what he enjoys doing and in the process giving us the chance to listen in and join him.

When I first got this CD and listened to it the first few times I thought "Well, it's nice. Good performances, very good production (Ringo's first in the producer's chair - two thumbs up!), great drumming and ok songs". Then a strange thing happened...when I wasn't listening to the CD I found myself humming to the songs as they kept playing back in my head! I actually found the tunes to be infectious and familiar, kind of like the Beatles were themselves (you remember then, don't you?).

It was nice of Paul to sit on and contribute. I only wish the camaraderie between the friends had returned at an earlier time, when we could have seen (and heard) all of the Fab Four playing and performing for us again. But that will never be so I, for one, will embrace what we still have.

Indeed, and overall, the musicianship and the drumming on this CD are both top notch. Ringo's lyrics have to do mainly with Peace and Love, and what's wrong with that? Another solid, fun effort by Ringo. Add 'Y Not' to your music collection. Enjoy it. Peace and Love!

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