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Blast From Your Past
Genres: Pop, Rock
Just possibly the luckiest pop musician in history (replacing hapless Pete Best in the Beatles on the eve of their EMI signing and the unprecedented fame that followed), Ringo Starr wasted no time carving out his own comfo... more »
Just possibly the luckiest pop musician in history (replacing hapless Pete Best in the Beatles on the eve of their EMI signing and the unprecedented fame that followed), Ringo Starr wasted no time carving out his own comfortable--and surprisingly successful--post-Fabs career in the early 1970s. This concise greatest-hits package (ostensibly a contractual-filling farewell to his longtime label) compiles all of the drummer's top 10 hits, including the evergreen smashes "Photograph" and "You're Sixteen," as well as the hit singles "It Don't Come Easy" and "Back Off Boogaloo." The charming B-side "Early 1970" (chronicling the contemporary lives of three of Starr's suspiciously familiar musician friends) is also included. It may shortchange Ringo's lovingly quirky early country & western and Tin Pan Alley collections (Beaucoups of Blues and Sentimental Journey, respectively), but it's still a great choice for hit-hungry fans. --Jerry McCulley
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Robert Fishman | Long Island, NY | 10/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have always thought that Ringo Starr was somehow overlooked in comparison to the other 3/4 of the Beatles. Listen to this album and you will wonder why this was the case! The songs reflect genuine talent on the part of Mr. Starr, and contains some really great material (check out The No No Song and Photograph, for example). A must-have for fans of the Beatles who want to follow the group into their solo careers!"
10 great hits, not quite enough
J. Carroll | Island Heights,NJ | 10/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The basic problem here is the brevity of this collection. There's not a song here that isn't a lot of fun and in a few cases, like "Photograph," a true classic, but the fact is there are only 10 songs here and you'll be better off with Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr a more complete collection. Ringo's stay at the top of the charts was limited, but the songs stand the test of time and at least BLAST FROM YOUR PAST collects a group that truly fit the label, Greatest Hits."
Gotta pay your dues...
Thinker | West Coast | 09/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You gotta pay your dues if you want to sing the Blues, and you know it don't come easy. So says Ringo Starr, the fourth Beatle and happy go lucky dude, as he hung out with super models - that lucky bastard !
This collection is great and takes me back to the 70's a time when I was growing up, responsibilities were few, and times were fun ... thanks Ringo for the memories .... they days flew by too fast."