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Hollywood, California -- June 18, 2007 -- Since he first began his career in the 1960s with The Beatles, Ringo Starr has been one of the world's brightest musical luminaries. On August 28, Starr's four EMI Music catalog albums, Sentimental Journey (1970), Beaucoups Of Blues (1970), the platinum-certified Ringo (1973) and gold-certified Goodnight Vienna (1974) will make their global digital release debuts across all of the world's major digital sales providers. On the same date, six Ringo Starr ringtones will also debut, and Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing will release the first-ever career and label-spanning collection of Starr's best solo recordings, PHOTOGRAPH: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr.

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Starr's EMI catalog will be available in digital form for the first time on a global basis. Fans will be able to purchase Starr's EMI catalog works from all of EMI's digital distribution partners, and the titles will also be part of EMI's premium download offering (free of digital rights management and in a higher-quality bit rate) from participating retailers.

To be released physically in CD and Collector's Edition CD/DVD packages and digitally, PHOTOGRAPH: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr presents 20 standout Starr tracks, including seven Top 10 Pop hits, released between 1970 and 2005 with Capitol, Atlantic, Mercury, Boardwalk, Private Music and Koch. The Collector's Edition adds seven never before released film and video clips on DVD, including original promotional films for "It Don't Come Easy," "Sentimental Journey," "Back Off Boogaloo," among others, and the music video for "Act Naturally" (with Buck Owens).

The world has known and loved Ringo Starr since he was a Beatle, and it is his unique talent and his love of creating and playing music that continues to captivate fans around the world, and which shines through in every one of his songs. "Ultimately, what's most impressive about Ringo Starr isn't what he's been, but rather who he is," said Rolling Stone magazine Contributing Editor David Wild. "The man's great heart and soul, his wit and wisdom." A liner notes essay by Wild is complemented by a selection of classic Starr photos in PHOTOGRAPH: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr's 12-page booklets. The CD will be released in a jewelcase, while the Collector's Edition will be presented in a deluxe fold-out digipak package.

PHOTOGRAPH: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr celebrates the legacy of this iconic and universally loved artist. Covering the full scope of Starr's solo career, the new collection's seven Top 10 Pop hits include "It Don't Come Easy," "Photograph," "Oh My My," "Snookeroo," "Back Off Boogaloo," "Only You (And You Alone)," and his playful and now tongue-in-cheek "No-No Song." Also included are "Act Naturally" (with Buck Owens), "You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine)," and the critically acclaimed "Weight of the World" and "Fading In and Fading Out."

PHOTOGRAPH: THE VERY BEST OF RINGO STARR (CD & Digital Album)

  1. Photograph (1973) [LISTEN]
  2. It Don't Come Easy (1971) [LISTEN]
  3. You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful And You're Mine) (1973)
  4. Back Off Boogaloo (1972) [LISTEN]
  5. I'm The Greatest (1973)
  6. Oh My My (1973)
  7. Only You (And You Alone) (1974)
  8. Beaucoups Of Blues (1970)
  9. Early 1970 (1971)
  10. Snookeroo (1974)
  11. The No-No Song (1974)
  12. (It's All Down To) Goodnight Vienna (1974)
  13. Hey Baby (1976)
  14. Weight Of The World (1993)
  15. A Dose Of Rock 'N' Roll (1976)
  16. King Of Broken Hearts (1998)
  17. Never Without You (2003)
  18. Act Naturally (with Buck Owens) (1989)
  19. Wrack My Brain (1981)
  20. Fading In and Fading Out (2005)

PHOTOGRAPH: THE VERY BEST OF RINGO STARR (Collector's Edition) CD/DVD

  1. Sentimental Journey (1970 promotional film)
  2. It Don't Come Easy (1971promotional film) [VIEW LO] [VIEW HI]
  3. Back Off Boogaloo (1972 promotional film) [VIEW LO] [VIEW HI]
  4. You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful And You're Mine) (1973 promotional film)
  5. Only You (And You Alone) (1974 promotional film)
  6. Act Naturally (with Buck Owens) (1989 -- music video)
  7. Goodnight Vienna (1974 -- promotional film for album)


More information:
• Ringo Starr Official Web Site


Published August 1, 2007



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