RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND – The Anthology…So Far 1989-2000

(3CD) Eagle Rock 2012

This is a re-issue of the original 2001 release that featured songs from ‘Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band’ (1990), ‘Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Volume 2: Live From Montreux’ (1993) and ‘Ringo Starr and His Third All-Starr Band-Volume 1’ (1997) plus previously unreleased live material from 1995, 1997 and 2000. Ringo Starr certainly has a grade A contact book and it is quite poignant that some of the artists on here are sadly no longer with us – the Band’s Levon Helm and Rick Danko, Clarence Clemmons and John Entwhistle.

Highlights include Dave Edmunds on ‘Girl Talk’ and ‘I Hear You Knockin’, who sounds as good as, if not better than, when these songs were first recorded. Simon Kirke makes a decent go at Bad Company’s ‘Shooting Star’ but Free’s ‘Al Right Now’ is not really suited to his vocals and to be honest only Paul Rodgers can nail this one! Elsewhere Jack Bruce performs a couple of Cream classics and Eric Carmen gives a spine tingling performance of his hit ‘All By Myself’.

Not to be out done Ringo performs a mix of Beatles classics he had a hand in writing or originally sang on, plus some of his solo songs like ‘Photograph’. ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ rounds off the three disc set in style.

Do go and see a Ringo Starr show, a real treat lies in wait and if you can’t get along to one this live three disc set is a good substitute.


Jason Ritchie


The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk was streamed on Sunday 20 December., imbued with a festive flavour to raise the spirits

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David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 20 December 2020 and announces the results of the Popular Poll for Best of 2020.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 20 December 2020 and includes Pete’s best of the year selections

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Featured Albums w/c 11 January 2021 (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 UNRULY CHILD Our Glass House (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 SERGEANT STEEL Truck Tales (Boyz Tyme Records)
14:00-16:00 DAN REED Liftoff (Zero Entertainment)

Power Plays w/c 11 January 2021 (Mon-Fri)

BLACK SPIDERS – Good Times (Dark Riders Records/Cargo Records)
GRAVITY MACHINE Standing Stones (Zyse Records)
EMPIIRES Love Or Hate (TLG Entertainment/INgrooves)
RAY FENWICK Tam Tam (Singsong Music)
DEAD REYNOLDS Voices (The Fort)
LAYLA ZOE Don’t Wanna Help Anyone (indie)

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