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Naysayers rizz off!,
This review is from: Ringo 2012 [Amazon.com Exclusive CD+DVD Version] (Audio CD)
Forty plus years on, isn't it about time to stop expecting every Beatles-related effort to be the next "Sgt. Pepper"? Every time an ex-Beatle (or Beatle offspring, for that matter) releases a new record, I see the same sort of reviews expressing astonishment that the new record du jour falls short of changing the face of music forever. Can't a record just be a fun thirty or forty minutes of light musical entertainment? So what if the lyrics, arrangements and solos don't push the envelope? What did you expect, 'Tomorrow Never Knows II'? So, lighten up, have a drink (or three), put on the new record and try and stop comparing everything to "Abbey Road", "Revolver", "The White Album" or even "Ringo" (1973). Those records are certainly top shelf, but I'm sure Ringo didn't set out to top them. Why would he? Give the kid a break. Take the album at face value and enjoy it for what it is: a living legend having a bit of fun with a little help from his friends. If he'd stopped making records after "Ringo" (1973), people would be whining that he'd stopped making records.....
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2012 4:53:56 PM PST
Don't know if you were referring to my review below, but I was only comparing quality to his 90's and 2000's albums. During that time, I've been a HUGE fan, owning his DVD's, 5.1 and all studio deluxe albums. Yes, I own Y NOT on vinyl, too and its great. This one was a let down and the negative reviews don't surprise me.
Posted on Feb 8, 2012 6:28:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 8, 2012 6:29:42 PM PST
J. L LaRegina says:
What a nice problem to have, having been in the Beatles and as a solo recording artist competing with your past.
By the way, I appreciate the "rizz off" allusion!
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