This solo album, with 11 original tracks, is the first to include a song written and recorded by Ringo Starr and his current All Starr Band Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.
Postcards from Paradise was produced by Ringo and recorded at his home studio in Los Angeles and, as always, features friends and family. As Ringo often says, If I am recording and youre in town and drop by, youre going to be on the record! The albums guest artists include: Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench, Dave Stewart, Ann Marie Simpson, Richard Marx, Amy Keys, Peter Frampton, Nathan East, and Glen Ballard among others.
On April 18, 2015 Ringo is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, where he will receive the Award for Musical Excellence.
"...Starr's production is bolder than before, allowing a bit of blood into the production. Plus, he doesn't shy away from being a bit of a goofball, either when he's romanticizing Rory & the Hurricanes or working with Rundgren to stitch together Beatles song titles into a bit of cheeky psychedelia, and that proud silliness and sentimentality have always been a key to Ringo's appeal. He makes no bones that he's here for a good time, and the appealing thing about Postcards from Paradise is that it's as much fun to hear as it must've been to make." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
1. Rory and the Hurricanes
2. You Bring the Party Down
4. Postcards From Paradise
5. Right Side of The Road
1. Not Looking Back
3. Island In the Sun
4. Touch and Go
6. Let Love Lead