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George Harrison – George Harrison (1979)

History: George decided to take some time away from music after Thirty Three and 1/3, spending his time falling in love with Olivia Arias, helping Eric Idle make The Rutles film, and also starting up his film production company to help the Pythons make Life of Brian. He also spent a good amount of time […]

Ringo Starr – Bad Boy (1978)

History: Since Ringo the 4th was largely panned by critics, Ringo and his writing partner Vini Poncia decided to go back to basics. They only wrote two songs for the album, the rest being filled out with songs from other songwriters, though none of them the famous friends that Ringo was known for using in […]

Wings – London Town (1978)

History: Recording for the album started in 1977 on a yacht in the Virgin Islands. The band took a break because Linda was pregnant, and during that time Joe English decided to return to America and Jimmy McCulloch left to join another band, so Wings was down to three members once again when they finished […]

Ringo Starr – Scouse the Mouse (1977)

History: As I mentioned in previous review, Polydor Records were not too happy with the performance of Ringo’s records on their label and decided to fulfill the last of his contract by having him appear on this ensemble children’s record. The story was narrated and written by Donald Pleasence with songs primarily by Roger Brown. […]

Ringo Starr – Ringo the 4th (1977)

History: With Ringo’s Rotogravure not performing well, a shift was made for Ringo’s follow up to that album, with his friends no longer writing songs for him this time. The album contains a few covers as well as songs written by Ringo with Vini Poncia. The majority of them are done in a dance/disco style. […]

Percy “Thrills” Thrillington – Thrillington (1977)

History: This album was originally recorded in 1971 not long after the original Ram was recorded, but shelved when Paul and Linda decided to form Wings. In 1976 Paul came up with the idea for the Percy character and paid for ads in UK music papers about him in an attempt to drum up interest. […]

George Harrison – Thirty Three and 1/3 (1976)

History: While George was now free of his EMI contract and had created his own record label, the copyright infringement case for “My Sweet Lord” prevented him from getting started on his new record as quickly as he wanted to. To make matters worse, he also suffered from hepatitis in the middle of recording. But […]

Ringo Starr – Ringo’s Rotogravure (1976)

History: With Ringo’s contract to Apple and EMI completed, he chose Polydor and Atlantic to be his new home. With the change in label he also decided to try using a new producer for the album as well. He also once again called on help from his friends, including John, George, and Paul as well […]

Wings – Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976)

History: In between playing concerts in Australia in late ’75, Wings returned to London and Abbey Road Studios to record this album. In a response to critics who were saying this was just Paul’s band, they intentionally included more songs featuring all five members of the group on lead vocals. It was followed by their […]

George Harrison – Extra Texture (Read All About It) (1975)

History: After the disastrous release of Dark Horse and the American tour that followed it, George once again focused on getting Dark Horse Records off the ground. But when one of the bands was unavailable for studio time that had already been booked, George jumped on the chance to make his final album commitment to […]

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