Liverpool 8 - Ringo Starr
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  • Summary: Ringo returns to Capitol Records to work with long-time producer Mark Hudson. But after a falling out, David A. Stewart, formerly of the Eurythmics, ends up finishing the record.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
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  1. The music, co-produced by Dave Stewart, plays up his jolly charm.
  2. The album relies equally on gleaming pop craftsmanship and on Mr. Starr’s charm, which are not always enough to redeem the more saccharine moments.
  3. While his talent as a lyricist may leave something to be desired, you can't fault the guy for his dedication to putting a smile on the listener's face.
  4. He has nothing to prove. Yet, for those same reasons, the simplicity and humble warmth of Liverpool 8 are even more disarming.
  5. If you can deal with the nostalgia factor, it’s a pleasant but unremarkable disc.
  6. The need for peace and love animates Ringo's worldly concerns - four of the disc's dozen tracks mention "love" in the title - but they come across as little more than catchphrases aimed at the flower-power generation.
  7. The major problems with his 14th solo studio album are Starr himself, and Dave Stewart. [Feb 2008, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10