February 23, 2012
Ringo marches to own beat on latest album
Beatles legend produced 'Ringo 2012'
Beatles fans are always scouring the band members' solo albums for interesting credits. On the newest release, "Ringo 2012" (Hip-O/UMe), they will find one they've never seen before: "Produced by Ringo Starr."Since recording his first solo album in 1970, Starr has been recorded by rock 'n' roll's top producers, including George Martin, Richard Perry, Arif Mardin, Don Was, Jeff Lynne and Mark Hudson. But for his last disc, "Y Not," he co-produced himself with engineer Bruce Sugar. "I was a bit nervous, because I hadn't done it before," Starr said. "But it worked out so well that I thought, Well, I'm gonna do the next one."http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118050612?refCatId=16