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The Beatles’ history is a rich and storied one, filled with hundred – if not thousands – of “moments”. So much of the story was captured on film or recorded on audio tape. But there are many, many points in the Beatles history that we only know about through anecdotes; stories told either by the Beatles themselves, or by ‘insiders’ offering second-hand accounts of moments that were important to the story as a whole. In this animated episode, the Fab 4 Free 4 All crew reveal the moments during the Beatles timeline when they wish they could have been a fly on the wall.
On September 15, 2017 Ringo Starr released his nineteenth studio album. Titled ‘Give More Love’ … a phrase that also seems to be a lifelong motto of the Beatles’ drummer… the LP contains ten brand new songs that stylistically go from country to rockabilly to straight ahead rock’n’roll. In this episode of Fab 4 Free 4 All, the guys review and analyze the CD edition of ‘Give More Love’, which includes four ‘bonus tracks’ of re-recordings of early Ringo songs. They also look at how audiences have perceived Ringo’s work throughout the years, and how that image may have an impact on the sales of his more recent releases.
On the eve of the release of Ringo Starr’s nineteenth studio album, ‘Give More Love’, the Fab 4 Free 4 All was offered the opportunity to talk with Ringo’s engineer / mixer Bruce Sugar. Mr. Sugar has worked with an interesting assortment of people, but he has been an integral part of Ringo’s production team since 2005’s ‘Choose Love’. Ringo’s 2017 offering features guest appearances by old friends like Paul McCartney and Peter Frampton, and new friends like the group Vandeveer and singer Amy Keys. Bruce Sugar’s anecdotes provide unique insight into Ringo’s recording habits, and the ‘family spirit’ that surrounds his work. It’s also a ‘testament’ to a beloved and influential drummer who is still going strong at 77 years young.