Ringo Starr Releases New Single From Forthcoming EP
In the midst of a bleak year, Ringo Starr has brought some much-needed peace and love vibes to us just in time for Christmas with the release of his new single. Described as a song of love and friendship, Here’s To The Nights has been released on 16th December, with an accompanying video that came out a few days later.
An “All-Starr” Lineup
Here’s To The Nights was written by Diane Warren, and is performed by an all-starr lineup of friends: guest singers include Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Corinne Bailey Rae, Eric Burton, Sheryl Crow, Finneas, Dave Grohl, Ben Harper, Lenny Kravitz, Jenny Lewis, Steve Lukather, Chris Stapleton and Yola.
The musicians performing the song included Nathan East on bass, Steve Lukather on guitar, Bruce Sugar on synth guitar, Benmont Tench on piano, Charlie Bisharat on violin, and Jacob Braun on cello. The string arrangement and synth strings were provided by Jim Cox.
Speaking about the creation of the single, Ringo said:
“When Diane presented this song to me, I loved the sentiment of it. This is the kind of song we all want to sing along to, and it was so great how many wonderful musicians joined in. I wanted it out in time for New Years because it feels like a good song to end a tough year on.
So here’s to the nights we won’t remember and the friends we won’t forget – and I am wishing everyone peace and love for 2021.”
Zoom In: The Forthcoming EP
Zoom In is the new EP from which Here’s To The Nights is the lead single. The record was all recorded by Ringo at his home studio, with only a small number of musicians together at a time, working cautiously.
The title track Zoom In, Zoom Out was written by Jeff Zobar. While Here’s To The Nights is a real collaborative performance, the rest of the EP is relatively traditional, with the four remaining tracks containing a varied but modest band lineup, with the exception of Teach Me To Tango that includes more backing vocalists and a horn section.
Check out Zoom In here.
As if new releases from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both coming out this December wasn’t enough for Beatles fans, legendary filmmaker Peter Jackson has given the world a sneak peek at his new film, The Beatles: Get Back.
The feature-length film is due to open in theatres August 27, 2021, and Jackson released the 5-minute special look to fans worldwide on TheBeatles.com and streaming on Disney+. He said:
“We wanted to give the fans of The Beatles all over the world a holiday treat, so we put together this five-minute sneak peek at our upcoming theatrical film ‘The Beatles: Get Back.’ We hope it will bring a smile to everyone’s faces and some much-needed joy at this difficult time.”
Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s “The Beatles: Get Back” is a unique cinematic experience that takes audiences back in time to The Beatles’ intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. Shot in January 1969 and compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage (filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored, “The Beatles: Get Back” is the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they plan their first live show in over two years and charts the writing and rehearsing of 14 new songs, originally intended for release on an accompanying live album. The film features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.
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