Extended Versions - The Encore Collection

Ringo Starr

Extended Versions - CD Cover Extended Versions - Rear Cover
Extended Versions - Front Cover Extended Versions - Rear Cover

Label BMG Special Products
Catalogue No. 46525 (Full barcode: 075517465252)
Release date 1st April 2003
U.K. Chart Detail :   Did NOT chart.
Comments : Ringo's fifth All-Starr release and 22nd album overall.

Just one week after the release of Ringorama, an extra C.D. under the Encore Collections banner appeared: Extended Versions.
It's a low-budget affair collecting together ten selections from the All-Starr Band's 22nd August 2001 concert in Chicago ...
out of running order, with no notes, no credits beyond perfunctory mentions of Sheila E., Greg Lake, Ian Hunter, and Howard Jones,
wrong song titles, abruptly edited, and short in content (just under 42 minutes).

But Ringo collectors will want this cheap little package because it actually fills in some gaps that the main CD release
of the 2001 tour on King Biscuit, as well as the DVD, leave blank.

Lake's numbers were the most substantial guest contributions in the whole show, and this is the only place where one
can hear the dead-on-accurate recreation of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's arena hit "Karn Evil 9."
Ringo's rendition of "It Don't Come Easy" was on the DVD, but it appears for the first time on CD here.
Hunter's ballad "Irene Wilde" (inaccurately listed as "I Still Love Rock 'n' Roll") and Jones' ska-flavoured "Everlasting Love" also show up for the first time.

Perhaps the most valuable unreleased performance is Sheila E's "A Love Bizarre," in which Ringo is featured in what may have been his first drum solo since "The End" on Abbey Road !

The other five tracks, "Yellow Submarine," "Act Naturally," "Photograph," "With A Little Help From My Friends," and
a shortened version of Sheila E.'s "Glamorous Life" (isn't this album called Extended Versions ?) have been out before.

The C.D.

No Track Composer and Info Time
1 Yellow Submarine     Lennon–McCartney 2:57
2 Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, Part II)     Emerson, Lake, Palmer
Lead vocal by Greg Lake
3 It Don't Come Easy       Starkey 2:56
4 I Still Love Rock N' Roll     Starkey-Hunter
Lead vocal by Ian Hunter
5 Act Naturally     Morrison-Russell 2:29
6 Photograph     Starkey-Harrison 3:41
7 A Love Bizarre     Escovedo
Performed by Sheila E.
8 With a Little Help from My Friends     Lennon-McCartney 4:59
9 Everlasting Love     Jones
Performed by Howard Jones
10 Glamorous Life     Prince
Performed by Sheila E.

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