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Emily Patterson 19, Sep 5 mins
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The EP comes out while Ringo is on tour with his All Starr Band (Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Hamish Stuart, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette)

UMe released Ringo Starr’s third EP, titled simply – EP3. It is available digitally and on CD right now and will be available on 10″ vinyl and as a limited edition translucent royal blue cassette on November 18, 2022.

“Every song on this EP relates to Peace and Love. When I was in the Beatles we started looking at the world in the 60’s and thanks to the hippies a lot of us had a change of mind and peace and love and helping each other and being kind if you can became our goal. So I always look for songs that speak to that and all these songs have the same sentiment just written in a different way. I also love the magic of making a record. I have a lot of fun and I am open minded, and it’s great to see what happens.”

The result is four new wonderful offerings – “World Go Round”, “Everyone and Everything”, “Let’s Be Friends” and “Free Your Soul”. All the songs were recorded at Starr’s Roccabella West studio, where he also recorded his Change The World and Zoom In EPs, and they feature a familiar cast of collaborators including Steve Lukather, Linda Perry, Dave Koz, José Antonio Rodriguez, and Bruce Sugar (full credit listing below).

In just 4 tracks, Ringo covers a broad range of style and sound, beginning with the electrifying “World Go Round” which is also out on video today. It was shot in Ringo’s home studio by Brent Carpenter and it features Ringo, Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams as they record the track. Watch it here.

Furthering Ringo’s consistent messages of positivity he sings, “I know…

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