Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Beatles “Reunion” Coming Friday as Ringo Starr Releases Song Paul McCartney Wrote for Him, Sings and Plays On


Are you feeling the sunlight? Because a Beatles “reunion” is coming at midnight Thursday night.

I’ve just heard the song Paul McCartney wrote and produced for Ringo Starr which Ringo is releasing on his four track EP this week.

The EP is called “Rewind Forward” and the McCartney song is “Feeling the Sunlight.”

Ringo has said in an interview that Paul made the track in the UK and sent it to him even playing the drums.

“We took those off,” Ringo says cheekily because, of course, we want to hear the best drummer in rock history on the skins. Ringo doesn’t disappoint. It’s his trademark sound, both vocally and instrumentally.

“Feeling the Sunlight” sounds at first very frothy and upbeat, just one of McCartney’s good time songs like “Silly Love Songs” or “Hello Goodbye.” Or even Ringo’s “Octopus’s Garden.”

But play it a couple of times and you hear the depth of it. McCartney is the most clever melodist of all time, and knows his way around a catchy hook. But he’s also singing background and playing guitar with his trademark sound.

The “Rewind Forward” EP has three other terrific songs including the title track. Ringo’s been releasing EPs, which is very smart, rather than issue full albums. But now he’s got enough songs to put out an EP box set if he wants. Ringo’s drums are unique, so take a listen. And his energy is infectious!

Check back here as Friday strikes 12am to hear the song.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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