The long out of print Ringo Starr And His Third All Starr Band – Volume 1 album will be reissued on Friday (March 19th). The collection was recorded on June 27th, 1995 at Tokyo’s Budokan Arena and originally saw release in 1997 as an exclusive budget-priced CD available at Blockbuster locations. The release left fans confused as no Volume 2 followed the initial set.
In addition to Ringo, the 1995 All Starr Band included John Entwistle, Billy Preston, Mark Farner, Felix Cavaliere, Randy Bachman, Mark Rivera, and Ringo’s son Zak Starkey.
We asked Ringo how he's come about picking the assorted lineups for his ongoing All Starr Bands: “Y'know it's a process that takes a couple of months where we see, okay, who's interested, let's ask these people. And then we finally get it down to, we need keyboards, we need bass, we need guitar. It works like that.”