Goodnight Vienna

Goodnight Vienna

by Ringo Starr


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Goodnight Vienna was very much a follow-up to Ringo, on which Ringo Starr called upon his bevy of musical buddies. Most prominent among them was John Lennon, who again wrote the leadoff track, "(It's All Da-Da-Down To) Goodnight Vienna," and played on three songs; also included are Elton John, who wrote and played on "Snookeroo," Dr. John, Billy Preston, Robbie Robertson, and Harry Nilsson. Richard Perry again produced, bringing his strong pop sensibility to the diverse material. The only real fall-off was in the songwriting; the album's Top Ten hits were "Only You," the old Platters song, and Hoyt Axton's novelty number "No No Song," which winked at intoxicants, but little else on the set stood out. Goodnight Vienna was another enjoyable Ringo record, but it lacked the star power and consistency of its predecessor. Still, compared to the rest of his '70s albums, it was a masterpiece.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/1993
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077778037828
catalogNumber: 80378
Rank: 9718

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ringo Starr   Primary Artist,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Lincoln Mayorga   Piano,Keyboards
Steve Cropper   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dr. John   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals
George Harrison   Guitar
Elton John   Piano,Keyboards
John Lennon   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Paul McCartney   Synthesizer,Piano,Background Vocals
Harry Nilsson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Billy Preston   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Robbie Robertson   Guitar
Gary Wright   Keyboards
James Newton Howard   Synthesizer
Dennis Coffey   Guitar
Jesse Ed Davis   Guitar,Electric Guitar
David Foster   Piano,Keyboards
Madeline Bell   Background Vocals
Lesley Duncan   Background Vocals
Nicky Hopkins   Piano,Electric Piano
Clydie King   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Richard Bennett   Electric Guitar
Blackberries   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chuck Findley   Horn
Carl Fortina   Accordion
Jim Gilstrap   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Green   Background Vocals
Joseph Greene   Background Vocals
Ira Hawkins   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tom Hensley   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Bobby Keys   Horn,Saxophone
Lynda Laurence   Vocals
Linda Lawrence   Background Vocals
Trevor Lawrence   Horn,Saxophone
Steve Madaio   Trumpet,Horn
Linda McCartney   Background Vocals
Lew McCreary   Saxophone
Richard Perry   Bass,Conductor,Vocals,Background Vocals
Vini Poncia   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocal Harmony
Alvin Robinson   Guitar
Derrek Van Eaton   Percussion,Background Vocals
Lon & Derrek Van Eaton   Percussion
Klaus Voormann   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Cynthia Webb   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chuck Finley   Horn
Lon Van Eaton   Acoustic Guitar,Horn,Background Vocals
Masst Alberts   Background Vocals
Lou McCreery   Horn
Joe Greene   Background Vocals
Jean Gilbert   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Hoyt Axton   Composer
George Harrison   Producer
John Lennon   Composer,Inspiration
Paul McCartney   String Arrangements,Flute Arrangement
Ringo Starr   Composer,Producer
Joe Green   Contributor
Trevor Lawrence   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Richard Perry   Producer
Vini Poncia   String Arrangements
Doug Sax   Engineer,Disc Cutting
Bill Schnee   Engineer,Remixing
Klaus Voormann   Producer
Staffan Olander   Liner Notes
Roy Kohara   Art Direction

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