Postcards from Paradise – 2015

Postcards from Paradise is the 18th studio album by Ringo Starr. It was released on 31 March 2015.

Several album titles were considered, including “Let Love Lead”. The song “Island in the Sun” was co-written by every member of Starr’s current All-Starr Band. The album was produced completely by Starr himself, and engineered by longtime collaborator Bruce Sugar. Starr worked with many of his regular songwriting and recording colleagues on “Postcards from Paradise”, including Van Dyke Parks, Dave Stewart, and Gary Burr. As with his previous albums, Starr maintains a philosophy of “If you show up at my house and you can play, you’re on the record”.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Rory and the Hurricanes” Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart 4:09
2. “You Bring the Party Down” Starkey, Steve Lukather 3:41
3. “Bridges” Starkey, Joe Walsh 5:01
4. “Postcards from Paradise” Starkey, Todd Rundgren 5:18
5. “Right Side of the Road” Starkey, Richard Marx 3:12
6. “Not Looking Back” Starkey, Marx 3:50
7. “Bamboula” Starkey, Van Dyke Parks 3:20
8. “Island in the Sun” Starkey, Rundgren, Richard Page, Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette 4:02
9. “Touch and Go” Starkey, Gary Burr 3:36
10. “Confirmation” Starkey, Glen Ballard 3:37
11. “Let Love Lead” Starkey, Gary Nicholson 4:11


Personnel per booklet.


Ringo Starr – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, reggae guitar, string arrangement
Dave Stewart – guitars
Steve Lukather – guitar, synth bass, backing vocals
Joe Walsh – guitars
Peter Frampton – guitar
Richard Marx – backing vocals, guitars
Steve Dudas – guitar
Gary Nicholson – guitars
Michael Bradford – bass guitar
Nathan East – bass guitar
Richard Page – backing vocals, bass guitar
Jason Borger – keyboards
Bruce Sugar – sitar synth, keyboards, piano, synth, string arrangement
Ann-Marie Simpson – violin, string arrangement
Van Dyke Parks– piano, accordion, synth, horn arrangement
Lee Thornburg – trombone, trumpet
Gregg Bissonette – percussion, trumpet, steel drums, backing vocals
Gregg Rolie – organ
Warren Ham – saxophone, keyboard, backing vocals
Jimmy Z – harmonica, saxophone
Glen Ballard – piano
Benmont Tench – organ, piano
Double Treble – backing vocals
Amy Keys – backing vocals
Kari Kimmel – backing vocals
Todd Rundgren – backing vocals
Windy Wagner – backing vocals


Ringo Starr – producer, mixing
Bruce Sugar – recording, mixing, keyboard programming
Chris Bellman – mastering
Ned Douglas – additional engineer
Sean Rolie – B3 organ engineering
Vartan – art direction
Masaki, Meire Murakani – design
Rob Shanahan – cover photo
Scott Ritchie – back cover photo