Y Not (2010) For Beatlemaniacs, the (rubber) sole reason to buy Ringo Starr's latest is "Walk With You," which features a prominent harmony vocal by Paul McCartney. As… 2010-01-12 Ringo Starr Rock
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Y Not (2010)

Ringo Starr, Y Not | PEACE BE WITH YOU Ringo Starr
PEACE BE WITH YOU Ringo Starr
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jan 12, 2010; Lead Performance: Ringo Starr; Genre: Rock

For Beatlemaniacs, the (rubber) sole reason to buy Ringo Starr's latest is ''Walk With You,'' which features a prominent harmony vocal by Paul McCartney. As many times as we've studied the Fab reissues, a near-duet between Paul and Ringo is something cool we haven't heard before. But Y Not mostly makes you wonder ''Why?'' The Beatlesque affectations of Starr's recent discs have been replaced with determinedly bland '80s production, although there are still enough painfully underwritten peace 'n' love aphorisms to make even a Rip Van Winkle hippie wince. C

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Originally posted Jan 06, 2010 Published in issue #1085 Jan 15, 2010 Order article reprints