Mastered by Joe Reagoso & Manufactured at RTI
Once the Beatles split for good in 1970, Ringo Starr got right back in the saddle and made a sequence of fine albums in his own right throughout the remainder of the decade. Albums like the self-titled Ringo and Goodnight Vienna both featured high on charts and he notched up a straight run of eight Top Ten singles in the U.S. between 1971 and 1975 during what one might call his heyday. Around this time you could also see the go to collaborator's name on a slew of other artist's recordings – the other Beatles of course - as well as Harry Nilsson and Stephen Stills. Released on CBS's Portrait label after his departure from Atlantic, 1978's Bad Boy found him working once again with frequent collaborator Vini Poncia and turning out a covers friendly collection anchored by charming takes on Benny Spellman's "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)" and Gallagher & Lyle's "Heart on My Sleeve." Gatefold colored 180g vinyl pressing from Friday Music, mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA and manufactured at RTI.