Next month Ringo Starr will release his 20th solo, studio album What's My Name. It will be his first new record in almost two years but will feature a very, special guest. His old bandmate Paul McCartney sits in with Ringo on a track called "Grow Old With Me". It was one of the last songs John Lennon wrote before his tragic death in 1980. His version was posthumously released on the 1984 record Milk and Honey.
This new version was cut in Starr's home studio in L.A. with Producer Jack Douglas. He said the idea for the recording came about after he’d run into Douglas, who had worked on Lennon and Ono’s Double Fantasy album. In this article the track has been described as "one for the ages". Ringo elaborated:
“Jack asked if I ever heard The Bermuda Tapes, John’s demos from that time. I’m an emotional person. And I just loved this song. I sang it the best that I could. I do well up when I think of John this deeply. John’s on it in a way. I’m on it and Paul’s on it. Then, when Douglas arranged strings for the track, he included a line from Here Comes The Sun. So in a way, it’s the four of us.”
Look for the whole album due out October 25th, Until then, here's the title track below:
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