Personnel: Ringo Starr (acoustic guitar); Paul McCartney (vocals); Danny Kortchmar, Reggie Young , Robert Randolph (guitar); Lon Van Eaton, Stephen Stills (guitars); Mark Hudson, Steve Dudas, Vini Poncia, Jimmy Calvert (acoustic guitar); Gary Nicholson (acoustic 12-string guitar); Jesse Ed Davis , Al Kooper, Steve Cropper, Mark Mirando (electric guitar); George Harrison (12-string guitar); Charlie McCoy (harmonica); Fortuna (accordion); Ron Cattermole, Tom Scott (saxophone); Bobby Keys (tenor saxophone, horns); George Young , Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Lew Del Gatto (baritone saxophone); Alan Young, Randy Brecker (trumpet); Gary Grant, Steve Madaio, Trevor Lawrence, Chuck Finley (horns); John Lennon, Nicky Hopkins (piano); Billy Preston (electric piano); Jim Cox (Hammond b-3 organ); Gary Wright, Mac Rebennack, Benmont Tench, John Jarvis (keyboards); James Newton Howard (synthesizer); Cooker Lo Presti, Herbie Flowers, Klaus Voormann, James "Hutch" Hutchinson, Doyle Curtsinger (bass guitar); Jim Keltner (drums); Derrek Van Eaton (percussion); The Blackberries, Clydie King, Masst Alberts, Mad Mauries, Joe Bean, Duitsch Helmer, Linda Lawrence, Gary Burr, Harry Nilsson, Joe Greene, Lesley Duncan, Madeline Bell, Martha Reeves, Melissa Manchester, Merry Clayton, Andy Sturmer, Pete Ham, Roger Manning, The Jordanaires, Tom Evans , Ray Cooper (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Buck Owens.
Hard as it is to believe but there has not been a proper Ringo Starr hits collection since the first, 1975's Blast from Your Past -- that's not counting 1989's Starr Struck: Best of Ringo Starr, Vol. 2, which was designed as a companion to that earlier set -- until 2007's Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr. Blast from Your Past was released just five years after his debut, Sentimental Journey, but it ignored that collection of pop standards, along with much of its country cousin Beaucoups of Blues, winding up as a collection of highlights of 1973's Ringo and 1974's G...