Fourteen of the songs come from the 1971 through 1976 era, when Starr scored hits with memorable tunes such as elegiac “Photograph,” autobiographical “It Don’t Come Easy” and Elton John/Bernie Taupin-penned declarative rocker “Back Off Boogaloo.”
The surprises are his excellent newer tunes. “Never Without You,” from 2003, is a heartfelt, catchy George Harrison tribute. One of Ringo’s strongest songs is “Fading In, Fading Out,” which was released in 2005. It’s easily the best thing he’s done in decades.