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Mike Ringler
"Walking On Abbey Road"

© Mike Ringler Records

Year of Release: 2005

track listing
  • Walking On Abbey Road
  • Please Please Me
  • It's Only Love
  • I'll Be Back
  • Thanks To You
  • You Can't Do That
  • Imagine
  • Part Of My Heart's
    In England

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    Mike Ringler
    "Walking On Abbey Road"

    From the WSVNRadio Hall of Fame: Mike Ringler has appeared on two of our compilations. He was introduced on Volume 18, with his song, "The World Inside My Mind." More importantly, he contributed not one, not two, but three songs from this week's Album Pick of the Week, Walking On Abbey Road on WSVNRadio Salutes The Beatles: The Beatles' "You Can't Do That," "It's Only Love" and John Lennon's "Imagine."

    As an avid Beatles fan (who isn't?), it's great to listen to cover tunes of Beatle songs, even solo ones. Our Beatles tribute did just this, songs from the fab four, and solo songs from John, Paul, George and Ringo. What's interesting about Mike Ringler's tribute, is that he has Beatle songs, a solo Lennon song, and original songs, in the style of the Beatles. It's also haunting of Ringler's voice -- it is very distinctive to John Lennon's voice.

    There are three originals: The title track has a psychedelic solo Lennon approach. In fact, the other two originals, "Part Of My Heart's In England," and "Thanks To You" both have the Beatles/Lennon early years style. The Beatle tracks, "Please Please Me", "It's Only Love," "I'll Be Back," and "You Can't Do That" all capture the Lennon mystique, and early Beatles style. It's just amazing how Ringler's voice sounds very much like Lennon's. Even Lennon's "Imagine" is very well done by Ringler.

    With eight songs, the originals and cover blends very well. It's obvious Mike Ringler is a big Beatles fan. It's also great to hear his originals in the style of possibly the best band in Rock music. (Of course, some would argue it was either The Beatles, or The Rolling Stones, and (you fill in your favorite band here).

    Mike Ringler's Walking On Abbey Road is a good tribute to John Lennon and the Beatles. I'm sure we'll be hearing more of Ringler, whether it be more covers of Beatle tunes, and his originals, being in the style of Lennon/Beatles, or a style on his own.

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