[News] A 50th anniversary celebration of Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram out on May 14, 2021

For the 50th anniversary of Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney, over 100 musicians have come together to celebrate this much-loved seminal album. With Sir Paul McCartney’s blessing, they have re-recorded all of the Ram songs to create Ram On: The 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram, released on May 14, 2021 through Spirit of Unicorn Music (distributed by Cherry Red Records).

Hear a teaser of all tracks from “Ram On” below:

You can pre-order the album here: https://geni.us/ramon50th

It is a testament to the enduring love and affection for Ram that so many artists across three generations should want to be a part of this recreation of a classic album. The idea was born in 2020 from a discussion between producer/multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo and Denny Seiwell, the original drummer with Paul McCartney & Wings, who performed on Ram. Original guitarist David Spinozza returns to reprise his parts on the album along with Marvin Stamm who played flugelhorn on Uncle Albert/Admiral Halse. They are joined by their musical contemporaries Davey Johnstone (Elton John Band) and Will Lee (The Fab Faux).

A second generation of musicians includes Brian Wilson’s daughter Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips), Dan Rothchild (Heart, Sheryl Crow) Pat Sansone (Wilco), Joey Santiago (Pixies), Eric Dover (Jellyfish) and Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd, Blue Pearl).

The latest cohort of musicians with this love of Ram includes Dave Depper (Death Cab For Cutie), Lauren Leigh, Cindy Wassermann and Frank Drennan (Dead Rock West) and multi-instrumentalist Timmy Sean.

RAM ON includes warm and sensitive re-recordings of all the original tracks on Ram plus two non-album tracks from the Ram sessions: McCartney’s first single after his departure from The Beatles, Another Day, was a huge global hit in 1971 and the single’s B-side Oh Woman Oh Why, is also included. The tribute closes with a reprise of the opening track Too Many People (Slight Return).

Ram On is produced by Fernando Perdomo and Denny Seiwell.

From early on I wanted this to not be a typical tribute record,” says Fernando Perdomo. “Every musician on this record loves Ram with all their heart and I think it shows. This record was made with pure love.

Tracklisting:

  1. Too Many People feat Dan Rothchild
  2. 3 Legs feat The Dirty Diamond and Durga McBroom
  3. Ram On feat Pat Sansone
  4. Dear Boy feat Adrian Bourgeois
  5. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey feat Bebopalula
  6. Smile Away feat Timmy Sean
  7. Heart of the Country feat Dan Rothchild
  8. Monkberry Moon Delight feat Timmy Sean
  9. Eat At Home feat Dead Rock West
  10. Long Haired Lady feat Rob Bonfiglio and Carnie Wilson
  11. Ram On Reprise feat Pat Sansone
  12. Backseat of My Car feat Brentley Gore
  13. Another Day feat Gordon Michaels
  14. Oh Woman Oh Why feat Eric Dover and Lauren Leigh
  15. Too Many People (Slight Return)

RAM ON is released in CD format on 14th May 2021 via Spirit of Unicorn Music. We’re also considering the release of a vinyl format later in the year, more details to follow.

Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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