2021 release. Ram On is a 50th Anniversary re-imagining of Paul and Linda McCartney's seminal Ram album. Featuring three of the album's original musicians joined by a new generation of performers, all of whom share a love of the original record. Co-produced by multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo and Denny Seiwell, original drummer on Ram in 1971. Ram On features 100+ musicians, including original guitarist Dave Spinozza, original trumpet player Marvin Stamm, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Davey Johnstone of Elton John Band, Will Lee, Eric Dover formerly of Jellyfish, Carnie Wilson and many more. Ram On also features two lovingly re-created original Ram session tracks in the non-album single, 'Another Day' and it's B-Side, 'Oh Woman Oh Why'.
Unfortunately, I don't believe this to be true. The album comes across as an attempt to recreate the original, almost note for note. It's perfectly good, but a bit pointless - if I want to listen to the original "Ram", then I'll listen to the original "Ram".
In addition, there are three or four faults in the performances. I'm not judging them on their ability, but at these points, you just want to yell "cut", and go for another take .They really are that obvious. They make a complete mess of the "Butter Pie" section of "Admiral Halsey" for example, and I'm sure that could (should) have been remedied with another couple of takes.
Overall, it's a bit of a pointless remake. Perfectly pleasant, but no more.