Denny Seiwell’s tribute to Ram, on the year of it’s 50th anniversary.
Denny Seiwell, the drummer on Paul & Linda McCartney’s 1971 album “Ram“, co-produced a tribute album to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release.
Original guitarist David Spinozza returned to reprise his parts on the album along with Marvin Stamm who played the flugelhorn on “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”. In total, over 100 musicians contributed to this album.
The album was released on May 14, 2021, the same day as the official 50th anniversary half-speed remastered vinyl.
Released on Cherry Red Records: Ram On is a 50th Anniversary re-imagining of Paul and Linda McCartney’s seminal “Ram” album.
It was co-produced by multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo and Denny Seiwell, original drummer on “Ram” in 1971.
The album also features re-created original ‘Ram’ session tracks in the Non-Album Single, ‘Another Day’ and its B-Side, ‘Oh Woman Oh Why’.
Denny Seiwell: “Fernando called me up and he said “Do you know it’s 50th anniversary of Ram? Let’s do the whole album!”.
I said, “Well, yeah, I think so, but before we do anything let me call Paul, let me see how he feels about that”.
So I called Paul and he said “Yeah, go ahead, have fun”. So it seemed we got his blessing and then I talked to his people at MPL [McCartney Productions Limited] in New York to make sure that we didn’t, you know, crush anything that he was planning and that [there were] no conflicts of interest.”
I’m sorry I forgot to mention this in 2021 Paul post, but this is a delightful album, made with care, love and talent.
Give it a listen and Ram On.