Ringo Starr – “Sentimental Journey” Album Cover Location
The Empress Pub, 93 High Park St, Toxteth, Liverpool L8 3UF, United Kingdom.
Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr has the distinction of being the first solo (non-avant-garde) studio album by a member of The Beatles, coming out just weeks before Paul McCartney’s debut. Starr chose to record an album of standards that were some of his mother’s and other family member’s favorites. The album’s cover was a photograph by Richard Polak, of a pub in Liverpool called The Empress. The people in the windows of the pub on the album cover are all relatives of Starr. The pub is just around the corner from where Starr was born at 9 Madryn St.
The album was released on April 24, 1970 in the US (March 27 in the UK) and generally received lackluster reviews. The album peaked at #7 in the UK and #22 in the US and went Gold within two months of it’s release.