"I'm the Greatest" is a song written by English musician John Lennon that was released as the opening track of the 1973 album Ringo by Ringo Starr. With Starr, Lennon and George Harrison appearing on the track, it marks the only time that three former Beatles recorded together between the band's break-up in 1970 and Lennon's death in 1980. Lennon wrote the song in December 1970 as a wry comment on his rise to fame, and later tailored the composition for Starr to sing. Named after one of Muhammad Ali's catchphrases, the song partly evokes the stage-show concept of the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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  • «I'm the Greatest» es una canción del músico británico John Lennon, publicado en el álbum de estudio Ringo de Ringo Starr, su antiguo compañero de The Beatles. Con Starr, Lennon y George Harrison en la grabación del tema, la canción marcó la única vez que más de dos ex-Beatles grabaron juntos entre la separación de The Beatles en 1970 y el asesinato de John Lennon en 1980. Lennon compuso «I'm the Greatest» en diciembre de 1970 como un comentario irónico sobre su pasado en el grupo, y más tarde adaptó la composición para Starr. La grabación de «I'm the Greatest» tuvo lugar en Los Ángeles en marzo de 1973 durante una época en que las tensiones entre los antiguos miembros de The Beatles habían disminuido, después de que Starr, Lennon y Harrison rompiesen relaciones con su mánager, Allen Klein. Las noticias sobre las sesiones, producidas por Richard Perry, dieron origen a varias especulaciones sobre una posible reformación de The Beatles. La presencia en la grabación del bajista Klaus Voormann y del teclista Billy Preston, como posibles sustitutos de Paul McCartney, crearon una formación que la prensa apodó como The Ladders desde 1971. «I'm the Greatest» apareció como el primer tema del álbum Ringo y fue posteriormente recopilado en Blast From Your Past (1975) y Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo (2007). Starr ha interpretado la canción en directo con The All-Starr Band, cuyo segundo álbum, Live From Montreux, se abre con este tema. Una versión con Lennon en la voz principal apareció en 1998 en John Lennon Anthology. (es)
  • "I'm the Greatest" is a song written by English musician John Lennon that was released as the opening track of the 1973 album Ringo by Ringo Starr. With Starr, Lennon and George Harrison appearing on the track, it marks the only time that three former Beatles recorded together between the band's break-up in 1970 and Lennon's death in 1980. Lennon wrote the song in December 1970 as a wry comment on his rise to fame, and later tailored the composition for Starr to sing. Named after one of Muhammad Ali's catchphrases, the song partly evokes the stage-show concept of the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Recording for "I'm the Greatest" took place in Los Angeles in March 1973, during a period when tensions among all the former Beatles had eased. News of Starr, Lennon and Harrison working together led to heightened speculation in the press that the band might re-form. The presence on the recording of bassist Klaus Voormann, as a supposed stand-in for Paul McCartney, created a line-up that the press had dubbed the Ladders since 1971. The song was produced by Richard Perry and also includes musical contributions from Billy Preston, a keyboard player who had long been associated with the Beatles. Some commentators consider "I'm the Greatest" to be one of Starr's signature tunes. In his contemporary review for Rolling Stone, Ben Gerson praised it as a song on which "a stunning alchemy occurs"; author Peter Doggett likens the track to a "lost gem" from the Beatles' Abbey Road album. "I'm the Greatest" was later included on Starr's compilations Blast from Your Past (1975) and Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr (2007). Starr has often performed it in concert with his All-Starr Band, whose second album, Live from Montreux (1993), opens with the song. A version from the 1973 recording session with Lennon on lead vocals appeared on the 1998 box set John Lennon Anthology. (en)
  • I'm the Greatest est une chanson écrite par le musicien britannique John Lennon et publiée en 1973 sur l'album Ringo, le troisième album solo de Ringo Starr suivant la séparation des Beatles. Figurant Starr, Lennon et George Harrison, I'm the Greatest marque l'unique occasion où plus de deux ex-Beatles ont joué sur un même enregistrement entre la séparation des Fab Four en 1970 et la mort de John Lennon en 1980. I'm the Greatest, écrite en décembre 1970, est le résultat d'une vision ironique que Lennon avait de son expérience comme Beatle. Les séances d'enregistrement ont eu lieu à Los Angeles en mars 1973 durant un moment d'apaisement des tensions entre les ex-membres des Beatles causées par la rupture des liens entre Lennon, Starr et Harrison et leur agent, Allen Klein. À la suite de l'annonce de la direction de l'album par Richard Perry, il y a eu des spéculations sur la reformation des Beatles. La présence sur l'enregistrement du bassiste Klaus Voormann et du claviériste Billy Preston, ainsi que la présence en studio de Paul McCartney ont constitué une équipe surnommée the Ladders par le presse à partir de 1971. Première chanson de l'album Ringo, I'm the Greatest figura sur les compilations de Ringo Starr : Blast from Your Past (1975) et Photograph (2007). Accompagné de son All-Starr Band, Ringo Starr reprit la chanson en concert et l'incorpora au deuxième album du groupe, Live from Montreux (1993), comme morceau d'ouverture. Une version en a été enregistrée avec John Lennon au chant et figure dans le coffret John Lennon Anthology paru en 1998. * Portail de la musique Portail de la musique • section Chanson (fr)
  • I'm the Greatest è una canzone scritta da John Lennon per Ringo Starr ed apparsa inizialmente sull'album Ringo; in seguito è stata inclusa nelle raccolte Blast from Your Past e Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo. (it)
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  • Just like that; no planning. The three ex-Beatles recorded one of John's songs. Everyone in the room was just gleaming ... it's such a universal gleam with The Beatles.
  • "I'm the Greatest"? It's the Muhammad Ali line ... I couldn't sing it, but it was perfect for Ringo. He could say, "I'm the greatest" and people wouldn't get upset. Whereas if I said "I'm the greatest," they'd all take it so seriously.
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  • – John Lennon, 1980
  • – Richard Perry, recalling the session for "I'm the Greatest"
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  • I'm the Greatest è una canzone scritta da John Lennon per Ringo Starr ed apparsa inizialmente sull'album Ringo; in seguito è stata inclusa nelle raccolte Blast from Your Past e Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo. (it)
  • "I'm the Greatest" is a song written by English musician John Lennon that was released as the opening track of the 1973 album Ringo by Ringo Starr. With Starr, Lennon and George Harrison appearing on the track, it marks the only time that three former Beatles recorded together between the band's break-up in 1970 and Lennon's death in 1980. Lennon wrote the song in December 1970 as a wry comment on his rise to fame, and later tailored the composition for Starr to sing. Named after one of Muhammad Ali's catchphrases, the song partly evokes the stage-show concept of the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. (en)
  • «I'm the Greatest» es una canción del músico británico John Lennon, publicado en el álbum de estudio Ringo de Ringo Starr, su antiguo compañero de The Beatles. Con Starr, Lennon y George Harrison en la grabación del tema, la canción marcó la única vez que más de dos ex-Beatles grabaron juntos entre la separación de The Beatles en 1970 y el asesinato de John Lennon en 1980. Lennon compuso «I'm the Greatest» en diciembre de 1970 como un comentario irónico sobre su pasado en el grupo, y más tarde adaptó la composición para Starr. (es)
  • I'm the Greatest est une chanson écrite par le musicien britannique John Lennon et publiée en 1973 sur l'album Ringo, le troisième album solo de Ringo Starr suivant la séparation des Beatles. Figurant Starr, Lennon et George Harrison, I'm the Greatest marque l'unique occasion où plus de deux ex-Beatles ont joué sur un même enregistrement entre la séparation des Fab Four en 1970 et la mort de John Lennon en 1980. I'm the Greatest, écrite en décembre 1970, est le résultat d'une vision ironique que Lennon avait de son expérience comme Beatle. (fr)
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