Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD releases.

Ringo Starr,"What's My Name" (UMC)- No festive season could ever be truly complete without the appearance of a new album from one-time Beatles percussionist Ringo Starr.The artist formerly known as Richard Starkey has joined forces once again with old friends such as Joe Walsh and former Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart to assemble an easy on the ear package which peaks with a touching rendition of John Lennon's "Grow Old With Me" featuring his former musical sidekick Paul McCartney on bass and backing vocals.

Mike Zito and Friends ,"Rock'n'Roll-A Tribute To Chuck Berry" (Ruf Records)-The latest musical offering from acclaimed singer-guitarist Mike Zito takes the form of a heartfelt tribute to fellow St.Louis native Chuck Berry, drawing on contributions from a glittering array of guest musicians including Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth and Robben Ford to name but a few. The latter turns in a peerless performance on "You Never Can Tell,"and Chuck's grandson Charles Berry III also sparkles on the opening cut, a passion fuelled rendition of "St.Louis Blues."

Sparks,"Past Tense: The Best of Sparks" (BMG)- Ron and Russell Mael may have enjoyed a brief glimpse of chart success during the mid seventies via typically quirky ditties such as "Something For The Girl With Everything" and the rampaging "This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both Of Us," but for the bulk of their fifty year existence as Sparks the Californian brothers have had to settle for a much lower public profile despite creating some of the most intelligent and sophisticated art rock that you could ever wish to hear. This richly rewarding 3CD anthology traces the Mael's career from 1967's "Computer Girl" (recorded under the guise of Urban Renewal Project) to 2017's "Check Out Time 11AM," pausing along the way to showcase the aforementioned hits alongside similarly infectious gems such as "Amateur Hour," "Looks,Looks,Looks" and "Beat The Clock."