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Tom Rush - The Circle Game [Expanded & Remastered] (2008)

2-06-2014, 09:33
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Tom Rush - The Circle Game [Expanded & Remastered] (2008)

Artist: Tom Rush
Title Of Album: The Circle Game
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Elektra/Rhino Records / 8122-79978-5
Genre: Contemporary Folk, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Total Time: 52:10 min
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 125 mb / 290 mb

Released in 1968, The Circle Game is a perfect song cycle, telling the story of a relationship from start to end. It established Tom Rush as a mature folk singer who'd moved away from the rustic blues of his early Cambridge days, and it introduced three then-unknown songwriters to the public arena. Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne all contribute songs, and Rush caps things off with his masterful original "No Regrets" (which later became a hit for The Walker Brothers). The performances are tasteful and highlight Rush's warm approach. Mitchell, in particular, receives important exposure for no less than three tracks: "Tin Angel," "Urge For Going," and the title track. This album is often cited as the catalyst for folk singers becoming singer/songwriters and as a key influence on the music that would dominate the early '70s. This 40th-anniversary edition includes remastered sound, single versions of Taylor's "Something in the Way She Moves," "Urge for Going," and an early take of the title track. Essential.

Review by Shawn M. Haney
A candid and charming collection of songs that glisten as beautifully as a clear mountain stream. Singer/songwriter/poet Tom Rush had a wonderful idea in mind for a concept album, working with music business greats Arthur Gorson and Paul Harris to blend the best of the time period's songwriters. The effort results in a splendid achievement of emotionally and lyrically gripping material. Taking advantage of his resonant tenor voice and the majestic talents of a stirring crew of musicians, Rush performs wistful and ethereal versions of some of his favorite songs. Material selected includes deeply lyrical tunes such as Joni Mitchell's "Tin Angel" and "Urge for Going," and romantic songs like James Taylor's "Something in the Way She Moves." The album, titled The Circle Game, features Mitchell's radio hit single of the same name. Certainly during the '70s this album was marketed well and fared with great success among the listening public, inviting Rush into an elite group of solo singer/songwriters of the decade. Just to prove to the world that he is no fluke himself when it comes to arranging and composing, Rush succeeds with two beautifully crafted works of his own, masterfully woven and spun on the acoustic guitar, along with an endearing work of lush production featuring the brilliant efforts of conductor Paul Harris and orchestra. A must-listen for those who are sincerely curious and are seeking a good singer/songwriter talent from this period.


1. "Tin Angel" (Joni Mitchell) – 3:22
2. "Something in the Way She Moves" (James Taylor) – 3:25
3. "Urge for Going" (Joni Mitchell) – 5:50
4. "Sunshine, Sunshine" (James Taylor) – 2:55
5. "The Glory of Love" (Billy Hill) – 2:22
6. "Shadow Dream Song" (Jackson Browne) – 3:24
7. "The Circle Game" (Joni Mitchell) – 5:12
8. "So Long" (Charlie Rich) – 2:55
9. "Rockport Sunday" (Tom Rush) – 4:34
10. "No Regrets" (Tom Rush) - 3:50

Bonus Tracks
11. 'Instrumental coda to "No Regrets" - 0:42
12. "Something in the Way She Moves" (Single Version) - 3:31
13. "Urge for Going" (Single Version) - 3:37
14. "The Circle Game" (Take One) - 5:34

Tom Rush - guitar, vocals
Hugh McCracken - electric guitar, keyboards
Don Thomas - electric guitar, keyboards
Jonathan Raskin - acoustic guitar, bass
Bruce Langhorne - acoustic guitar
Eric Gale - electric guitar
Joe Grimm - bass, saxophone
Joe Mack - bass, saxophone
Bob Bushnell - bass, saxophone
Paul Harris - keyboards
Buddy Lucas - saxophone
Herb Lovelle - drums
Bernard Purdie - drums
Richie Ritz - drums
Producer: Arthur Gorson



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