Tom Rush ‎– The Circle Game -1968 -Folk Rock (vinyl)

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Tom Rush ‎– The Circle Game -1968 -Folk Rock (vinyl)

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he Circle Game is the 1968 album from folk rock musician Tom Rush. He covers three songs from fellow singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, as well as songs by Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Rush himself wrote "Rockport Sunday" and his classic, often-covered tune "No Regrets"; the song has become a folk standard, and has been covered by several dozen artists, including Emmylou Harris, The Walker Brothers, Fairport Convention, Olivia Newton-John, indie-pop group Luna, and Curtis Stigers. In addition to his original rendition here, Rush himself later made a radically different version for Columbia Recordsfeaturing a screaming electric guitar solo.

The songs follow the cycle of a relationship from its beginning to an end, according to the lyric content and sequencing of songs. Joni Mitchell's "The Circle Game," recorded prior to her own release of the song, can be read as the turning point of the relationship while "Rockport Sunday" ends the romance using an instrumental piece, followed by the coda "No Regrets." Supporting this concept is the cover shot, which pictures then girlfriend Jill Lumpkin behind Tom Rush as photographed by Linda Eastman.

On May 9, 2008, Rhino/Warner released a fully remastered 40th Anniversary Edition. Three bonus tracks were added, including the single versions of "Something in the Way She Moves" and "Urge for Going," plus a previously unreleased acoustic first take of "The Circle Game." In addition, the 42-second instrumental coda to "No Regrets", which ends the original album, appears for the first time on CD

Label:Elektra ‎– EKS-74018
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:1968
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 8 slight wear
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 - 9 very light marks
side 2 - 10
BIN # *52

Tracklist

A1 Tin Angel 3:22
A2 Something In The Way She Moves 3:25
A3 Urge For Going 5:50
A4 Sunshine Sunshine 2:55
A5 The Glory Of Love 2:22
B1 Shadow Dream Song 3:24
B2 The Circle Game 5:12
B3 So Long 2:55
B4 Rockport Sunday 4:34
B5 No Regrets 3:50

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