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Since There Were Circles Enhanced, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (20 Nov. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rpm
  • ASIN: B000HXDXK4
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 225,082 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I Love To Sing/Sweet Harriet
  2. City Scenes
  3. Love Came Riding
  4. Loser
  5. Not That I Would Want Her Back
  6. Theme From The Music Box
  7. Anymore
  8. Spilling Over
  9. She Can Get Along
  10. Up In The Morning Me
  11. Since There Were Circles
  12. I Found You
  13. Marlene
  14. San Francisco Woman
  15. Colorado Line
  16. We Are Children Still

Product Description

A star of the mid 60's US folk rock boom hitting the top 5 in America with his own song Elusive Butterfly . This song was then covered by many other artists around the world, as were later songs by the likes of the Turtles, Noel Harrison, Nancy Sinatra and Bobby Sherman, including Cheryl's Going Home (the Blues Project), Counting (Marianne Faithfull), and Mr. Zero (Yardbirds' lead singer Keith Relf).

Emerging from the folk clubs of mid America, Lind hooked up with Jack Nitzsche, playing guitar on Nitzsche sessions for Liberty Records, before scoring his own hit single. In a way unfortunately for Lind he was then widely touted as "the new Bob Dylan" and the latest spokesperson for youth during 1966; as is the way of the music industry, an impossible tag to live up to and rather overshadowing Lind's fine recorded works that followed.

In 1970 Lind recorded "Since There Were Circles", released in 1971 on Capitol Records in the US, with sadly limited availability elsewhere. It is another excellent collection of sensitive folk rock songs and pretty melodies, boasting special backing from guests Rod Dillard, Doug Dillard and Gene Clark. A rare and sought after album (around $200 on recent search) this the first time the album has been reissued, and is enhanced by the inclusion of four bonus tracks being supplied directly by Bob. (trivia note these tracks are being mixed, and the album re-mastered by Lind's present near-neighbour in Florida, Aerovon - Tom Hartman.)

Today, Bob is a writer with five novels to his name, but his music has not been forgotten and Richard Hawley, High Llamas and Pulp number amongst his contemporary fans. (Pulp even recorded a song "Bob Lind").

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Format: Audio CD
To my ears this is an excellent record certainly not dated for the time..strong songs like City Scenes Loser Sweet Harriet..well they are all good and Theme from the Music Box is one of the most beautiful songs ive heard both lyrically and musically...plus you get Gene Clark on harmonica Doug Dillard on banjo and Bernie Leadon on guitar..this guy made 2 great albums in the 60s..why would he suddenly make a dud three years later?

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ccec300) out of 5 stars Coolest yet!! 30 Jan. 2007
By James E. Hoover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
There's a certain sound in a young man's voice that just comes out effortlessly when he must feel he's on top of the world-and understands it all completely. "Since There Were Circles" on RPM Records in the UK is one of those magical records for me. The confidence from Bob's vocal delivery just leaps off this disc, with all his different twists and turns from his earlier also-wonderful discs. He's playing with his brightness and tone a lot-which is great new stuff to me--and I've never heard his delivery be so relaxed and easy sounding-like silk. I would place this record up next to Elvis Costello's "Imperial Bedroom" as far as how it strikes me as I listen to it-like the artist is there to serve no one but himself-which is the way it should be-(at least according to me!) This record also has such a cool, dry recording sound-very 70's and "in your face". Even the strings and horns (wonderful arrangements!) are nice and dry-like a Don Dixon approach. Bob is also completely unconcerned about the usual abab cdcd rhyme scheme in 99% of all recorded music. He does rhyme-but only....when he wants to. He serves no master. This is definitely the "coolest" record of Bob's-to date-and I personally know there is more to come. I've heard it....

Did I mention the packaging is great too? A nice big fold-out with lots of interesting liners and comments from Bob. Also-the bonus cuts are all top shelf. No filler, whatsoever. Great pictures too! It has the very best version of "San Francisco Woman" I've heard yet.

Bob is no one-hit wonder-he's all over the map, if you ask me.

Jamie Hoover 1/30/07 *****
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ccec450) out of 5 stars The world is still a "B" movie 20 April 2007
By Photomic - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
WOW!!!! I am VERY happy to have this on CD! It really is a great album. I thought Bob was an excellent song writer from his earlier work, but this album just solidifies his talent. It is a very sad album. His first 2 albums (Don't be concerned & Photographes and feelings) were on the sad side, but there was a sense of hope. Since there were circles....Is boarder line angry at times. You really feel what his state of mind was at that point while listening to it, which is a great example of Bob's talent. This album reminds me of John Phillips' Wolf King of LA album. Not the sound, but the tone and the mood. It seems like people had high hopes for things in the 60's and by the 70's all of the good intentions and high spirits were just gone. Or maybe the rock & roll lifestyle just caught up to everyone & everyone burnt out. I don't know, I wasn't there but I am glad that the music was.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x977181c8) out of 5 stars A forgotten gem... 17 Feb. 2008
By B. Bowman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this CD on a whim after reading about Bob Lind, and have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. This music (which was recorded in 1970) sounds like it could have been released yesterday and would fit right in with today's acoustic music scene. I suspected prior to buying this disc that the arrangements might be dated or flowery as some of the products of the late sixties singer/songwriters can be, but it isn't. Lind's tasteful arrangements, timeless melodies, and relatable lyrics make this a recording that has aged very well (if at all), and I admire that in a recording artist. Lind surrounded himself with a lot of talented musicians for these sessions too: Bernie Leadon (Flying Burrito Brothers, The Eagles) on lead guitar, ex-Byrd Gene Clark on harmonica, and notable session musician Doug Dillard on banjo. An added bonus was the liner notes, which were written with Lind's participation and contain his insights and explanations about the subject matter of each song. Lind is very candid about his drug and alcohol abuse during the time he wrote and recorded this music and is honest about how it affected his songwriting, which I found to be refreshing. I also have to add that his songs about relationships have the kind of insights that remain true from generation to generation, which is the mark of a great songwriter. A lot of the songs also capture the kind of disillusionment that was prevalent in so many of the albums of the early 1970's, when for many the dream of the sixties was over and the drugs had really kicked in. Lind's voice is a perfect vehicle for singing these types of songs too, his vocals on "Anymore" and throughout the album have the perfect mix of longing and anger, but with an underlying hope and tempered with the perfect amount of whiskey soaked rasp. If you are a fan of the singer/songwriters of the early seventies, this is a worthy addition to any collection and I would recommend it. I'm also glad to hear that after many years away from the music scene Bob Lind is recording new music. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for a new release.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9748fee8) out of 5 stars A hidden gem from the early 70's 14 Jan. 2010
By scot e pagel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I heard about this album reading about it years ago, but could never find it. My dad had his world pacific albums I played them to death when I was a kid and have been hooked on Lind's stuff ever since. So when I heard from Bob's website that is was released I quickly ordered it here and sat down to listen from beginning to end to include the bonus tracks and just one word, Superb! The album flows and is as good as anything that came out at that time period. Bob Lind has a way with lyrics, he has an uncanny way of explaining or comparing something in nature to an event or place or vice verse, his songs always get me to think afterwards and his playing is top notch. Hope to see him play live someday. Highly recommended!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Gadget Nut - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It's great to finally have this classic, essential, early 70's Bob Lind recording on CD. This release is like a fine wine in that it get's better with each listening. Highly recommend!
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