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Circus Maximus
Circus Maximus
Circus Maximus
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Circus Maximus
Title: Circus Maximus
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1967
Re-Release Date: 4/19/1991
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Outlaw Country, Singer-Songwriters, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015707926027, 015707026048, 015707926041, 090204540426, 4024572129910

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One Song Makes it All Worthwhile
Kurt Harding | Boerne TX | 03/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I almost never recommend an album on the basis of the strength of one song, but here I'll make an exception. "Wind" carries this album and completely blows the rest of the songs away. I first heard the song on Phoenix FM station KDKB, a station that was once in the vanguard of progressive music, back in the mid-70s. I suspected that the band received airplay only because of the Jerry Jeff Walker connection yet there is very little Walker influence apparent in its music. Without Walker, this album would likely have gotten no airplay and would have faced quick consignment to the cutout bins. When I bought the album in order to own a recording of Wind, I was disappointed in the utter lack of merit in any of the other songs. But I was pleased that I now owned a copy of that sophisticated jewel of a song I wanted - Wind - and that five-star, piano-driven jazzy tune is the one song that makes the album worthwhile. If you haven't heard Wind, you owe it to yourself to ensure that you do."
A must-own classic for one song
Michael J Edelman | Huntington Woods, MI USA | 08/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most of this album is pretty forgettable 60s-era psychadelia, but there's one song- Bob Bruno's 60s classic "Wind"- that makes this an absolute must-have for anyone who grew up in the 1960s. I spent years tracking down this album in the late 1970s, so of course I was thrilled when it came out on CD.If you remember "Wind", you'll know why you need this album. If you've never heard it, get the CD and treat yourself to one of the great classics of that era."
Buy it for "Wind", listen to it for a delicious time warp
Moldyoldie | Motown, USA | 08/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As have other reviewers; I, too, made a personal quest for this album just to have in my possession that delightful jazzy number titled "Wind". However, I was fortunate enough to find it on an original Vanguard LP pressing. Later, I would also pick up this CD release. Let me state flatly that the sound of the LP is warmer, not as compressed sounding, and devoid of a few technical hiccups found on the CD. Though slightly disconcerting, these few glitches wouldn't dissuade me from recommending purchase of this disc, mainly since its now the only available method of hearing this ingratiating album.

Yes, the bulk of the songs are mostly derivative in style and substance. Those tunes written by Bob Bruno (with that one fabulous exception!) will take you back to a time when jangle and fuzz guitar and organ were all the rage. It would make for good background music at a mid-'60s retro party. The tunes of Jerry Jeff Walker are played and sung in a disarming folk/pop manner with lyrics exuding a developing heartfelt cynicism. Present-day fans of Jerry Jeff would definitely get a kick out of this!

"Wind", however, is a tune that transcends everything else to be heard here. Why it strikes a chord with so many is difficult to pin down, suffice it to say that its charms are both true and timeless...and make the album well worth the purchase."