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Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Matthew Greenwald
A true sleeper in the context of California pop, this album is a lot of things at once: soft pop, a smattering of rock, and a heavy dose of easy listening. As a songwriter, Roger Nichols wrote with such luminaries as Paul Williams and fresh from his Pet Sounds collaboration with Brian Wilson Tony Asher, who co-wrote several of the selections here. The group itself has a great vocal blend: Nichols is joined by Murray MacLeod and his sister Melinda, and the three voices combined create a wonderful soft sheen, equally effective on the ballads Bacharach's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and uptempo numbers "Don't Take Your Time". There is an extremely gorgeous version of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Greenwald
A true sleeper in the context of California pop, this album is a lot of things at once: soft pop, a smattering of rock, and a heavy dose of easy listening. As a songwriter, Roger Nichols wrote with such luminaries as Paul Williams and fresh from his Pet Sounds collaboration with Brian Wilson Tony Asher, who co-wrote several of the selections here. The group itself has a great vocal blend: Nichols is joined by Murray MacLeod and his sister Melinda, and the three voices combined create a wonderful soft sheen, equally effective on the ballads Bacharach's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and uptempo numbers "Don't Take Your Time". There is an extremely gorgeous version of Goffen & King's "Snow Queen" which was to appear a year later on the City's LP, Now That Everything's Been Said; the song here is a graceful waltz underpinned by superb vocals. The credits on the album are a virtual who's who of California pop at the time. Among those that helped out on the project in one way or another are Lenny Waronker, Van Dyke Parks, Bruce Botnick, and Randy Newman. Superbly produced by Tommy LiPuma, the album unfortunately didn't do very well at the time of its release, which is an incredible injustice. The music, though, holds up extremely well today, and is an authentic slice of California pop. Delicious. [This version of the album includes eight bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: Rev-Ola
  • EAN: 5013929438620
  • Catalog Number: 86
  • Sales rank: 86,432

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Take Your Time - Small Circle of Friends (2:29)
  2. 2 With a Little Help from My Friends - Small Circle of Friends (2:48)
  3. 3 Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Small Circle of Friends (2:45)
  4. 4 I Can See Only You - Small Circle of Friends (2:55)
  5. 5 Snow Queen - Small Circle of Friends (3:24)
  6. 6 Love So Fine - Small Circle of Friends (2:00)
  7. 7 Kinda Wasted Without You - Small Circle of Friends (2:22)
  8. 8 Just Beyond Your Smile - Small Circle of Friends (2:17)
  9. 9 I'll Be Back - Small Circle of Friends (2:35)
  10. 10 Cocoanut Grove - Small Circle of Friends (2:34)
  11. 11 Didn't Want to Have to Do It - Small Circle of Friends (2:36)
  12. 12 Can I Go - Small Circle of Friends (2:10)
  13. 13 Our Day Will Come - Roger Nichols (2:23)
  14. 14 Love Song, Love Song - Roger Nichols (2:02)
  15. 15 Just Beyond Your Smile - Roger Nichols (2:20)
  16. 16 I'll Be Back - Small Circle of Friends (2:42)
  17. 17 Let's Ride - Roger Nichols (2:52)
  18. 18 The Drifter - Roger Nichols (2:31)
  19. 19 Trust - Roger Nichols (2:25)
  20. 20 St. Bernie the Sno-Dog - Roger Nichols (2:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends Primary Artist
Roger Nichols Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Carole King Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
John Sebastian Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Nick DeCaro Arranger
Mort Garson Arranger, Composer
Bob Hilliard Composer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Marty Paich Arranger
Nick Robbins Sound Creation
John Tartaglia Arranger
Valerie Watson Copy Editing, Proof Reading
Boris Williams Composer
MacLeod Composer
Joe Foster Producer, Sound Creation
Paul Williams Composer
Steve Stanley Producer, Liner Notes, Art Direction
Bob Thompson Arranger
Roger Nichols Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tony Asher Composer
Barbara Roberds Composer
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