Circle Game [Bonus Tracks]

The Circle Game [Bonus Tracks]

by Tom Rush
     
 

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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

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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. [The 2007 Rhino edition includes bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0081227997854
catalogNumber:
1106637

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Performance Credits

Tom Rush   Primary Artist
Eric Gale   Electric Guitar
Joe Grimm   Saxophone
Bruce Langhorne   Guitar
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Buddy Lucas   Saxophone
Joe Mack   Bass
Hugh McCracken   Electric Guitar
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Don Thomas   Electric Guitar
Richie Ritz   Drums
Jonathan Raskin   Bass,Classical Guitar

Technical Credits

Tom Rush   Composer,Concept
Jackson Browne   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
James Taylor   Composer
Brooks Arthur   Engineer
Bruce Botnick   Engineer
Arthur Gorson   Producer
Peter Doggett   Liner Notes
William S. Harvey   Cover Design
Matt Dornan   Reissue Design
Stuart Batsford   Reissue Producer

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