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Circus - Circus LP

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Circus - Circus LP. 180 gram 24-remastered vinyl release from this late 60s group from the Netherlands. Circus had everything to become the first Dutch super band, along the lines of a.o. Cream and Blind Faith. In January 1968 guitarist and composer Frank Nuyens and drummer/lyricist Jay Baar rose from the ashes of Q65. Herman Brood (Cuby + B) would play piano and Henk Smitskamp (Motions) was approached as bassist/singer. Smitskamp however, chose for After Tea and Brood just did not show up. Mark Klein (James Mean) joined as keyboardist, Frank Verhoef became the bassist/singer. With them, Nuyens and Baar made the first recordings. Later they went into the studio with producer Hans van Hemert, for the complex basis of Mother Motha's Sundance. Although the focus was on instrumental pieces, Circus planned to use a different singer for each song. Hans van Hemert did the "guide-vocal" of Voluntary Peacemaker and Wim Bieler put his teeth in Fairy Tales Of Truth, a long drawn out song full of psychedelia. Circus' groundbreaking sound attracted serious interest from Apple Records, the label of The Beatles. But their recording career never went beyond a test pressing of the single Medusa - recently found in the archives of Hitweek. Since Q65 had split up, but was contractually obliged to deliver one more album, a number of Circus songs landed on the last Q65 LP, 'Revival'. Four decades later Circus presents the original rough working versions, different and sometimes longer than what appeared on 'Revival'. Justice at last, for a band that existed only for a short period, but that made a big impression by their productivity and - above all - creativity. (sealed)

Side A
1. Fairy Tales Of Truth 7.30
2. Mother Sundance 6.05
Side B
1. Change Of Scene 5.33
2. Voluntary Peacemaker 5.00
3. Medusa 3.42
Stereo / Previously unreleased Studio Sessions, 1968

FRANK NUYENS - Rhythm-/Solo-/Bass Guitar, Bottle, Vocals
MARCO KLEIN - Piano, Organ, Banjo, Vocals
FRANK VERHOEF - Bass-/Rhythm-/Solo Guitar, Organ, Vocals B3
JAY BAAR - Drums, Percussion, Piano, Vocals B1
Guest Appearances:
Wim Bieler - Vocals A1
Hans van Hemert - Vocals B2
Paul Natte - Mellotron


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