Editors' Notes Released in 1968, The Circle Game is a perfect song cycle, telling the story of a relationship from start to end. It established Tom Rush as a mature folk singer who'd moved away from the rustic blues of his early Cambridge days, and it introduced three then-unknown songwriters to the public arena. Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne all contribute songs, and Rush caps things off with his masterful original "No Regrets" (which later became a hit for The Walker Brothers). The performances are tasteful and highlight Rush's warm approach. Mitchell, in particular, receives important exposure for no less than three tracks: "Tin Angel," "Urge For Going," and the title track. This album is often cited as the catalyst for folk singers becoming singer/songwriters and as a key influence on the music that would dominate the early '70s. This 40th-anniversary edition includes remastered sound, single versions of Taylor's "Something in the Way She Moves," "Urge for Going," and an early take of the title track. Essential.

SONG
Tin Angel
1
3:27
 
Something In the Way She Moves
2
3:31
 
Urge for Going
3
5:51
 
Sunshine Sunshine
4
3:00
 
The Glory of Love
5
2:27
 
Shadow Dream Song
6
3:27
 
The Circle Game
7
5:17
 
So Long
8
3:04
 
Rockport Sunday
9
4:37
 
No Regrets
10
3:51
 
[Coda]
11
0:42
 
Something In the Way She Moves (Single Version)
12
3:31
 
Urge for Going (Single Version)
13
3:37
 
The Circle Game (Take One)
14
5:34
 

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