since there were circles
Media Condition: M
Sleeve Condition: M
Genre: Rock, Folk, Pop
Notes: Digitally remastered reissue with extra insert ft. rememberings/thoughts by Lind himself.
If you like: Aerial Ballet-era Nilsson, you’ll like this one!
About: Just a few short years after his single “Elusive Butterfly” rose to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966, Bob Lind was semi-retired from the music business. But in 1971 he entered the studio again to record with an all-star band that included Gene Clark (The Byrds), Doug Dillard (The Dillards), Bernie Leadon (Eagles), and legendary session bassist Carol Kaye (known for her work with Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, and many more).
Produced by Doug Weston with beautiful arrangements by Jimmy Bond, Since There Were Circles was originally issued by Capitol Records. But it got lost in the proverbial cracks of history… rendering it a rare collectible*via Light In The Attic Records
Why it’s worth your time: Well, I might be biased here–Since There Were Circles is one of my favorite albums of all time. Maybe it’s Lind’s drunken vocal delivery or the vivid stories that live in the lyrics or my affinity for country-leaning folk. Either way, it’s surely an album with a rickety kind of charm. A rare one at that–it manages to keep you concurrently attentive and blissfully dazed.
A favorite track: Loser