Official vinyl reissue of one of the best progressive albums ever resurfaced from the British Islands.
Despite being self-recorded, the 1973 debut by this British progressive quintet is one of the most accomplished albums in its genre, recalling the work of Yes, King Crimson and the Moody Blues, with plenty of imaginative keyboard and guitar work.
Cirkus formed in late 1973, from the ashes of bands Lucas Tyson and Moonhead. Hollies' manager Robin Britten took the band under his wings and during 1974, Cirkus recorded their debut, entitled 'One', and just 1,000 copies were pressed up. It is widely regarded as the most musically accomplished private pressing of its kind to emerge out of the UK's then burgeoning progressive music scene of the early 70's. 'One' was produced by veteran from the (early) Beatles and Hollies, Ron Richards. All the tracks were laid down virtually live and then the overdubs and vocals were added in later sessions. Enhanced string and choir parts, written by Tony Hymas, were also added later and followed the mellotron lines.
This reissue is coming along an extra 7' single with two previously unreleased tracks from 1974. 'Castles' and 'The heaviest stone'. 'Castles' was one of…if not the first song ever recorded by Cirkus.
*Exact reproduction of the original gatefold cover and the labels.
*Extra 7' single with two previously unreleased on vinyl demo tracks. *Bio and photos.
*180gr vinyl as usual.
*PVC protective outersleeve.
A1 You Are
A3 April '73
A4 Song For Tavish
A5 A Prayer
B1 Brotherly Love
B2 Those Were The Days
B4a I. Breach
B4b II. Ad Infinitum
S2 The Heaviest Stone