Read the reviews below, just an amazing response to this release. This is a great record. My friend Terry Carolan sent me a box of these to give out to my customers, because he wants his music to be heard. Be sure to get one!
What the reviewers say about Circus Of Mirth;
Terry Carolan and Robert Woodrich, formerly of Just Boys and New Movies, along with Ralph Smith and Robert Watkins, formerly of Amnesia, have united as Heirs Of Fortune to create this mainstream pop-rock album. The four, all part of Tampa's mid Seventies music scene, united after decades to work on an album whose songs and lyrics reflect their shared experience with friend, fan, supported and benefactor, Gary Littleton.If you like Paul McCartney, Badfinger, the Beach Boys and ELO... you may love this album!
Circus Of Mirth is lyrically mature, sophisticated pop, laced with melodies, choruses and rich harmonies.
"A striking debut outing, Circus Of Mirth couples heritage pop rock inspirations with modern strokes, resulting in a collection of tunes smacking of a timeless quality. Songs dripping with catchy melodies and hummable choruses will never date, and the band delivers these gripping elements in spades."Beverly Paterson psychedelic baby mag.com/2017
"If you're a fan of great pop and rock music, then you've got to get yourself a copy of the Heirs Of Fortune's "Circus Of Mirth" CD... NOW!!! It's my favorite release of 2017 so far, and may end up as my favorite for the year!"Dennis Dalcin - Contributing writer for Bucket Full Of Brains and Kaleidoscope, 2017 "
...the compositions are primarily piano driven and the melodies are engaging. This is evident from the get-go with tracks such as Aster Street Days, one of my early favorites. How Can I Resist features a catchy chorus and smart lyrics, and the cover of Chris Bell's "I Am The Cosmos is a testament to the band's good taste. "Crazy"... is more guitar reliant and settles into a great groove early. At just 2:45 it's a fresh breeze, a great slice of classic power pop." Richard Rossi - Power Pop News, www.powerpopnews.com July 2017
"Heirs Of Fortune have created a poignant and reflective album; "Circus Of Mirth", dedicated to Audities publisher and good friend/advisor to the band, Gary Littleton, who was tragically taken from us much too soon. Most of the songs on the album... were written or co-written by Terry Carolan, who carries the spirit of Mr. Littleton through this disc of fine pop songs which will remind the listener of an American Badfinger." David Bash - Founder/CEO The International Pop Overthrow Music Festival
"Lyrically straight forward without being simplistic, "Aster Street Days" conveys the wistful reverie it depicts perfectly. Evocative sums "Aster" up nicely. As a good song should, it whisks the listener away to the place and time brought to life, however briefly, by it's lyrics and melody. Much like those precious memories of friendships forged in the formative years of early adulthood, "Aster Street Days" is a song that I know I'll revisit often." Anthony Henderson, Audities, 2017
"I hear The Hollies, Emitt Rhodes and Jeff Lynne in these tracks, and if that doesn't convince you to listen, get your head checked! A real carnival of light!"