Argent - Circus (CD)




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Progressive Rock

Original release 1975
Re-issue 2005 New Music-Green Tree
Digitally remastered
Sealed !!!

Track listing:
1. Circus
2. Highwire
3. Clown
4. Trapeze
5. Shine on sunshine
6. The ring
7. The jester

- Rod Argent / keyboards, vocals
- John Grimaldi / lead guitar, cello, mandolin, violin
- Bob Henrit / drums
- Jim Rodford / bass
- John Verity / rhythm guitar, bass, vocals

Review by Erik Neuteboom :
Eighteen months after keyboard virtuoso Rod Argent left the famous sixties band The ZOMBIES the single ‚"Time Of The Season‚" from their last album ‚"Odyssey & Oracle‚" topped the US charts and sold one million copies! There was a hugh demand to re-group The ZOMBIES but Rod Argent preferred to form his own band to make more progressive music. In ‘75 ARGENT made his most pro¬gressive and balanced album entitled ‚"Circus‚". The Hammond organ (omnipresent on earlier records) has almost disappeared in favour of the electric piano (Fender Rhodes and Hohner), Mellotron, Grand piano and the famous Moog synthesizer. The album shows great sense of dynamics and splendid shifting moods: lush symphonic in ‚"Circus‚" (swirling piano and flowing, a bit fiery electric guitar) and ‚"Highwire‚" (great guitarsolo, culminating in a duel with Rod's Moog), slow and dreamy in ‚"Clown‚" and ‚"Shine On Sunshine‚" and fluent and powerful in the swinging ‚"The Trapeze‚" (great skills on the Fender Rhodes piano) and ‚"The Jester‚" (biting guitar and a funny piece of boogie woogie piano). Despite good critics the sales were poor but nowadays this fine album deserves renewed attention.