Friday, June 13, 2014

"Circle of Love" by Steve Miller Band

Song#:  0885
Date:  01/23/1982
Debut:  85
Peak:  55
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Rock



Pop Bits:  Miller's "Circle of Love" album ended a streak of three consecutive Top 10 studio albums when its lead single "Heart Like a Wheel" only managed a #24 showing. This title track single didn't help much with its mid-chart peak and inability to even get on the Mainstream Rock chart. The LP would get certified gold, but that was a lowly showing following its multi-platinum predecessors.

ReduxReview:  I just don't get this one. The LP only had five tracks, so they had to pick something for a follow-up single. But this one? Yeesh. What a snoozer. And all the "Ahhhh's" or "Iiiiii's" (not sure which) about drove me over the brink. And the song is basically over at the 2:40 mark. The remainder is just instrumental solos (which are probably the best part of the song). It just adds up to a pretty bad single choice.

ReduxRating:  3/10

Trivia:  Miller moved to San Francisco and ended up forming The Steve Miller Blues Band. In 1966, they backed up Chuck Berry and the performance was recorded and issued as "Live at the Fillmore Auditorium." It would take another two years before shortened-named Steve Miller Band would release its debut album "Children of the Future."

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