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VP 99015LP VP 99015LP

"Circus had everything to become the first Dutch super band, along the lines of a.o. Cream and Blind Faith. In January 1968 guitarist and composer Frank Nuyens and drummer/lyricist Jay Baar rose from the ashes of Q65. Herman Brood (Cuby + B) would play piano and Henk Smitskamp (Motions) was approached as bassist/singer. Smitskamp however, chose for After Tea and Brood just did not show up. Mark Klein (James Mean) joined as keyboardist, Frank Verhoef became the bassist/singer. With them, Nuyens and Baar made the first recordings. Later they went into the studio with producer Hans van Hemert, for the complex basis of Mother Motha's Sundance. Although the focus was on instrumental pieces, Circus planned to use a different singer for each song. Hans van Hemert did the 'guide-vocal' of Voluntary Peacemaker and Wim Bieler put his teeth in Fairy Tales of Truth, a long drawn out song full of psychedelia. Circus groundbreaking sound was attracting serious interest from Apple Records, the label of The Beatles. But their recording career never went beyond a test pressing of the single Medusa- recently found in the archives of Hitweek. Since Q65 had split up, but was contractually obliged to deliver one more album, a number of Circus songs landed on the last Q65 LP, Revival. Four decades later Circus presents the original rough working versions, different and sometimes longer than what appeared on Revival. Justice at last, for a band that existed only for a short period, but that made a big impression by their productivity and - above all - creativity. Black vinyl 180 grams. 350 grams carton sleeve. Japanese plastic bag. "