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  • Audio CD (June 26, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Edsel Records UK
  • ASIN: B004E37YTY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Digitally remastered digipak edition of this 1981 album. Circle Of Love features the hit singles 'Heart Like A Wheel' and 'Circle Of Love', and also the 16 minute 'Macho City'. Taking up all of the album's second side, this political work became a New York loft party favorite. The booklet contains all the lyrics, and brand new notes by San Francisco journalist Joel Selvin.

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 10, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a fine record, nothing wrong with it. The production values are high, the performances are solid. The sound is more "layered" than I typically prefer today, but I wouldn't say Steve overdid it. The opening track, "Heart Like a Wheel," is a jaunty, rockabilly romp with plenty of chipper guitar work and the smoothest of Miller lead and harmony vocal blends. I always did like Steve's voice. "Get on Home" is Miller's reworking of the traditional folk song "Cindy" and he manages to make it distinctive without losing the themes and references of the song; the "call-and-response" style of the chorus is especially likeable. "Baby Wanna Dance" sort of echoes the country tune "Dance Dance Dance" from 'Fly Like an Eagle' of five years before. The words are simple ("There've been some lonely, lonely nights/ I've seen some lonely, lonely sights") but the tune is catchy and, of course, it gets you moving. The title track is exceptionally beautiful. I once had an 8-track tape of this record and I always kept it in my brother's station wagon so that I could listen to "Circle of Love" with my dates. It never failed to set the mood properly. When I listened to it alone I grew appreciative of how the lead guitar glides over the chugging rhythm guitar as a perfect complement. As much as I loved (and still enjoy) Steve's earlier records ("Rock 'n Me" was one of my first 45s), this record has always had a special place in my heart, and much of its strength can be attributed to the title track. The final track (all of side 2 in the old days), "Macho City," is a 16 (or is it 18?Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By dalepres on March 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is another great performance by Steve Miller. Every song on the album is worth listening to:

Heart Like a Wheel - A great upbeat tune. Very catchy.

Get On Home - An excellent precursor to Born 2 Be Blue which wouldn't come out for another 7 years.

Baby Wanna Dance - Another very catch tune. This one gets me rocking and twisting in my chair at work when it plays in my headset.

Circle of Love - Though the title track is the weakest track on the album, it is a very listenable song and I enjoy laying back with the volume up loud in my headset at home and letting the music relax me. It's like a shot of good single-malt Scotch. It sort of just takes you away from it all for a few minutes.

Macho City - This is the track that seems to bother most people who comment here or elsewhere about the Circle of Love album. Most don't like it. I have liked it from the very first time I listened to it when I bought this album originally in vinyl when it first came out. You should listen to it. It is as on-the-mark in today's socio-political environment as it was when it first came out. I am typing this review while on the TV there are velcro people with x-ray sight making judgments about what's wrong and what's right, telling about macho man taking over this and taking over that. Like Steve Miller's Jackson-Kent Blues and Industrial Military Complex Hex, from the album Number 5, the much-maligned Macho City shows that Steve's music goes much deeper than The Joker.

This is an album, like all of Steve's albums, not to be missed.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jim LaRegina (jimlaregina@hotmail.com) on November 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
You might dismiss CIRCLE OF LOVE lyrics such as, "I gave her my heart, I was in love right from the start," as trite until the next day when you find these Steve Miller songs playing in your head! And the man can play - witness the guitar-pickin' on the title track. Then there's "Macho City," Steve's musical take on modern Manifest Destiny that will challenge those who think he's all happy-go-lucky. I recommend CICLE OF LOVE but as I write this it is available only as a rather pricey import. Also, this 1981 release may not seem like much bang for the bucks - five songs totaling less than 40 minutes. That's why I'm glad I got my copy of CIRCLE OF LOVE used, on vinyl, for two dollars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Terrence J. Reardon on September 15, 2010
Format: Audio CD
The Steve Miller Band released its eleventh studio album Circle of Love in October of 1981 in time for that year's Christmas sale.
By 1981, Steve Miller had not released an album of all new material since 1977's Book of Dreams followed by a Greatest Hits 1974-78 the following year. For 1979 and 1980, Steve laid low on his farm in the Washington countryside after the whirlwind of album/tour from 1975-78. Then in 1981, Steve (as always on guitars and vocals and producing) once again recruited drummer Gary Mallaber (his drummer since Fly Like an Eagle), keyboard player Byron Allred (keyboard player since the Fly Like an Eagle tour) and returning bass player Gerald Johnson (who last played on Steve's The Joker album) to record his first album of the 1980s. When it emerged at the end of 1981, would people like it or run for cover. I fall into the former whilst many did the latter. The album only had 5 songs (most of the songs written by Steve himself) and was just over 33 minutes long.
We kick the first half of the album off with "Heart Like a Wheel" which was the first single from the album and saw Steve Miller once again back in the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100. There was a video for this track which was an MTV staple. Next is "Get On Home" which was a New Wave sounding remake of an old tune called "Cindy". Next is a short, funky tune called "Baby Wanna Dance With Me" which was a Ramones-esque two minutes. We then end the first side with with the epic title track which is a 6 and a half minute minute acoustic ballad which turns into a stretch spotlight for Steve's various guitar styles (his superb slide, acoustic and regular lead playing are here) and has arguably Steve Miller's best guitar work ever.
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