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  • Audio CD (June 11, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: One Way Records Inc
  • ASIN: B0000648RM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,301 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Doctor
2. One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)
3. Take Me To The Highway
4. South Of The Border
5. Time Is Here And Gone
6. Need A Little Taste Of Love
7. I Can Read Your Mind
8. Tonight I'm Coming Through (The Border)
9. Wrong Number
10. Too High A Price
11. Anything For Love (Bonus Track)
12. Need A Little Taste Of Love (Remix) (Bonus Track)

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Still good to hear and can still make your foot tap !
Chris Stone
In the late 70s and into the early 80s, there weren't many bands out there that could produce a good fusion of music.
L.A. Scene
Another is that, unlike most such albums, CYCLES is actually pretty good.
DM

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Brown on September 27, 2003
Format: Audio CD
It took the Doobies about a decade to shake off the stigma of Michael McDonald. With "Cycles" they came back with the kind of rock sound that long time fans had been yearning for. The singles, "The Doctor" and "South of the Border" are great and there are several other tracks which make you feel like the boys had never been away, just taking a long break. A worthy addition to any Doobies collection.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By K. White on November 19, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The original lineup (well, the Toulouse St. lineup to be fair) of the Doobie Brothers finally got back to together to release an album in the summer of 1989. The result is, in my opinion, their best work. There is really no weakness throughout the album. The Doctor was the huge hit, of course, reaching #9 on the pop charts and #1 on the Rock charts. The followup single was no slackoff itself, as it reached #45 on the pop charts and #3! on the Rock chart. South of the Border also fared well on the rock charts. Musically however, this album flows together so neatly, and each song is so thoughtfully catchy that there are no songs to skip over. Time is Here and Gone is one of the most amazing songs you will ever here - it's message and it's music echo so very true. In fact, lyrically, this album is no doubt the most mature the band ever did. But the music is what makes the Doobs - roaring guitars, sweet acoustics, and their lush, trademark harmonies. This album shows the best of all worlds. So pop it in and be reminded that "Music is the doctor...of my soul".
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By loveblue on July 15, 2001
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am a die-hard Doobie Brothers fan, and found this CD quite by accident. I'm so glad I did! This CD is absolutely the guys at their very best!! I listen to it several times a week during my commute to and from work. The music puts me in such a great frame of mind, I almost wish my commute was longer! "South of the Border" is my favorite track - wow, if THAT doesn't get your hormones working, someone has already plugged your plug!! My other favorite tracks are "Need a little taste of love", "Tonight I'm coming through (The Border)" and "Time is here and gone". I think baby-boomers will especially like this CD. As I listen to the music, I'm reminded of my life in the 70's, but it also makes you feel great about your life now. This CD was very difficult to find, but well, well worth the effort it took!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L.A. Scene on October 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The Doobie Brothers' 1989 album "Cycles" marked an official comeback for the group. For the first time since the 1982 "Farewell" Tour, the Doobie Brothers would be reunited and produce a new studio album. This comeback album would be minus two core members of the Doobies: Vocalist and Keyboardist Michael McDonald and drummer Keith Knudsen. However, this comeback would be significant because it would mark the return of guitarist and lead vocalist Tom Johnston. McDonald had originally been brought in to replace Johnston when Johnston was unable to tour. Eventually Johnston would leave the group and McDonald would become a regular. As most people know, the Doobies started out out as a Southern Style Rock band. The Doobie Brothers have always shown a great ability to integrate country, folk, blues, jazz, and even gospel style into their music (especially with the addition of McDonald which saw a trend more toward R&B and Jazz). With Johnston back and McDonald gone, "Cycles" continues this integration - although now with Johnston playing guitars with vocalist/guitarist Patrick Simmons, there are times when the old Southern Style guitars continue to surface. There are also times when the R&B style is in the forefront. Also, McDonald and Knudsen might not be musicians on the album - but there are still some pieces that were co-written by each of them included on this collection. "Cycles" wasn't a lame comeback by any means. The Doobies put together one solid comeback album.

The title of the album is called "Cycles". The name comes from the Doobies love of motorcycling - and in particular Patrick Simmons love of it. But perhaps the title talks about how the Doobies go the "full cycle" in their music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DM on September 5, 2012
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The All-Music Guide gives this album one star, even lower than the rating they give the much-maligned ONE STEP CLOSER. Why? OK, I know this isn't at the level of THE CAPTAIN AND ME, but nothing that follows it is either.

CYCLES is among what you could call "comeback" albums - i.e., releases by reunited members of previously broken-up bands. One difference is that the Doobies have stayed together (in one form or another) ever since. Another is that, unlike most such albums, CYCLES is actually pretty good. Sure, it has its minor weak spots ("Wrong Number," a predictably selective anti-drug song that wants to be tougher than it is, comes to mind), but most of its songs are average Doobies or better. "Need A Little Taste Of Love," in particular, could pass for a classic-era Doobies track.

The most interesting aspect of the album is the emergence of percussionist Bobby LaKind as a prolific (if highly collaborative) songwriter. He was responsible (with ex-Doobie Michael McDonald) for my favorite track on CYCLES, "Tonight I'm Coming Through (The Border)." (Note the unmistakable McDonald keyboard chords on the bridge - being played on guitar!)

There are many albums whose AMG ratings you can disregard. This one is high on the list.

P.S.: Don't bother with the remastered version with the bonus tracks unless you're prepared to either spend a lot of money or hunt hard for a bargain. If a seller happens to list it at a reasonable price, it's almost certainly actually the easy-to-find original version. Better to get the 10-track original cheaply, possibly hunt down the CD single of "The Doctor" that includes "Anything For Love," the first bonus track on the remaster, and not worry about the second bonus track (the cheesy remix of "Need A Little Taste of Love").
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