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Recorded with Beach Boys collaborator Carol Kaye, The Byrds' Gene Clark, The Eagles' Bernie Leadon and Doug Dillard, "Since There Were Circles" is a rare gem in the US folk rock canon.
Described as a "lost treasure of folk rock" Bob Lind's fourth album was his last for decades. He was semi-retired when he recorded the album in 1971, but fully turned away from the music industry when it was released, losing "Since There Were Circles" to time. Now Deep Focus Records has put together the first domestic vinyl reissue of the album, showing off its lavish arrangements and peak-era musicianship.
The album was released only a few years after Lind's 'Elusive Butterfly' single captured the hearts and minds of listeners on both sides of the Atlantic. But saddled with a reputation from being difficult, and rumored to have been struggling with addiction, Lind began to pull away from the spotlight. When "Since There Were Circles" was released by Capitol Records, it was critically acclaimed but failed to find a market. Half a century later, it completes Lind's early career story, and will appeal to anyone into The Walker Brothers, The Byrds or Lee Hazelwood.