Circle of Love
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 23, 1981
GenreRock
Length33:11
LabelCapitol
ProducerSteve Miller
Steve Miller Band chronology
Greatest Hits 1974-78
(1978)
Circle of Love
(1981)
Abracadabra
(1982)
Singles from Circle of Love
  1. "Heart Like a Wheel"
    Released: 23 October 1981 (US)
  2. "Circle of Love"
    Released: January 1982
  3. "Macho City"
    Released: 12 February 1982 (UK) [1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Rolling Stone
Encyclopedia of Popular Music[3]

Circle of Love is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Steve Miller Band. Released 23 October 1981 by Capitol Records, Circle of Love was the Steve Miller Band's first album of new material since the May 1977 release Book of Dreams.[4] (The band's Greatest Hits 1974–78 compilation disc had been issued in November 1978.) In its original vinyl album format, Circle of Love featured a total of five tracks, Side 2 of the album comprising one extended track, "Macho City" (18:32). A slightly shorter edit of the track was later used for CD releases.

Although Circle of Love was certified Gold for sales of 500,000 units in December 1981[5] the album, with its lead single "Heart Like a Wheel" only managing to reach #24 in the US (and #17 in Canada), was a commercial disappointment in contrast to the band's three preceding albums which had all reached million-selling Platinum status.[6][7][8]

Track listing

All songs written by Steve Miller, except "Get On Home", which is Traditional, arr. Miller.

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Heart Like a Wheel"3:55
2."Get On Home"3:58
3."Baby Wanna Dance"2:11
4."Circle of Love"6:22
Side B
No.TitleLength
5."Macho City"18:32

Personnel

Additional personnel

References

  1. ^ "Steve Miller singles".
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Circle of Love - Steve Miller Band". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  4. ^ Billboard Vol 93 #42 (24 October 1981) p.33
  5. ^ "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America.
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America.
  7. ^ "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America.
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America.