NAZARETH - The Fool Circle 12" Vinyl LP Album

Nazareth's 1980 release "Fool Circle" stands as a timeless classic in rock music. Produced by Jeff Baxter and engineered by Geoff Emerick, the album represents a pivotal moment in the band's evolution. Its 12" vinyl release contributed to its allure during a transformative period in the music industry. With a blend of classic rock and blues, the album's cohesive sound and enduring appeal make it a fan favorite.


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"Fool Circle" Album Description:

In the vibrant tapestry of rock music history, certain albums stand out as timeless classics, encapsulating the essence of an era and leaving an indelible mark on the collective memory of fans. Nazareth's "Fool Circle," released in 1980 on Vertigo Records, is undeniably one such masterpiece that has stood the test of time, celebrated for its cohesiveness, musical prowess, and enduring appeal.

During the early 1980s, the rock music landscape was undergoing a metamorphosis. The genre was diversifying, incorporating new elements and experimenting with soundscapes, all against the backdrop of a changing cultural and social milieu. In this dynamic context, Nazareth, a band with a formidable reputation in the realms of classic rock, hard rock, and blues-based rock, delivered "Fool Circle" as a testament to their musical evolution and adaptability.

One of the key contributors to the album's success is the renowned producer Jeff Baxter, whose adept touch played a pivotal role in shaping the sonic landscape of "Fool Circle." Baxter, known for his work with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, brought a wealth of experience and innovation to the production process. His keen sense of arrangement and meticulous attention to detail elevated the album, giving it a polished and refined sound.

The engineering prowess behind "Fool Circle" can be attributed to Geoff Emerick, a luminary in the field known for his work with The Beatles. Emerick's expertise in capturing and enhancing the nuances of musical performances added a layer of sophistication to Nazareth's sound. The synergy between Baxter's production and Emerick's engineering created a sonic tapestry that resonated with fans and critics alike.

Released in 1980, "Fool Circle" arrived at a time when the music industry was undergoing rapid transformations. The LP format was still a dominant force, and the album's release on 12" vinyl added to its allure. The analog warmth of vinyl not only complemented the bluesy and rock-driven textures of Nazareth's music but also contributed to the overall listening experience, creating an intimate connection between the music and the listener.

Thematically, "Fool Circle" explores a range of emotions and experiences, from introspective reflections to powerful anthems. Tracks like "Dressed to Kill" and "Cocaine" showcase the band's prowess in crafting memorable and impactful songs. The album's lyrical depth and musical diversity contributed to its accessibility, drawing in listeners from various musical preferences.

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Album Packaging / Information:

 Produced by Jeffrex Baxter,

engineered by Geoff Emerick

Record Label Information:

 Vertigo 6302 099 Full Circle Management Ltd

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year & Country:

  1980 Made in France
Band Members and Musicians on: NAZARETH - The Fool Circle

Track Listing of: NAZARETH - The Fool Circle
    Side One:
  1. Dressed to Kill
  2. Another Year
  3. Moonlight Eyes
  4. Pop the Silo
  5. Let me be your Leader (Reggae)
    Side Two:
  1. We are the people
  2. Every young man's dream
  3. Little part of you
  4. Cocaine (Live Version)
  5. Victoria
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