Today we celebrate Tom Rush’s 1968 album, the Circle Game. Tom, although an accomplished songwriter himself, is maybe better know as an interpreter of songs by other 60’s singer/songwriters. In many cases he recorded these songs before they were released by their original authors. With the Circle Game, we highlight both Tom’s interpretive and writing skills. .
First up is the album (or at least most of it) with mostly covers and some originals!
Tin Angel (written by Joni Mitchell)
Urge For Going (written by Joni Mitchell)
Circle Game (written by Joni Mitchell)
Sunshine Sunshine (written by James Taylor)
Something In The Way She Moves (written by James Taylor)
No Regrets (written by Tom Rush)
Rockport Sunday (written by Tom Rush)
And Now……Some Of The Originals
Something In The Way She Moves (Apple Records Promo For James First Album)
Urge For Going (Joni Mitchell version)
STAY TUNED! I have a related post prepared for tomorrow…..my favorite cover version of the song Urge For Going which happens to have a really interesting back story.
One final note. The cover photograph of Tom and his girlfriend on the cover of the Circle Game album was taken by Linda Eastman who would go on to marry Paul McCartney and perform with him in Wings. Linda passed away in 1998. RIP