Header

CIRCUS

Argent

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Argent Circus album cover
3.31 | 40 ratings | 12 reviews | 10% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy ARGENT Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Circus
2. Highwire
3. Clown
4. Trapeze
5. Shine on sunshine
6. The ring
7. The jester

Lyrics

Search ARGENT Circus lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search ARGENT Circus tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Rod Argent / keyboards, vocals
- John Grimaldi / lead guitar, cello, mandolin, violin
- Bob Henrit / drums
- Jim Rodford / bass
- John Verity / rhythm guitar, bass, vocals

Releases information

Lp. Epic EPC 80691 / Lp. Epic 33422

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to irek kaczmarek for the last updates
Edit this entry

ARGENT MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy ARGENT Circus Music


Hold Your Head UpHold Your Head Up
Sony Special Product 1999
Audio CD$2.25
$3.36 (used)
Greatest: The Singles CollectionGreatest: The Singles Collection
Varese Fontana 2008
Audio CD$7.90
$4.30 (used)
The Argent Anthology: A Collection Of Greatest HitsThe Argent Anthology: A Collection Of Greatest Hits
Columbia 2011
Audio CD$7.18
$1.99 (used)
God Gave Rock N Roll to You: Greatest HitsGod Gave Rock N Roll to You: Greatest Hits
Import
Camden International 2010
Audio CD$2.60
$5.77 (used)
In DeepIn Deep
Collectables 1999
Audio CD$9.08
$1.34 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
I Am - L'Ecole Du Micro D'Argent [CD New] US $75.16 Buy It Now 32m 4s
COLIN BLUNSTONE/Argent Ennismore LP 1972 UK EX US $9.99 [0 bids]
1h 14m
High Voltage Festival JULY 25,2010 [Digipak] - ARGENT 2CD SET IMPORT!!/ ZOMBIES US $25.24 [0 bids]
1h 17m
ROBERT HOWES AND ROD ARGENT rescue HONEY L 14 A1/B1 honeybee 1989 LP PS EX+/EX US $14.43 Buy It Now 2h 25m
TOGETHER.16 GREAT TRACKS FROM CBS.BLUE VINYL.JANIS JOPLIN/ARGENT/TREES.EX. US $1.61 [0 bids]
2h 30m
LP ARGENT NEXUS 1974 EPIC UK PRESSING SEALED MINT ZOMBIES PROG ROCK US $34.98 Buy It Now 2h 36m
Robert Howes & Rod Argent Theme Music From Rescue 13 Trk Cassette Album US $9.62 Buy It Now 2h 40m
THAT 70s SHOW Best of 70's Rock Soundtrack CD (2000) Argent/Cheap Trick/Montrose US $9.29 Buy It Now 3h 2m
ARGENT LP "NEXUS"-1974 RARE EPIC USA PROMO with DIFFERENT COVER DESIGN-EX+/VG US $19.26 [0 bids]
3h 4m
? Russ Ballard - Into the Fire (of The Roulettes,Argent US $14.99 Buy It Now 5h 17m
? Russ Ballard - Fire Still Burns (of Roulettes,Argent) US $14.99 Buy It Now 5h 17m
? Russ Ballard - Barnet Dogs (of The Roulettes, Argent) US $14.99 Buy It Now 5h 17m
? Russ Ballard (EMI 17108) (of The Roulettes, Argent) US $14.99 Buy It Now 5h 17m
? Russ Ballard - At Third Stroke (of Roulettes, Argent) US $14.99 Buy It Now 5h 17m
ARGENT * 45 It's Only Love * 1973 * USA * Near MINT/ MINT ! Looks NEW * DJ PROMO US $6.00 Buy It Now 5h 25m
ARGENT: Circus (rock & pop vinyl LP) US $15.00 Buy It Now 5h 26m
Argent Self Titled 8 Track Tape TESTED US $12.00 Buy It Now 5h 58m
CD THE ZOMBIES f/Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent Live in London CD+DVD MINT US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $15.00 Buy It Now
6h 36m
ARGENT Nexus 1974 EPIC CLASSIC ROCK LP SIS US $5.99 [0 bids]
7h 42m
VG+ ARGENT HOLD YOUR HEAD UP/CLOSER TO HEAVEN 1972 45 RPM EPIC RECORDS 5-10852 US $3.98 Buy It Now 8h 15m
Argent EPIC LP ALL TOGETHER NOW w/Built in Booklet & Records Review Inner Liner US $6.75 [0 bids]
US $8.78 Buy It Now
9h 47m
Argent Very Rare Original Demo Stereo 1st Pressing Epic BN26525 US $22.00 Buy It Now 10h 15m
Rod Argent & Robert Howes - New Horizons - Chappell library CD US $2.41 [0 bids]
15h 36m
ARGENT - Hold Your Head Up ISRAELI 7" UNIQUE HEBREW PS US $40.00 Buy It Now 18h 22m
ARGENT ENCORE LIVE 2 RECORD SET ALBUM US $5.99 Buy It Now 20h 13m
ARGENT '' COUNTERPOINTS'' ORIG. 1975 LP (TRIDENT 1-2) UA-LA560-G EXCELLENT US $5.99 Buy It Now 20h 41m
Colin Blunstone Journey Original SEALED UK LP Zombies Rod Argent Epic 65805 US $19.99 Buy It Now 22h 28m
John Verity Band- s/t (Argent, Phoenix) (Mini Lp) Air mail US $29.99 Buy It Now 22h 40m
Zombies - Rod Argent Home Very Rare 7" UK Vinyl single with picture sleeve US $24.08 Buy It Now 22h 58m
THE ZOMBIES (COLIN BLUNTSTONE / ROD ARGENT) "BREATHE OUT, BREATHE IN" RARE PROMO US $9.62 [0 bids]
23h
ARGENT Tragedy UK 7" 45 US $5.54 Buy It Now 23h 6m
Argent In Deep original vinyl lp US $9.99 Buy It Now 23h 21m
ITALIAN LP GOBLIN / SUSPIRIA + POSTER . Dario Argent. Free Shipping US $75.00 Buy It Now 23h 48m
ARGENT UK 1972 7" Single HOLD YOUR HEAD UP DiscMINT US $5.60 Buy It Now 1 day
Phil Collins Gary Moore & Rod Argent Wild Connection HTF US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT UK 1972 7" Single TRAGEDY US $4.80 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT HOLD YOUR HEAD UP/GOD GAVE ROCK AND ROLL TO YOU 1973 15-2332 USA EX 45 US $4.95 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT ALL TOGETHER NOW LP RECORD ON EPIC #KE 31556 US $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT - HIGH VOLTAGE FESTIVAL [DIGIPAK] * [5060158732500] - NEW CD US $24.38 Buy It Now 1 day
45 Record ARGENT- HOLD YOUR HEAD UP - VG+ US $1.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT - Ring Of Hands, ORIGINAL 1970 UK LP/inner..... DECENT COPY US $9.62 [0 bids]
1 day
God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You (The Greatest Hits) by Argent (CD, Aug-2010,... US $7.47 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent - Anthology-Greatest Hits [CD New] US $12.38 Buy It Now 1 day
Encore by Argent *New CD* US $9.17 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent - Tragedy / Rejoice Rod Argent Zombies 7" Turkish Edt. US $35.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent - The Complete BBC Sessions (CD, Strange Fruit, Import, AM) Rejoice US $20.65 Buy It Now 1 day
THE ZOMBIES Odessey and Oracle JAPAN MINI LP CD Rod Argent Colin Blunstone SEAL US $17.99 [0 bids]
1 day
JACK LANCASTER SKINNINGROVE BAY LP W/INSERT VINYL 1981 UK ROD ARGENT MICK ROGERS US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ROD ARGENT MOVING HOME LP UK NEAR MINT VINYL 1978 MCF-2854 ZOMBIES US $10.39 Buy It Now 1 day
RUSS BALLARD At The Third Stroke ARGENT related MINT Lp US $8.26 Buy It Now 1 day
ROD ARGENT "MOVING HOME" ROCK LP" MCA RECORDS MCL 1695 ** FREEPOST UK US $8.01 [0 bids]
1 day
Argent 45 "Closer To Heaven / Hold Your Head Up" US $3.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent / Thunder and Lightning / 1974 / Epic 8-50025 / Promo / Single / Vinyl US $4.00 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT HOLD YOUR HEAD UP 12" VINYL ALBUM US $8.03 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT - ENCORE (UK) NEW CD US $24.31 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent All Together Now YELLOW label EXCELLENT Lp ORIG FREE US SHIPPING US $13.68 Buy It Now 1 day
HOLD YOUR HEAD UP - Argent 1972 Classic Single -Epic Label US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
1 day
1974 Argent NEXUS LP EPIC Orange Label KE-32573 Out Of Print 1st Pressing Rock US $4.00 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT ALL TOGETHER NOW VINYL LP GATEFOLD EPIC YELLOW GATEFOLD DETACHED INNER US $7.00 [0 bids]
US $10.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Andrew Lloyd Webber Variations SEALED LP Rod Argent Gary Moore Sample 1978 NM US $25.00 Buy It Now 1 day
1972 Argent: All Together Now Record Album, 31556 Epic, EX Cond US $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
ARGENT - ALL TOGETHER NOW - BONUS TRACK NEW CD US $31.88 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT Time Of The Season-Live /Hold JAPAN PROMO-ONLY 7" YAPA-14 Russ Ballard US $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT HOLD YOUR HEAD UP EPIC ROCK 45 US $2.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent Ring Of Hands Vinyl LP Very Good + Condition US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent, Anthology- Collection of Greatest Hits US $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Live Concert Rock Classics new 3 CD 40 songs - Santana BOC Heart Poco Argent etc US $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Russ Ballard Self Titled CD *SEALED* Argent US $10.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT Nexus 1974 LP US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent All Together Now with Picture Portfolio US $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT ALL TOGETHER NOW EPIC LP RECORD VG+ US $9.60 Buy It Now 1 day
Barbara Thompson Rod Argent GHOSTS vinyl LP 1982 MCA Near Mint vinyl US $9.62 Buy It Now 1 day
7" Vinyl Single, Hold Your Head Up by Argent S EPC 7786 US $8.01 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent Rod - Classically Speaking - REDHOUSE1 US $17.48 Buy It Now 1 day
RUSS BALLARD At The Third Stroke ARGENT related MINT Lp US $8.26 [0 bids]
1 day
ARGENT DAWN - A BLANK ETERNITY - NEW CD US $19.54 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT Anthology: Collection of Greatest Hits LP Vinyl EPIC VG++ 1974 Zombies US $3.79 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT The Coming Og Kohoutek / Thunder & Lightning EPIC used 45 US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT - ALL TOGETHER NOW - ESOTERIC US $14.43 Buy It Now 1 day
Argent - Ring Of Hands LP EX+! E 30128 US $5.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT: Nexus (rock & pop LP) US $3.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ARGENT In Deep EQ 32195 LP record VINYL US $20.00 Buy It Now 2 days
BELIEVE IN MUSIC (LP, 1973 VG+) Cher, Argent, Clapton, Slade, R. Springfield US $8.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Argent 45 RPM Record "Hold Your head up/Closer to Heaven" Epic #10852 US $1.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Argent - Encore [CD New] US $12.12 Buy It Now 2 days
ARGENT - GREATEST: THE SINGLES COLLECTION NEW CD US $18.17 Buy It Now 2 days
ADAM FAITH - I Survive -1974 LP vinyl PAUL MCCARTNEY beatles ARGENT rainbow RARE US $4.74 Buy It Now 2 days
Raoul Lay - Suite De La Jeune Fille Aux Mains D'Argent Telemaque Ensem [CD New] US $18.99 Buy It Now 2 days
LAY / TELEMAQUE ENSEMBLE - SUITE DE LA JEUNE FILLE AUX MAINS D'ARGENT NEW CD US $24.67 Buy It Now 2 days
TANITA TIKARAM-Everybody's Angel-POP-Rock-MARK ISHAM-Jennifer Warnes-ROD ARGENT US $7.49 Buy It Now 2 days
Argent/Clancy 1974 Cheltenham Town Hall Concert Ticket US $16.05 Buy It Now 2 days
Argent Counterpoints 8 Track Tape TESTED US $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
ARGENT, CLIMAX CHICAGO & DUFFY POWER TOUR DATES ADVERT 15X12 US $19.26 Buy It Now 2 days
COLIN BLUNSTONE & ROD ARGENT Mystified CD Single AUTOGRAPHED The Zombies NM US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
ARGENT lot of 4LPs Hard Rock PROGRESSIVE Rock g3050 US $25.00 Buy It Now 2 days
John Verity - Interrupted Journey 1984 LP Promo stamp NM Rod Argent, Rutherford US $7.99 Buy It Now 2 days
COLIN BLUNSTONE, JOURNEY /ROD ARGENT/ LP 1974 UK 1ST PRESS EX-/EX-, EPC 65805 US $8.41 Buy It Now 2 days
## NEW SEALED ## ARGENT - CIRCUS 8 TRACK TAPE ROCK ## NEW SEALED ############## US $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Argent - Greatest [CD New] US $11.57 Buy It Now 2 days
EPIC 70s rock PROMO 45 RUSS BALLARD - Treat Her Right NICE NM Argent US $2.00 Buy It Now 2 days

More places to buy ARGENT music online Buy ARGENT & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for ARGENT DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

ARGENT Circus ratings distribution


3.31
(40 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
10%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
38%
Good, but non-essential (38%)
38%
Collectors/fans only (15%)
15%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

ARGENT Circus reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
2 stars Send in the clowns

To say I was disappointed with this album when it came out would be an understatement. It was only then that I realised just how big an influence the recently departed (from the band!) Russ Ballard had on the music of Argent. Not only was his song-writing and singing so obviously missing, his quality control was too.

Rod Argent took over all lead vocals, and gave the album a much looser, jazzier feel. Rod is a highly accomplished and talented musician, but his vocal abilities are limited, hence Russ Ballard had previously been the main rock singer for the band. The loss of Ballard can been seen in many ways as paralleling the way Supertramp went when Roger Hodgson left. In that case too, Hodgson was the better singer, but Rick Davies, who has a similarly jazz based voice, chose to take on all vocal duties himself after Hodgson's departure.

"Circus" starts reasonably promisingly, with the keyboards dominant on the title track. From there on however, the album drifts aimlessly from song to song, completely lacking the tight distinctive sound of the Ballard era.

The days of Argent as a force in rock music were clearly behind them, and things were to go further downhill yet.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Easy Livin (BETA) | Report this review (#26657) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, February 23, 2004

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
3 stars Russ Ballard's departure would prove a difficult task to overcome for Argent, as the group had not only lost a bonafide hit-maker, but their lead singer as well as their guitarist. So Rod Argent's solution came in hiring not one but two guitarists. Indeed John Verity came on as the vocalist and (second) guitarist, while John Grimaldi took over lead guitar. This would of course change considerably Argent's sound and direction. Graced with a good spacey tightrope drawing artwork from the band's own Grimaldi, being appropriate to the album's theme/concept, the rather overused and not original subject of the circus world. The album came out a few months after Ballard 's swan song, the double live album Encore, it could've not possibly have lived up to Nexus' standard, but over the years this one and its successor would get unfairly dismissed.

Emerging from the opening mellotron wash, a furious funky jazz-rock with Rod's Rhodes (I know! Too easy ;-) leading the way to a strange fusion of styles. Later then his piano and organ amid further tron washes give the title track a great presence, vocals appearing only the in the closing section. The 9-mins Highwire is quite a bit different, relying again on jazz-rock, but there are many elements not clicking very smoothly in placen with weak vocals, but the odd searing guitar solo. The closing Clowns is an atrocious multi-vocals cheesy AOR track with uninspired Moog overstaying its welcome by at least three minutes.

The almost 9-mins Trapeze is an excellent opener for the flipside, again relying on a funky jazz-rock reminiscent (of sorts) of Brain Auger's Oblivion with added mellotron. While again hardly perfect (Grimaldi again putting in some good guitar solos), this Rodford-penned track shows a j-r side of the band that was most likely impossible to expand upon with Ballard in the line-up. However the remaining Argent-penned shorter track fail to follow suit. Falling back on the faulty Clown on the other side, Sunshine is another atrocious AOR-ish ballad that probably gave this album its bad reputation. The Ring is a boring instrumental and Jester is a cracky RnR track but again questionable vocal harmonies.

To summarize this jazz-rock concept album (who would've thought this combination possible?) in a few lines is a bit short, but hopefully this review will help shedding a different light on it. You'd never have thought of argent as a jazz-rock group, right. Guess again. Definitely worth most proghead's reappraisal.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Sean Trane (BETA) | Report this review (#26659) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, May 10, 2004

Review by erik neuteboom
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Eighteen months after keyboard virtuoso Rod Argent left the famous sixties band The ZOMBIES the single "Time Of The Season" from their last album "Odyssey & Oracle" topped the US charts and sold one million copies! There was a hugh demand to re-group The ZOMBIES but Rod Argent preferred to form his own band to make more progressive music. In '75 ARGENT made his most pro¬gressive and balanced album entitled "Circus". The Hammond organ (omnipresent on earlier records) has almost disappeared in favour of the electric piano (Fender Rhodes and Hohner), Mellotron, Grand piano and the famous Moog synthesizer. The album shows great sense of dynamics and splendid shifting moods: lush symphonic in "Circus" (swirling piano and flowing, a bit fiery electric guitar) and "Highwire" (great guitarsolo, culminating in a duel with Rod's Moog), slow and dreamy in "Clown" and "Shine On Sunshine" and fluent and powerful in the swinging "The Trapeze" (great skills on the Fender Rhodes piano) and "The Jester" (biting guitar and a funny piece of boogie woogie piano). Despite good critics the sales were poor but nowadays this fine album deserves renewed attention.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to erik neuteboom (BETA) | Report this review (#26661) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Review by Progbear
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars The first Argent album without Russ Ballard starts promisingly enough with a deafening burst of Mellotron strings. And so it is for the first couple of tracks, both of which feature a mix of symphonic and fusion influences, all driven by Rod Argent's flashy keyboard work.

It runs out of steam quick. One listen to the fluff ballad "Clown" makes you miss Ballard terribly. Argent & Co. should stick to the prog stuff, as they just can't cut it with the song-oriented material, as "Jester" and the soporific "Shine On Sunshine" go on to prove. John Verity's vocals, uncomfortably like that of a Vegas lounge singer on the more balladic material, don't make matters any better. "Trapeze" is the only other saving grace.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Progbear (BETA) | Report this review (#44766) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, August 29, 2005

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Even if Russ Ballard was not the most prolific song writer of the band, it is true to admit that his absence is sourly felt in this recording.

In terms of prog, this album is a good follower of "Nexus". Of course, Rod is now fully on the command and even if the title track starts on the jazzy rhythm, it is a fine composition which should please any "Argent" fan.

It is needless to say that the keys parts are even more important as in prior releases. The whole bunch of possibilities (including some fine mellotron lines) is present: synth, piano and mellotron as I have already outline of course. This is an extremely good combination for the longest track available on this album to be honest.

The overall feeling when one listens to this album, is that it is more constructed than previous releases. In terms of music, it also meant that those heavy rock sounds were almost forgotten. Still, compositions are catchy, well crafted and superbly interpreted. "Highwire" is a definite highlight.

The quiet side of their music can be experienced as well. It doesn't belong to the most grandiose pieces of music they have ever written and a track as "Clown" is not one of their greatest track but, thanks to a very good instrumental part which raises the level, it is combined with above average vocal which are heading in the direction of the great "10CC".

This album is also the occasion for Rod to get in touch with some jazzier atmospheres. Not really my cup of tea during the long "Trapeze". The middle heavy part and the bombastic finale are saving it though. Not to bad a number at the end of the day (it is 1 AM right now.).

There is even a Beatles-esque melody ("Shine On Sunshine"), full of melancholy. It is of course not really what one was expecting from "Argent" but I have to say that it doesn't sound weak either. On the contrary, it only adds to the diversity of this album, which is pretty much decent so far.

It is true that I am missing these great organ and powerful solo which are alien here. One has to be satisfied with this new orientation which is quite interesting IMHHO.

Three stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to ZowieZiggy (BETA) | Report this review (#182814) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, September 18, 2008

Latest members reviews

5 stars I must agree with Johnny! This is the best Argent album by far for me. I have had it on vinyl only for the same 30 years as Johnny. I have been playing it over and over ever since. What fab harmony singing and I love the mixed rhythmic pulses throughout the opening number. It is full of little ge ... (read more)

Report this review (#205116) | Posted by flamenco | Tuesday, March 03, 2009 | Review Permanlink

5 stars 5 Stars. Not burdened with any particular affection for the prior Argent line up prior to recording this-I've enjoyed this from the first time I heard this 30 or so years ago to now. I still delight in the outstanding harmony singing the quality of which is not really challenged anywhere els ... (read more)

Report this review (#196787) | Posted by johnnythelowery | Thursday, January 01, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The last two Argent albums tend to get written off quickly, which is a real shame as there's much wonderful stuff both on the Circus and Counterpoints elpees. With guitarist/singer/songwriter Russ Ballard gone, the Argent musical direction was now left solely to keyboard man Rod Argent who all ... (read more)

Report this review (#194651) | Posted by Steven in Atlanta | Monday, December 22, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I'm afraid I'll have to go against popular opinion and say I believe this to be one of Argent's best album. Unlike most Argent fans, I wasn't too bothered to see Russ Ballard quit the band. I've always felt there was a dichotomy in Argent between Russ Ballard's more straight ahead approach t ... (read more)

Report this review (#44764) | Posted by The Mentalist | Monday, August 29, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I've just obtained this and I am enjoying it much more than I anticipated. To my way of listening, this expands upon the best features of Nexus. I love "Tragedy", "Thunder and Lightening", and "Closer to Heaven" as much as the next person, but Russ Ballard and Rod Argent were holding each othe ... (read more)

Report this review (#37099) | Posted by | Monday, June 20, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I think this album, along with Encore, were my first intro to Argent. It's unfortunate that often times when a major player such as Russ Ballard leaves a band, listners are reluctant to give the remaining members an honest listen. It must be difficult to carry on without feeling that they're g ... (read more)

Report this review (#26660) | Posted by | Friday, October 29, 2004 | Review Permanlink

2 stars In 1974, Argent gave of their best with the studio album "Nexus" and an excellent live performance on "Encore". During the following year I waited with baited breathe for "Circus" but was bitterly disappointed. The title track is excellent and full of life but everything else on offer is without ... (read more)

Report this review (#26656) | Posted by | Saturday, January 10, 2004 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of ARGENT "Circus"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.51 seconds