MAX CARL is one of the US’ most known song-writers who also has been actively playing & singing in various bands including THE NEW BREED BLUES BAND, various Jazz Rock/ Fusion bands during the 70’s together with Tommy Bolin, 38 SPECIAL and, most recently, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD. Additionally to this, CARL was involved into numerous soundtracks for movies such as ‘Police Academy’ & ‘Short Circuit’ and performed as session player for artists such as Elton John, Don Henley, Molly Hatchet, Glenn Frey, Bette Midler & Kenny Loggins.
“The Circle” is CARL’s third solo album, the first one released under this name, and originally was issued on vinyl only on MCA Records in 1985. Produced by Peter Hauke (CRAAFT, KARO, TONY CAREY, SUPERMAX), this long play offers all trademarks an 80’s AOR lover is looking for: soaring vocals, catchy melodies & hooks, pumping drums, crunchy guitars and a huge amount of sometimes yet bombastic keyboards on stellar tracks such as the uptempo-driven tunes “Radical Prodical”, “Night Train Roll” and “A Cold Shot”! The title track “The Circle” was featured on the soundtrack of the American 80’s teen movie “Weird Science” directed by legendary John Hughes. Both the single and video clip for this track became hits in the US.
Yesterrock in co-operation with Universal Music Germany now is re-leasing this sought after AOR gem for the first time on CD and with a re-mastered sound.
Line-up: Max Carl (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards); Jimmy Haslip (Bass); Volcker Barber (Synthesizer), Christian Selke & Eddie Taylor (Saxophone); Andreas Becker, Helmut Bibi & Reinhard Besser (Guitar); Eddie Zyne & Otto Fuss (Drums); Tony Carey (Back. Vocals)