Jan Groth – Circle Of Love – 1982

This was Jan’s second album and his first released outside of Norway. He was picked up in North America by tiny label Pilgrim America and in the U.K. by Marshalls. It was recorded in Nashville and they used the Joe English band, including Joe English, for the backing band. Someone important must have helped put this together as Jan was a relatively unknown at this point. Sometimes I would just love to hear how projects like this came together. The album has an early 80’s Pop feel and is a little heavy on Easy Listening tracks. Considering what Jan would do in the future it’s a pretty mellow album. But at this point in his career I suspect the record labels were pretty well dictating what he would do. Anyway it’s a good album and deserves a listen.

Tracklist
1 – So Glad – 2:57
2 – The King Has Come – 3:16
3 – Circle Of Love – 3:37
4 – Wait For Me – 3:19
5 – Take Me – 3:36
6 – Peace Like A River – 4:25
7 – Count On Me – 3:34
8 – Shine Your Light – 4:35
9 – I’m All Alone – 3:39
10 – He Really Loves You – 3:11

Credits
Backing Vocals – Carolyn Brandt, Donna Gillie, Mo James, Pam Wolfe, Scott Roley, Suzy Mac, Tom Douglas
Bass – Tim Smith
Drums, Backing Vocals – Joe English
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Paul Brannon
Executive Producer – Ray Nenow
Guitar, Slide Guitar – George Cocchini
Horns – Harvey Thompson, Jay Coble, Mike Haynes, Ronnie Eades
Keyboards – John Lawry
Percussion – Mike Feller
Producer – Joe English, Ray Nenow
Vocals, Backing Vocals – Jan Groth

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Pilgrim Records (2)
Copyright © – Jan Groth Music
Published By – Jan Groth Music
Recorded At – Master’s Touch

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One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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