Circus (Eraserheads album)
(Clockwise from top) Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala and Raimund Marasigan
|Studio album by Eraserheads|
|Recorded||JR Recording Studios (all tracks except 11 & 18) and Cinema Audio (tracks 11 & 18)1993-1994|
Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Circus (stylized CiRcuS) is the second studio album released by Filipino alternative rock group Eraserheads in 1994. Hits from Circus are "Alapaap", "Sembreak", "Kailan" (originally a musical number from the play Manhid by Auraeus Solito), "Magasin", and "With a Smile". It is also the last album of the band to come in vinyl record format.
The album was reissued by Sony-BMG Entertainment in 2006. This is the first album that uses a sidely inverted letter e, a notable trademark of the band. The album cover was created by visual artist Mark Justiniani. The original artwork is now in a private collection of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
"Wating" is the theme song for the 1994 Filipino movie of the same name, starring Richard Gomez and Carmina Villaroel. It does not appear on the original cassette release. The last part of the song features Carmina Villaroel on vocals.
This album sold more than 200,000 copies as of 2012, which was certified seven times platinum by Philippine Association of the Record Industry and this also remained as their second best selling studio album throughout their efforts as a band.
CD tracks listing
The title is Tagalog for "stone" but in the song's case, it is a slang for methamphetamine.
Short comments from Adoro who's credited in the album as "Nito." The title is a word play of Frank Zappa, guitarist for The Mothers of Invention.
|Insomya||Adoro and Marasigan||2:01|
|With A Smile||Buendia||4:37
The band's first-ever music video.
|Kailan||Karing Evangelista, Auraeus Solito, Annie Angala, Buendia, Adoro, Hector Zabala & Marasigan||3:18|
|No Royalty Album Filler No. 9||Adoro||1:02
Second comments from Adoro.
Once featured in a 7-inch vinyl.
Second and final reference about Buendia going flower power, first said in the fourth song of the Eraserheads' debut album.
|Prof. Banlaoi's Transcendental Medication After Every Six Months Or Punk Zappa Three||Adoro||1:51
Last set of comments by Adoro.
Not included in the album's initial release. Added years later.
|Kailan Lounge (*)||Evangelista, Solito, Angala, Buendia, Adoro, Zabala & Marasigan||3:19
A lounge version of Kailan.
- CD only bonus track; the theme from the 1994 movie of the same title starring Richard Gomez & Carmina Villaroel; the last part of the song features Carmina Villaroel on vocals
- Hidden track on cassette release
|NU Rock Awards
Album of the Year
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