Circus Money

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Circus Money
Studio album by Walter Becker
Released 10 June 2008
Recorded Avatar Studios, Market Street, B&C Studio
Genre Jazz rock
Length 59:59
Label 5 Over 12
Mailboat
Producer Larry Klein
Walter Becker chronology
11 Tracks of Whack
(1994)
Circus Money
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (positive)[2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) [3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
The Independent 3/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[6]
Mojo 3/5 stars[7]
MusicOMH.com 2/5 stars[8]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[9]
Q 3/5 stars link
Record Collector 4/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[11]
Uncut 4/10 stars[12]

Circus Money is the second solo album by Walter Becker. It is his first solo album since 11 Tracks of Whack in 1994, having been released on June 10, 2008 through the 5 Over 12 label (an imprint of Mailboat Records) both in CD and digital download formats.

The traditional mask featured on the album's cover is based on traditional Central Alaskan Yup'ik facewear.[13]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Door Number Two
  2. Downtown Canon
  3. Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore
  4. Upside Looking Down
  5. Paging Audrey
  6. Circus Money
  7. Selfish Gene
  8. Do You Remember The Name
  9. Somebody's Saturday Night
  10. Darkling Down
  11. God's Eye View
  12. Three Picture Deal
  13. Dark Horse Dub*

*International release only

Credits[edit]

Musicians
  • Walter Becker – vocal (1–12), guitar (1–2, 7, 9–10), bass (1–5, 7–12)
  • Keith Carlock – drums (1–12), percussion (1)
  • Jon Herington – guitar (1–12)
  • Dean Parks – guitar (2, 4, 9)
  • Ted Baker – keyboards (1–7, 9–12)
  • Jim Beard – keyboards (1, 3, 5–8, 11–12)
  • Henry Hey – keyboards (4, 8)
  • Larry Goldings – organ (2, 10)
  • Luciana Souza – pandeiro (9), background vocals (7)
  • Gordon Gottlieb – percussion (2, 3, 7, 10–12)
  • Chris Potter – tenor sax (1, 5–6)
  • Roger Rosenberg – horns (11–12)
  • Larry Klein – bass (6)
  • Carolyn Leonhart-Escoffery – background vocals (1–5, 8–11)
  • Kate Marokowitz – background vocals (1–2, 4, 6–7, 9–12)
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals (1–2, 4–5, 9–12)
  • Windy Wagner – background vocals (1–2, 4, 6, 9–12)
  • Carmen Carter – background vocals (2, 6, 9)
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals (5, 12)
  • Sharon Bryant – background vocals (5, 12)
  • Sweet Pea Atkinson – background vocals (11)
  • Sir Harry Bowens – background vocals (11)
  • Terry Dexter – background vocals (11)
  • Franki Richard – background vocals (11)
  • Tiffany Wilson – background vocals (11)
Production

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