Cycles (The Doobie Brothers album)

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Studio album by The Doobie Brothers
Released May 17, 1989
Recorded 1988 at The Plant, Sausalito, CA
Genre Rock
Length 40:22
Label Capitol
Producer Eddie Schwartz,
Charlie Midnight,
Rodney Mills
The Doobie Brothers chronology
Farewell Tour
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[1]

Cycles is the tenth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1989. (see 1989 in music). The album was reissued in 2002 by One Way Records with two bonus tracks. The first "Anything for Love" was written by Bobby LaKind with Eddie Schwartz and Zeke Zirngiebel. The second bonus track is an expanded version of The Isley Brothers' classic "Need A Little Taste of Love" that was included on the original album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Doctor" (Tom Johnston, Charlie Midnight, Eddie Schwartz) – 3:47
  2. "One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)" (Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter) – 4:03
  3. "Take Me to the Highway" (Patrick Simmons, Dale Ockerman, Fedele, Midnight, Schwartz) – 3:21
  4. "South of the Border" (Johnston) – 4:23
  5. "Time Is Here and Gone" (Bobby LaKind, John McFee, Keith Knudsen) – 3:52
  6. "Need a Little Taste of Love" (Marvin Isley, Ernie Isley, Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Chris Jasper) – 4:07
  7. "I Can Read Your Mind" (Simmons, Ockerman, Thompson) – 4:29
  8. "Tonight I'm Coming Through (The Border)" (LaKind, Michael McDonald) – 4:29
  9. "Wrong Number" (Johnston) – 4:09
  10. "Too High a Price" (Bobby LaKind, Zeke Zirngeibel, Herron) – 4:13


The Doobie Brothers

Additional personnel


  • Producers: Eddie Schwartz, Charlie Midnight, Rodney Mills
  • Production Assistant: Rodney Mills
  • Engineers: Tom Sadzeck, Devon Bernadoni, Jim Gaines, Rodney Mills, Jeffrey Norman
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Remixing: Brian Wayy
  • Programming: Brian Wayy
  • Conductor: Bobby LaKind
  • Design: Jeffery Fey
  • Cover Photo: Tom Keller
  • Logo Design: Tom Nikosey
  • Art Direction: Tommy Steele



Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 17


Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Need a Little Taste of Love" Adult Contemporary 27
1989 "Need a Little Taste of Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
1989 "Need a Little Taste of Love" The Billboard Hot 100 45
1989 "South of the Border" Mainstream Rock Tracks 30
1989 "The Doctor" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1989 "The Doctor" The Billboard Hot 100 9