The Circle & the Square

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The Circle & the Square
Studio album by Red Box
Released 1986
Genre Pop, New Wave
Length 47:13
Label WEA
Producer David Motion
David Motion and Chris Hughes
Red Box chronology
The Circle & the Square
(1986)
Motive
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Trouser Press (Positive) [2]

The Circle & the Square is the first album by Red Box and was released in 1986. This album contained the group's two UK top ten hits, "Lean on Me" and "For America".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Simon Toulson-Clarke, except where noted.

WEA LP: WX79 (Gatefold sleeve: WX79T)[edit]

Round side
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "For America"     3:46
2. "Heart of the Sun"   Simon Toulson-Clarke, Julian Close 4:07
3. "Billy's Line"     4:49
4. "Bantu"     4:22
5. "Living in Domes"     5:39
6. "Lean on Me Reprise"     1:17
Total length:
23:59
Square side
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chenko (tenka-io)"     4:31
2. "Lean on Me (ah-li-ayo)"     4:25
3. "Saskatchewan"   Buffy Sainte-Marie 3:56
4. "Leaders In Seventh Heaven"   Toulson-Clarke, Close 5:05
5. "Walk Walk"   Toulson-Clarke, Close 4:40
6. "Amen"   Unknown 0:38
Total length:
23:14

WEA CD: WX79CD[edit]

2008 - Cherry Pop CD: CR POP 9[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • "Leaders In Seventh Heaven" brass arrangement by Andrew Poppy
  • "Billy's Line" keyboard arrangement by Paddy Talbot
  • Produced by David Motion
  • Engineered by Trigger
  • "Lean On Me" produced by David Motion and Chris Hughes
  • Additional engineering by David Bascombe, Chris Baylis, Phil Harding, Steve Jackson
  • Assistants - Anna Pavlou, Mark Boyne, Paul Townrow, Irene Hogan, Matt Howe, Mike Bigwood, JB Lierre, Seb Gore, Mike Dignam
  • Recorded at Eden, Air, Jam, Tapestry, Strongroom, Woolhall, Eel Pie, and VM Studios
  • Mixed at Eden, Mayfair, Townhouse, Farmyard, PWI, Tapestry,
  • Mastered at Arum at the Master Room
  • Sleeve design - David Black
  • Photographs - Paul Rider
  • Cover illustration - Kathy Felstead
  • Inside illustrations - Helen Jones
  • House with Hat on illustration - Joanna Roscoe, Soho parish school, London

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mureika, Tomas. "Review: Red Box - The Circle & the Square". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Robbins, Ira. "Review: Red Box - The Circle & the Square". Trouser Press. Retrieved 15 June 2011.