Circus (Eraserheads album)

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Circus
Eraserheads circus.jpg
(Clockwise from top) Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala and Raimund Marasigan
Studio album by Eraserheads
Released October 1994 (1994-10)
Recorded JR Recording Studios (all tracks except 11 & 18) and Cinema Audio (tracks 11 & 18)1993-1994
Genre OPM, Rock
Length 59:55
Label Musiko Records
&
BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc.
Producer Robin Rivera
Eraserheads chronology
Ultraelectromagneticpop!
(1993)
Circus
(1994)
Cutterpillow
(1995)

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.

Commercial performance[edit]

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 of all time throughout their efforts as a band.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bato" Marcus Adoro 4:05
2. "Sembreak" Raimund Marasigan 4:02
3. "Alapaap" Ely Buendia 4:22
4. "Hey Jay" Buendia 4:38
5. "Minsan" Buendia 4:14
6. "Punk Zappa" Adoro 0:10
7. "Insomya" Adoro, Marasigan 2:01
8. "With A Smile" Buendia 4:37
9. "Alkohol" Marasigan 2:53
10. "Wishing Wells" Marasigan 3:32
11. "Kailan" Karing Evangelista, Auraeus Solito, Annie Angala, Buendia, Adoro, Hector Zabala, Marasigan 3:18
12. "No Royalty Album Filler No. 9" Adoro 1:02
13. "Magasin" Buendia 4:08
14. "Butterscotch" Buendia 4:36
15. "Sa Wakas" Buendia 2:35
16. "Prof. Banlaoi's Transcendental Medication After Every Six Months Or Punk Zappa Three" Adoro 1:51
Total length: 52:04
CD Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
17. "Wating" Buendia 4:13
18. "Kailan Lounge" Evangelista, Solito, Angala, Buendia, Adoro, Zabala & Marasigan 3:19
Total length: 59:36

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
"Ultraelectromagneticpop!"
Eraserheads
NU Rock Awards
Album of the Year

1995
Succeeded by
"Cutterpillow"
Eraserheads