Circus (Eraserheads album)

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.

Circus
Eraserheads circus.jpg
(Clockwise from top) Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala and Raimund Marasigan
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1994 (1994-10)
Recorded1993–1994
StudioJR Recording Studios (all tracks except 11 & 18) and Cinema Audio (tracks 11 & 18)
Genre
Length59:45
LabelMusiko Records
&
BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc.
ProducerRobin Rivera
Eraserheads chronology
Ultraelectromagneticpop!
(1993)
Circus
(1994)
Cutterpillow
(1995)
Singles from Circus
  1. "Kailan" / "Magasin"
    Released: 1995
  2. "With a Smile"
    Released: 1995

The album was reissued by Sony-BMG Entertainment in 2006. This is the first album that uses an inverted letter E, a notable trademark of the band. The album cover was created by visual artist Mark Justiniani. The original artwork is now with the artist’s son.

"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.

The album was re-released as a 25th anniversary remastered edition on November 15, 2019.[1]

Commercial performanceEdit

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 listingEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Bato"Marcus Adoro4:04
2."Sembreak"Raimund Marasigan4:04
3."Alapaap"Ely Buendia4:23
4."Hey Jay"Buendia4:39
5."Minsan"Buendia4:15
6."Punk Zappa"Adoro0:10
7."Insomya"
  • Adoro
  • Marasigan
2:03
8."With a Smile"Buendia4:39
9."Alkohol"Marasigan2:53
10."Wishing Wells"Marasigan3:33
11."Kailan"
3:14
12."No Royalty Album Filler No. 9"Adoro1:02
13."Magasin"Buendia4:10
14."Butterscotch"Buendia4:36
15."Sa Wakas"
  • Angala
  • Buendia
2:35
16."Prof. Banlaoi's Transcendental Medication After Every Six Months Or Punk Zappa Three"Adoro1:53
Total length:52:13
CD Bonus Tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
17."Wating"Buendia4:14
18."Kailan Lounge"
  • Evangelista
  • Solito
  • Angala
  • Buendia
  • Adoro
  • Zabala
  • Marasigan
3:18
Total length:59:45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fallore, Renuel (November 15, 2019). "Lift Your Head! Eraserheads' 'Circus' Album Gets Remastered For 25th Anniversary".
  2. ^ "Allmusic review".

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