The Circle Game (4:53)

Cover of 1972-02-23: New York, NY, USA

From 1972-02-23: New York, NY, USA and 10 other releases

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  • rainy-dog

    i've never cared much for the original version of this but the recording with the orchestra on "travelogue" finally allowed me to love it. like both sides now, it's the kind of song that really works better with a voice of experience behind it.

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • shangoyal

    our beloved Joni

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • NyBlueberry

    "Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true, there'll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty" The travelogue version is truly beautiful

    4 May 2014 Reply
  • Wesley-VA

    Joni does it right - and the sentiment - yep - us old folks are sure trying to drag our heals to slow this circle down!

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bohemian_chic

    Travelogue version is so beautiful... :)

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    haunting and so beautiful

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • saoirse14

    just true

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • yogijohn888

    Joni, what an artist. Takes me back, and makes me feel good.

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    i imagine when i have kids i'll understand this a bit better, cuz i am the circle of my parents, as are all kids...all life is a cyclce, stars, birds, planets, everything....a giant circle or cycle of enegry....wonderful song. much love.

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • agentzigzag

    big smile ......

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • blowyrgourd

    my LP of this record skips exactly at the last groove of this song, creating a circular locked groove that goes round and round

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • CrimsonCamel

    Absolutely excellent tune, my favourite Mitchell song!

    27 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Furashubakku

    I adore this song. It's so poignant and true to life.

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • jane_eyre07

    This is my favorite Joni song right now. It is perfect. <3

    18 Jun 2009 Reply
  • agentzigzag

    beautiful song

    3 Jun 2009 Reply
  • cbmckusick

    My childhood....

    8 May 2009 Reply
  • bruceberry

    This IS a great song by a great artist. I always envision my 18 year old daughter when listening to this song- I tend to get teary.

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • crv2larsen

    Love this, so beautiful!!

    8 Feb 2009 Reply
  • casadivetro

    makes me cry

    18 Jan 2009 Reply
  • BoobsRock

    This is probably the most beautiful song I've ever heard.

    20 Dec 2008 Reply
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