Will The Circle Be Unbroken (album) by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Will The Circle Be Unbroken by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1972)
Overall rank: 4,846th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 68 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1972 (83rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (841st)
Award Best albums of all time (4,846th)
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 68 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.8.

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From TheDude85 06/15/2019 18:13
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was a precursor and influencer of Country Rock bands like The Eagles, and their sound coalesed on this album. Formed in California a few years earlier as a jug band in the vein of The Grateful Dead, their music drifted further and further toward country and bluegrass as the years rolled on. They recorded this album in Nashville with special guest made up of country and bluegrass legends. When the dust settled they had a triple LP (Double CD) full of material. The version of the title cut (with multiple artists contributing a verse and collective chorus) is probably the definitive version ever recorded. It is worth seeking out. While the style of music is not my cup of tea, my record collection would not be complete without this album.
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From YoungPunk 03/28/2018 00:56
Tracks sound great but not enough variation for a full 100. Instrumentals on disc 2 are great!
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From planetneutral 01/21/2018 21:53
How did I not know about this? A sprawling collection of the bluegrass masters. Amazing in breadth and skills on display.
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From Coconut 03/26/2016 11:48
This is one of my favorite albums of all time. If you like traditional country music this is a must have set.
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From Jhlffc 07/12/2015 20:08
Not bad
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From henrygreen0203 09/22/2013 19:57
This is an essential album in traditional country and American roots music...but it is way too long. The band realized this when they released it, so they pressed the first and last side on the same record. These two sides (tracks 1-6 and 33-38) play like a regular length LP. Play those tracks first and if you like what you hear, listen to the rest.

This is as pure as rural music gets.
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From Captain_Dude 07/30/2011 07:12
This is 100% American music. Listen to it...appreciate it...love it!
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From Romanelli 03/13/2011 15:45
The Dirt Band was a bunch of country rock hippies who loved the old music. They started asking their idols if they would make guest appearances on their next album, and before they knew it, they had a 3 record monster of great songs and guest appearances from some of the greatest then living legends of country and bluegrass. The guest list is astounding and long, and includes the likes of Roy Acuff, Mother Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, and on and on. The album also introduced fiddle player Vassar Clements to the masses. The songs were all recorded in 1 or 2 takes, and include a lot of pre song dialogue.

This is the ultimate melding of country, bluegrass and rock. An absolute masterpiece.
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From haredoug 05/13/2009 04:58
required. bedrock. required.
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