THE CIRCLE, the combo consisting of legendary rocker Sammy Hagar alongside Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson will release a concert album, “At Your Service”, on May 19 in both digital and physical packages.
Recorded live on tour in 2014, this release documents the blistering performance of a band on fire performing hits from Sammy‘s four decades of rock (MONTROSE, solo, VAN HALEN, THE WABORITAS, CHICKENFOOT) as well as classic tracks from the LED ZEPPELIN catalog.
Although the final track listing for “At Your Service” has not yet been announced, it is expected to include such songs as “There’s Only One Way to Rock”, “Rock Candy”, “Whola Lotta Love”, “Why Can’t This Be Love?” and “Sexy Little Thing”.
Available for preorder on iTunes starting next week, “At Your Service” will include an instant download of THE CIRCLE‘s version of VAN HALEN‘s “Poundcake”.
Speaking to Ultimate Classic Rock, Hagar stated about THE CIRCLE: “I think THE CIRCLE is the band that I want to play with right now. It’s the band that I choose to play with over any band. Even CHICKENFOOT is hard, because we only play CHICKENFOOT. So I miss playing ‘When It’s Love’ and ‘Right Now’ and ‘I Can’t Drive 55’ and ‘One Way To Rock’ and ‘Heavy Metal’ and ‘Rock Candy’. I miss doing that, as much as I love CHICKENFOOT.”
He continued: “THE CIRCLE is so satisfying that I don’t even see a reason to make a record. We have so many great hits that we can choose from our catalog, all of those VAN HALEN hits, all of the Sammy solo, all of those MONTROSE hits, CHICKENFOOT hits, LED ZEPPELIN songs — we have that catalog to choose from for our shows, so to make a record would just be kind of a waste of time. I wouldn’t say never, but first I’d like to put together the greatest set list that ever existed in rock ‘n’ roll, and I think we’re pretty close to it right now with the one that we have, but it can even get better. There’s a frikkin’ goldmine to choose from of songs that I’ve written and sang in my life.”
Hagar‘s first-ever acoustic album titled “Lite Roast”, was released on October 14, 2014 via Mailboat Records. Joining Sammy on the CD was Vic Johnson, longtime guitarist of WABORITAS, Hagar‘s backup band, on guitar and vocals.