Full Circle is the fourth studio album by the American punk rock band Pennywise. It was released on April 22, 1997 and was digitally remastered on March 8, 2005 on the original label. This is the first Pennywise studio album to feature Randy Bradbury, who replaced bassist Jason Thirsk, who had died from suicide on July 29, 1996. The entire album was dedicated to the memory of Thirsk, who had been a key songwriter for Pennywise until his death, and a close friend of all of those in the band.
The album was a commercial success, reaching #13 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on the Top Heatseekers chart. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1998. The album spawned the singles "Full Circle", "My Own Way", and "Waiting".
Critical reception for Full Circle was generally positive. AllMusic gave the album 3.5 out of 5 stars, calling it "a solid effort that shows the band still has plenty of energy and creativity". Rolling Stone gave the album 3 out of 5 stars, saying that it "doesn't quite live up to the band's early work, but it's still a strong album".
The album was supported by a world tour, which included dates in the United States, Europe, and Australia. The band also appeared at several major festivals, including the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the United Kingdom and the Warped Tour in the United States.
Full Circle is considered to be one of Pennywise's best albums. It is a powerful and emotional album that deals with a wide range of topics, including loss, grief, hope, and resilience. The album is a testament to the band's ability to write meaningful and impactful music.
|Original Release: 1997.|
|Catalog No: 86489-1.|
|Size: 12" Single Vinyl Record.|