Circle of Love (Sister Sledge album)


Circle of Love
Sister Sledge Circle Of Love 1975.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 29, 1975 (1975-01-29)
RecordedOctober, 1974–January, 1975
StudioMediasound Studios (New York City, New York)
  • Bert DeCoteaux
  • Tony Silvester
Sister Sledge chronology
Circle of Love
Singles from Together
  1. "Love Don't You Go Through No Changes on Me"
    Released: February 23, 1975
  2. "Circle of Love (Caught in the Middle)"
    Released: April 8, 1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[2]

Circle of Love is the debut studio album by the American vocal group Sister Sledge, released in 1975 by Atco Records.[2] Featuring Kathy Sledge on vocals, the album includes the songs "Circle of Love (Caught in the Middle)" and "Love Don't Go Through No Changes on Me". The album was described as a mix of pop and soul in a 1975 Billboard Magazine review.[3]


At the time of this release, all members of the group were still teenagers; the oldest member Debbie Sledge was nineteen years old, studying at Tyler College of Art, Joni Sledge was an eighteen-year-old college freshmen at Temple University, Kim Sledge was in her senior year of high school at Olney High School in their hometown of Philadelphia; and the youngest, Kathy, was a 15-year-old 10th–grader. This album gained moderate commercial success, Their single "Love Don't You Go Through No Changes on Me", reached number thirty–one on the Hot R&B/Soul Singles charts by mid 1975. The song was performed along with "Circle of Love (Caught in the Middle)" on an episode of Soul Train, which aired in April 1975.[4]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Gwen Guthrie and Patrick Grant; except where indicated

  1. "Circle of Love (Caught in the Middle)" (Fay Hauser, Patrick Adams) – 3:30
  2. "Cross My Heart" – 3:22
  3. "Protect Our Love" – 4:10
  4. "Give in to Love" (Linda Creed, Thom Bell) – 4:55
  5. "Love Don't You Go Through No Changes On Me" – 3:24
  6. "Don't You Miss Him Now" – 3:15
  7. "Pain Reliever" – 3:30
  8. "You're Much Better Off Loving Me" – 3:17
  9. "Fireman" (Guthrie, Grant, Charles Sampson) – 3:40


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Sister Sledge – Circle of Love album review at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 643.
  3. ^ Billboard Magazine (February 8, 1975): Sister Sledge – Circle of Love album review
  4. ^ – Soul Train, Season 4, Episode 30: Blue Magic / Sister Sledge / Major Harris – April 12, 1975