Full Circle

from by Joe Craig

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £0.80 GBP


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited edition CD, beautifully designed and printed, complete with a 16 page booklet containing the thoughts behind the songs and some lush images.

    A great gift, a proud addition to any music collection.

    When you buy the CD, you also get immediate download of the whole album: 11-tracks in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 1000 

      £7 GBP or more 


  • If you'd like just one 'Jimmy Coates' book (signed by the author, of course) then you can also download Joe Craig's whole album for free!

    You can specify which book (or books) you'd like at the checkout. There are 8 books available:

    Jimmy Coates: Killer
    Jimmy Coates: Target
    Jimmy Coates: Revenge
    Jimmy Coates: Sabotage
    Jimmy Coates: Survival
    Jimmy Coates: Power
    Jimmy Coates: Blackout

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Songman & Me, vol 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      £6 GBP or more 


  • - All 7 Jimmy Coates books (the full set so far), each one signed by the author, Joe Craig

    - A signed copy of Joe Craig's first non-Jimmy Coates book, the short thriller 'Lifters'.

    - Instant download of Joe Craig's album, 'The Songman & Me, vol. 1' so you can start listening straight away

    (IMPORTANT: This option DOES include the latest Jimmy Coates book, Jimmy Coates: Blackout, even though it's not in one of the pictures.)

    So you're getting 8 books, in total.
    ships out within 4 days

      £44 GBP or more 



I was thinking of a bunch of James Taylor songs when I wrote this. I don’t know whether that comes through, but I remember it really clearly, and I can hear little moments (especially in the piano part) that pay tribute to the great JT.

I love circles in music – harmonic cycles, repeated patterns that bring you back to where you started... it all feels so clever and so satisfying at the same time when I hear it in other songs or pieces like Bach inventions. Circles in life don’t seem to carry the same joy. We want to move on, make progress, improve... but life continues to repeat, to bring us back to where we were yesterday, or a year ago, or when we were small. It always will. I tried to bring some of the ambiguity of circles to this song.

Of course, at this point in the whole collection of songs there’s another circle that’s nearly complete. Jesse Hayes, whose brilliant design encases this record, described the cycle of the album: “We find ourselves, then we find love, we struggle with love and life only to find that in the end, friendship is what connects it all and ground both identity and love.”


Joe Craig

The nights just get better and better
Maybe it comes with practice - being without you
The days are just a heap of fun
I feel like I could spend them with anyone
And we have turned full circle

I'm glad that I feel like crying
Never thought I'd cope so well - being without you
I feel like all my clocks are slow
They tell me that you left just a short time ago
But we have turned full circle

I'm getting very good at being sad
Or maybe it's a skill I've always had
It had never been tested before, with you

Now I know this end of the journey
Back where I began - being without you
But if you wanted time to see
If you could dance again with me
Then we could turn full circle

Please, let's turn full circle


from The Songman & Me, vol 1, released December 15, 2010


all rights reserved



Joe Craig Islington, UK

"The Songman & Me, vol. 1 is a collection of beautifully crafted songs in the classic tradition of Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb and James Taylor. At the keyboard and with his intimate vocals, Joe Craig performs with a raw emotion that cuts to the heart of the characters and stories in the songs. He may be a virtuoso storyteller, but on this evidence, he's very much a gifted songman too." ... more

contact / help

Contact Joe Craig

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Joe Craig recommends:

If you like Joe Craig, you may also like: