Close to You
Original LP version
General information
Release date(s)
March 8, April 4 – 5, November 1, 1956
Record Label
Voyle Gilmore
Product code
Track information
Total tracks
12 (1957 LP) (15 2002 CD)
4 / 5 [1]
Alternate cover art
Close to You and More

Close to You, named Close to You and More in its CD re-release, is the thirteenth studio album of Frank Sinatra. Arranged by Nelson Riddle, the album was recorded and released under Capitol Records.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Close to You" (Al Hoffman, Carl G. Lampl, Jerry Livingston) – 3:37
  2. "P.S. I Love You" (Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer) – 4:21
  3. "Love Locked Out" (Max Kester, Ray Noble) – 2:41
  4. "Everything Happens to Me" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 3:20
  5. "It's Easy to Remember (and So Hard to Forget)" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 3:34
  6. "Don't Like Goodbyes" (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) – 4:51
  7. "With Every Breath I Take" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 3:38
  8. "Blame It on My Youth" (Edward Heyman, Oscar Levant) – 2:58
  9. "It Could Happen to You" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:13
  10. "I've Had My Moments" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 3:47
  11. "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:25
  12. "The End of a Love Affair" (Edward Redding) – 4:11
    CD bonus tracks:
  13. "If It's the Last Thing I Do" (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) – 4:00
  14. "There's a Flaw in My Flue (Burke, Van Heusen) – 2:41
  15. "Wait Till You See Her" (Rodgers, Hart) – 3:08

Reception[edit | edit source]

Allmusic scored the album at four out of five stars. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic claimed that the album was "one of the most unusual and special of Sinatra's albums, featuring a subdued and detailed performances that accentuate both the romantic longing and understated humor of the numbers."[1]

Close to You peaked at #5 on the Billboard Charts of 1957.[2]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Tom Adair Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Voyle Gilmore Producer
Hollywood String Quartet Strings
Wayne Moss Engineer
Bob Norberg Remastering
Nelson Riddle Arranger, Conductor
Don Sciarrotta Engineer
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Howard Steele Engineer
Jule Styne Composer
Michael Sunday Producer
Pete Welding Annotation, Compilation, Liner Notes
Joe Wilson Engineer

References[edit | edit source]

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