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Close to You ()


Hurriedly put together in the wake of the success of the title song, and containing the follow-up hit "We've Only Just Begun," Close to You is a surprisingly strong album, and not just for those hits. Richard Carpenter's originals "Maybe It's You" and "Crescent Noon" are superb showcases for Karen Carpenter's developing talent, the latter a superbly atmospheric, hauntingly beautiful art song of the kind that Judy Collins was doing well at the time, and gorgeously arranged. There's also a Swingle Singers-style number, "Mr. ...

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  1. We've Only Just Begun
  2. Love Is Surrender
  3. Maybe It's You
  4. Reason to Believe
  5. Help!
  6. (They Long to Be) Close to You
  7. Baby It's You
  8. I'll Never Fall in Love Again
  9. Crescent Noon
  10. Mr. Guder
  11. I Kept on Loving You
  12. Another Song
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