Friday, May 9, 2008

The Carpenters Close to You

Close to You was the second album by The Carpenters, released in August 1970. In 2003, the album was ranked number 175 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The album contains the hit singles "(They Long to Be) Close to You" and "We've Only Just Begun". "(They Long to Be) Close to You" was the duo's first big hit that gained the Carpenters international reputation for a decade.

1. "We've Only Just Begun" (Nichols / Williams) – 3:04
2. "Love Is Surrender" (Carmichael) – 1:59
3. "Maybe It's You" (Bettis / Carpenter) – 3:04
4. "Reason to Believe" (Hardin) – 3:03
5. "Help!" (Lennon/McCartney) – 3:03
6. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Bacharach / David) – 4:36
7. "Baby It's You" (Bacharach / David / Williams) – 2:50
8. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (Bacharach / David) – 2:57
9. "Crescent Noon" (Bettis / Carpenter) – 4:10
10. "Mr. Guder" (Bettis / Carpenter) – 3:15
11. "I Kept On Loving You" (Nichols / Williams) – 2:14
12. "Another Song" (Bettis / Carpenter) – 4:23

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