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Close To You [Gray Label]

1957 Capitol

Tracks

1. Close To You
2. P.S. I Love You
3. Love Locked Out
4. Everything Happens To Me
5. It's Easy To Remember
6. Don't Like Goodbyes
7. With Every Breath I Take
8. Blame It On My Youth
9. It Could Happen To You
10. I've Had My Moments
11. I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
12. The End Of A Love Affair

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For The Record

Featuring the Hollywood String Quartet . . . This distinguished chamber group helped Dad and Nelson play a joke on the Capitol executives. They recorded an extra song on April 5, 1956. It had been written for FS by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke who–besides writing classics–often wrote nonsensical stuff for Bing's 'Flop Parade' feature on his radio show.

They left the poignantly orchestrated song on the demo of the album. It went out to the big brass, who all promptly proclaimed it 'beautiful!'

They would have released the album in its entirety if Pop hadn't intervened. He took the song off the album, proclaiming the bosses 'dense!' This is how the 'beautiful' ballad goes:

I used to sit by my fireplace
And dream about you.
But now that won't do.
There's a flaw in my flue.

Your lovely face in my fireplace
Was all that I saw.
But now it won't draw.
My flue has a flaw.

From every beautiful ember a memory arose.
Now I try to remember and smoke gets in my nose.
It's not as sweet by the unit-heat
To dream about you.
So darling, adieu.
There's a flaw in my flue.

From Nancy Sinatra's Book: Frank Sinatra: My Father

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1972 33-12" 42001 Junto A Vos Capitol
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1983 200g Vinyl MFSL-1-132 Close To You MFSL
1983 33-12" 2C 068-54579 Close To You [Pathé Marconi EMI France Edition] Capitol
1984 33-12" 1A 038 26 0138 1 Close To You [DMM Netherlands Edition] Capitol
1984 33-12" ED-26-0138-1 Close To You [U.K. digitally remastered vinyl] Capitol
1984 Cassette ED-26-0138-4 Close To You [XDR Quality System-Dolby] Capitol
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1988 Cassette GRM 7821/4 Great Romantic Memories Reader's Digest Music
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