And Close As This

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And Close As This
Studio album by Peter Hammill
Released Nov 1986
Recorded (and mixed) Sofa Sound 7 August - 15 September 1986
Genre Art rock
Label Virgin Records
Producer Peter Hammill
Peter Hammill chronology
Skin
(1986)
And Close As This
(1986)
Spur of the Moment
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Sounds 4.5/5 stars[2]
Tentative Reviews 4/5 stars[3]

And Close As This is an album by Peter Hammill, released on Virgin Records in 1986. Each track is a song played and sung by Hammill solo at a keyboard, with the keyboard parts played in a single take. Two of the songs use a grand piano as the keyboard instrument; for the others, Hammill plays a MIDI master keyboard, using it to trigger a variety of MIDI sound modules, mainly electric piano and organ sounds.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Hammill, except where indicated:

  1. "Too Many of My Yesterdays" – 4:47
  2. "Faith" – 4:27
  3. "Empire of Delight" (Hammill, Keith Emerson) – 4:43
  4. "Silver" – 5:31
  5. "Beside the One You Love" – 5:12
  6. "Other Old Clichés" – 4:07
  7. "Confidence" – 6:37
  8. "Sleep Now" – 4:42

Personnel[edit]

Musicians:

Credits:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "And Close as This". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  2. ^ Sounds review
  3. ^ Tentative Reviews review
  4. ^ "Peter Hammill - And Close As This (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-03.