As Close as You Think

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As Close As You Think
Studio album by Kevin Ayers
Released June 1986
Recorded 1986, Boz Burrell Studio, London
Genre Rock
Label Illuminated
Producer Ollie Halsall & Poli Palmer
Kevin Ayers chronology
As Close As You Think
Falling Up
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

As Close As You Think is the twelfth studio album by Kevin Ayers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Steppin' Out" (Ayers/Halsall)
  2. "Fool After Midnight" (Ayers/Halsall/Gregmar)
  3. "Wish I Could Fall" (Ayers)
  4. "Only Heaven Knows" (Ayers)
  5. "Too Old To Die Young" (Ayers)
  6. "The Howlin' Man" (Ayers/Halsall)
  7. "Never My Baby" (Ayers)
  8. "Budget Tours (part one)" (Ayers/Halsall)
  9. "Budget Tours (part two)" (Ayers/Halsall)


  • Kevin Ayers /Rhythm Guitar (5), Lead Vocal
  • Pat Crumly / Flute, Saxophone
  • Ollie Halsall / Guitar,Backing Vocals, Lead Vocal (7)
  • Poli Palmer / Fairlight programming
  • Extra special thanks to / Boz Burrell and Brian Patten, Jill Richards and Tim Noakes.


  • Original LP sleevenotes