Close to the Edge (Diamond Rio album)

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Close to the Edge
Studio album by Diamond Rio
Released October 27, 1992
Genre Country
Length 35:45
Label Arista
Producer Tim DuBois
Monty Powell
Diamond Rio chronology
Diamond Rio
(1991)
Close to the Edge
(1992)
Love a Little Stronger
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B link

Close to the Edge is the second album from the country music group Diamond Rio. Released in 1992 on Arista Records, it produced the singles "In a Week or Two", "Oh Me, Oh My, Sweet Baby", "This Romeo Ain't Got Julie Yet", and "Sawmill Road". These singles respectively reached #2, #5, #13 and #21 on the Billboard country charts between 1992 and 1993; the album was certified gold in the United States. "Oh Me, Oh My, Sweet Baby" was previously recorded by George Strait on his 1989 album Beyond the Blue Neon.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Oh Me, Oh My, Sweet Baby" (Michael Garvin, Tom Shapiro) – 3:16
  2. "In a Week or Two" (James House, Gary Burr) – 3:00
  3. "It Does Get Better Than This" (Robert Ellis Orrall, Billy Spencer) – 3:25
  4. "Sawmill Road" (Sam Hogin, Dan Truman, Jim McBride) – 4:52
  5. "Calling All Hearts (Come Back Home)" (Monty Powell, Kent Blazy, Royal Wade Kimes) – 3:07
  6. "This Romeo Ain't Got Julie Yet" (Jimmy Olander, Eric Silver) – 2:44
  7. "I Was Meant to Be With You" (Tim DuBois, Powell, Debi Cochran, Marty Roe) – 3:17
  8. "Old Weakness (Coming On Strong)" (Powell, Chapin Hartford) - 3:18
  9. "Demons and Angels" (Judy Rodman, Ronnie Samoset) – 3:18
  10. "Nothing in This World" (Olander, Silver) – 3:01
  11. "Close to the Edge" (Gene C. Johnson, Carl Jackson) – 2:35

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 24
U.S. Billboard 200 87