How Do I Get Close
|"How Do I Get Close"|
|Single by The Kinks|
|from the album UK Jive|
|B-side||"Down All the Days (Till 1992)" (UK)
"War is Over" (US)
|Released||2 October 1989|
|Recorded||December 1988 - April 1989 at Konk Studios, London|
|The Kinks singles chronology|
Release and Reception
"How Do I Get Close" was first released on The Kinks' album UK Jive, where it was the first track on the album. UK Jive failed to make an impression on fans and critics alike, as the album failed to chart in the UK and only hit #122 in America. However, despite the failure of the album and the lead UK single, "Down All the Days (Till 1992)", "How Do I Get Close" was released as the second British single from the album, backed with "Down All the Days (Till 1992)". The single failed to chart. The single was also released in America (backed with "War is Over"), where, although it did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, it hit #21 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart (the highest on said chart since "Do It Again" in 1984.) "How Do I Get Close" also appeared on the compilation album Lost & Found (1986-1989).
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "AllMusic 'Lost and Found (1986-1989)".