And Close As This

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And Close As This
Peter Hammill And Close As This.jpg
Studio album by Peter Hammill
Released Nov 1986
Recorded (and mixed) Sofa Sound 7 August - 15 September 1986
Genre Art rock
Length 40:06
Label Virgin Records
Producer Peter Hammill
Peter Hammill chronology
And Close As This
Spur of the Moment
(1988)Spur of the Moment1988
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 the 15th studio 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





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