Closer to the Flame (Dave Edmunds album)

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Closer to the Flame
Studio album by Dave Edmunds
Released April 1990
Recorded Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California; Ardent Studios Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Rock
Length 38:47
Label Capitol Records
Producer Dave Edmunds
Dave Edmunds chronology
Riff Raff
Closer to the Flame
Plugged In
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Closer to the Flame is a 1990 album by Welsh rock musician Dave Edmunds. The album was Edmunds' first studio album in six years, and his only release for Capitol Records.

The album reached #146 in the United States, and the single "King of Love" hit #68 in the UK; this was the last chart appearance in America to date. However, in the UK Edmunds had a top 40 album best of in 2008.

"King of Love" features guest appearances by two of the Stray Cats: Brian Setzer contributes background vocals, and Lee Rocker plays upright bass.

The album's final track, "Stay With Me Tonight", had previously appeared on the soundtrack to the 1987 Michael J. Fox movie Light of Day

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Closer to the Flame" (Fontaine Brown, Scott Mathews, Ron Nagle)
  2. "Fallin' Through a Hole" (Michael Lanning)
  3. "Don't Talk to Me" (Mickey Jupp)
  4. "Every Time I See Her" (Rick Bell, Michael Lanning)
  5. "Stockholm" (Chris East, Mickey Jupp)
  6. "King of Love" (Mark Johnson)
  7. "I Got Your Number" (Al Anderson, John Hiatt, Fred Koller)
  8. "Never Take the Place of You" (Al Anderson)
  9. "Sincerely" (Fontaine Brown)
  10. "Test of Love" (Billy Burnette, Dan Navarro)
  11. "Stay With Me Tonight" (Dave Edmunds, John David)