Come Closer (album)

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Come Closer
Tarkan - Come Closer.jpg
Studio album by Tarkan
Released April 7, 2006
Genre Pop, Dance, R&B
Label Universal, Hitt Müzik, İstanbul Plak, Urban, Megaliner Records
Producer Tarkan (exec.)
Devrim Karaoglu
Pete "Boxsta" Martin
Josh Schwartz
Brian Kierulf
Billy Mann
Lester Mendez
David Werner
Tarkan chronology
Dudu
(2003)Dudu2003
Come Closer
(2006)
Metamorfoz
(2007)Metamorfoz2007
Singles from Come Closer
  1. "Bounce"
    Released: 25 October 2005 (Turkey)
    24 March 2006 (Europe)
  2. "Start The Fire"
    Released: 18 August 2006

Come Closer is the debut English language album by Turkish pop singer Tarkan. Album was published in Europe, Asia, Japan, North America, South America, Australia. It was released by Universal Records on April 7, 2006 in Europe and Central Asia. Tarkan began recording the album in 1997, following the success of his third Turkish release Ölürüm Sana that year.[1] Referring to the album's title, Tarkan said:

"I think that my music is very unique [sic] and connects both worlds. That's the reason why I named my album Come Closer. I believe in cultural sharing, in the idea of we-belong-altogether. In my opinion, music should have no borders and we should all try to come closer".[2]

In August 2005, a number of songs recorded for the album were leaked onto the internet by a Turkish DJ.[3] The leaked songs garnered considerable airplay in dance clubs in Turkey, before Tarkan's management took legal action against the DJ's playing the songs.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Song Composer Lyricist Time
1 "Just Like That" Pete "Boxsta" Martin / Tarkan Pete "Boxsta" Martin / Tarkan 3:39
2 "In Your Eyes" Pete "Boxsta" Martin / Tarkan Pete "Boxsta" Martin / Tarkan 3:36
3 "Why Don't We (Aman Aman)" feat Wyclef Jean Tarkan / Brian Kierulf / Josh Schwartz Tarkan / Brian Kierulf / Josh Schwartz 3:49
4 "Mine" Jamie Hartman / Tina Harris / Tarkan / Ozan Çolakoğlu Jamie Hartman / Tina Harris / Tarkan / Ozan Çolakoğlu 3:19
5 "Over" Pete "Boxsta" Martin / Tarkan Pete "Boxsta" Martin / Tarkan 4:22
6 "Start The Fire" Josh Schwartz / Tarkan / Brian Kierulf Josh Schwartz / Tarkan / Brian Kierulf 3:26
7 "Shhh" Billy Mann / Tarkan / Supaflyas Billy Mann / Tarkan / Supaflyas 3:34
8 "Bounce" Tarkan / Devrim Karaoğlu / Pete "Boxsta" Martin / Elijah Wells / Lionel Bermingham Tarkan / Devrim Karaoğlu / Pete "Boxsta" Martin / Elijah Wells / Lionel Bermingham 3:45
9 "Come Closer" Tarkan / Devrim Karaoğlu / David Werner Tarkan / Devrim Karaoğlu / David Werner 4:18
10 "Don't Leave Me Alone" Josh Schwartz / Brian Kierulf / Tarkan Josh Schwartz / Brian Kierulf / Tarkan 4:02
11 "Şıkıdım" Sezen Aksu / Tarkan / Josh Schwartz / Brian Kierulf Sezen Aksu / Tarkan / Josh Schwartz / Brian Kierulf 3:55
12 "I'm Gonna Make U Feel Good" Pete "Boxsta" Martin / Tina Harris / Steve Lee Pete "Boxsta" Martin / Tina Harris / Steve Lee 3:54
13 "Mass Confusion" David Werner / Tarkan / Ozan Çolakoğlu David Werner / Tarkan / Ozan Çolakoğlu 4:09
14 "Touch" Lester Mendez / Tarkan / Ty Lacy Lester Mendez / Tarkan / Ty Lacy 4:18
15 "If Only You Knew" Billy Mann / Tarkan Billy Mann / Tarkan 3:23
  • Come Closer US Remix Editio

Tarkan was about to release his U.S Remix album featuring Wyclef Jean and Miri Ben-Ari. Pete "Boxsta" Martin remixed the entire album. The album was recorded in L.A at Westlake Studio, N.Y at Sony Music Studio and London at The Matrix Studio Complex. Pete remixed the original versions from his debut English album "Come Closer". There were supposed to be two new tracks added in as well.[5]

It was going to be released worldwide in 2008.

Confirmed tracks:[6][7]

  1. Just Like That
  2. In Your Eyes
  3. Why Don't We? (Aman Aman) (Feat. Wyclef Jean & Filly **)
  4. Mine
  5. Over
  6. Shhh
  7. Bounce (Feat. Malverde ** & Filly **)
  8. Come Closer
  9. Don't Leave Me Alone
  10. I'm Gonna Make U Feel Good
  11. Mass Confusion
  12. If Only You Knew
  13. Nothing Like You *
  14. Who's Gonna Love You Now? (Feat. Miri Ben-Ari) *

* New track
** New guest artist

Credits and personnel[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • "Bounce"
  • "Start The Fire"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[8] 18
Swiss Albums Chart [9] 43
Austrian Albums Chart [10] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ CNN. "Tarkan finds his moves take him across borders". August 9, 1999. Retrieved January 11, 2007.
  2. ^ "The wait has an end!". March 3, 2006. Retrieved January 11, 2007.
  3. ^ "Love Speak Update". August 3, 2005. Retrieved January 11, 2007.
  4. ^ Tolga Akyildiz. "Tarkan cephesinde son durum". August 27, 2005. Retrieved January 11, 2007.
  5. ^ Boxsta Official Website - News Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Holland, FunX Radio Interview
  7. ^ Boxsta Official Website - Discography Archived 2008-09-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tarkan - Come Closer". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tarkan - Come Closer". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 

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