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Closer to It!


Download links and information about Closer to It! by Brian Auger'S Oblivion Express. This album was released in 1973 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:00:34 minutes.

Artist: Brian Auger'S Oblivion Express
Release date: 1973
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 10
Duration: 01:00:34
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No. Title Length
1. Whenever You're Ready 6:24
2. Happiness Is Just Around the Bend 6:34
3. Light On the Path 4:56
4. Compared to What 7:56
5. Inner City Blues 4:33
6. Voices of Other Times 6:00
7. Happiness Is Just Around the Bend [Bonus Track] 7:26
8. Whenever You're Ready (Alternate Mix) [Bonus Track] 6:20
9. Inner City Blues (Alternate Mix) [Bonus Track] 4:25
10. Voices of Other Times (Alternate Mix) [Bonus Track] 6:00



The strongest studio recording by Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Closer to It! is Auger's classic. Featuring his best-known composition, "Happiness Is Just Around the Bend," this album soars on the strength of Auger's multiple keyboard attack. Auger himself takes the lead vocal slot for the first time here, and though he relies on multi-tracking to fill out his sound, his vocals fit the music better than former (and later to return) vocalist Alex Ligertwood's did. Side two features covers of jazz classic "Compared to What" and Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues," both of which add new depth to the original compositions. Lennox Laington's congas give the music a Santana-type of feel, and the whole album percolates from beginning to end. [The Fuel 2000 reissue adds four bonus tracks made up of alternate mixes of three album tracks and a previously unreleased alternate version of "Happiness Is Just Around the Bend."]