This article is about their album. For the song with a similar name, see (They Long to Be) Close to You. Confusion
Close to You
Album by The Carpenters
Close to You

Obverse scan of The Carpenters' second album, Close to You.

Recorded 1970
Released August 19, 1970
Length 38:52
Genre(s) Pop
Producer(s) Jack Daugherty & The Carpenters
Record label A&M Records
Albums by The Carpenters

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Close to You is The Carpenters' second studio album, recorded and released in 1970; it was hurriedly assembled in the wake of the surprise smash single of a similar name. Along with "Close to You", the album also spawned "We've Only Just Begun". The album was ranked #175 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[1]

Track listing Edit

Side One
  1. "We've Only Just Begun"
  2. "Love Is Surrender"
  3. "Maybe It's You"
  4. "Reason to Believe"
  5. "Help!"
  6. "(They Long to Be) Close to You"
Side Two
  1. "Baby It's You"
  2. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
  3. "Crescent Noon"
  4. "Mr. Guder"
  5. "I Kept on Loving You"
  6. "Another Song"

References Edit

  1. "175) Close to You." Rolling Stone Online. 1 Nov 2003. Rolling Stone. 1 Jun 2008. <>