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Closer to It
Brian Auger
Closer to It
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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24 bit digitally remastered Spanish reissue of original album by the rock virtuoso in a deluxe digipak with the original cover art. Contains the American cover a rt from the original 1973 RCA release, the six tracks from t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Brian Auger
Title: Closer to It
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Castle Music UK
Release Date: 8/9/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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24 bit digitally remastered Spanish reissue of original album by the rock virtuoso in a deluxe digipak with the original cover art. Contains the American cover a rt from the original 1973 RCA release, the six tracks from that release and four bonus tracks, 'Whenever You're Ready', 'Happiness Is Just Around The Bend', 'Inner City Blues' & 'Voices Of Other Times'. 10 cuts total. Digipak. 1999 release.
 

CD Reviews

Auger's Best!
07/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My first exposure to Brian Auger was way back when I was a young teen and he did a version of Donovan's 'Season of the Witch', with Julie Driscoll & the Trinity. This would have been late 60's I believe. It became clear at that point that the man was a talented keyboardest & serious musician. The passing of many years has only added credence to my original impressions of Auger. Many talented musicians have passed through his various bands. Brian Auger has also appeared on many more recordings as a sideman. Those of you reading this are likely familiar with his work already. Despite his respected profile, he never did hit the 'big time' in the famous sense of the word. His was more of an underground cult following. Perhaps this is because some of his work is a little uneven. Auger's music, if it must be described, would best fit somewhere under a Jazz/Funk/Soul/Blues catagory. I haven't heard all his material, none the less I would bet that 'Closer To It', with his Oblivian Express band must be his best. The band lays down a mellow funk riff throughout and simply burns from there. I have worn out 2 LP's - the second I used only sparingly, not wishing to wear it out prematurly. Finally 3 or 4 years ago, the recording became available on CD. I could scarcly believe my good fortune. This isn't a popular CD, so you may have to wait for a special order. Don't let that deter you - it's worth the wait, at any cost. Be prepared: by the time you get mid way through playing it, your friends will be asking who that is on your stereo. 5 stars, without hesitation."
Cooker
David H. Cook | mil.,wi | 12/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is more mellow than the first O.E. album,but I like it more. If you want something to put you in a good mood, or to keep a gathering mellow but moving, this will do it! I first got this on vinyl on original release (long time ago) and got it again when it came out on cd. Have never heard anyone say anything bad about it. If you want some feel good music and like Auger, it,s a must!"
Seminal Fusion
David H. Fouch | Oregon, USA | 09/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Along with Beaver and Krause, Jeff Lorber, and Weather Report "Closer To It" is one of the finest examples of early jazz-fusion. Auger's unique biting Hammond B-3 style was the envy of every serious in-the-know keyboard player I knew at that time. There were guys who would have sold their souls to peek at Brian's stop settings. Funny that he never made it any bigger than he did..."