So Close

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So Close
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1993
Genre
Length53:47
LabelA&M
ProducerNigel Lowis
Dina Carroll chronology
So Close 'Only Human
(1996)
Singles from So Close
  1. "Ain't No Man"
    Released: 1992
  2. "Special Kind of Love"
    Released: 1992
  3. "So Close"
    Released: 1992
  4. "This Time"
    Released: 1993
  5. "Express"
    Released: 1993
  6. "Don't Be a Stranger"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

So Close is the first album by British singer-songwriter Dina Carroll.[2] It was released in January 1993 on the A&M label.[3] It entered the charts at #2.[3] The album eventually sold 1.5 million copies in the UK. So Close won the Mercury Prize as Album of the Year in 1996.[2]

Track listing[change | change source]

  • All tracks composed by Dina Carroll and Nigel Lowis unless stated.
  1. "Special Kind of Love" (David Cole, Robert Clivillés) 4:42
  2. "Hold On" 4:51
  3. "This Time" 5:21
  4. "Falling" 3:33
  5. "So Close" 4:54
  6. "Ain't No Man" 3:54
  7. "Express" 4:34
  8. "Heaven Sent" 3:46
  9. "You'll Never Know" 5:56
  10. "Don't Be a Stranger" (Coral Gordon, Geoff Gurd) 4:22
  11. "Why Did I Let You Go?" 3:29
  12. "If I Knew You Then" 4:18

Credits[change | change source]

Arranged By [Strings] – Nigel Lowis (tracks: 3 9)
Design – Jeremy Pearce
Drum Programming – CJ Mackintosh (tracks: 4, 6 to 8), Nigel Lowis (tracks: 3 10)
Engineer, Producer [Additional Production] – Steve Boyer (tracks: 3, 8)
Guitar – Nigel Lowis (tracks: 4 6 7)
Keyboards – Nigel Lowis (tracks: 3 4 6 7 10)
Leader [Strings] – David Nadien (tracks: 3, 8)
Mixed By – CJ Mackintosh (tracks: 2 4 6 7 9), Nigel Lowis (tracks: 2, 4 to 7, 9, 10)
Mixed By [Assistant] – Howie B. (tracks: 6 7 9), Niall Flynn (tracks: 4, 7, 10, 11)
Performer [All Instruments] – CJ Mackintosh (tracks: 2 9), Nigel Lowis (tracks: 2 5 9)
Photography By – Simon Fowler (2)
Producer – CJ Mackintosh (tracks: 2 9), Nigel Lowis (tracks: 2 to 12)
Saxophone – Jimmy Gallagher (tracks: 2 9)
Written-By – Dina Carroll (tracks: 2 to 9), Nigel Lowis (tracks: 2 to 9)

References[change | change source]

  1. Allmusic review
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dina Carroll, So Close". BBC Music. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sharon Mawer. "Dina Carroll So Close". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 August 2015.