Dan Penn - Close To Me CD

Dan Penn - Close To Me CD

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More Fame Recordings! Including "Trash Man" !!!

2016 collection, The sequel to our acclaimed 2014 release The Fame Recordings, Ace is now proud to present Close To Me: More Fame Recordings, comprising another two dozen nuggets featuring the unmistakable voice of songsmith extraordinaire, Dan Penn. As with the previous volume, all the tracks were recorded from 1963 to 1966, when a prolific and driven Penn spent countless days and nights at Rick Hall's Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals honing his writing and recording skills in the company of collaborators such as Donnie Fritts, Marlin Greene and his longtime cohort, Spooner Oldham. The accompaniment features crack Fame sessioneers David Briggs, Junior Lowe, Roger Hawkins, Jimmy Johnson and others. Penn issued a handful of singles in this period in a half-hearted attempt at a solo career; two are featured here, including the title cut. Otherwise the contents of Close To Me: More Fame Recordings are previously unreleased. They provide another treasure trove of Penn the writer and Penn the song-stylist, with compelling, impassioned performances throughout. While the songs 'Without A Woman,' 'Lovely Ladies' and 'She Ain't Gonna Do Right' are familiar to southern soul fans through the interpretation of others, Dan's personal treatment of his newly-minted creations casts fresh light on the material and his artistry. There are also many more obscure entries from the Penn songbook, including several tunes like the grooving 'Standing In The Way Of A Good Thing' or the impassioned 'It Hurts' that were never covered. Detailed liner notes with extensive commentary from Penn himself complete the package, along with some rare illustrations. Close To Me: More Fame Recordings is further evidence that nobody sings Dan Penn like Dan Penn.


Tracklist

1 Close To Me
Written-ByDan Penn
2:08
2 Without A Woman
Written-ByDan Penn, Quin Ivy
2:48
3 Trash Man
Written-ByDan Penn, Marlin Greene
2:31
4 Miss Personality
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:50
5 Love Is A Wonderful Thing
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:22
6 It Hurts
Written-ByDan Penn, David Briggs (2)
2:02
7 Standing In The Way Of A Good Thing
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:14
8 Reaching Out For Someone
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:48
9 I'll Take Care Of You
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:22
10 I Need You
3:09
11 Destroyed
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:24
12 So Many Reasons
Written-ByDan Penn, Marlin Greene
2:22
13 Little Girl
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:22
14 I Love Everything About You
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:16
15 Lovely Ladies
Written-ByDan Penn, Rick Hall
2:13
16 I Dig A Big Town
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:48
17 Diamonds
Written-ByDan Penn, David Briggs (2)
2:13
18 She Ain't Gonna Do Right
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:34
19 I Can't Stop (The Feeling On't Let Me)
Written-ByDan Penn, Don Covay, Roger Hawkins
1:58
20 Do You Need It
Written-ByDan Penn, Donnie Fritts
2:34
21 You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:15
22 Live And Let Live
Written-ByDan Penn
2:33
23 We're Swing
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
2:09
24 Downright Uptight Good Woman
Written-ByDan Penn, Spooner Oldham
3:37