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Coming up Close: A Retrospective
1. Love in a Vacuum
2. Voices Carry - (Single Mix)
3. You Know the Rest
4. No One Is Watching You Now
5. On Sunday
6. Coming Up Close
7. Will She Just Fall Down
8. David Denies
9. What About Love
10. Why Must I
11. Other End, The (Of the Telescope)
12. J for Jules
13. (Believed You Were) Lucky
14. Limits to Love
15. Long Gone Buddy
16. Do It Again - (previously unreleased)
17. [CD-Rom Track] [Multimedia]
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EK 64944
COMING UP CLOSE is an enhanced CD containing both a full audio program and multimedia computer files.
'Til Tuesday: Aimee Mann (vocals, bass, acoustic guitar); Robert Holmes (guitar, background vocals); Joey Pesce (piano, synthesizers, background vocals); Michael Montes (keyboards); Michael Hausman (drums, percussion, programming).
Additional personnel: Haeryung Shin (violin); Peter Abrams (French horn); Marcus Miller (bass); Elvis Costello (background vocals).
Producers: Mike Thorne, Rhett Davies, Bruce Lampcov, 'Til Tuesday.
Compilation producer: Bruce Dickinson.
Includes liner notes by Jonathan Van Meter.
Digitally remastered by Mark Wilder (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
Personnel: Aimee Mann (vocals, acoustic guitar); Robert Holmes, Robert Holmes (guitar, background vocals); Haery Ung Shin (violin); Peter Abrams (French horn); Joey Pesce (piano, synthesizer, background vocals); Michael Montes, Michael Montes (keyboards); Michael Hausman, Michael Hausman (drums, percussion, programming); Elvis Costello (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Bob Clearmountain.
Photographers: Hiro Ito; Randee St. Nicholas; Randee Saint Nicholas.
Just how radically 'Til Tuesday evolved during its three-album run is illustrated by Coming Up Close: A Retrospective. The superb CD kicks into high gear with three sleek, heavily produced new wave gems from the band's debut album of 1985, Voices Carry: "Love in a Vacuum," "You Know the Rest," and the hit title song. But as fresh-sounding and popular as that material was, lead singer Aimee Mann was dissatisfied. One hears Tuesday moving from keyboard-driven new wave to a more organic, less produced, folk-influenced sound on "Coming Up Close," "No One Is Watching You Now," "David Denies," and other songs from Tuesday's 1986 sophomore effort, Welcome Home. And with its finale, Everything's Different Now, the Boston residents moved even further in that direction. "J For Jules," "Limits to Love," "Rip in Heaven," "Why Must I," and "Long Gone Buddy" have little in common with the tunes from Voices Carry, except for the fact that Mann and co. always had a great melodic sense. All three of Tuesday's albums are worth having, but for novices, Coming Up Close would be the best starting point. ~ Alex Henderson
Entertainment Weekly (10/11/96, p.93) - "If rock had a `most improved award, Aimee Mann would get it...Mann had become one of pop's cleverest writers, doling out tears and battery acid in equal heartrending measure."
- Rating: B+
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