Gwen Guthrie ‎– (They Long To Be) Close To You

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
885 528-1 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You(12", Single) Polydor 885 528-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
POSPX 822 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be ) Close To You(12") Boiling Point POSPX 822 UK 1986 Sell This Version
PMSX 8 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be ) Close To You(12", Maxi) Polydor PMSX 8 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
885 366-7, 885 366-7 [Y] Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be ) Close To You(7", Single) Polydor, Polydor 885 366-7, 885 366-7 [Y] Germany 1986 Sell This Version
POSP 822 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be ) Close To You(7", Single, Sil) Boiling Point, Polydor POSP 822 UK 1986 Sell This Version
885 366-1 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You (Extended Version)(12") Polygram 885 366-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
POSPA 822 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You / Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent / You Touched My Life(12", Ltd) Polydor, Boiling Point POSPA 822 UK 1986 Sell This Version
885 366-1 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You(12") Polydor 885 366-1 Australasia 1986 Sell This Version
885 366-1 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You(12") Polydor 885 366-1 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
885 528-7 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You(7") Polydor 885 528-7 US 1986 Sell This Version
885 528-7 DJ Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You(7", Promo) Polydor 885 528-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
PMS 8 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You(7", Single) Polydor PMS 8 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
885 528-7 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You(7", Single) Polydor 885 528-7 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
885 528-7 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You(7", Single, 49) Polydor 885 528-7 US 1986 Sell This Version
POSP 822 Gwen Guthrie (They Long To Be) Close To You(7", Single, Pap) Boiling Point, Polydor POSP 822 UK 1986 Sell This Version

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Alicat1972

Alicat1972

June 23, 2018
referencing (They Long To Be) Close To You, 12", Single, 885 528-1

Nice re-imagining of a classic with an 80's twist. Orginal LP version and edit is straight but nice pop production, lifted by Gwen's vocals and some nice vocoder work. However, it's all about the Levan Remix. Much deeper, crisper, and sexier. Yes, it's still got pop sensibilities but let yourself go into it and it reveals surprisingly rich rewards. Perfect for a summers day.
downtown.music

downtown.music

January 11, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing (They Long To Be ) Close To You, 12", Maxi, PMSX 8

The late Gwen Guthrie is self-producing on this, and the Late Larry Levan mixed it.
While this kind of slightly sappy pop music is problably
not big with the DJs and Collector types who hang out here,
this is a very respectable cover, and shows just how strong
the original songwriters were at their craft.
Levan's remix is conservative, and doesn't attempt to make
this song into something it isn't. It's a slow pop song,
and a great one at that, and there's no point trying to mix
it for the dancefloor, and Larry was smart enough to understand that and keep things simple.