Rosie Gaines ‎– Closer Than Close

Bigbang Records ‎– 12 BBANG 1
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Closer Than Close (Mentor Original)
Edited By [Additional Eatme Edit] – Bill PadleyProducer – Mentor Productions*Producer, Remix, Engineer – Hippie Torrales, Jr*, Mark Mendoza, Rosie Gaines
A2 Closer Than Close (Mentor Club Mix)
Edited By [Additional Eatme Edit] – Bill PadleyProducer – Mentor Productions*Producer, Remix, Engineer – Hippie Torrales, Jr*, Mark Mendoza, Rosie Gaines
B1 Closer Than Close (Tuff Jam's "Even Closer")
Producer – Tuff Jam Productions*Remix, Producer [Additional] – Karl "Tuff Enuff" Brown, Matt "Jam" Lamont
B2 Closer Than Close (Frankie's Classic Club Mix)
Engineer – David SussmanRemix, Producer [Additional] – Frankie Knuckles

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Back cover:
A1, A2 produced remixed and engineered for Mentor Productions. Additional Eatme Edit @ Wise Buddah.
B1 remix and additional productions for Tuff Jam Productions.
B2 Engineered @ Quad Studios New York

Thanks Go Out To The Following People:
Bobo, Satty, Hippie, Cheny, Mark, Claire, Alan, Liz, Bruce, Paul Trouble Anderson, Minnie, Camacho, Bobby & Steve. Everyone @ Kiss. Able (in our London office). Jerry Juste, Adrienne White, John Loken @ Motown Records. Judy Weinstein, Frankie Knuckles and everyone @ Def Mix.
Karl & Matt and everyone @ 51st Records. Tony (SPUD) and everyone @ The Total record Company.
Most of all Rosie Francis, and Dana. And to all the shops and DJ's that make this record happen.

© 1997 Bigbang Records Ltd.
℗ 1996 Bigbang Records Ltd.
Published by Motown Songs/Dredlix Music Inc.
Administered by: Songs Of Polygram Int.
Distributed by: The Total Record Company 'via BMG'.

Published by Motown Songs/Dredlix Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 018524 139262 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5018524139262
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 12 B BANG 1 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 12-B-BANG 1 B1


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July 4, 2018
A1 - Closer Than Close (Mentor Original) .... All bout the " Hippie Torrales" mix ... Assum 1997 gruuuvy house ... Such a big track ... // Subwaybaby


July 21, 2016
Contains a sample of the first solo album Tropea, was released in 1975.


July 4, 2009
A track more than any that changed house music in the UK. The underground house sound played in London from 93-97 was US dubs (MK mixes, Todd Edwards, MAW etc) of classic tracks plus some good (but mainly bad) UK attemps at US sounds.

This track split music in the UK because Tony Humphries played it on one of his legendary tours. From memory he told the press that he thought it was a Hippy Torales track, probably because of Rosie Gaines earlier (and better) track "I want u".

However this track was already big on the UK underground scene (which was beginning to be called UK Garage) and with Humphries giving the track the thumbs up, the UK scene felt he was playing one there own tunes and they had come of age.

Sounds silly now but really this track caused a ton of commotion at the time, it also went top 10 in the UK.