Close To The Inner… (LH-5306/7) 1970?


Geller, Charley - Close To The Inner


Using the name Charley instead of Charles on this one. It’s another round in the simple acoustic format, with usually just a single guitar backing Charley’ quiet breathy vocals (which are sometimes mildly off-key). Includes several covers, but as an added twist he’1l often significantly alter the melody. Examples of songs receiving this treatment include ‘Nowhere Man’, ‘Georgie Girl’, ‘All My Trials’, ‘Freedom Calling’ (i.e., Phil Ochs’ ‘What’s That I Hear’) and The Monkees’ ‘I Wanna Be Free’. Bob Dylan’s ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ is re-worked into ‘The Answer Is In You And Me’. There are a few titles I didn’t recognize (‘l’ll Tell You Why’, ‘Turn To Him’, ‘God Is Alive And Well’, the title track) – I’m assuming these are originals. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).


Charley Geller - Close (Bck)



I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the song list and rear cover photo.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Summer 2:40
1-2Nowhere Man 2:18
1-3Georgie Girl – This Train 2:02
1-4500 Miles 3:47
1-5Freedom Calling 2:15
1-6All My Trials 2:52
2-1I’ll Tell You Why 2:06
2-2I Wanna Be Free 2:00
2-3The Answer Is In You And Me 2:13
2-4Turn To Him 2:13
2-5God is Alive And Well 2:06
2-6Close To The Inner 3:04