"[41] By contrast, Lewis Dene of BBC gave the song a positive review, stating that it is guaranteed the number one slot on the US R&B charts. Produced by Atlantic Records, the song was released on Flack's 1977 album Blue Lights in the Basement, and as a single in 1978. The song was written by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas, two former members of Miles Davis's band, who were members of Flack's band at the time. The way you make me feel. The closer I get to you The more you make me see By giving me all you got Your love has captured me Over and over again I tried to tell mys [1] They wrote the song between tours and, during the sessions for the album, brought it to Flack's producer Joe Ferla, who played it for Flack. Go directly to shout page. Donny Hathaway's The Closer I Get to You", "Dennis Brown feat. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. And all the while inside I knew it was real. The next week it moved up to number 68,[46] and on August 7 it peaked at number 62. "[18] Lewis Dene of BBC described "The Closer I Get to You" as a "soul masterpiece". [62] Girado's version of the song won in the category for Best Duet Award at the Awit Awards in 2006. "The Closer I Get to You" was written by Reggie Lucas and James Mtume, who were members of Roberta Flack's touring band and played on Blue Lights in the Basement. Aprenda a tocar a cifra de The Closer I get to you (Roberta Flack & Donny Hartaway) no Cifra Club. It was eventually certified gold in the United States in May 1978, and became one of their most familiar duets. Both had attended Howard University, although Flack's attendance there pre-dated Hathaway's. [21], A music video for "The Closer I Get to You" was shot and directed by Roberta Flack herself. [57], In 1998, Dennis Brown covered the song with Janet Kay for his compilation album The Prime of Dennis Brown. Flack and Hathaway were both solo artists on the Atlantic roster wh…. 松尾潔さんがNHK FM『松尾潔のメロウな夜』の中でR&Bの定番曲、Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway『The Closer I Get To You』を紹介。様々なカバーバージョンを聞き比べながら解説 … Flack performs the rest of the song sitting by the piano, and the camera's direction occasionally looks over a candle flame during Hathaway's verses. Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. [31] It follows a tempo of 98 beats per minute, slightly faster than the original version. The song was a major crossover hit for Flack. [4] "The Closer I Get to You" also peaked at number three on the Adult Contemporary charts. [2] Flack and Donny Hathaway, good friends while attending Howard University, had recorded a self-titled album of duets in 1972. In 2003, Luther Vandross performed a duet on this song with Beyonce Knowles on his album Dance with My Father. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. tom: G [Intro] G7M C7/9 G7M C7/9 G7M C7/9 G7M C7/9 G7M C7/9 G7M The closer I get to you C7/9 G7M The more you make me see C7/9 G7M By giving me all you've got C7/9 C#7/9 C7M Your love has captured me Bm7 E7/9-Am7 D7/9-Over and over again. 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[44] During the 46th Grammy Awards, this version of "The Closer I Get to You" won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. They wrote the song between tours, and during the sessions for the album brought the song to Flack's producer Joe Ferla, who played it for Flack. Do you know the lyrics for this track? The closer I get to you. [63], It was covered by Filipino acoustic band MYMP on their 2005 album Versions, with lyrics separately sung by Chin Alcantara and Juris Fernandez. Getting permission from a hospital, they flew an ailing Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Sing Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - The Closer I Get To You recorded by jjsjls441221_FOE on Smule. Sheet music arranged for Piano/Vocal/Guitar in A Major (transposable). The closer I get to you The more you'll make me see By giving me all you've got Your love has captured me Over and over again I try to tell myself that we Could never be more than friends And all the while inside I knew it was real The [65][66], Saxophonist Kim Waters included a version of the song on the soprano saxophone on his 2007 album You Are My Lady. I couldn't save him, I knew he was sick. [6] According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, "The Closer I Get to You" is set in common time and moves at a tempo of 90 beats per minute. Flack and Hathaway were both solo artists on the Atlantic roster who'd enjoyed critical acclaim, but Flack had enjoyed limited commercial success. Letra, tradução e música de The Closer I Get To You de Roberta Flack 🎵 - Over and over again / I try to tell myself that we / Could never be more than friends / And all the while inside The closer I get to you The more you'll make me see [7], Flack announced that "The Closer I Get to You" would forever be a dedication to Hathaway, and that all money made from the song would be donated to Hathaway's widow and two children. [23], Beyoncé Knowles and Luther Vandross's 2003 cover version of the song appeared on both Vandross' final album Dance with My Father and Knowles' solo debut Dangerously in Love. I tried to tell myself that we. Flack's manager, David Franklin, came up with the idea of recording the Mtume/Lucas ballad "The Closer I Get to You" as a duet with his other client, Donny Hathaway. [35] Erika Ramirez of Billboard magazine also noted that "While the singer holds her own alongside the legend, the quiet storm duet feels out of place considering the electrifying feel of majority of the album. [15] Devon Jarvis of Women's Health included Flack and Hathaway's version of "The Closer I Get to You" in "Favorite Karaoke Duets". Hathaway had died by the time the music video was shot, so as his verse plays, the camera zooms into a picture of Hathaway located on a table behind Flack's shoulder. It was written by Reggie Lucas and James Mtume, who were members of Flack's touring band and played on Blue Lights in the Basement. A version of Flack's performing the song live circulated as its promotional music video. [19] Both Hathaway and Flack were nominated for a Grammy Award for their duet. "[39], Jason King of Vibe magazine wrote that Knowles had some "cojones" to follow up a Jay-Z duet with a Luther Vandross duet on the album's track-listing. Do you know any background info about this track? Aprenda a tocar essa música usando as cifras, tablaturas e versão simplificada com o Cifras Introdução: G7M C7/9 G7M C7/9 G7M C7/9 G7M C7/9 G7M C7/9 G7M C7/9 G7M The closer I get to you, the more you make me see C7/9 G7M C7/9 C#7/9 C7M By giving me all you've got, your love has captured me Bm7 E7/9-Am7 D7/9-Over and over … [16] While opening the "R&B Vault", Gail Mitchell of Billboard praised the song as a 1970s-era classic. Produced by Atlantic Records, the song was released on Flack's 1977 album Blue Lights in the Basement, and as a single in 1978. Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You cifra. Add lyrics on Musixmatch. Roberta Flack (born Roberta Cleopatra Flack on 10th February 1937 in Asheville, North … The Best of Love, One Night with You: The Best of Love, Volume 2, Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do), So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross, Forever, for Always, for Luther Volume II, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Closer_I_Get_to_You&oldid=991794804, Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one singles, Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from August 2013, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "The Closer I Get to You" (Radio Edit) – 4:26, "The Closer I Get to You" (Instrumental) – 6:28, "The Closer I Get to You" (Call Out Hook) – 0:10, Background Vocals: Cissy Houston, Tawatha Agee, Brenda White-King, Candace Thomas, Vocal engineer: Nat Adderley Jr., Skip Anderson, Sound programing and additional keyboards: Skip Anderson, This page was last edited on 1 December 2020, at 21:26. [47] The track spent a total of twenty weeks on the chart. Their version was recorded at The Hit Factory and the Right Track Studios, in New York City. Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get to You recorded by mccld_shl_YEAH and DwightWashingt1 on Smule. [45], Knowles and Vandross' cover of "The Closer I Get to You debuted at number 76 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart dated July 24, 2004. "The Closer I Get to You" is a romantic ballad performed by singer-songwriter Roberta Flack and soul musician Donny Hathaway. Could never be more than friends. "[36] Neil Drumming of Entertainment Weekly said: "A remake of ‘The Closer I Get to You’ with Luther Vandross also sounds, sadly, a little dated. The more you make me see. [4] Authors of All Music Guide To Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul described the song as ethereal. [3] Five years later, the duo collaborated again on "The Closer I Get to You".[4]. The closer I get to you. - De novo e de novo / Eu tentei dizer a mim mesmo que nós / Nunca poderiamos ser mais do que amigos / … It is set in the key of E♭ major, and follows the chord progression Gm7–Cm7–E♭maj9–A♭. [64], Contemporary jazz acoustic guitarist Peter White covered the song on his 1994 rendition-packed album Reflections featuring Boney James on the tenor saxophone. 1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song", "Feel Like Makin' Love"; and "Where Is. [8] "The Closer I Get to You" was released as a 7" single with "Love is the Healing" as its B-side. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The singers' careers had overlapped, however: Flack had included Hathaway compositions on her First Take and Chapter Two albums, with the latter also featuring H…, The 1972 Atlantic release Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway is a million-selling duet album by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway produced by Joel Dorn and Arif Mardin. [51][52][53], In 1990, Toshinobu Kubota and Lynn Davis performed a live duet rendition of the song. Hathaway had been suffering from severe bouts of clinical depression at the time, which often forced him to be hospitalized. Ferla, Flack (as Rubina Flake) and Gene McDaniels produced the track, with Ahmet Ertegun serving as executive producer. [6], In fact Hathaway's suffering had made it impossible for him to travel from Chicago to New York City to join Flack in the studio to record "The Closer I Get to You": Flack recorded her part of the song with a session singer as a stopgap duet partner, the track being sent to Chicago for Hathaway to add his vocal and then back to New York City for its final mixing. The closer I get to you The more you'll make me see Like giving me all you've got Your love has captured me Over and over again I'll try to tell myself that we Could never be more than friends And all the while inside I knew it was real It has been covered by other musicians , including Luther Vandross and Beyoncé . [19] Consequence of Sound's Chris Coplan noted that the song contained "unintentional cheesy vibe, [which] seems way more heart-wrenching now [in 2013] than it did a decade ago" and added that Knowles' vocals contained a "real sweetness and innocence". [49], Credits taken from Dangerously in Love liner notes. [43] Mark Anthony Neal of PopMatters gave Knowles and Vandross "vocal props" for their performance in the "quiet storm", but described the overall performance as flat. The song charted in the top ten spots for fourteen weeks in Canada and one week in France. Start the wiki. "[37] Spence D. of IGN Music commented "By the time Beyoncé has teamed up with the granddaddy of contemporary love jams, Luthor Vandross, on 'The Closer I Get To You', her album has descended into somewhat generic terrain. She is known for her No. "The Closer I Get to You" was not originally written as a duet. [68], In the film Rush Hour 3, when Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan are at the French theater and the play has stopped, the song is sung by Tucker and Chan, with Tucker singing it in a high-pitched voice. Sure, her vocals are on point and the music is adequately slick.