1976 Seals and Crofts – Get Closer

Get Closer is Seals and Crofts’ eighth studio album. The title cut was a top 10 hit in early 1976, reaching #6 on the Pop charts, and #2 AC. It was their last hit to make it that high on the charts. “Goodbye Old Buddies” reached #10 on the AC chart as well. The song “Get Closer” features the vocals of Carolyn Willis, who had been in the group Honey Cone.
“Sweet Green Fields” was sampled in the 1997 song “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” by Busta Rhymes and later in 2002 by Syleena Johnson on her song “Tonight I’m Gonna Let Go”.


1  Sweet Green Fields (James Seals) 4:25
Get Closer (James Seals, Dash Crofts) 3:43
3  Red Long Ago (Bob Gundry, Kelly McKinney) 5:09
4  Goodbye Old Buddies (Paker McGee) 2:42
5  Baby Blue (James Seals, Dash Crofts) 3:14
6  Million Dollar Horse (James Seals, Walter Heath) 3:36
7  Don’t Fail (James Seals) 3:45
8  Passing Thing (James Seals, Dash Crofts) 6:07


BassDavid Hungate
BassWilton Felder
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJim Seals
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarRay Parker Jr
GuitarLee Ritenour
MandolinDash Crofts
KeyboardDavid Paich
PianoJoe Sample
HornJim Horn
PercussionMilt Holland
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
Background VocalsCarol Carmichael
Background VocalsDonnie Shelton

Liner Notes

Producer – Louie Shelton
Arranged By – Gene Page (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Paich
Engineer – Joe Bogan

Manufactured By – WEA Records Pty. Limited
Distributed By – WEA Records Pty. Limited