1977 Helen Schneider – So Close

So Close is the first album by Helen Schneider, released in 1977 on Windsong.

Helen Schneider (born December 23, 1952) is an American singer and actress working mainly in Germany.


1  So Close (Jake Holmes) 3:36
2  Tryin’ To Say Goodbye (Phil Cody; Neil Sedaka) 4:07
3  All The Time (Barry Manilow; Marty Panzer) 3:01
4  Sad Eyes (Neil Sedaka; Howard Greenfield) 2:39
5  Cuddle Up (Daryl Dragon; Dennis Wilson) 4:00
6  Why Don’t We Live Together (Phil Galdston; Peter Thom) 2:40
7  Darlin’ (Doug Flett; Guy Fletcher) 3:13
8  Yakkin (Your Mind Is On Vacation) (Mose Allison) 1:58
9  How I Miss You (Philip Namanworth; Ron Dante) 3:18
10  I Never Meant To Hurt You (Laura Nyro) 2:48



BassWill Lee
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
DrumsJimmy Young
GuitarVinnie Bell
Acoustic GuitarSal DiTroia
KeyboardsDon Grolnick
KeyboardsFrank Owens
KeyboardsPaul Shaffer
KeyboardsPhilip Namanworth
VibraphoneDave Carey
PercussionGreg Gilmore
VocalsHelen Schneider

Other Musicians

4 Sad Eyes

Guitar (solo)Elliott Randall

8 Yakkin (Your Mind Is On Vacation)

SaxGeorge Young

Liner Notes

Producer – Ron Dante
Arranged By – Dick Behrke (Tracks 1, 10)
Arranged By – Gerald Alters (Tracks 2, 5, 7)
Arranged By – Charlie Calello (Track 3)
Arranged By – Paul Shaffer (Tracks 4, 6)
Arranged By – Dick Behrke (Track 8)
Arranged By – Philip Namanworth (Track 9)
Contractor – Artie Kaplan
Engineer (Recording) – Michael DeLugg

Photography By – Nick Sangiamo
Photography By, Illustration – Eric Stephen Jacobs

Recorded At – Mediasound
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Windsong Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Windsong Records, Inc.
Produced At – Mediasound
Manufactured By – RCA Records
Distributed By – RCA Records