Get Close

1986 studio album by the Pretenders

Get Close is the fourth studio album by The Pretenders. It was released on 20 October, 1986 through Sire Records. It went to number 2 in Iceland, number 6 in Sweden and the United Kingdom, number 7 in Finland, number 9 in Canada, number 12 in Australia, number 13 in New Zealand, number 18 in Norway, number 22 in Switzerland and the Netherlands, number 25 in the United States and number 33 in Germany.

Get Close
Studio album by
Released20 October 1986
the Pretenders chronology
Learning to Crawl
Get Close
The Singles
Singles from Get Close
  1. "Don't Get Me Wrong"
    Released: August 1986
  2. "Hymn to Her"
    Released: November 1986
  3. "My Baby"
    Released: March 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune2/4 stars[2]
The Music Box2/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauB[4]
Rolling StoneUnfavorable[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]

Track listing change

All songs written and composed by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted. All tracks produced by Bob Clearmountain and Jimmy Iovine except "Room Full of Mirrors" produced by Steve Lillywhite

No. Title Length
1. "My Baby"   4:07
2. "When I Change My Life"   3:38
3. "Light of the Moon" (Carlos Alomar, Genevieve Gazon, Wayne Ragland) 3:57
4. "Dance!"   6:46
5. "Tradition of Love"   5:27
6. "Don't Get Me Wrong"   3:46
7. "I Remember You"   2:38
8. "How Much Did You Get for Your Soul?"   3:48
9. "Chill Factor"   3:27
10. "Hymn to Her" (Meg Keene) 4:58
11. "Room Full of Mirrors" (Jimi Hendrix) 4:44
2007 reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "Hold a Candle to This" (alternate version) 3:44
13. "World Within Worlds"   3:47
14. "Tradition of Love" (remix) 6:13
15. "Dance!" (take 1) 5:06
16. "Don't Get Me Wrong" (live) 3:49
17. "Thumbelina" (live) 5:01

References change

  1. AllMusic review
  2. Chicago Tribune review
  3. The Music Box review
  4. Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  5. Rolling Stone review
  6. Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City: Simon and Schuster. p. 653. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.