Australian singles chart:
Hold Me Close entered the Kent Music Report on 10 November 1975 and peaked at #2. The song was #28 on the Top 100 of 1976.
The song is on All The Fun Of The Fair which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 17 November 1975 and peaked at #6.
Record label of Australian release:
This love song was written by David Essex and produced by the singer’s regular collaborator Jeff Wayne.
It was the most commercial offering on the All The Fun of the Fair album and was released as the follow-up to the more heavyweight Rolling Stone.
“It’s just a good-time song,” Essex told Circus. “Rolling Stone stretched the market and credibility started to sneak in with the music papers. So instead of coming out with something heavy that would have made me ‘solid, man,’ I thought it would be nice to come out with something journalists would really hate – and they did hate it.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/david-essex/hold-me-close
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
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