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CLOSENUF…to our universe


CLOSENUF, NY's premier Singer/Songwriter Rock Band since 2001, brings together fresh modern sounds influenced by the masters of classic rock to create a body of work which will stand the test of time.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. In Our Universe, the World Is Crying (Maxi Single)
4:00 $0.99
2. Fertile Green (Aab Blues in E)
6:03 $0.99
3. Buy the Boat (the La Cerra Mix)
4:21 $0.99
4. In the Eyes of the Rose (Original Ballad Mix)
5:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Original Press Release:

"As the publishing department of Wreckords Records puts it: CLOSENUF, NY's premier Singer/Songwriter Rock Band since 2001, brings together fresh modern sounds influenced by the masters of classic rock to create a body of work which will stand the test of time. This limited edition special 4 track EP is their first "cyber exclusive" release downloadable through the web at cdBaby, itunes, Amazon, etc. The project is the brainchild of Brooklyn Singer/Songwriter Anthony J. Foti, whose portfolio consists of Pop/Rock music which is a fusion of nostalgia and originality with a late ‘60s to early ‘70s inspired Singer/Songwriter Rock Band vision, possessing catchy melodies, tight musicianship, & mature arrangements; all to bring the listener to be moved on an artful musical level. It features the original mix of the fan favorite "In The Eyes Of The Rose;" their blues tribute "Fertile Green" which spun as a surprise single in Macedonia, Europe; the rockabilly smash "Buy The Boat" that Connecticut's Netshows TV program included in their national compilation series CD release, and the Maxi-single remix: "In Our Universe, The World Is Crying," featuring the original keyboard intro in its entirety played by Anthony in one complete track! This album is for those who always look for something new and exciting, or haven't found an album worth buying in years. Your wait is over! The world may never be the same now that they are " our universe!"
CLOSENUF…to our universe

1) In Our Universe, The World Is Crying (Maxi Single) (3:59)
2) Fertile Green (AAB Blues In E) (6:03)
3) Buy The Boat (The La Cerra Mix) (4:21)*
4) In The Eyes Of The Rose (Original Ballad Mix) (5:02)**

*Track 3 - dedicated to Elvis Presley & Eddie Cochran
**Track 4 - based on the writings of Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

All Words & Music by Anthony J. Foti (except track 3 co-written by Eric Blackwood)
Producers: Steve ‘Woody’ La Cerra (Tracks 1-3), Steve Jerome & John Abbott (Track 4), Anthony J. Foti (All Tracks), Adam Vicelich (Tracks 1,3), Mike Ferrara (Track 1) & Frederick D. Foti (Track 4)
Additional Arrangement: Janice Foti (Track 3)
Additional Mastering: Scott Hull, Dave Moyssiadis, Steve La Cerra & Ernest Buckley
Recorded at: The Wood Shop, Bklyn, NY (Tracks 1-3), Nationwide Digital Studios, SI, NY (Track 4), Grandma's House, Bklyn, NY (Track 1-3), The Music Room, Bklyn, NY (Track 1-3) & Fastlane Studios, Bklyn, NY (Track 1)

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© 2012 Wreckords Records release, Brooklyn, NY. All songs ASCAP. All rights reserved. Lyrics used by permission. Unauthorized duplication subject to applicable laws. Contains previously released material. Some music originally recorded on analog equipment, please note a CD’s high resolution can reveal limitations of the source tape. (CLSNFEP1)

They will always be CLOSENUF:
Ron Pitkin - Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars & Backing Vocals
Joe Nielsen - Drums & Percussion
Tony Napp - Bass Guitars & Backing Vocals
Peter G. Paszti - Keyboards & Electronics
Adam Vicelich - Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Henry McDonagh III - Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Trey Roper - Drums & Percussion
Mike Marchetta - Electric Guitar
Brian Christian Giarraffa - Keyboards
Joe Giarraffa - Drums & Percussion
Russ Morisi - Bass Guitar
Keith Ringo - Harmonica
Robert Randazzo - Saxophone
Jeff Munzert - Acoustic Guitar

CLOSENUF wishes to thank:
Our Almighty Creator through whom all things are possible, our dear families, friends & fans “The CLOSENUF Corps.”
And of course to all the great participants of this project, especially: Steve La Cerra, Steve Jerome, John Abbott, Jeff Munzert, Robert Randazzo, Eric Blackwood, Wayne Olsen, Al Gomes & Janice Foti.
Art Direction & Design: Wayne Olsen & Anthony J. Foti, Falletta/Olsen Studios, Bklyn, NY
(Remember, say no to drugs always!)

“Universe” - Instrumental Intro
(A. J. Foti)

“The World Is Crying”
(A.J. Foti)

A homeless man out on the street
He's begging me to give him something to eat
I tell him I barely have enough for myself
He stands there like a toy on the shelf, crying…

(Chorus) Whoa-o, whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o,
Whoa-o, whoa-o-o-o-ah,
Whoa-o, whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o,
Whoa-o, whoa-o-o-o-ah!

A bride stands on the altar alone
She's waiting for her groom to come home
I tell her that it's not meant to be
Mascara smeared, she falls to her knees, crying…


A small baby child cries for his food
The offspring of the odd or the crude
If I had the means I'd take him under wing
My nourishment would be to teach him to sing…


The world is crying,
My heart is sighing,
My love is dying,
The world is crying…

“Fertile Green”
(A.J. Foti)

My life was fertile green, baby; fertile green till I met you,
You took away the golden sunshine, & that only leaves me blue.

When I look at the lady, well it only makes my soul so sad,
There’s nothing more painful, mister, than losing someone you never had.

Eight years I waited for you baby; one by one you chose my friends,
Overlooking what’s in front of you, the only love that made good sense.

There’s only one definition of hell, baby; a definition that’s mean & true,
And that’s to love someone, darling; who’s not in love with you.

So, you think the man with the power & prestige is the sign from above,
But you’ll find the only true affluence, mama; is when you’re rich in love.

And as you walked out the door, honey; I couldn’t believe we were through,
I ain’t no mathematician baby, but I always thought I could count on you.

I toldja I’d love ya baby, love ya till the very end,
But now if I can’t have you as a lover, baby; I don’t need you as a friend.

(Repeat First Verse)

“Buy the Boat”
(A.J. Foti, E. Blackwood)

I see you in the doorway
As you leave in the morn
You tell me it's over
And the hearts are all torn
But I'll tell you, honey
We'll have it your way, just stay, & say…

(Chorus) Don't buy the boat if you can't swim,
And if you don't like the world you're living in,
Well, you say you wanna make more than I make,
Well, baby, baby, baby, don'tcha hesitate,
Well, I'll take care of the kids & I'll stay at home,
Just as long as when you're there, you'll call me “your own.”

When I met you lady
I was proud to be yours
But now I see the truth
That has washed up on shore
Looks like it, baby
We'll have it your way, just stay, & say…


Life may be a rockabilly tune,
It sounds like all the rest that you croon,
Together we see that work was once fun,
But sooner or later one has to run…
But for now, baby (baby),
We'll have it your way, just stay, & say…


“In the Eyes of the Rose”
(A.J. Foti)

They said, why don't you buy her a silk rose?
The ones that just don't die,
And I wondered about the tradition, & it left me wondering why?

(Chorus) In the eyes of the rose, the gardener is immortal,
In the eyes of the rose, the gardener lasts forever,
Why can't we last just as long?
Why can't we last just as long?

Well, I decided to buy her a real one
The ones that blossom & bloom
Well, the one where the bud spreads its petals
And fills the room with perfume


Well the rose lasted its lifetime from seed to stem to rhyme...
And I wondered about the tradition, & it left me wondering why?
‘Cause just like my time with this girl, the rose decided to die

In the eyes of the rose, the gardener is immortal,
In the eyes of the rose, the gardener just doesn't die,
But the rose decided to die...
The rose decided to die.



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