The Nearness of You Lyrics - Annie Lennox

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Release information
Writer(s): Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
Release Date: 2014-9-30
Genre: Jazz
Style: Vocal/Contemporary Jazz
length: 2:33
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
mixer: Cameron Craig and Mike Stevens
vocal: Annie Lennox
guitar: Mike Stevens
membranophone: Neil Wilkinson
bass guitar: Chris Hill
percussion: Annie Lennox and Richard Brook
engineer: Cameron Craig and Mike Stevens
piano: Annie Lennox
flute: Annie Lennox
Rhodes piano: Annie Lennox
accordion: Mike Stevens
harmonica: Mike Stevens
vibraphone: Mike Stevens
keyboard: Mike Stevens
Hammond organ: Mike Stevens
programming: Mike Stevens
trumpet: Simon Finch
trombone: Nichol Thomson
double bass: Chris Hill
cello: Ivan Hussey
violin: Stephen Hussey
viola: Stephen Hussey
conductor: Stephen Hussey
orchestrator: Stephen Hussey
strings arranger: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
lyricist: Ned Washington
composer: Hoagy Carmichael
It's not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me, oh no
It's just the nearness of you

It isn't your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation, oh no
It's just the nearness of you

When I'm in your arms
And I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams come true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you'll only grant me the right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night the nearness of you

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Memphis in June
  • 2 Georgia on My Mind
  • 3 I Put a Spell on You
  • 4 Summertime
  • 5 I Cover the Waterfront
  • 6 Strange Fruit
  • 7 God Bless the Child
  • 8 You Belong to Me
  • 9 September in the Rain
  • 10 I Can Dream, Can't I?
  • 11 The Nearness of You
  • 12 Mood Indigo