Who Sang Close Your Eyes? The Count Basie Orchestra

The Count Basie Orchestra Swinging, Singing, Playing cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2009
length: 4:20
producer: Al Pryor
conductor: Dennis Wilson
orchestra: The Count Basie Orchestra
engineer: Todd Whitelock
arranger: Dennis Wilson
bass: Rufus Reid
flute: Frank Wess
trombone: Curtis Fuller
editor: Missy Webb
assistant engineer: Missy Webb
They ask me how I knew
My true love was true
I of course reply
Something inside
Cannot be denied

They said some day you'll find
All who love are blind
When your heart's on fire
You must realize
Smoke gets in your eyes

So I chaffed them
And I gayly laughed
To think they could doubt
To think they could doubt my love

But today
My love has flown away
I am without my love

Now laughing friends deride
Tears I cannot hide
So I smile and say
When a lovely flame dies
Smoke gets in your eyes

But today my love has flown away
I am without
I'm without my love

And now laughing friends deride
Tears I cannot hide
So I smile and say
When a lovely flame dies
Smoke gets in your eyes

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Too Close for Comfort
  • 2 Giant Blues Flag Waver
  • 3 Like Young
  • 4 Jessica's Day
  • 5 Blame It on My Youth
  • 6 Close Your Eyes
  • 7 Naiomi's Blues
  • 8 Yesterdays
  • 9 I Have Waited So Long
  • 10 Dark Morning
  • 11 Blues on Mack Avenue