Six by Seven’s breakthrough second album The Closer You Get mixed misanthropic lyrics with Chris Olley’s distinctive vocal style. The music was underpinned by malevolent, slow-burning guitars, creating a menacing, dense wall of sound. Chris Olley continues; “There is a great sense of vitriol running through The Closer You Get both musically and lyrically.” Journalist Sharon O’Connell commented in her review for Mojo; “Few bands now have the courage to make noise as meaningful as this; it’s like warming your heart against a limited nuclear strike.”
The Closer You Get reissue is presented in all its former glory, without being remastered or tampered with, and sounds the same as it did when it originally came out. An additional LP is polybagged together with the album which features Six By Seven’s third Peel session on one side and various b-sides and other Peel sessions on the other. The “Greatest Hits” CD will include a celebratory selection of songs from across their seven studio albums.