- Released: August 27, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Capitol
- 1.Sin's A Good Man's Brother
- 2.Aimless Lady
- 3.Nothing Is The Same
- 4.Mean Mistreater
- 5.Get It Together
- 6.I Don't Have To Sing The Blues
- 7.Hooked On Love
- 8.I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home)
- 9.Mean Mistreater
- 10.In Need
- 12.Mean Mistreater
Grand Funk Railroad: Mark Farner (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Don Bewer (vocals, drums); Mel Schacher (bass).
Recorded at Cleveland Recording Company Studios, Cleveland, Ohio in March 1970. Originally released on Capitol (471). Includes liner notes by Steve Roeser.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Mark Farner (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Don Brewer (vocals, drums).
Audio Mixer: Jimmy Hoyson.
Liner Note Authors: Steve Roeser; Terry Knight .
Recording information: Cleveland Recording Company Studios (03/09/1970-06/25/1970); The Orlando Sports Center, FL (03/09/1970-06/25/1970).
Grand Funk's third studio album, 1970's CLOSER TO HOME, was the album that catapulted the band into the big time and placed it at the top of the hard rock heap. One of GFR's most consistent albums, the most recognizable song remains the title track, which deals with the nightmare of getting drafted into the then still raging Vietnam war. Add to it such other solid rocking ditties as "Sin's a Good Man's Brother," "Nothing is the Same," and "Hooked on Love," and you have arguably Grand Funk's finest album.