A Closer Look is a compilation album by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, released in America during 1975. It features material from the original line-up of Cockney Rebel, as well as Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel line-up. Despite gaining a number of hits across Europe and the UK, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel had yet to break the American market by 1975. However the band had gained a cult following in the country. During 1975, the bands American label attempted to break the band into the mainstream by releasing the compilation A Closer Look. Around the same time, the band embarked on a tour of the country as support act for the Kinks. Although the album failed to create any commercial success for them, it provided a sampler of this groups work up to that point. The ten tracks on the compilation had been previously released by EMI Records Limited and Capitol Records, Inc. on the studio albums: The Human Menagerie, The Psychomodo, and The Best Years of Our Lives. One song that was notably omitted was the UK Top 5 hit "Judy Teen". The album was mastered at Capitol Mastering. Although the album failed to make an impression on the charts, "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)", a number one UK hit, would make an entry on the American Billboard Hot 100 in 1976, peaking at #96. It lasted within the Top 100 for three weeks. This was Harleys only charting entry in America.