Keep Me Singing

Keep Me Singing is the 36th studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. The album was released on 30 September 2016, by Caroline Records.[2]

Keep Me Singing
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Studio album by
Released30 September 2016
Recorded2015–16
GenreRock
Length56:33
LabelCaroline
ProducerVan Morrison[1]
Van Morrison chronology
The Essential Van Morrison
(2015)
Keep Me Singing
(2016)
Roll with the Punches
(2017)

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [4]
Consequence of SoundB-[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[6]
The Independent     [7]
Rolling Stone     [8]

Keep Me Singing received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 74 based on 10 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[3]

AccoladesEdit

Publication Accolade Year Rank
Mojo The 50 Best Albums of 2016 2016
47[9]

Commercial performanceEdit

Keep Me Singing debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart, and at number nine on the US Billboard 200.[10] It sold 25,000 units in the US in its first week, with almost all of that figure in traditional album sales.[10] It is Morrison's highest-charting album in the US, and third top 10 album.[10]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Let It Rhyme"3:53
2."Every Time I See a River"4:43
3."Keep Me Singing"3:39
4."Out in the Cold Again"7:06
5."Memory Lane"4:08
6."The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword"3:51
7."Holy Guardian Angel"6:18
8."Share Your Love with Me"4:11
9."In Tiburon"5:18
10."Look Beyond the Hill"2:28
11."Going Down to Bangor"5:18
12."Too Late"2:48
13."Caledonia Swing"2:52

PersonnelEdit

  • Van Morrison - drums (4,5), piano (13), alto saxophone (8,10,13), blues harp (1,3,11), guitar (1-3,6,7,11,12), vocals.
  • Dave Keary - acoustic and electric guitar (1,2,6,8-10).
  • Johnny Scott - electric guitar (3,11).
  • Nigel Price - acoustic and electric guitar (4,5,12).
  • John Platania - acoustic guitar (7,13).
  • Paul Moore - bass (1,2,7,8,10,13).
  • Nicky Scott - bass (3,11).
  • Jez Brown - bass (6,9).
  • Laurence Cottle - bass (4,5,12), trombone (8,10,12).
  • Paul Moran - keyboards (1,2,4-10,12,13), trumpet (2,8-10,12).
  • Fiachra Trench - keyboards (1-5,8,10-12), strings arrangements (1-2,4-5,7).
  • Robbie Ruggiero - drums (1,6,9).
  • Liam Bradley - drums and percussion (2,3,7,8,10,11).
  • Paul Robinson - drums (4,5,12).
  • Neal Wilkinson - drums (13).
  • Enda Walsh - keyboards (2,3,7), percussion (3).
  • Kate St John - cor anglais (4,5).
  • Anthony Kerr - vibraphone (8,10).
  • Tony Fitzgibbon - fiddle (13).
  • Ange Grant, Dana Masters, Lance Ellington - backing vocals.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 11
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 7
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 42
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 18
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[16] 7
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 141
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 6
Irish Albums (IRMA)[19] 28
Italian Albums (FIMI)[20] 14
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[21] 5
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[22] 20
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[23] 39
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 3
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[25] 5
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 19
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 4
US Billboard 200[10] 9

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ Thom Jurek (30 September 2016). "Keep Me Singing - Van Morrison | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  5. ^ Reiff, Corbin (28 September 2016). "Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  6. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan (28 September 2016). "Van Morrison's Keep Me Singing: EW review". EW.com. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  7. ^ Andy Gill (28 September 2016). "Album reviews: Drive-By Truckers, Van Morrison, Bon Iver, Pixies, Regina Spektor and more". The Independent. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
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  9. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2016". Mojo. November 22, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
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