Keep You Close

Keep You Close is the sixth studio album by Belgian rock band Deus. It was released in Belgium on 17 September 2011, in mainland Europe on 19 September and in the United Kingdom on 3 October. On its first day of release, the album was certified gold in Belgium for sales of 10,000 copies.[9] It was eventually certified platinum on 7 October 2011, denoting sales in excess of 20,000 copies.[10]

Keep You Close
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Studio album by
Released17 September 2011 (2011-09-17)
Studio
  • Motor Music (Mechelen, Belgium)
  • Reanimator and Vantage Point Studio (Antwerp, Belgium)
GenreIndie rock
Length43:10
LabelUniversal Music Belgium
ProducerDavid Bottrill
Deus chronology
Vantage Point
(2008)
Keep You Close
(2011)
Following Sea
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Clash7/10[3]
Drowned in Sound8/10[4]
goddeau.comFavourable[5]
HUMO[6]
Knack[7]
Q
Sputnikmusic[8]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Tom Barman; all music is composed by Deus.

No.TitleLength
1."Keep You Close"5:16
2."The Final Blast"4:39
3."Dark Sets In"4:54
4."Twice (We Survive)"4:34
5."Ghost"4:37
6."Constant Now"3:48
7."The End of Romance"4:39
8."Second Nature"4:04
9."Easy"6:40
Belgian iTunes Store bonus track[11]
No.TitleLength
10."Constant Now" (live at Sudoeste, Zambujeira, Portugal)3:48

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Keep You Close.[12]

Deus

  • Tom Barman – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Klaas Janzoons – violin, keyboards, vocals, percussion, string arrangements
  • Stéphane Misseghers – drums, percussion, vocals, keyboards
  • Mauro Pawlowski – guitar, vocals, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Alan Gevaert – bass, vocals, guitar, mandolin

Additional personnel

  • Els Becu – marimba, vibraphone (tracks 1, 3)
  • Dick Beetham – mastering
  • Jon Birdsong – bugle, horns, trumpet (tracks 6, 9)
  • C. J. Bolland – additional programming, additional recording
  • Esmé Bos – backing vocals (track 1)
  • David Bottrill – production
  • Stefan Bracaval – extended flutes (track 9)
  • Greg Dulli – vocals (tracks 3, 4)
  • Olaf Heine – band photography
  • Anton Janssens – Rhodes piano (tracks 5, 7)
  • Roos Janssens – backing vocals (track 5)
  • Trijn Janssens – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Sabine Kabongo – backing vocals (track 3)
  • Mark Steylaerts Ensemble – strings (tracks 1, 7, 9)
  • Adam Noble – co-production, engineering, mixing
  • Matthew Oates – cover photography
  • Charlotte Timmers – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Uber and Kosher – artwork
  • Piet Van Bockstal – oboe (track 1)
  • Bram Van Houtte – engineering assistance
  • Tim Vanhamel – vocals (track 5)

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Certifications for Keep You Close
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[10] Platinum 30,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Keep You Close by dEUS Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Keep You Close – dEUS". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. ^ "dEUS - Keep You Close". Clash. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ Gourlay, Dom (3 October 2011). "Album Review: dEUS - Keep You Close". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 27 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  5. ^ van Meer, Maarten (16 September 2011). "dEUS :: Keep You Close" (in Dutch). goddeau.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  6. ^ Becker, Jürgen (20 September 2011). "dEUS – Keep You Close". HUMO (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  7. ^ Byloo, Vincent (12 September 2011). "dEUS: Warmer dan ooit" [dEUS: Warmer than ever]. Knack (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  8. ^ De Clercq, O (12 September 2011). "Keep You Close – dEUS". Sputnikmusic.
  9. ^ "Meteen goud voor Keep You Close van dEUS" [Immediate gold for Keep You Close by dEUS]. De Standaard (in Dutch). 16 September 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2011". Ultratop. Hung Medien. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Keep You Close by dEUS". iTunes Store (Belgium). Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  12. ^ Keep You Close (liner notes). Deus. Universal Music Belgium. 2011. 277 8395.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – dEUS – Keep You Close" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – dEUS – Keep You Close" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – dEUS – Keep You Close" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – dEUS – Keep You Close" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – dEUS – Keep You Close". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – dEUS – Keep You Close" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – dEUS – Keep You Close". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  20. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2011 – Albums" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  21. ^ "Rapports annuels 2011 – Albums" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  22. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 2011" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts. Retrieved 1 January 2012.