Keep Moving (Madness album)

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Keep Moving
Studio album by Madness
Released 20 February 1984
Genre Ska/Pop
Length 43:18
Label Stiff Records
Producer Clive Langer
Alan Winstanley
Madness chronology
Madness
(1983)
Keep Moving
(1984)
Mad Not Mad
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Keep Moving is the fifth album by the British ska band Madness from 1984. It was the last Madness album prior to their 1999 comeback album Wonderful to feature Mike Barson.

The album takes its name from a phrase used repeatedly in the 1970 post-apocalyptic film The Bed Sitting Room.[3]

Track listing[edit]

British version[edit]

  1. "Keep Moving" (horns – TKO horns)
  2. "Michael Caine" (backing vocals – Afrodiziac, voice – Michael Caine)
  3. "Turning Blue"
  4. "One Better Day"
  5. "March of the Gherkins"
  6. "Waltz into Mischief" (backing vocals – general public)
  7. "Brand New Beat"
  8. "Victoria Gardens" (backing vocals – general public)
  9. "Samantha"
  10. "Time for Tea"
  11. "Prospects"
  12. "Give Me a Reason"

written by: Smyth (1, 2, 6, 8, 11), Foreman (1, 3, 10), Woodgate (2), McPherson (1, 3, 4, 6, 11), Thompson (5, 7, 9, 10, 12), Bedford (4), Barson (5, 7 to 9)

US/Canadian version[edit]

The US/Canadian pressing has a different running order and includes the singles "Wings of a Dove" and "The Sun and the Rain" in place of "Waltz Into Mischief" and "Time For Tea" (although the cassette and CD includes all 14 tracks). A vinyl picture disc version using the US/Canadian track listing was issued in the UK.

  1. "Keep Moving"
  2. "Wings of a Dove"
  3. "The Sun and the Rain"
  4. "Brand New Beat"
  5. "March of the Gherkins"
  6. "Michael Caine"
  7. "Prospects"
  8. "Victoria Gardens"
  9. "Samantha"
  10. "One Better Day"
  11. "Give Me a Reason"
  12. "Turning Blue"

In 2009 and 2010, Madness re-released their entire back catalogue of studio albums up until 1999's Wonderful with a bonus CD and extra tracks.

2010 re-release[edit]

CD 1
  1. "Keep Moving"
  2. "Michael Caine"
  3. "Turning Blue"
  4. "One Better Day"
  5. "March of the Gherkins"
  6. "Waltz into Mischief"
  7. "Brand New Beat"
  8. "Victoria Gardens"
  9. "Samantha"
  10. "Time for Tea"
  11. "Prospects"
  12. "Give Me a Reason"

Promo Videos (Enhanced CD content):

  1. "Wings of a Dove"
  2. "The Sun and the Rain"
  3. "Michael Caine"
  4. "One Better Day"

CD 2

The Bonus Tracks

  1. "Wings of a Dove" - (Single)
  2. "Behind the 8 Ball" - (B-side "Wings of a Dove")
  3. "One Second's Thoughtlessness" - (B-side "Wings of a Dove" 12")
  4. "Wings of a Dove" - (12" Blue Train Mix)
  5. "The Sun and the Rain" - (Single)
  6. "Fireball XL5" - (B-side "The Sun and the Rain")
  7. "My Girl" (Live) - (B-side "The Sun and the Rain" 12")
  8. "The Sun and the Rain" - (12" Extended Version)
  9. "Michael Caine" - (12" Extended Version)
  10. "If You Think There's Something" - (B-side "Michael Caine")
  11. "Guns" - - (B-side "One Better Day")
  12. "Sarah" - (B-side "One Better Day" 12")
  13. "Victoria Gardens" (Remix) - (B-side "One Better Day" 12")

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production personnel[edit]

  • String arrangements: David Bedford
  • Engineer (mixing): Jim Russell, Phil Tennant
  • Engineer (recording): Carb, Gavin Greenaway, Matt Butler, Steve Churchyard
  • Mastering: Denis Blackham
  • Photography: Tony Duffy
  • Production: Clive Langer/Alan Winstanley
  • Management: Matthew Sztumpf

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Canadian Albums Chart[4] 66 11
German Albums Chart[5] ? ?
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 29 3
UK Albums Chart[7] 6 19
US Billboard Hot 200 109 8

Singles[edit]

Date Single Chart Position
Feb 1984 Michael Caine UK No. 11
Jun 1984 One Better Day UK No. 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keep Moving (Madness album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Madness Trading Ring". madnesstradingring.com. Retrieved 22 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to the LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA website | Bienvenue au site Web BIBLIOTHÈQUE ET ARCHIVES CANADA". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Charts-Surfer". Charts-surfer.de. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung (10 March 2005). "Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Retrieved 17 June 2011.