Keep You Close

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Keep You Close
Keep You Close.jpg
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
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Clash7/10[3]
Drowned in Sound8/10[4]
goddeau.comFavourable[5]
HUMO3/4 stars[6]
Knack3/4 stars[7]
Q4/5 stars
Sputnikmusic5/5 stars[8]

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]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Tom Barman; all music 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

Personnel[edit]

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)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[10] Platinum 30,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  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. 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.CS1 maint: others (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". Ultratop (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  21. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2011 – Albums". Ultratop (in French). Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  22. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 2011". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 January 2012.