Keep Your Distance

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Keep Your Distance
Keep Your Distance - Curiosity Killed the Cat.jpg
Studio album by Curiosity Killed the Cat
Released April 1987
Genre Sophisti-pop[1]
Length 64:13
Label Mercury
Producer Stewart Levine
Curiosity Killed the Cat chronology
Keep Your Distance
(1987)
Getahead
(1989)Getahead1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Keep Your Distance is the debut album by the British band Curiosity Killed the Cat, released in April 1987. It debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart, and is their only album to chart on the Billboard 200, reaching #55.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Curiosity Killed the Cat and Toby Anderson except as indicated.

  1. "Misfit" – 4:03
  2. "Down to Earth" – 4:19
  3. "Free" – 4:00 - produced by Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare
  4. "Know What You Know" – 3:50
  5. "Curiosity Killed the Cat" – 3:20 - produced by Pete Smith
  6. "Ordinary Day" – 3:51 - produced by Paul Staveley O'Duffy
  7. "Mile High" – 4:04
  8. "Red Lights" – 5:33
  9. "Shallow Memory" – 4:25
Original CD bonus tracks
  1. "Misfit" (extended version) – 7:03
  2. "Down to Earth" (extended version) – 5:58
  3. "Ordinary Day" (extraordinary mix) – 5:22
  4. "Mile High" (mile long mix) – 8:10
2010 reissue bonus tracks
  1. "Bullet" – 3:40
  2. "Man" – 3:33
  3. "Corruption" (dub) – 5:26

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987)[3][4][5] Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 47
Austrian Albums Chart 20
Dutch Albums Chart 9
German Albums Chart 19
Iceland Albums Chart[6] 7
Italian Albums Chart 7
New Zealand Albums Chart 19
Swedish Albums Chart 22
Swiss Albums Chart 7
UK Albums Chart 1
US Billboard 200 55

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Platinum 300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Dutch Albums Chart[8] 63
Italian Albums Chart[9] 26
UK Albums Chart[10] 24
Preceded by
Now That's What I Call Music 9 by Various Artists
UK number-one album
9 May 1987 – 22 May 1987
Succeeded by
It's Better To Travel by Swing Out Sister

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Inskeep, Thomas; Soto, Alfred. "The Bluffer's Guide – Sophisti-Pop". Stylus. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Keep Your Distance at AllMusic
  3. ^ http://swisscharts.com/album/Curiosity-Killed-The-Cat/Keep-Your-Distance-557
  4. ^ http://www.hitparadeitalia.it/hp_yenda/lpe1987.htm
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  6. ^ "Tonlist Top 40". DV. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Curiosity Killed the Cat – Keep Your Distance". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Keep Your Distance in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  8. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=1987&cat=a
  9. ^ http://www.hitparadeitalia.it/hp_yenda/lpe1987.htm
  10. ^ "Gallup Year End Charts 1987: Albums". Record Mirror. London, England: Spotlight Publications: 37. 23 January 1988.