The Sweet Keeper

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The Sweet Keeper
Tanita Tikaram The Sweet Keeper.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 January 1990
RecordedAugust 1988 – May 1989
GenreRock/pop/folk
Length47:12
LabelEast West Records
ProducerPeter Van Hooke, Rod Argent
Tanita Tikaram chronology
Ancient Heart
(1988)
The Sweet Keeper
(1990)
Everybody's Angel
(1991)
Singles from The Sweet Keeper
  1. "We Almost Got It Together"
    Released: 1990
  2. "Little Sister Leaving Town"
    Released: 1990
  3. "Thursday's Child"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits4/10 stars[2]

The Sweet Keeper is a 1990 album by Tanita Tikaram. Like her debut album Ancient Heart, it was produced by Peter Van Hooke and Rod Argent. Three tracks from the album were released as singles "We Almost Got It Together", "Little Sister Leaving Town" and "Thursday's Child".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Tanita Tikaram.[3]

  1. "Once & Not Speak"
  2. "Thursday's Child"
  3. "It All Came Back Today"
  4. "We Almost Got It Together"
  5. "Consider the Rain"
  6. "Sunset's Arrived"
  7. "Little Sister Leaving Town"
  8. "I Owe All to You"
  9. "Love Story"
  10. "Harm in Your Hands"

Personnel[edit]

  • Tanita Tikaram – guitar, vocals
  • Mark Isham – trumpet
  • Rod Argent – arranger, conductor, keyboards
  • Sonny Landreth – bottleneck guitar
  • Abigail Brown – violin
  • Richie Buckley – tenor saxophone
  • David Clifton – guitar
  • Mark Cresswell – guitar
  • Mitch Dalton – acoustic guitar
  • Mark Davies – cello
  • Roger Garland – violin
  • John Giblin – bass
  • Roy Gillard – violin
  • John Heley – cello
  • Helen Kamminga – viola
  • Martin O'Connor – accordion
  • Helen O'Hara – violin, arranger
  • Mark Pharoah – violin
  • Peter Van Hooke – arranger, drums
  • Clem Clempson – acoustic guitar
  • Rory McFarlane – bass
  • Katherine Shave – violin
  • Robert Woollard – cello
  • Andrew Davis – double bass
  • Anne Solomon – violin

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Germany (BVMI)[4] Gold 250,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[5] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[6] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Sweet Keeper at AllMusic
  2. ^ Soutar, Mike (24 January 1990). "Review: LPs". Smash Hits.
  3. ^ Tanita Tikaram – The Sweet Keeper
  4. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Tanita Tikaram; 'The Seet Keeper')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  5. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392.
  6. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Tanita Tikaram; 'The Sweet Keeper')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Tanita Tikaram – The Sweet Keeper". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Sweet Keeper in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.