Keep On [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
Will Young was growing up. It had been three years since his unexpected win on the first season of Pop Idol and even at the time of his second album, Friday's Child, he had stated his intention to distance himself from the moniker of being a TV reality show winner, especially as their careers tended to be notoriously short. So there he was on the cover of his third album, Keep On, looking remarkably like the actor Todd Carty who played the weatherbeaten character of Mark Fowler on BBC TVs Eastenders. Mature enough to write (or at least co-write) most of the tracks including the first two, "Keep On" and "Switch It On," both quite funky numbers, before the album went into ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
Will Young was growing up. It had been three years since his unexpected win on the first season of Pop Idol and even at the time of his second album, Friday's Child, he had stated his intention to distance himself from the moniker of being a TV reality show winner, especially as their careers tended to be notoriously short. So there he was on the cover of his third album, Keep On, looking remarkably like the actor Todd Carty who played the weatherbeaten character of Mark Fowler on BBC TVs Eastenders. Mature enough to write (or at least co-write) most of the tracks including the first two, "Keep On" and "Switch It On," both quite funky numbers, before the album went into its first ballad, "All Time Love," which was every bit as tuneful as "Anything Is Possible," or "Evergreeen" were, his debut single and still the best selling single of the 21st century. There were a mixture of styles on Keep On, from the salsa, holiday inspired "Happiness" to the Justin Timberlake pastiche of "Aint Such A Bad Place to Be," on which even the Indian-style intro worked well, to the ballads "Save Yourself," "Who Am I," and the final song "Home," a haunting atmospheric track co-written by Nitin Sawhney. Keep On ran out of steam near the end with three tracks, "Madness," "All I Want," and "Think About It," all again co-written by Will Young but nothing more than album fillers, none of them having much of a melody. Three singles were released from Keep On, "Switch It On," "All Time Love," and "Who Am I," all of which either reached or got pretty near to the Top Ten, and there were a few other tracks that would have made great singles too. Altogether an excellent pop album from an artist who was maturing very nicely as the years went by. [Sony BMG's 2006 edition featured one bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2006
  • Label: Sony Bmg Europe
  • UPC: 828768363324
  • Catalog Number: 683633
  • Sales rank: 171,540

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Keep On (4:47)
  2. 2 Leave Right Now (3:34)
  3. 3 Your Game (4:09)
  4. 4 All Time Love (3:54)
  5. 5 Switch It On (3:47)
  6. 6 Ain't Such a Bad Place to Be (3:20)
  7. 7 Think It Over (4:38)
  8. 8 Who Am I (4:27)
  9. 9 Happiness (5:16)
  10. 10 Save Yourself (3:21)
  11. 11 Madness (4:27)
  12. 12 All I Want (3:53)
  13. 13 Home (6:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Will Young Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Jason Rebello Electric Piano
Anne Dudley Conductor, Keyboards
Tracie Ackerman Background Vocals
Pete Beachill Trombone
Tim Cansfield Guitar
Snake Davis Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Mark Feltham Harmonica
Luis Jardim Percussion, Drums
Noel Langley Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Steve Lipson Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
The London Session Orchestra Strings
Pino Palladino Bass Guitar
Nitin Sawhney Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums
John Themis Guitar
Neil Conti Drums
Sean Hurley Bass Guitar
Simon Hale Conductor
Blair Mackichan Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Ben Castle Tenor Saxophone
Dan Carey Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Keyboards
Dave Clews Organ
Karen Ann Poole Background Vocals
Robin Thicke Keyboards
Steve Barney Drums
Jamie Hartman Piano
Ronnie Peterson Sampled Guitar
Tom Rees-Roberts Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jenny O'Grady Choir Master
Technical Credits
Gary Thomas Engineer
Anne Dudley String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Tony Cousins Mastering
Nick Ingman Orchestral Arrangements
Steve Lipson Programming, Producer, Executive Producer
Heff Moraes Engineer
Mike Ross-Trevor Engineer
Nitin Sawhney Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Steve Wolf Programming
Gavyn Wright Orchestra Leader
Ian Cooper Mastering
Simon Hale Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Flute Arrangement, String Conductor
Niall Acott Engineer
Blair Mackichan Programming, Producer
Dan Carey Producer
Will Young Author
Robin Thicke Producer
Simon Fuller Management
Steve Price Engineer
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