Dexys Midnight Runners ‎– Keep It Part Two (Inferiority Part One)

Late Night Feelings ‎– R 6042
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single

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A Keep It Part Two (Inferiority Part One)
Producer – Al Archer, Kevin RowlandWritten-By – Archer*, Blythe*
B One Way Love
Producer – Rowland*, Rowley*Written-By – Russell*, Meade*

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Typed note tucked inside the sleeve says: "Please note that the correct title of the A-side of this single is 'Keep It Pt II (Inferiority Pt I)' and not 'Keep It' as printed. This is a completely new version of the track which appears on the album 'Searching For The Young Soul Rebels'."

Side A is labeled "This Side" (R 6042-A), side B is labeled "Other Side" (R 6042-B).

"Keep It Part Two (Inferiority Part One)" published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd., "One Way Love" published by Robert Mellin Ltd.
℗ 1980 Original sound recording made by EMI Records Ltd.
© 1980 EMI Music Ltd.
Lyrics reproduced by kind permission.
Manufactured by EMI Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): R 6042 A-1U 5 ARUN 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): R 6042 B-2U 5 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A stamped / etched / stamped, variant 2): R 6042 A-1U 6 ARUN 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B stamped, variant 2): R 6042 B-2U 12 1

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April 12, 2010
edited over 8 years ago

A truly weird single, the sound of Kevin Rowland baring his soul on vinyl as the band disintegrates around him. This particular single is legendary for a reason. This early prototype of Kev's confessional soul gospel provided a template for the style that would permeate much of the work he did in Dexys Mark II and III. I love it, but it's not for everyone.

Review from Smash Hits, 11 December 1980:
"Now this really is a pain in the butt. A good band that seem to be a mite confused about this, ahem, new soul vision business. (Stop sniggering at the back there!) They blow their horns in fine style yet this Kevin Rowland chap blows the whole song when he opens his mouth. His voice, in short, is out of order. Soul is about communicating drama, passion and a whole spectrum of emotions but Rowland is content to wallow in his own self pity and sounds as if he is in urgent need of medical attention. The split in the ranks is probably for the best."