Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time ‎– Keep Going

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Folk Modern ‎– FOLKCD001
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1 Home
Guitar, Vocals – Stephen Duffy
2:25
2 Don't Feed The Rats
Drums – Keir MilliganGuitar, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Slide Guitar, Percussion, Vocals – SD*Pedal Steel Guitar – Melvin Duffy
5:37
3 Nothing Can Last
Banjo – Nick DuffyGuitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Vocals – SD*Pedal Steel Guitar – MD*Vocals – Claire Worrall
2:53
4 I Wasn't Scared Of Flying
Double Bass – Brett ShearerGuitar, Percussion, Vocals – SD*Pedal Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – MD*Vocals – CW*
6:08
5 Bank Holiday Monday
Drums – KM*Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Vocals – SD*Pedal Steel Guitar – MD*Vocals – CW*
3:05
6 We Used To Be So
Double Bass – BS*Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals – SD*
3:50
7 Keep Going
Drums, Handclaps – K M*Guitar, Slide Guitar, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals – SD*Lap Steel Guitar – MD*
4:39
8 So Far Away
Guitar, Vocals – SD*
3:13
9 The Silence
Drums – K M*Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Mellotron, Vocals – SD*Vocals – CW*
4:00
10 Oh God
Guitar, Synthesizer, Percussion, Vocals – SD*Vocals – CW*
3:57
11 The Twelve Tones
Banjo – ND*Guitar, Jew's Harp, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Vocals – SD*Pedal Steel Guitar – MD*
1:50
12 Already Gone
Guitar, Harmonica, Finger Cymbals, Vocals – SD*
5:56
13 An Open Book 4:15

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Track 13 is unlisted on the artwork.
Track 12 is actually 5:46 with 10 seconds of silence before the bonus unlisted track.
16-page foldout booklet
℗ & © 2003 Folk Modern/Artful Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 684340 000380
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LR61
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI RZ14
  • Matrix / Runout: [MPO logo] FOLKCD001 6/25/03

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November 24, 2010
edited over 2 years ago
Ever had an album seep into your skin like a fine liniment? Here's one which has precisely done that to me. Such nuance, such detail. These songs are impeccably arranged, there isn't one solitary note out of place here. Detail is king in the span of Keep Moving. A word of caution, however: if you don't like the twang and expect the proto brit-pop stylings of The Lilac Time's heyday, do not bother with this one.

"I wasn't scared of Flying" is the kind of work I don't think anyone but Jeff Buckley or Mark Knopfler could equal. There is just so much power in what isn't given in this song, it's wickedly regal. Some may find a taste of the Floyd in the bridge, but do keep breathing. It's only momentary, this lapse of reason. That it is followed by the Piccadilly hymn "Bank Holiday Monday" is a sublime statement of how absolutely underrated a songwriter Stephen Duffy is. There's no tin to be found within the heady vistas of what he does these days, I only regret that I contemplated selling this album when I bought it in 2004. Thank christ I kept it because it is played with alarming regularity.

Yes, I'm well aware of how much expectation is heaped upon this fellow by my generation, after all, The Ups and Downs is about as perfect a pop record as one could hope to receive but he's doing stunning things with only an acoustic guitar and that oh so velvety set of pipes here and now. You'd be well advised to pick this album up, I'm told it's slipped into the oop bin. It has been and continues to be a pleasure to listen to your work, Mr Duffy. You grow so much between outings it's incredible to witness. This here is a man who can pen a tune, as they so love to say. Difference is, you'll be listening 20+ years down the road to what he does. I know I am.

His work has that rarest of abilities: it changes with the age of the listener but never in a nostalgic, regressive manner. His usage of language unfolds in time. A true fellow of the word.