Jack Bruce - Keep It Down / Golden Days 7" (1974)
After a 3 years hiatus with West Bruce & Laing, and after his experience with Lou Reed on Berlin, Jack Bruce is back with an album of songs called Out of the Storm (surely the WBL storm) backed with Steve Hunter (the man behind the Rock 'n' Roll Animal era of Lou Reed) and the 2 Jim (Keltner & Gordon) on drums. The album is nothing less than a masterpiece, as were the 2 previous ones. One month prior to its release (in November 1974), a single is issued. Bruce did not release many singles and this one faded unnoticed although the A-side could have been a minor hit whereas the B-side was no less than a gem. It is the main reason I post this single. Enjoy it here. There was no cover sleeve so I did a quick one. Not very good but I got a little short of inspiration. Lyrics are of course by his permanent lyricist, Pete Brown.
Golden Days. Keep those golden days From going separate ways Keep the harbour lights Burning inside The streets of old (Can't hear the names they call) Shelter from the cold (Long ago, so far inside/Where the past still tries to hide) Find the dusty sun sleeping Trying to sail where rapids run Riding our frail ships out to the sun Playing for time, searching for signs Save the eyes so bright (Can't stop the things they see) From closing in the night (Long ago, so far away/Where the fires spark and play) Keep the softest flame burning Trying to sail where rapids run Riding our frail ships out to the sun Playing for signs, searching for time (Long ago, so far away/Where the fires spark and play) Keep the softest flame burning...