DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS Released ‘TOO-RYE-AY’ Album 40 Years Ago Today

Back in time

22 July 2022

Band: DEXY MIDNIGHT RUNNERS (Birmingham, UK)
Active: 1978–1986, 2003–present / 5 LPs

Anniversary LP: TOO-RYE-AY – 2nd album
Released: 11 July1980  – 40 years ago
Score: #2 in the UK, #14 in the US

AllMusic: “Throughout the album, Rowland’s distinct, unique voice takes the fore, but the revamped Dexy’s lineup proves it was the original version’s equal, if not better. Excellently produced by Rowland and the legendary Clive Langer/Alan Winstanley production team, Too-Rye-Ay sounds like an old soul revue recorded on-stage, no doubt an intentional goal.”

TUTV: Dexys giant hit album even seduced the US. C’mon Kevin Rowland, you did it.
Btw: their debut LP Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (1980) and Don’t Stand Me
Down
(1986) were high-quality albums too, although less successful than this one
(thanks to triumphant single ‘Come Eileen‘)

Singles/clips: Celtic Soul Brothers / Come On Eileen / Jackie Wilson Said

– CELTIC SOUL BROTHERS –

– COME EILEEN –

– JACKIE WILSON SAID –
(Van Morrison cover)

The full longplayer

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DMR: Bio – Discography

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