501. Dexys Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Ay (1982)
1. Celtic Soul Brothers
2. Let's Make This Precious
3. All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz)
4. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
6. Plan B
7. I'll Show You
8. Liars A To E
9. Until I Believe In My Soul
10. Come On Eileen
By now you must all know what a big fan of Dexys I am, and this album is no exception, it has the only song that the Dexys are famous for on the other side of the Atlantic, the anthemic Come On Eileen, which even if it has been ruined by overplaying is still a great track.
When listening to this album, however you must definitely go beyond Eileen, the whole album is a gem. The biggest change here from their previous album is the fact that they have included a bunch of fiddlers along with the brass. The first song kind of describes the sound, Celtic Soul.
This is a tremendously original album there was nothing like it before or after, with the possible exception of other Dexys albums. And it is great, Kevin Rowland was one of the most original minds working in the early 80's pop-scene and this album is unmissable.
1. Come On Eileen
2. Until I Believe in My Soul
3. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
4. Let's Make This Precious
"Come on Eileen" became number 1 in both the UK and the US and Dexys Midnight Runners is best known only as a one hit wonder in the United States; however, in the United Kingdom, Geno had already reached Number One, and the band also had hits with "There, There, My Dear" and "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)".
You've all seen Come on Eileen so here goes the (in)famous performance of Jackie Wilson Said on Top Of The Pops 2: