When Dexy's Midnight Runners was at their peak in the early '80s, U.K. critics hailed their lead singer/songwriter Kevin Rowland as a genius, capable of fusing soul, pop, Irish folk, new wave, and rock into one seamless, unique mix. On their first album, Searching for the Young Soul Rebels, the group featured scores of horns along with accomplished songwriting from Rowland. After the album's release, most of the band left, leaving Rowland to refashion Dexy's Midnight Runners. What he came up with was a departure from the debut, although they shared the same spirit. Instead of soul, the band was rooted in folk and Celtic music on their second album, Too-Rye-Ay, which produced the enormous international hit, "Come on Eileen." Rowland took Dexys to New York to work on the follow-up, Don't Stand Me Down, an iconolastic modern pop record that ...
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Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul 2016 Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul
One Day I'm Going to Soar 2012 One Day I'm Going to Soar
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