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One Day I'm Going to Soar [CD]

Dexys Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: BMG Right's Management
  • ASIN: B0078ZYXSA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,502 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Now 6:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lost [Explicit] 3:000.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Me [Explicit] 4:170.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. She Got a Wiggle 4:270.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You 3:320.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I'm Thinking of You 7:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I'm Always Going to Love You 5:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Incapable of Love 5:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Nowhere Is Home [Explicit] 4:570.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Free [Explicit] 3:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. It's O.K. John Joe 7:540.89  Buy MP3 

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Fourth studio album by the band formerly known as Dexys Midnight Runners. Their first album since 1985's 'Don't Stand Me Down', it has been well received by critics and includes the singles 'She Got a Wiggle' and 'Free'.

BBC Review

A quarter-century on from the last Dexys Midnight Runners album Don’t Stand Me Down (mocked upon release, now recognised as a work of genius), Dexys (so named because, says Kevin Rowland, “It’s the same, but also not the same”) return. Recent live shows induced collective rapture in audiences. Can the ‘comeback’ album possibly live up to expectations? It can. It certainly can.

Mention the unlikely 80s chart-toppers and some may recall the soul stylings of Geno, many more the violins and dungarees of Come On Eileen. True believers know it went a lot deeper, further, darker and brighter than that. Rowland sought a level of purity and intensity in the music that, while a triumph to those who embraced it, scared the herd mentality of the music press. He lost his path and confidence for a while. Now, more relaxed, showing the sense of humour that was always there but was oft-misunderstood, he’s created an album that’s equal parts confessional soul and theatrical music hall, and wholly sincere and spectacular.

There’s a narrative, autobiographical thread throughout the songs which traces a man’s maturing from doubt and over-analysis (Now, Lost) through relationship traumas (Incapable of Love) to epiphanies of individuality and self-acceptance (Free; the beautiful monologue It’s OK, John Joe). Along the varied, verve-fuelled ride, there are moments of wry, poignant insight (Rowland’s he-said-she-said dialogue with Madeleine Hyland is both candid and comedic), rousing refrains (“attack, attack!” chant the band) and romantic uplift. Elsewhere, She Got a Wiggle is as sexy and yearning as the Al Green shuffles it emulates.

The musicians, from Mick Talbot to on-off Dexys lifers like Pete Williams and trombonist Big Jim Paterson make every switch resonate, from airy Roxy swoons to earthy folksy stomps, while Rowland’s voice is more dauntingly expressive and piercingly heartfelt than ever. Nobody since Chairmen of the Board’s General Johnson has made interjections like “Huh! Huh!” sting so.

There is so much personality, poetry, vulnerability and resilience here that most other records sound like dry runs by comparison. Dexys are back with wisdom and wings. Some of us never doubted.

--Martin Longley

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84 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dexys - The Empire strikes back 4 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD
So it turns out that Homer Simpson was right when he predicted in a classic episode of that great show "you haven't heard the last of Dexys Midnight Runners". True its taken some 27 years for the band to return with this album and much water has passed under the bridge with the controversy of Kevin Rowland's solo output, a short reunion tour in 2003 and a growing feeling that this new record which Rowland kind of promised in 2005 would never materialize. But here it is and it's wonderful. Let us pause at this point for a small detour since some critics are stating its Dexys best record ever. This is questionable since "Don't stand me down" remains one of the most precious bits of vinyl in many a discerning record collection and while "One day I'm going to soar" is a splendid record it contains nothing in its grooves like the incredible majesty of "This is what she's like". Nevertheless after this hiatus all sensible predictors could not have anticipated an album quite so rounded, thoughtful, cathartic and packed with great songs. The 58 year old Kevin Rowland remains one of the most potent and original forces in British music and while that voice might not be quite as soaring as it once was it has grown with stature and learned maturity into a truly brilliant instrument.

All shades of the human experience are to be found in the grooves of this record not least ageing, love, dejection and rejuvenation. On the lead single "She got a wiggle" we see a silly title hide one of the most gorgeous Al Green inspired songs that Rowland has penned. It's all dark and burning with passionate intensity.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, love it but it won't be everyone's bag 22 Sep 2013
By Daisy
Format:Audio CD
I am a massive fan of Dexy's from back in the day: 'There there my dear' is one of my all time faves. Kevin is still bonkers and pretentious but, boy, this guy can sing. A million miles away from a lot of the over-produced musical twaddle around today. Buy it!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, and lay off the drumming 12 July 2012
Format:Audio CD
Its been a strange 30+ years with Dexys for me. They were almost my first gig back in 1981 at the tender age of 13 but I bottled it. Geno is easily my favourite No 1 of all time. There There My Dear possibly my favourite song to dance to, and yet back in the day I never bought an album of their's, God knows why not. I have them now but have never poured over them with the relish I would have got in my youth. And so along come this after 27 years, and boy is it worth it. First play, interesting second and third plays, you realise how much you remember the songs from the first play, whereas I have albums I claim to rate that after 10+ listens you still think "I've never heard this before", not surprising, just unremarkable.

After about 10 plays this is up there with the very best and can only improve its standing after seeing them Live in September (even though they wont do Geno or TTMD).

As for the drumming, dont be so harsh. What you are hearing is the sound of a drummer, (I am one, so I feel slightly justified in saying this). The recording of this album sounds so naked its almost as if there's no production at all. This is what bands sound like in the flesh, nearly all albums these days are compressed to hell. There's very little quiet allowed on the product. Play this one in the car however and you miss half of it, the quiet is quiet, the loud is loud, the drums are ... well drums. So its not bad drumming, its just real drumming.

For now though, the best record ever made!

...Did I really say that?
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mature, moving and full of soul 7 Jun 2012
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Was not sure what to expect but this is just great, mature, moving and full of soul - can't wait to see it played live
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic, Majestic, Soulful! The album of 2012! 7 Jun 2012
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Let me start by saying that I don't write many reviews for albums. An album really has to impress me to want to write a review. Dexys new album is one such record. I won't go into the band politics and the extended time that it has taken for this release to appear. Suffice to say it has been worth the 27 year wait. What we have here is a majestic, sweeping, although intimate slice of soul heaven.

I would recommend that the listener tries to hear the album in one sitting. Although it is not a story, it can be approached as one which gives it more clarity and essence. I was lucky enough to have attended one of the live pre-release shows where Dexys performed the album in its entirety. The CD has the same power and the sound is fantastic. A special mention here must go to Mick Talbot, who has also co-composed all of the songs on the album and acts as its musical director. A special mention too for singer Madeline Hyland, who is Kevin's musical foil of a couple of the tracks.

The album is in the vein of Dexys last album, `Don't stand me down', with Kevin in converational mode on several of the tracks. I won't go into the CD track by track as I don't want to spoil the experience. What I will say is that the musicianship is superb, Kevin, with a slighter lower register to his voice is on excellent form and the variety in pace of the songs works really well.

Make sure you stick right to the end of the 8 minutes of the last track, the slow confessional, It's OK John Doe, because as Pete Williams said in the live shows, `We can't end it like this.' An album that will leave you feeling uplifted and glad that, believe it or not, Dexys never went away. Album of the year already, by a long, long way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Late Career Masterpiece From Maverick Soulman
Twenty-seven years after the release of their last studio album proper, the disastrously received Don't Stand Me Down, soul impresario Kevin Rowland and a re-formed and... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Colpeper
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait!
27 years after their last album and worth the wait, if you're a fan of Dexys then you're going to enjoy this!
Published 1 month ago by Mr Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful.
Bought this for a gift & found it to be brilliant. Die hard fans won't be disappointed!! A mush have buy!
Published 5 months ago by Ron
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique
A unique blend of love, desire, passion, rejection make this a must listen and a must see. An adventure and a continuity that means that you listen to every song and cant possibly... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Robert Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I would recommend this fabulous CD to anyone who loved the Fine Young cannibals. Kevin tells each story superbly, love it.
Published 6 months ago by Ann-Veronica Cole
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album, sounds quite raw
Why have we had to wait so long for another album from Kevin Rowland? His lyrics and voice haven't changed all that much, his sense of humour certainly hasn't! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jim Fearns
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album
excellent album, saw these at Stockton Weekender and loved the music. Went home and ordered the CD and blast it out in the car.
Published 7 months ago by Mr Gordon F Finlayson
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent return.
A true masterpiece. No-one opens themselves up like Kevin Rowland does. Expect something totally different. Follows none of the usual formulae.
Published 8 months ago by Andrew Grace
4.0 out of 5 stars Back to form
Kevin's back on a roll and gettong it all out of his system. Buy this, and save on buying the autobiography.
Published 9 months ago by Junior Doctor John
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album
Just love it. Kevin Rowland at his best. At nearly 60 he is still belting out the tunes with such clarity and vocal range. This album almost makes a mockery out of Come on Eileen. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Deb L
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