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Another classic album from Dexy's Midnight Runners.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Too Rye Ay (Audio CD)
"Searching For The Young Soul Rebels",was the first classic album of the 1980s.The second album,"Too-Rye-Ay",is no less of a classic,but it is rather futile comparing the two.This incarnation of Dexy's sees only two original members from the first incarnation,Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson,and added to the stabbing Northern Soul horns are strings,played in a traditional Irish style.The join is easily identifiable,from the wonderful soul of "Plan B" and "Let's Make This Precious" to the fiddle led funk of "The Celtic Soul Brothers" and finally to full on folk-pop on "Come On Eileen".Every song has a life of it's own and nothing here has aged at all.Rowland sings with every emotion imaginable,it is hard to think of a more impassioned seven minutes than "Until I Believe In My Soul" in any genre of music.These songs are timeless and testament to Kevin Rowland's fractured genius."Searching For The Soul Rebels",a better album?No,just a different one.