Too-Rye-Ay, as it should have sounded

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In many instances, it’s merely a case of turning down the volume of one instrument to give another space to breathe, and it’s heartening to see the return of Helen O’Hara, credited alongside Rowland and remix producer Pete Schwier, to ensure her violin parts are treated more sympathetically. Elsewhere, the penny whistle intro to Until I Believe In My Soul has been ditched in favour of the same passage played by trombonist Jim Paterson, a more atmospheric, mournful preface to the song’s introspective testifying. Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners is recovering from a motorcycle accident but not as fast as was expected. Therefore Dexys Midnight Runners are cancelling their upcoming tour. Rowley 2018-08-22T11:58:18Z, Scott (22 August 2018). "New wave: A guide to the best albums". LouderSound. – Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners – Too-Rye-Ay". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 February 2022.

The songs and performances are great, but I always felt the mixes could be better. It’s my most successful album, but it doesn’t sound as good as the others. This is the director’s cut and it’s how it should have sounded…“ For example, Birmingham’s biggest radio station, BRMB apologized after they played ‘Come On Eileen’ for the first time,” Rowland adds. “They said they hoped it didn’t cause offense to anybody, because there had only just been an IRA bomb gone off in London the day before. We had all that to contend with, so I felt I almost had to sneak a bit of Irish culture in. I certainly didn’t want to go all out on playing Irish folk, but it was good to bring a little into our sound. Obviously, Eileen’s an Irish name, and the song was all about growing up with Irish girls, really.” The record’s success Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th conciseed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.Official Albums Chart Top 100: 01 August 1982 - 07 August 1982". Official Charts Company . Retrieved 11 February 2021.

We did consider postponing the tour until next year, but we already have plans for 2023, and we promise that when we next tour, and, it won’t be long, we will do plenty of material from ‘Too Rye Ay as it should have sounded’.” Before ‘Come On Eileen,’ we’d had a couple of singles that didn’t do so well, so their opinion held sway. If I said I really didn’t like the sound of something, I’d be told not to worry, it was fine. I could never pinpoint exactly what the problem was with the way [the album] sounded, but I was never happy with it. Then, when it was finished, I was told the budget was spent, so I’ve had to live with it – until now!” The new versionSelected items are only available for delivery via the Royal Mail 48® service and other items are available for delivery using this service for a charge. Nonetheless, Dexys Midnight Runners remain as revered as ever. In recent years, they’ve returned to the fray (now known officially as simply ‘Dexys,’ styled without the apostrophe) with widely-acclaimed studio albums such as 2012’s One Day I’m Going To Soar and 2016’s Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul, while the band’s current line-up sees Kevin Rowland again working with key figures from his band’s history such as Helen O’Hara and Jim Paterson. So, I was absolutely delighted to get this opportunity to remix the album with the masterful Pete Schwier who has worked with Dexys since 1985 and Helen O’ Hara {Original violinist on the album}, is also helping. We regret to inform you that the Dexys show at The London Palladium on …. is no longer going ahead.

I didn’t mind so much when we played live, because I was in complete charge of the music and I knew we could give people a good show; when it came to performance I would just focus on what audiences were about to hear, not what they’d heard already. But I felt bad promoting it in the press, and even years later when talking to friends. They’d say, “Oh, I listened to Too-Rye-Ay again last night,” and my heart would sink a bit. And of course, the irony was, it was by far our most successful Dexys album, because of the worldwide success of ‘Come On Eileen’. I knew there were other songs on there just as good as ‘Eileen’, but they hadn’t been realised properly.


Harris, John. "Dexy's Midnight Runners: Too-Rye-Ay". Blender. Archived from the original on 27 March 2004 . Retrieved 5 July 2016. I never want to repeat the same thing, because ultimately, you’ve got to be true to the music and the inspiration behind it,” Rowland says today. “It’s your job to honor the music, wherever it comes from. It’s not something where you should put it before a committee, and they decide how it should sound, though if you don’t do that, you probably won’t enjoy sustained success.” What hasn’t changed a jot is the album’s ability to floor the listener with its passion, its articulacy and its wealth of ideas. Rowland’s blend of the confessional and the keenly observed is couched in a musical palette of striking ambition, a work where every note earns its place in the bigger picture. DEXYS have announced a full UK Tour for 2022 and reworking of their classic album ‘Too Rye Ay, as it should have sounded’, in what will be the 40th Anniversary of the original album. The deluxe sets also include non-album B-sides, “Soon”, “…And Yes We Must Remain The Wildhearted Outsiders, Love (Part 2)”, “Dubious” and non-album single “Let’s Get This Straight From The Start”.

Dexys Midnight Runners were heading out on the “Too Rye Ay as it should have sounded” UK Tour in September and October 2022. Rowland was expected to have healed by then but the recovery is taking longer than expected. – Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners – Too-Rye-Ay" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 1 February 2022. All the songs on the album were rearranged to add strings, which caused Dexys to re-record the 1981 singles "Plan B", "Liars A to E", and "Soon". During the rearrangement process, "Soon" was revised into the opening section of "Plan B"; since both songs were written by Rowland and Paterson, the merged songs are credited on the album simply as "Plan B". He came to the studio and the plan was for us to sing it together, but he listened to what was only meant to be my guide vocal and said, “You’ve already got it, there’s nothing I can add.” Clive told me later that when I’d nipped to the toilet Van was mumbling [affects Irish accent], “It’s an interpretation, it’s an interpretation.” If we’d got that on tape we would have used it as the intro! Very, but not so much because she was on the original album – she’d only just joined the band at the time. But I worked with her a lot afterwards, she was absolutely brilliant on Don’t Stand Me Down, and she’s always had really high standards. She won’t okay anything she thinks is a bit dodgy, and she always speaks her mind, whether I agree with her or not.She was really good when it came to correcting the balance of the strings on stuff like Liars A To E, turning the organ down so that the violins came to life more. Basically, she helped rectify my mistakes. Kevin Rowland was never happy with the final mix of the album, which was first released by Mercury Records in July 1982, despite its huge commercial success. So with Helen O’Hara, and Pete Schwier they decided to mix it again. – Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners – Too-Rye-Ay". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 February 2022.

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