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Dexys Reveal New Album Details
John Doran , February 29th, 2012 05:54

Dexys (not Dexys Midnight Runners!) have announced the details of their first album in 26-years.

One Day I'm Going To Soar will be released on June 4 and is their first full length studio LP since Don't Stand Me Down.

The group centres round Kevin Rowland, Mick Talbot on keyboards, Pete Williams on bass and Jim Paterson (who co-wrote some of the tracks) on trombone and also features Neil Hubbard and Tim Cansfield on guitars, Madeleine Hyland on vocals and Lucy Morgan on viola and Ben Trigg leading the string section.

The track listing of the album is as follows:

  1. Now
  2. Lost
  3. Me
  4. She Got A Wiggle
  5. You
  6. Thinking Of You
  7. I’m Always Going To Love You
  8. Incapable Of Love
  9. Nowhere Is Home
  10. Free
  11. It’s OK John Joe

Kevin Rowland released the following statement about the album: "I got lucky. I couldn’t have made this record five years ago. Or ten years ago. Everything seemed to fall into place. I already had many of the songs around for a while written with Jim Paterson and others but was struggling to take them forward. Then I realised I needed heavyweight help and ran into Mick Talbot. Soon it became obvious that Pete Williams should play the bass.

"I don’t know why, but it seems like the stars were aligned. Everything seemed to work, whereas previously, it hadn’t. It seemed there were so many people willing this to happen and keen to put in as much time and effort as was needed to make it live up to its potential - not least Mick Talbot (keyboards and co producer) and Pete Schwier (engineer and co producer) - massive contributions both. I couldn’t have done it without either of them, or the efforts of the other musicians. This is a Dexys record, not a Kevin Rowland record. It’s now called Dexys, NOT Dexys Midnight Runners because it’s the same, but it’s also not the same'

The band have also announced two live dates.

MAY

Sunday 6 - Glasgow, Cottiers Theatre Tuesday 8 - London, Shepherds Bush Empire

More at Dexys.info

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