1. Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
1. Burn It Down 2. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green 3. The Teams That
Meet In Caffs 4. I'm Just Looking 5. Geno 6. Seven Days Too Long 7. I Couldn't Help If I Tried 8. Thankfully Not Living
In Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply 9. Keep It 10. Love Part One 11. There, There, My Dear
Label - Parlophone catalogue no. - PCS 7213What the UK
music press said - 'Sometimes it's difficult to separate a group from its music - they both mean the same thing.
Not so with Dexy's (sic) Midnight Runners. Their songs are warm, rousing and emotional while they as people are cold and
arrogant verging on the pretentious. Which is why their first album SFTYSR is a mite confusing.
I'm not sure what they're trying to achieve, and I get the impression they don't know either..................'
- Record Mirror
- July 1980 UK chart position - 6 (10 weeks in chart)
Known variations -
a. The original
CD release is on EMI, catalogue no. - CDP 7 46448 2
b. A 20th anniversary remastered
and enhanced CD was released on EMI, catalogue no. - 525 6000 in 2000. It contains the videos for Geno and There There My
Dear as extras. The CD booklet and rear sleeve contain biography info and cool previously unseen photos. The disc itself has
a green tinted picture of Kevin Rowland.
c. A promo of the above CD came in a plain cardboard
slipcase. Catalogue no. - ECD DEXYS 20. The CD itself has the old Late Night Feelings logo on it. The back of the sleeve is
red rather than the usual green.d. Searching For
The Young Soul Rebels - 30th Anniversary Special Edition
- [CD1]: 1. Burn It Down; 2. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green; 3. The Teams That Meet In Caffs;
4. I'm Just Looking; 5. Geno; 6. Seven Days Too Long; 7. I Couldn't Help If I Tried; 8. I Couldn't Help If I Tried;
9. Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply; 10. Keep It; 11. Love Part One; 12. There There My Dear
[CD2]: 1. Dance Stance (Alternate Single Mix); 2. I'm
Just Looking (B-side Version); 3.Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache; 4. The Horse; 5. Keep It Part Two (Inferiority Part
One); 6. One Way Love; 7. Plan B; 8. Soul Finger; 9. Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply (Demo);
10. Hold On! I'm Comin' (Demo); 11. Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache (Demo): 12. The Horse (Demo); 13. I Couldn't
Help If I Tried (Demo); 14. Geno (Radio 1 Session); 15. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green (Radio 1 Session); 16. The Horse
(Radio 1 Session); 17. Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache (Radio 1 Session); 18. Geno (Radio 1 Session); 19. Respect (Radio
1 Session); 20. Dance Stance (Radio 1 Session); 21. The Teams That Meet In Caffs (Radio 1 Session)
Label - Late
Night Feelings, catalogue no. - CDPCSX 7213
Released - 2010
Notes - Tracks 9-21 on CD2 were previously unissued with the exceptions of 15 and 19 which were
released on "BBC Radio 1 Sessions" and "It Was Like This" respectively. The demos (tracks 9-13) were
recorded live at Manchester Square studio on January 10th 1980.
2. Too Rye Ay
Tracks - [CD1]: 1. Celtic Soul Brothers (More Please Thank You) 2. Let's Make This Precious
3. All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz) 4. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile) 5. Old 6. Plan B 7. I'll
Show You 8. Liars A To E 9. Until I Believe In My Soul 10. Come On Eileen 11. Love - Part Two 12. Dubious 13. T.S.O.P. 14.
Let's Get This Straight (From The Start) 15. Old (Live version) 16. Respect (Live version) 17. Let's Make This Precious
T.S.O.P. 2. Burn It Down 3. Let's Make This Precious 4. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile) 5. Come
On Eileen 6. Soon 7. Plan B 8. Geno 9. Respect 10. Old 11. Celtic Soul Brothers (More Please Thank You) 12. There There My
Dear 13. Show Me 14. I'll Show You 15. Let's Make This Precious 16. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You
Smile) 17. All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz) 18. Old 19. Reminisce - Part One
Notes - The live versions of Old and Respect on CD1 are as released on the b-side to "Let's Get This Straight
(From The Start)" 12" single. Tracks 1-14 on CD2 are from the "BBC Radio One Live In Concert" recorded
on 06/06/82 and tracks 15-18 are from the "Radio 1 Session" recorded on 04/07/82.
Tracks - 1. Geno 2. Plan B 3. Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache 4. Dance Stance 5. The Horse 6.
There, There My Dear 7. Keep It (Part Two) 8. One Way Love 9. I'm Just Looking 10. Soul Finger
Label - EMI Catalogue no. - EMS 1007
Released - March 1983 UK chart position
- 79 (2 weeks in chart)Notes - Keep It (Part Two) is incorrectly listed as Keep
It (which is a completely different track as featured on Searching For The Young Soul Rebels) on the sleeve of both LP and
Known variations -
a. This album was re-released
on EMI's Fame budget label and via this received a CD release, catalogue no. - CD-FA 3189.
4. Don't Stand Me Down
Tracks - 1. The Occasional Flicker 2. This Is What She's Like 3. Knowledge
Of Beauty 4. One Of Those Things 5. Reminisce Part Two 6. Listen To This 7. The Waltz
- Mercury/Phonogram Catalogue no. - MERH 56
Released - September 1985
UK chart position - 22 (6 weeks in chart)What the UK music press
said - 'You'd think that three years silence might have dimmed the man's burning rage, but no, Kevin Rowland
is back with a resharpened axe to grind. Chapter three of the Dexys story unfolds with Rowland as self-obsessed, as unapologetically
out to lunch as ever. If the quest for the Young Soul Rebels was a Stax induced dream from a burgeoning obsessive and the
follow up a mish-mash of Celtic gypsy romance dressed up in rags and tatters, what should we make of this weird, wilfully
obscure landscape?......................' - NME
- a. The CD release is on Mercury/Phonogram, catalogue no. - 822 989-2.
It contains the extra track This Is What She's Like (instrumental).
b. Initial quantities
of the vinyl album came with a fold out insert with B&W band photos and lyrics.
c. A second release, digitally remastered for the CD age.
Tracks - this release contains the extra
tracks Reminisce (Part One) and The Way You Look Tonight. Knowledge Of Beauty is retitled My National Pride and Listen To
This is retitled I Love You (Listen To This).
Label - Creation Catalogue
no. - CRECD 154
Released - 1997The
CD booklet and CD back are completely re-vamped with new photos and comments on each track by Kev. The disc features a picture
of Kev and Billy similar to the front cover.
d. A second re-release but this time retitled Don't Stand Me Down The Director's Cut. This
edition is a different remaster as Kev was unhappy with the sound on the Creation release. This edition comes as a double
disc set. Disc one is an audio CD and contains the extra track Kevin Rowland's 13th Time. This is a retitle of the track
Kevin Rowland's Band which appeared on the Tonight single. The song first saw the light of day as long ago as The Bridge
tour and a version, with very different words, is featured on The Bridge video. The extra tracks on the Creation CD are omitted.
Disc two is a DVD and features videos for This Is What She's Like, My National Pride and I Love You (Listen To This).
The booklet contains extensive notes written by Kev and numerous new photos.
Label - EMI
Catalogue no. - 537 0130
Released - 1st April 2002What the UK
music press said - 'Don't Stand Me Down is one of the best albums ever made. It was released in 1985, during an
era when the disposable pop single had become king. It was a collection of wonderful, surprising tunes about love, loss, the
state of UK radio, the middle classes, sweet warm nights on London's Edgware Road and Irish Nationalism. It came wrapped
in a maroon cover displaying the four group members in business suits.............' Record Collector
e. There is a promo release of the above which was a single audio CD. It came in a plain soft paper wrap-around
sleeve. A promo video cassette of the videos also did the rounds. Anyone got a copy?___________________________________________________________
5. The Wanderer
Tracks - 1. Young Man 2. Walk Away 3. You'll Be The One For Me 4. Heartaches By The Number 5.
I Am The Wanderer 6. Tonight 7. When You Walk Alone 8. Age Can't Wither You 9. I Want 10. Remember Me
Label - Mercury/Phonogram Catalogue no. - MERH 121
Released - May 1988What the UK music press said - Kevin Rowland, 34, is back with a more tradionally-structured
solo record 'The Wanderer'. It doesn't redefine the margins, students. It looks over at them, sneers, and goes
on crooning. It's songs, sung with gusto and sensitivity, ranging from the sentimental to the lusty. Now that I've
got over the shock that there's nothing shocking about it, it moves me with natural ease.' - Melody Maker
Known variations -
a. The CD release is on Mercury/Phonogram,
catalogue no. - 834 488-2
From this point the CD is treated as the main release.
6. The Very Best Of Dexys Midnight Runners
Tracks - 1. Come On Eileen 2. Jackie Wilson Said 3. Let's Get This Straight From The Start 4. Because
Of You 5. Show Me 6. Celtic Soul Brothers 7. Liars A To E 8. One Way Love 9. Old 10. Geno 11. There, There, My Dear 12. Breaking
Down The Walls Of Heartache 13. Dance Stance 14. Plan B 15. Keep It 16. I'm Just Looking 17. Soon 18. This Is What She's
Like 19. Soul Finger
Label - Mercury/Polygram TV Catalogue no. - 846 460-2
Released June 1991 UK chart position - 12 (14 weeks in chart)___________________________________________________________
7. BBC Radio One Live In Concert
Tracks - 1. TSOP 2. Burn It Down 3. Let's Make This Precious 4. Jackie Wilson Said 5. Come On
Eileen 6. Respect 7. Soon 8. Plan B 9. Geno 10. Old 11. The Celtic Soul Brothers 12. There There My Dear 13. Show Me
Label - Windsong International/BBC Enterprises Catalogue no. - WINCD047
Released - 1993
Notes - This live in concert CD was taken
from a concert originally broadcast on BBC Radio One. Strangely it omits I'll Show You from the original broadcast. The
recording of Show Me was also released as a live B-side on the 1983 re-issue of Celtic Soul Brouthers, but was mixed differently
on that release.
All of the recordings featured on this CD (plus the previously omitted I'll Show You)
were reissued as part of the 2-CD Deluxe Edition of Too-Rye-Ay released in 2007.
8. 1980 - 1982 The BBC Radio 1 Sessions
Tracks - 1. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green 2. Let's Make This Precious 3. Dubious 4. Until
I Believe In My Soul 5. Liars A To E 6. Jackie Wilson Said 7. All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz) 8. Old
Label - Nighttracks/BBC Worldwide Ltd Catalogue no. - CDNT 009
Released - 1995
Notes - This CD is taken from sessions that Dexys recorded for BBC Radio
1 on 26/2/80 (track 1); 9/7/81 (tracks 2-5) and 4/7/82 (tracks 6-8). It omits the songs Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache,
Geno and The Horse from the 1980 session recorded for the John Peel Show. There was also a Radio 1 session recording made
of Respect (probably at an earlier date) which is featured on It Was Like This. A version of Let's Make This Precious
was recorded for the 1982 session but remained unissued until 2007 when it featured on the "Too Rye Ay - Ultimate Edition".
It is interesting to note that at the time of 1981 session, Dubious was still listed as 'Spiritual Passion' and Liars
A To E was titled 'Your Own'.
9. Because Of You
Tracks - 1. Celtic Soul Brothers 2. Show Me 3. Liars A To E 4. This Is What She's Like 5. Let's Make This Precious 6. Soon 7. Reminisce
Part One 8. Because Of You 9. Let's Get This Straight From The Start 10. Old 11. All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz)
12. One Of Those Things 13. Dubious 14. The Occasional Flicker
Spectrum Catalogue no. - 55000032
Notes - Like many budget releases this CD suffers from lack of care in the packaging. This Is What She's Like is the
'Extract From....' version and One Of Those Things actually plays as This Is What She's Like - Finale. Liars A
To E is the album version.
10. It Was Like This
Tracks - 1. Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache 2. Tell Me When My Light Turns
Green 3. The Teams That Meet In Caffs 4. Dance Stance 5. Geno 6. I'm Just Looking 7. Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire
It Doesn't Apply 8. I Couldnt Help It If I Tried 9. Respect 10. The Horse 12. Keep It 13. Love Part 1 14. There There
My Dear 15. Keep It Part 2 (Inferiority Part 1) 16. One Way Love 17. Plan B 17. Soul Finger
Label - EMI Premier Catalogue no. - PRMUCD 1
Released - 1996
Notes - The CD booklet contains notes to each song written by Kevin Rowland. The track I Couldn't Help If
I Tried is retitled I Couldn't Help It If I Tried although this is likely to be a mistake. The notes to the CD include
the claim that this is everything that Dexys recorded while signed to EMI. The versions of Plan B and Soul Finger are actually
remixes of the single versions, featuring more echo than the originals. The Horse is also different from the previously released
recording. The recording of Dance Stance is the remixed version, with less echo on the vocals, not the original single release.
11. The Master Series
Tracks - 1. Jackie Wilson Said 2. Celtic Soul Brothers (More Please And Thank
You) 3. Show Me 4. Come On Eileen 5. Let's Make This Precious 6. Let's Get This Straight From The Start. 7. Because
Of You 8. Kathleen Mavourneen 9. Reminisce Part 2 Medley - Reminisce Part 2 - I'll Say Forever 10. Old 11. Liars A To
E 12. Knowledge Of Beauty 13. The Waltz 14. The Occasional Flicker 15. Dubious 16. Love Part 2
Label - Mercury Catalogue no. - 532219-2
Released - 1996
Notes - Jackie Wilson Said is the album version. Liars A To E is also the album version. Old includes the Let's
Make This Precious reprise from Too-Rye-ay. Kathleen Mavourneen appears on this CD for the first and only time in digital
12. My Beauty
Tracks - 1. The Greatest Love Of All 2. Rag
Doll 3. Concrete And Clay 4. Daydream Believer 5. This Guy's In Love With You 6. The Long And Winding Road 7. It's
Getting Better 8. I Can't Tell The Bottom From The Top 9. Labelled With Love (I'll Stay With My Dreams) 10. Reflections
Of My Life 11. You'll Never Walk Alone
Label - Creation Catalogue no. - CRECD 216
Released - 4th October 1999
The UK music press said - 'We'll see the mountains tumble before Kevin Rowland does something predictable, before
he ceases to confuse, enlighten and inspire. I'll play this record for the rest of my life.' - Uncut
Known variations -
a. A promo CD release, CRECD 216P came in a plain cardboard slipcase. It contained the extra track Thunder Road
which Creation were unable to get permission to use on the full release. The promo also contains a card insert with credits
and a message from Kevin on it. As the release of the CD was put back from 20 September some promos contain an added sticker
on the back explaining this.
countries put out the full release including Thunder Road, Sweden being one. It is still possible to get this item on the
internet if you look hard enough.
13. Let's Make This Precious The Best Of Dexys Midnight Runners
Tracks - 1. Geno 2. The Celtic Soul Brothers 3. Come On Eileen 4. Jackie Wilson Said
(I'm In Heaven When You Smile) 5. Because Of You 6. Manhood 7. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green 8. Breaking Down The
Walls Of Heartache 9. There There My Dear 10. Plan B 11. Show Me 12. Let's Make This Precious (BBC version) 13. Until
I Believe In My Soul 14. Let's Get This Straight (From The Start) 15. This Is What She's Like 16. My National Pride
17. I Love You (Listen To This) 18. My Life In England (part one)
Label - EMI Catalogue No. - UK : 592 6802
Released - 22 September 2003
What the UK music press said - With sheer zest and candour (not to menton catchiness),
these intense songs explore (and celebrate) emotional turbulence, emerging exuberant. These days, it's like seeing a Van
Gogh in a room full of Jenny Holzer. The new Dexys should be allowed to settle in, find their feet, then blaze. Because as
this music proves, when Dexys blaze, the world moves from b/w to colour. Believe : This is what it's like. - Uncut
1. A 5 track promo CD
was produced containing the tracks Manhood, I Love You (Listen To This), Show Me, There There My Dear and Jackie Wilson Said.
It has the catalogue No. CDDEXYS 001 and came in a slim-line jewel case. The disc itself has red artwork like the cover rather
than the yellow of the main release.
14. The Projected Passion Review
Tracks - 1. Plan B 2. Soul Finger, [BBC
In Concert Recording 30/5/81]: 3. Dialogue - Introduction By Gary Crowley 4. Outlook (aka Dubious) 5. Tell Me When My Light
Turns Green 6. Soon/Plan B 7. Burn It Down 8. Respect 9. Until I Believe In My Soul 10. There There My Dear 11. Your Own (aka
Liars A To E) 12. Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache. 13. Let's
Make This Precious - BBC Richard Skinner Session 9/7/81 14. Your Own (aka Liars A To E) - BBC Richard Skinner Session 9/7/81
15. Until I Believe In My Soul - BBC Richard Skinner Session 9/7/81 16. Show Me 17. Soon 18. Liars A To E 19. ...And Yes We
Must Remain The Wildhearted Outsiders
Record Label: Universal Catalogue No: 9844879
15. "Worth It" The Collection.
Tracks - 1. Come On Eileen 2. Because
Of You 3. Listen To This 4. Show
Me 5. One Of Those Things 6. All
In All 7. Let's Get This Straight 8.
Old - Live at Shaftsbury Avenue 9. Marguerita Time 10. Soon 11. Liars A To E 12. Kathleen Mavourneen 13. Dubious 14. And Yes We Must Remain The Wildhearted Outsiders 15. The Celtic
Soul Brothers 16. Jackie Wilson Said
Notes - Liars
A To E is the album version. Marguerita Time is listed as '12" single mix'. This is likely to become something
of a collector's item as within 6 months of release Woolworths had gone out of business!
16. One Day I'm Going To Soar
Tracks - 1. Now 2. Lost 3. Me 4. She Got A Wiggle 5. You 6. I'm Thinking Of You 7. I'm
Always Going To Love You 8. Incapable Of Love 9. Nowhere Is Home 10. Free 11. It's O.K. John Joe
Label: BMG Right's Management Catalogue: B0078ZYXSA
17. At The Royal Court, Liverpool
Tracks - Disc One (CD): 1. The Waltz 2. Old 3. Let's Make This
Precious 4. Listen To This 5.Geno 6. My Life In England (Part 1) 7. Tell Me When My Light Turns
Green 8. Come On Eileen 9. Because Of You 10. This Is What She's Like 11. Night Shift 12. Manhood
Disc Two (DVD): 1. The Waltz 2. Old 3. Let's Make This Precious 4. Listen
To This 5. I Couldn't Help It If I Tried 6. Liars A To E 7. Soon 8.Geno 9. My Life In England (Part 1) 10. Until
I Believe In My Soul 11. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green 12. Until I Believe In My Soul (Reprise) 13. Come On Eileen 14. Because
Of You 15. This Is What She's Like 16. Night Shift 17. Manhood
Label: Audio Visual Fidelity Catalogue: B009GADKI4
Notes: All tracks were recorded live at Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre
in November 2003. The DVD was originally released on 30th August 2004 as "It Was Like This Live". The CD features
the audio tracks from a selection of the songs contained on the DVD.
18. Nowhere Is Home
Tracks - Disc One: 1. Now 2. Lost 3. Me 4. She Got A Wiggle 5. You 6. I'm Thinking
Of You 7. I'm Always Going To Love You 8. Incapable Of Love 9. Nowhere
Is Home 10. Free 11. It's O.K. John Joe
Disc Two: 1. The
Waltz 2. Geno 3. I Love You (Listen To This) 4. Until I Believe In My Soul 5. Tell Me When
My Light Turns Green 6. Until I Believe In My Soul (Part Two) 7. Liars A To E 8. Old 9.
This Is What She's Like
Disc Three: 1. The Waltz (Live Alt.
Version) 2. Nowhere Is Home (Live Alt. Version) 3. She Got A Wiggle (Radio Mix) 4. Incapable Of Love (Radio Mix)
Dexys Catalogue: DEXYCD1
Notes: All but the last two tracks on Disc Three were recorded live at The Duke of York Theatre on 24th/27th
April 2013. Disc One features live renditions of the album "One Day I'm Going To Soar" performed
in its entirety. Tracks 3 & 4 on Disc Three are re-mixes of studio recordings previously released
on "One Day I'm Going To Soar".
This live album has also
been released in a 4-record vinyl version, with the same track-listing as Discs One & Two of the CD release.