DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS – ” Too-Rye-Ay, As It Should Have Sounded ” Vinyl 4LP

Posted: October 6, 2022 in MUSIC

To tie in with the 40th anniversary of the multi-platinum selling album, we present ‘Too-Rye-Ay, as it should have sounded’. 

Kevin Rowland was never happy with the final mix of the album, despite its huge commercial success. So with Helen O’Hara, and Pete Schwier they decided to mix it again.

In recent interviews Kevin has stated…“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…” 

The album’s cover has also been re-modelled, using the preferred image from the “Come On Eileen” single sleeve. 

There are two retail versions of this reissue. A 3CD edition is housed in an A5 hardcover book set with a 12-page booklet including new interviews and liner notes, rare archive photos and memorabilia. CD 1 is the ‘as it should have sounded’ version of the album, CD 2 features B-sides, rarities and three previously unreleased outtakes, while the final disc offers 16 tracks from the live shows at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre, in October 1982. Other tracks include the signature single, “Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile),” as well as fan favourites such as “Let’s Make This Precious,” “Plan B,” and “Liars A to E.”

The black vinyl edition offers just the album (‘as it should have sounded’). There is a 4LP version that is D2C only but it costs £140 (along with a coloured vinyl pressing).

“Too-Rye-Ay as it should have sounded” is released on 14th October 2022.

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