Dexys* ‎– One Day I'm Going To Soar

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Now 6:47
Lost 3:00
Me 4:17
She Got A Wiggle 4:27
You 3:32
I'm Thinking Of You 7:02
I'm Always Going To Love You 5:38
Incapable Of Love 5:29
Nowhere Is Home 4:57
Free 3:44
It's O.K. John Joe 7:54

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Kat.-Nr. Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr. Land Jahr
538002002 Dexys* One Day I'm Going To Soar(CD, Album) BMG Rights Management 538002002 UK 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
BTT 120-1 Dexys* One Day I'm Going To Soar(2xLP, Album + CD, Album) Buback BTT 120-1 Germany 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
538002532 Dexys* One Day I'm Going To Soar(CD, Album) BMG Rights Management 538002532 Europe 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
BTT 120-2, 967712 Dexys* One Day I'm Going To Soar(CD, Album) Buback, Indigo (2) BTT 120-2, 967712 Germany 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
538002002 Dexys* One Day I'm Going To Soar(CD, Album) BMG Rights Management 538002002 UK 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
DEX01 Dexys Midnight Runners One Day I'm Going To Soar(CDr, Album, Promo) BMG DEX01 UK 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
THIN00057 Dexys* One Day I'm Going To Soar(CD, Album) The Slimstyle Recording Corp. THIN00057 US 2013 Diese Version verkaufen

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rikwolters

12. Juli 2013
geändert over 6 years ago
bezogen auf One Day I'm Going To Soar, CD, Album, 538002002

Review from The Sound Project - 10/06/13

It's been 27 years since Dexy's Midnight Runners last album, 'Don't Stand Me Down', hit the shelves. In that time the enigmatic frontman Kevin Rowland has spent years in social isolation, endured an addiction to cocaine and launched a less than successful solo career. The latter saw him briefly flirt with transvestism on the highly under-rated 'My Beauty' album.

One Day I'm Going to Soar is an autobiographical narrative that centres around romantic dysfunction and social alienation. A concept album describing it's narrator's self-defeating, untrustworthy self. It's also as good a soul album as you'll hear this year.

Opening track 'Now' starts with as a ballad but ends an upbeat funky stomp, full of the the Irish folk influence which is found throughout this record. The string laden sound number 'Lost' centres on the singer's self over-analysis of the past, declaring "I am so lost" in one of Rowland's best vocals on the album.

'Me' sounds like it was lifted straight out of a smoky piano bar, a tale of believing everyone is against you and the paranoia it creates. 'She Got a Wiggle', released as a single at the end of May, is a sexy number following the story of lust almost to the point of obsession. The lust boils over into 'You' and by the time we get to 'Thinking About You' it's almost at infatuation. By the time we reach 'I'm Always Going To Love You', a duet with Madeleine Hyland, Kevin's finally got his girl. However, as the title of the following track 'Incapable of Love' indicates things haven't gone quite to plan. The former breaks off for a mid-song dialogue between the Rowland and Hyland going through the motions of falling in and out of love.

'Nowhere is Home for Me' is a reflection on thoughts of roots and subsequent lack of national identity. It's a song that finds Rowland pondering his almost nomadic existence and that there's more to life than cheap identity: 'take your Irish stereotype and shove it up your arse'.Kevin Rowland in drag for 1999's My Beauty

The Northern Soul of 'Free', is one of the most positive moments of the record, a declaration of new found independence. The album really does save it's best moment for the glorious finale 'It's Alright John Joe', a piano-led genuinely moving monologue. Rowland talks about how he music uses music to mask the real him: "I don’t show much of myself in life, but in my music I tend to put it all in – it’s like I’ve got a need to get it all out of me". That's not to say that he's completely given up on love, "I still believe in love, I just don’t know what it is".

'One Day I'm Going to Soar' is an absolute gem of an album. There's plenty here for both new and long time Dexys fans, although the biggest crime is that some will merely dismiss this as just another comeback album from yet more rock has-beens with nothing better to do. On reflection, they're the very people who don't deserve such a record.