Dexys Midnight RunnersSearching For The Young Soul Rebels

Label:Parlophone – PCS 7213, Late Night Feelings – PCS 7213, Parlophone – 0C 062-07 319
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:New Wave, Soul


A1Burn It Down
A2Tell Me When My Light Turns Green
A3The Teams That Meet In Caffs
A4I'm Just Looking
Written-ByBlythe*, Rowland*, Saunders*
Written-ByArcher*, Rowland*
B1Seven Days Too Long
Written-ByJ. Bailey*, V. Harrell*
B2I Couldn't Help If I Tried
Written-ByPaterson*, Rowland*
B3Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply
Written-ByRowland*, Saunders*
B4Keep It
Written-ByArcher*, Blythe*
B5Love Part One
B6There, There, My Dear
Written-ByArcher*, Rowland*

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Issued in a cardboard sleeve with a glossy finish. Includes a card inner sleeve with liner notes describing the band's formation on one side and lyrics on the other side.

The catalogue number appears as: "PCS 7213" on the back cover, spine and centre labels; "0C 062-07 319" on the back cover; "PCS 7213 (I)" on the inner sleeve.

Runouts are stamped, except 'ARUN' which is etched.

[Back cover:]
[Track A1] (formerly Dance Stance)
℗ 1980 Original sound recording made by EMI Records Ltd.

[Inner sleeve:]
All lyrics © 1980, except *[Tracks A1, A4] © 1979, EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Some of the words here are not necessarily used in the songs but we think they add to the picture

[Centre label, side A:]
[Track B1] *Planetary Nom (Ldn) Ltd.
EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Sleeve printing code): TM 8007 RS
  • Other (Inner sleeve part number): PCS 7213 (I)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): PCS 7213A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): (PCS 7213-B)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): PCS 7213 A-1U 6 2 ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): PCS 7213 B-1U 3 1 ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): PCS 7213 A-1U 7 1 ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): PCS 7213 B-1U 8 2 ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): PCS 7213 A-1U 12 ARUN 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): PCS 7213 B-1U 17 ARUN 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): PCS 7213 A-1U 8 4 ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): PCS 7213 B-1U 8 3 ARUN 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): PCS 7213 A-1U 20 ARUN 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): PCS 7213 B-1U 5 ARUN 2

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (LP, Album, Stereo)Parlophone, Parlophone, EMI2C 070-07319, 2C 070-07.319France1980
Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (LP, Album, Green/White Labels)Odeon, Odeon1C 064-07319, 1C 064-07 319Germany1980
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Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (LP, Album)Parlophone, Late Night Feelings1A 062-07319Netherlands1980
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Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (LP, Album)ParlophonePCS 7213New Zealand1980
Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (LP, Album)EMI AmericaSW-17042Canada1980



  • AndyPLewis's avatar
    I heard these guys in South London in 1981. Got temporarily deafened and knocked-down on a zebra crossing the following day. It was worth it! Purchased the LP the following year. Re-listening 40 years later, the music sounds fresh, clean and uncompromising. Outstanding performances by all of the band. But, IMHO, the biggest contributors to the distinctive sound are Pete Saunders on Hammond and Jimmy Patterson on Trombone. But of course, Dexys wouldn’t be Dexys without Rowland’s egotistic lyrics and haranguing delivery. Great instrument separation and stereo imagery on this pressing. Love it!
    • Cereal_Killer's avatar
      One of my favourite albums of all time. Anyone knows which LP version has the best sound quality? I have an early repress that sounded good but would like to have the best sounding
      • magsrecords.'s avatar
        Tony O’Shaughnessy, the boy featured on the cover of this record, died today. RIP
        • AlfonsoBongo
          My copy's half-destroyed but still sounds dynamite. I do get paranoid 2 or 3 of the songs are gunning for washouts like me, why does half the music I like make me guilty about getting stoned, like couldn't I just listen to the Grateful Dead? Errrr no.
          • zedmano's avatar
            my version has GENI instead of GENO on parlaphone EMI lable
            • noirday's avatar
              Edited 3 years ago
              • daviddgrant's avatar
                Excellent press and classic Dexys. A must have to enjoy the journey of how Dexys started and and to feel their crossover into Ska and other bands at that time such as The Beat, Madness, Selector, Specials etc.
                • ElasticMan's avatar
                  Searching for the Young Soul Rebels is, as the title suggests, a soul record with Kevin baring his soul and pushing his voice to, and beyond the limit of its expressiveness. Staccato, propulsive brass (trombone and saxophones) interject forcefully into the music, which is full of adrenaline rush moments, slowing down and speeding up at will, startling images, control and abandon... More at
                  • CD3003's avatar
                    still great stuff


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