November 3, 2013 – 5:00 am

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Haarlem 1982 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Haarlem, The Netherlands; October 27, 1982. Very good FM broadcast. This show has been shared as taking place in Vredenburg, Utrecht in The Netherlands but according to, the group played Haarlem on the day.

While Van Morrison has given Celtic soul a big boost, groups such as Dexys Midnight Runners (with Kevin Rowland) certainly kept the flames burning. Dexys’ early albums such as Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (1980) and Too-Rye-Ay (with the hit song Come On Eileen) continue to be essential listening.

Thanks to the person who shared this at HungerCity.

Uploader’s notes:

Beautiful quality this, just a little hiss, but it’s a lovely listen, sent to me by a very kind [person] who recorded the original broadcast! No processing carried out at all as it’s great as it is.

There is a short break in the recording at the end of There There My Dear and then the start of Come on Eileen starts - suggesting a tape change at this point (and perhaps a tape ‘turnover’ halfway through Plan B). The quality gets *slightly* rougher from this point, but this is still damn good - back in the days of tapes, analogue radio, and that lovely warm sound you associate with all that!

Artwork posted at laughingbuddha420.blogspot (modified slightly here) - Thanks!

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Track 01. Old 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 02. Geno 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 03. Celtic Soul Brothers 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 04. Let’s Get This Straight 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 05. All in All (This One Last Wild Waltz) 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 06. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 07. Plan B 2:46 (4.6MB)
Track 08. Plan B - Let’s Make This Precious 6:02 (10.1MB)
Track 09. I Couldn’t Help It If I Tried 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 10. Until I Believe in My Soul 8:43 (14.6MB)
Track 11. Jackie Wilson Said 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 12. There There My Dear 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 13. Come on Eileen 5:23 (9.0MB)
Track 14. Seven Days Too Long 3:01 (5.1MB)
Track 15. Show Me 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 16. I’ll Show You 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 17. Kevin Rowland’s Band 3:28 (5.8MB)
73 mins

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  1. 12 Responses to “DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - HAARLEM 1982”

  2. the band did a lunchtime or afternoon set that was brdcst. they also did similar type events in the states. i went to one in nyc. they played the ritz in nyc with an invited audience. they gave out free food and soft drinks as well. about 100-150 or so people showed up. i believe they did one in la as well and they might have done one in toronto and one or two other cities. they were all brdcst.

    By darth on Nov 3, 2013

  3. Bravo the ’80’s.. Thanks for posting this..

    By Tom on Nov 3, 2013

  4. darth shows the kids how to eat free food at the Dexy’s show:

    By joe colostrum on Nov 3, 2013

  5. come on eileen!

    By father times time machine needs oil on Nov 3, 2013

  6. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Nov 3, 2013

  7. hey darth is this a studio recording with audience noise added ?

    By joe colostrum on Nov 3, 2013

  8. I’m sorry…I ask a lotta stupid questions I know

    By joe colostrum on Nov 4, 2013

  9. Could someone suggest a simple program to print CD inserts and front/back covers?

    Thank you

    By JimT on Nov 4, 2013

  10. JimT- MS Word or Apple Pages. Both allow you to drop a photo in with your text. Pages won’t run on a Windows PC. Google has a free program called Google Docs, but I have no experience with it.

    By Dingus on Nov 4, 2013


    By darth on Nov 5, 2013


    By dropkick sarge on Nov 8, 2013

  13. This was broadcasted live on Dutch radio. I taped it myself and still have the tape with the DJ comments.

    By Arjen on Oct 12, 2014

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