January 27, 2016 – 12:11 pm

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Essen 1983 [no label, 1CD]

Rockpalast. Live at the Grugahalle, Essen, Germany; April 16, 1983 (also listed as April 17, 1983). Very good FM broadcast.

For some, Celtic soul begins and ends with Van Morrison. Kevin Rowland and Dexys Midnight Runners might be known for Come On Eileen but their brand of Celtic soul is damn infectious. Join them to search for the young soul rebel within you.

Thanks to rytmehans for sharing the show at Dime.

rytmehans noted:

This is from a tape (TDK) which I recorded, put it to Recorder No 23 with the WAVE-function, then maybe audacity and foobar… I left my home at Rhein-Neckar-Delta (Feudene-Feudenheim) and got back to my roots at the Baltic Sea (Ecktown). Thought I put the tapes into the garbage. I came from Schleswig, I always had the setting on my radio and taped with my HiFi-components, no Schneider-Kompaktanlage.

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Track 01. Geno 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 02. The Celtic Soul Brothers 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 03. Let’s Get This Straight 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 04. Plan B 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 05. Let’s Make This Precious 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 06. There There My Dear 7:51 (13.2MB)
Track 07. Come On Eileen 5:44 (9.6MB)
Track 08. All In All 6:25 (10.8MB)
Track 09. Jackie Wilson Said 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 10. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 11. Until I Believe In My Soul 13:32 (22.7MB)
Track 12. Respect 9:39 (16.2MB)
Track 13. Kevin Rowland’s 13th Crime 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 14. Keep it Pt 2 5:04 (8.5MB)
82 mins

Overburn to fit all the tracks onto one audio CD.

Kevin Rowland - guitar, vocals
Helen O’Hara - fiddle
Steve Brennan - fiddle
Simon Walker - fiddle
Andy Hamilton - sax
Nick Gatfield - sax
Spike Edney - trombone, vocals
Billy Adams - banjo, guitar, vocals
John Edwards - bass, vocals
Seb Shelton - drums
Bob Noble - keyboards, vocals

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  1. 6 Responses to “DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - ESSEN 1983”

  2. Thank you very much for the presentation.
    The Midnight Runners at their best…

    By Herr Ärmel on Jan 27, 2016

  3. Man, that’s almost as big a band as The Waterboys in their heyday. Thanks for the excellent show, Big O!

    By dr.goglo on Jan 28, 2016

  4. Memories… Rockpalast nights on TV…
    It looks like DMR opened that night so it’s April 16, not 17.
    More information and photos:

    By F maj7 on Jan 28, 2016

  5. Thanks for posting this. Don;t know that I have seen any of there live music

    By joe on Feb 1, 2016

  6. sweet. thank and I like the Dirty Dozen movie picture for a cover. I just watched that movie on TCM channel. What a great movie.
    cOME ON Eileen will always be a sing-a-long tune for me and countless thousands of us.

    By Mike Rotchertz on Feb 6, 2016

  7. This show isn’t downloading, alas. Any chance of a reup?

    By Dan in NJ on Feb 25, 2019

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