One Day I'm Going to Soar

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One Day I'm Going to Soar
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Studio album by
Released4 June 2012 [1]
Label BMG [2]
Producer Kevin Rowland, Mick Talbot, Pete Schwier
Dexys chronology
Don't Stand Me Down
(1985)
One Day I'm Going to Soar
(2012)
Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul
(2016)
Singles from One Day I'm Going to Soar
  1. "She Got a Wiggle"
    Released: 28 May 2012
Professional ratings
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AnyDecentMusic? 7.9/10 [3]
Metacritic 82/100 [4]
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NME 7/10 [10]
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Pitchfork 6.7/10 [12]
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Uncut 9/10 [14]

One Day I'm Going to Soar is a 2012 album by Dexys, [15] the band formerly known as Dexys Midnight Runners. It was the band's fourth studio album, but its first in 27 years. [16] The album features, alongside Dexys' lead singer (and leader) Kevin Rowland, 1980s Dexys members Big "Jim" Paterson, Pete Williams and Mick Talbot, new recruits Neil Hubbard, Tim Cansfield and Lucy Morgan, and guest vocalist Madeleine Hyland, who duets with Rowland on several songs. [17]

Contents

Pre-release teasers

The first two minutes of the first track of the album were uploaded to YouTube on February 8, 2012. [18] The track "Nowhere Is Home" was played on the radio for the first time on Radcliffe and Maconie's 6music show on 9 March 2012, as well as being made available for free download via the band's SoundCloud page. [19] [20] Speaking on the 6music show, Kevin Rowland explained the 27-year gap between albums "I wanted to have material that I felt confident enough about ... I’ve got high standards, and that’s a blessing and a curse. The perfectionism hasn’t gone, although these days I won’t storm out of a room swearing and shouting at people." [21]

Dexys' live shows surrounding the album's release consisted of the album in its entirety, followed by a selection of the band's older material. [22]

A single, "She Got a Wiggle", preceded the album, being released on 28 May 2012. [23]

On Dexys' official YouTube account, they have released 2 videos for "She Got a Wiggle" and "Incapable of Love". [24]

Track listing

  1. "Now" (Kevin Rowland, Big “Jim” Paterson, Mick Talbot)
  2. "Lost" (Rowland, Alex James, Peter Williams)
  3. "Me" (Rowland, Simon Dine, Talbot)
  4. "She Got a Wiggle" (Rowland, Paterson, Talbot)
  5. "You" (Rowland, Talbot)
  6. "I'm Thinking of You" (Rowland, Paterson, Talbot)
  7. "I'm Always Going to Love You" (Rowland, Talbot)
  8. "Incapable of Love" (Rowland, Paterson, Talbot)
  9. "Nowhere Is Home" (Rowland, Glen Matlock, Talbot)
  10. "Free" (Rowland, Natasha E. McCluney, Talbot)
  11. "It's O.K. John Joe" (Rowland, Ben Brieley, Talbot)

Personnel

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