The Projected Passion Revue

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The Projected Passion Revue
Compilation album by Dexys Midnight Runners
Released January 2007
Recorded 1981
Genre New wave, blue-eyed soul
Label Mercury Records
Dexys Midnight Runners chronology
Let's Make This Precious: The Best of Dexys Midnight Runners
(2003)
The Projected Passion Revue
(2007)
20th Century Masters: The Best of Dexys Midnight Runners
(2009)

The Projected Passion Revue is a compilation album by the group Dexys Midnight Runners, comprising recordings made in 1981, between the group's first album Searching for the Young Soul Rebels and its second, Too-Rye-Ay . The album represents a stage in the group's development which built upon the blue-eyed soul sound of the original line-up, but came before the group's adoption of a significant folk influence (and the addition of The Emerald Express to the line-up).

A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.

Dexys Midnight Runners band

Dexys Midnight Runners are an English pop band with soul influences, who achieved their major success in the early to mid-1980s. They are best known in the UK for their songs "Come On Eileen" and "Geno", both of which peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as six other top-20 singles.

<i>Searching for the Young Soul Rebels</i> album by Dexys Midnight Runners

Searching for the Young Soul Rebels is the debut studio album by English pop group Dexys Midnight Runners, released on 11 July 1980, through EMI Records. Led by Kevin Rowland, the group formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England, and formed a strong live reputation before recording their first material. Recorded during April 1980, the album combines the aggressiveness of punk rock with soul music, particularly influenced by the Northern soul movement.

The album includes the A and B sides of Dexys Midnight Runners' three 1981 singles, three tracks recorded in session for Radio 1, and a live recording of a show in Dexys' "Projected Passion Revue" tour.

Track listing

  1. "Plan B" (single)
  2. "Soul Finger" (single B-side)
  3. Dialogue - Introduction by Gary Crowley (live)
  4. "Outlook (a.k.a. Dubious)" (live)
  5. "Tell Me When My Light Turns Green" (live)
  6. "Soon/Plan B" (live)
  7. "Burn It Down" (live)
  8. "Respect" (live)
  9. "Until I Believe in My Soul" (live)
  10. "There There My Dear" (live)
  11. "Your Own (a.k.a. Liars A To E)" (live)
  12. "Breaking Down The Walls of Heartache" (live)
  13. "Let's Make This Precious" (session)
  14. "Your Own (a.k.a. Liars A to E)" (session)
  15. "Until I Believe in My Soul" (session)
  16. "Show Me" (single)
  17. "Soon" (single B-side)
  18. "Liars A to E" (single)
  19. "And Yes We Must Remain The Wildhearted Outsiders" (single B-side)

Personnel

Kevin Rowland English singer-songwriter

Kevin Rowland is an English singer-songwriter of Irish descent and frontman for the pop band Dexys Midnight Runners, which had several hits in the early 1980s, the most notable being "Geno" and "Come On Eileen", both of which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Mickey Billingham is an English keyboardist. He was the former keyboardist of the band Dexys Midnight Runners. After the band split, he and another member, Andy "Stoker" Growcott, became co-founding members of General Public, contributing to the album All the Rage (1984).

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