Searching For The Young Soul Rebels

October 25, 2010 | Format: MP3

$16.49
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 11, 2000
  • Release Date: September 11, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 2010 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 1:49:03
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  • ASIN: B0045RU3TW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,492 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Bill Tobin on March 23, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Kicking and punching all the way from the opening bars of "Burn It Down" to the searing fade in "There There My Dear", Birmingham-based Dexy's Midnight Runners' debut album is that rare gem: lyrical and musical integrity with infectious melodies. With its roots solidly in the dark nights of Northern Soul and the R&B combos of Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band (the band's 3rd single, "Geno" -- and what was the last track on side one on the 1980 EMI LP release -- was dedicated to the singer), singer Kevin Rowland and guitarist Al Archer fashioned a tight, hard-hitting eight-piece band which included a propulsive 3-horn section. At once venomous ("Burn It Down", "There There My Dear") and poignant ("Keep It", "Love Part Two") this is an album that will have you hummin', tappin' and finger poppin' well after the soles have been worn off your shoes from the dancing.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 29, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Musically I would give this CD 5 stars. However, I am unhappy that the extra tracks included on this 'enhanced' CD are only accessible via a PC. It is annoying that there is all this extra music (single A & B sides etc) which I can't hear unless I'm sitting in front of a PC. (Maybe I'm old-fashioned but I don't enjoy listening to music while sitting in front of a computer screen with a mouse in my hand). The music which IS accessible on a CD player is only 38 minutes long so I can't see why the extra tracks weren't added in the conventional way.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By darragh o'donoghue on July 4, 2001
Format: Audio CD
'Searching for the young soul rebels' begins with someone fiddling with a radio finding only mindless fuzz (including, cheekily, 'Anarchy in the UK'), before Kevin Rowland switches it off, bluntly ordering 'For God's sake, burn it down', answered by a gang's call to arms, and the pounding opening song. It is a frightening moment, demanding a leap of faith and unswerving devotion from the listener, a demand that our heart and soul is purified from all the numbing cultrual rubbish that surrounds us, made new and true, worthy to look on the New Soul Vision, evangelised by a uniformed gang of street toughs.
It's such a brilliant idea - melding the sound and emotional depth of Stax and Northern Soul to the aggression and rigour of punk - you wonder why no-one else had thought of it, and why few have done it since.
'Rebels' is one of the great proletarian albums, one that records and celebrates working class life, its cameraderie and energy, and polemicises that its soul need not be the diminished concrete-dimmed bleakness Mike Leigh and Ken Loach would have us believe, but bursts of brass exploding from rigid confines (of course, behind the scenes, the reality was less romantic!). Pulp have done something similar with disco, and the origin of Jarvis' obsessive monologues, where the tawdry everyday is elevated to the intensely dramatic can be found in songs like 'Seven days too long', 'Keep it' and 'Love part one'. Chris Roberts said Dexy's made the greatest album in the world twice. Here's the first.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 19, 2010
Format: Audio CD
While never questioning the brilliance of the surge of artists that came out of the UK two tone movement there was at one time in the early 80s when the ska bandwagon so big it could have rivalled American Trucking Association. Not that Dexys Midnight Runners ever fully jumped on it, as Kevin Rowland announced in 1980 "we didn't want to become part of anyone else's movement. We'd rather be our own movement". Over a career characterised by risk taking on a epic scale this band produced a range of brilliant albums and mutated through images ranging from "on the waterfront chic" - this album, the raggle taggle gypsy look - "Too Rye Aye" to an American preppy college assemblage - "Don't stand me down" (Rowland's outfit on "My Beauty" will pass without comment here!). The music changed with the look and was on occasions wilfully perverse yet never dull or safe.

Dexys were a music collective subject to the exercise of almost totalitarian discipline and control by Rowland that paid off in terms of commitment and passion. Dexys missionary zeal for what they did was only matched by the Clash. This was a band that effortlessly took the raw energy and fury of punk rock and stirred it in a very large pot containing everything from ska to Caledonian soul, from rootsy R & B to rock and punk to Irish folk. In this sense the iconic album cover acknowledged Rowland's Irish roots by setting out a photo of a young boy carrying his belongings in a suitcase as a result of the Belfast evictions in 1969.

Was it 30 years ago that that blast of British soul assaulted us and left us wanting more?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The editorial review of this CD reissue touts "non-album A and B sides only to be heard on PC or Mac." Similarly, the AllMusic Guide claims that "the 2000 reissue contains a slew of extra tracks and B-sides, making it the version to find." Well, having picked this up with great expectations, I've made my way carefully through all of the PC content, and there are NO non-album tracks to be found on this disc. There is an electronic discography that includes cover art images, track listings, and lyrics from various early Dexys singles, but not a note of additional music. So, if you're planning to pick this up for the original music, the remastered sound, or the videos, you won't be disappointed. But that's all there is to it. If anyone can find extra music on this release, I'd love to know how to access it....
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