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Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express – Come On Eileen (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 26th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Come On Eileen” is a song by English pop group Dexys Midnight Runners, released in the UK on 25 June 1982 as a single off their album Too-Rye-Ay. It was their second number one hit in the United Kingdom, following 1980’s “Geno”. The song was written by Kevin Rowland, “Big” Jim Paterson, and Billy Adams; it was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

“Come On Eileen” won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards.

The 7″ vinyl single released worldwide (except the US) was a 3.28 edit of the main section of the song featuring neither the intro or the coda. Dexy’s CD compilations again omit the introduction and coda, but use the unedited main section(4.06).

The worldwide 12″ and US 7″ singles featured the intro and the unedited main section (4.12). This version has only been released on CD on a Kevin Rowland CD single “Tonight”.

In a poll by Channel 4, a UK TV channel, the song was placed at number 38 in the 100 greatest number one singles of all time. Similar polls by the music channel VH1 placed the song at number three in the 100 Greatest One-hit Wonders of all time, number eighteen in VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980’s and number one in the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s. It has sold 1.31 million copies in the UK as of November 2012. The song reached number one in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 charts during the week ending 23 April 1983. “Come on Eileen” prevented Michael Jackson from ever having back-to-back number one hits in the US: “Billie Jean” was the number one single the previous week, while “Beat It” was the number one song the following week.

The b-side is listed as two seperate tracks on the sleeve and label however the songs are mixed together forming one track running 7:39.

SIDE A:
Come On Eileen (Single Version) 4:12
Written-By – K. Adams*, Paterson*, Rowland*

SIDE B:
The Sound Of Philadelphia (T.S.O.P.) 7:39
Producer [Directed By] – Kevin Rowland
Written-By – K. Gamble/L. A. Huff*

Let’s Make This Precious
Producer [Directed By] – Kevin Rowland
Written-By – Paterson*, Rowland*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Come On Eileen U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1982 Come On Eileen U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #6
1982 Come On Eileen U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary tracks #31

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– MDS 4021
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer [Directed By] – Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley*

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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23 Responses to “Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express – Come On Eileen (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Hmm, never knew about the edit-thing. Interesting, so this is again a rare post! Love your rare 12 inches. Keep them coming Paul, but please don’t forget to re-rip some old dead post every now and then… Streisand?

    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂

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  2. Brian Says:

    Classic! Thanks muchly

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Brian 🙂

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  3. Ziv Says:

    My 12″ doesn’t have this few seconds intro – interesting.
    Thanks again DJ Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ziv 🙂

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  4. Fred Says:

    Hi…This version has been released numerous times on cd compilations…Rock Of The 80’s Vol 15 is one example and Like, Omigod! – The 80’s Pop Culture Box Disc 3 is another. 🙂 Whoever wrote up this blurb is mistaken. Not complaining, just stating in case people want an actual cd cut.

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    Richie Reply:

    This rip sounds better than any CD. THANK YOU PAUL I APPRECIATE IT!

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    Alex G Reply:

    Damn, and I thought I’d discovered something rare when I stumbled across a compilation with this on!

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  5. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this classic!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. Kasper Says:

    Thank you. Again I went like: I don’t have this great track in my library???

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Kasper 🙂

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  7. Chwee Says:

    The Sound of Philadelphia is a treat! Have never heard of it! THANK YOU so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chwee, it’s a very cool track 🙂

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  8. woz Says:

    Very cool! Thanks 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz 🙂

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  9. Waltz Says:

    The first three Dexy’s LPs are absolute classics in my book! I don’t think of them as being one-hit wonders at all! Anyway, this 24-96 transfer is an absolute scorcher, many thanks for sharing it, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Waltz I am happy you like it 🙂

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  10. ex15 Says:

    Wonderful stuff, love the B-side, a good rendition.

    Thanks as always Paul, for the rip! 🙂

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  11. ric Says:

    Always assumed there are only two versions of this song. Thanks for this treat, Paul.
    I was extremely surprised this was a #1 in the US. I know this was during the second British Invasion, but had thought that the Celtic influence would not be “hip” enough to cross the Atlantic. I suppose MTV helped a lot? Mighty glad it was a US smash!

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  12. Chris T Says:

    My UK 7″ single is the same as this version. Hmm…

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  13. Grant Says:

    Wonderful – thank you for this treasure, DJ Paul!

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