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

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th May 2014


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.

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

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: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


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


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

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

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B. Back

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

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

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

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