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Dexys Unveil Forthcoming Live Album 'The Feminine Divine + Dexys Classics: Live!’ in Advance of Summer Tour

The 19-track live album features a performance of their latest studio album, 'The Feminine Divine,' along with 10 classic hits, including 'Come on Eileen'

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The new Dexys live album was recorded during the band's 2023 tour.

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On the heels of a year that found them releasing a new album (The Feminine Divine) and embarking upon a successful tour in support of the LP, Dexys are on the cusp of doing it all over again.

This time, however, the new album is a live effort that spotlights the aforementioned studio LP while also offering additional tracks from the band’s extensive discography, including such hits as “Come on Eileen” and “Geno.”

And, yes, they’ll be touring behind this one as well, including a stop at Glastonbury.

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The new live album features a performance of Dexys' latest studio album as well as 10 classic tracks from their back catalog.

Scheduled for release on May 24, The Feminine Divine + Dexys Classics: Live! was recorded during the band’s 2023 tour and features 19 tracks.

The first half of the LP features the entirety of The Feminine Divine, while the second half offers 10 songs from throughout the band’s back catalog, including tracks from 1980's Searching for the Young Soul Rebels, 1982's Too-Rye-Ay, 2012's One Day I’m Going to Soar, and 2016's Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul. (Sorry, Don’t Stand Me Down adorers...)

Here's the full track listing for the album as well as how it's divided out:

The Feminine Divine Live!

Act I: Getting Honest

01. The One That Loves You

02. It's Alright Kevin (Manhood 2023)

03. I'm Going To Get Free

04. Coming Home

Act II: Attitude To Women

05. The Feminine Divine

Act III: The Relationship

06. My Goddess Is

07. Goddess Rules

08. My Submission

09. Dance With Me

The Concert

10. Soon/Plan B

11. I’ll Show You

12. All in All (This One Last Wild Waltz)

13. Until I Believe In My Soul

14. Free

15. Come On Eileen

16. Geno

17. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)

18. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green

19. Carrickfergus

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The cover art for Dexys' new live album, 'The Feminine Divine + Dexys Classics: Live!’ The LP is scheduled for release on May 24.

While the band happily plays songs from their back catalog, frontman Kevin Rowland has been - and remains - very vocal about his complete and total interest in taking part in nostalgia tours that involve falling back almost exclusively on the old hits.

"It’s all about the new stuff," Rowland said of the band's 2023 tour in an interview with The Big Takeover. "I mean, we’re happy to play the old stuff, otherwise we wouldn’t play it. But it’s really all about the new stuff. Sometimes fans want to just relive 1980 or 1981 or 1982, and that’s not what we’re about. They don’t get it. But I understand they probably had some great time around then. It was a free time in their lives or whatever, but our job is to keep moving forward. You can’t recreate the past anyway, so why try?

"Even the old ones, the way we’ll be performing them is Dexys, as we are now, performing the old stuff," Rowland continued. "We’re not trying to recreate 1982. We might change tempo a little bit, or few bits and pieces, lyrics, but we realize that, at the same time, people like those songs and they want to hear them, so we don’t massively change them too much."

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The band's 2024 tour dates are as follows:

24-May: Bearded Theory Festival

29-May: Poole, Lighthouse

30-May: Scarborough, Spa

01-Jun: Glasgow, Kelvingrove Bandstand

02-Jun: Wychwood Festival

14-Jun: London, KOKO

29-Jun: Glastonbury Festival (Park Stage, to be aired on BBC)

30-Aug: Moseley Folk & Arts Festival 2024

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