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SHOW: DEXYS DO IRISH AND COUNTRY SOUL
The Backstory: Dexys Midnight Runners split before head honcho Kevin Rowland could record the album of traditional Irish songs he’d envisioned. Thirty years later, he did it. The Clincher: Playful covers of pop songs such as Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now sit happily with warm, respectful takes on Irish standards. What They Say: “We’re not trying to be Irish, and we haven’t used too many Celtic instruments on there. It’s our sound.” Kevin Rowland Key Track: Both Sides Now.