Song of the Day – “New Music” Wednesday – “Curragh of Kildare” – Dexys

It’s stretching it to call this new music. A traditional Irish tune done by Dexys. Don’t know Dexys? It’s Kevin Rowland and Sean Read of Dexys Midnight Runners, of “Come On Eileen” fame.

They’ve got a new album with the unwieldy monicker of Let the Record Show: Dexys do Irish and Country Soul. They cover tunes like Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” and LeeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” along with traditional numbers. It’s not altogether successful, given the over-production and layers of strings on most songs, but it’s pleasant enough.

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