Too-Rye-Ay is the second album by Dexys Midnight Runners, released in August, 1982 (see 1982 in music). The album is best known for the hit single "Come On Eileen".

Track listing

  1. "The Celtic Soul Brothers" (Billingham, Paterson, Rowland) – 3:08
  2. "Let's Make This Precious" (Paterson, Rowland) – 4:03
  3. "All in All (This One Last Wild Waltz)" (Paterson, Rowland) – 4:07
  4. "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)" (Van Morrison) – 3:05
  5. "Old" (Paterson, Rowland) – 5:35
  6. "Plan B" (Paterson, Rowland) – 5:04
  7. "I'll Show You" (Paterson, Rowland) – 2:41
  8. "Liars A to E" (Paterson, Rowland, Torch) – 4:11
  9. "Until I Believe in My Soul" (Paterson, Rowland) – 6:59
  10. "Come On Eileen" (Adams, Paterson, Rowland) – 4:38

Some US pressings move "Come On Eileen" to the beginning of side two (i.e. before "Plan B"). The timing for "Old" includes an unlisted reprise of "Let's Make This Precious" at the end. The timing for "Plan B" includes the unlisted song "Soon" at the beginning. "Come On Eileen" includes a tag of Kevin Rowland singing a folk song "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" at the end.


  • Billy Adams - Banjo, Guitar
  • Peter Barrett - Cover Design
  • Mickey Billingham - Organ, Piano, Accordion, Keyboards
  • Steve Brennan - Fiddle, Violin
  • Sam Brown - Vocals
  • Tim Chacksfield - Project Coordinator (reissue)
  • ID - Enhanced CD Design (reissue)
  • Carol Kenyon - Vocals
  • Giorgio Kilkenny - Bass
  • Katie Kissoon - Vocals
  • Kim Knott - Photography
  • Clive Langer - Director
  • Philip Lloyd-Smee - CD Package Design (reissue)
  • Brian Maurice - Saxophone
  • Helen O'Hara - Fiddle, Violin
  • "Big" Jim Paterson - Trombone
  • Andrew Ratcliffe - Artwork, Paintings
  • Kevin Rowland - Bass, Guitar, Piano, Director, Vocals; Digital Remastering (reissue)
  • Seb Shelton - Drums
  • Paul Speare - Flute, Saxophone, Whistle (Instrument), Tin Whistle
  • Alan Winstanley - Director
  • Steve Wynn - Bass


"Come on Eileen" became number 1 in both the UK and the US and Dexys Midnight Runners is best known only as a one hit wonder in the United States; however, in the United Kingdom, Geno had already reached Number One, and the band also had hits with "There, There, My Dear" and "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)".

Alternate Versions

1996 re-issue

Distinguishable by its green border around the front cover, the 1996 version included the following additional tracks:

  1. Celtic Soul Brothers (U.S. Mix)
  2. Jackie Wilson Said (Live)
  3. Come on Eileen (Live)
  4. Marguerita Time
  5. Respect (Live)
  6. Dubious
  7. Love Part 2
  8. TSOP

The live tracks are from "The Bridge" tour.

Enhanced edition (2000)

The "enhanced edition" contains no additional audio tracks, but includes videos for "Come On Eileen" and "Jackie Wilson Said".

US issue (2002)

Reissued version is digitally remastered and includes several bonus tracks:

  1. "Show Me" (Paterson, Rowland) – 3:24
  2. "Dubious" (Paterson, Rowland) – 2:39
  3. "T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) – 3:42
  4. "Let's Get This Straight (From the Start)" (Adams, O'Hara, Rowland) – 3:35
  5. "Reminisce Part One" (Rowland) – 5:47

"Deluxe Edition" (2007)

This 2-disc edition adds the following bonus tracks to the first disc:

  1. Love Part 2
  2. Dubious
  3. T.S.O.P.
  4. Let's Get This Straight From The Start
  5. Old (Live)
  6. Respect (Live)
  7. Let's Make This Precious (Session)

It also contains a second disc mostly comprising the live "BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert" album, with additional session tracks:

  1. T.S.O.P.
  2. Burn It Down
  3. Let's Make This Precious
  4. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
  5. Come On Eileen
  6. Soon
  7. Plan B
  8. Geno
  9. Respect
  10. Old
  11. The Celtic Soul Brothers (More, Please, Thank You)
  12. There There My Dear
  13. Show Me
  14. I'll Show You
  15. Let's Make This Precious (session)
  16. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile) (session)
  17. All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz) (session)
  18. Old (session)
  19. Reminisce (Part 1)

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