As the 1983 follow-up to Dexys' 'Searching For The Young Soul Rebels', 'Too-Rye-Ay' took a more commercial route. This led to another number 1 hit for the band in the shape of 'Come On Eilleen'; still an obligatory record to be played at weddings, 80s discos and the like. Sensibly that track is tacked on the end of the album which enables listeners to either save the best for last or end the album prematurely depending on their point of view. 'Too-Rye-Ay' overall is still a fine effort and compares favourably with its predecesor. The cover of Van Morrison's 'Jackie Wilson Said' is particularly inspired; the kind of song that could put a smile on the most melancholic of persons as do the similarly joyful choruses on the openng 'The Celtic Soul Brothers' and 'Let's Make This Precious'. 'All In All' and 'Until I Believe In My Soul' demonstrate that Rowland's fine band of cronies could still perform slower, more mature records. It's that variety which serves as a timely reminder that the 80s had heart and soul rather than the robotic shallowness which was the order of the day at the time.