New York Is My Home


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Format: CD

Cat No: INS000072

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Release Date:  12 February 2016

Label:  The Orchard (instant / Instant Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0888608666343

Genres:  Rock  

  • Description

    "All hail Dion, the real link between Frank Sinatra and rock 'n' roll." - Bruce Springsteen

    Dion Francis DiMucci, better known as Dion, is a legendary American singer-songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, rock and R&B styles - and, most recently, straight blues. He was one of the most popular American rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era.

    He had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the late 1950's and early 60's. Songs such as 'Teenager In Love', 'Runaround Sue', 'The Wanderer', 'Ruby Baby' and 'Abraham, Martin and John' are woven into the fabric of American rock history.

    In 1959 Dion gave away his seat on the plane that ended the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper during the infamous 'Winter Dance Party Tour'.

    Throughout his life, Dion has never stopped making music and experimenting with styles, producing bodies of work in later years ranging from the influential Phil Spector-produced 1975 album 'Born To Be With You' to the blues in later years.

    Dion was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, introduced by Lou Reed. In 2015 Dion signed with Instant Records for this new album 'New York Is My Home'. The title track is a love letter to New York City, recorded with Paul Simon, and has recently been released as a single.

    "Dion comes from a time when so-so singers couldn't cut it - they either never got heard or got exposed quick and got out of the way. To have it, you really had to have it, no smoke and mirrors then - not a minute to spare - rough and ready - glorious and grand - grieving with heartache and feeling too much but still with the always "better not try it" attitude." - Bob Dylan

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Ace Up Your Sleeves
      • 2. Can't Go Back To Memphis
      • 3. New York Is My Home
      • 4. The Apollo King
      • 5. Katie Mae
      • 6. I'm Your Gangster Of Love
      • 7. Ride With You
      • 8. I'm All Rocked Up
      • 9. Visionary Heart
      • 10. I Ain't For It