Dublin to Detroit – 2014

Dublin to Detroit is the sixth studio album by Irish boy band Boyzone. The album was released on 21 November 2014 by East West Records. It is the group’s first concept album and features renditions of classic Motown hits.

On 17 July 2014, it was announced that Boyzone would be releasing an album called From Dublin to Detroit, an album with covers of Motown hits. Keith Duffy said “We’re basically just covering some of our favourite songs from the Motown era, and putting a full album together. So we’ve got 11 really exciting tracks coming out. It’s going to give us a whole new catalogue of music to perform. And it will be very interesting how it fits in with our own back catalogue. It’s kind of rejuvenating us. It’s giving us just good times and good memories in the studio. So fingers crossed people will receive it well and it goes well for us.”

On 29 September, a few songs from the album were announced on Twitter; “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”, “The Tracks of My Tears”, “Just My Imagination” and “I’m Doin’ Fine Now”.

Dublin to Detroit debuted at number 12 on the Irish Albums Chart. In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number 14 on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 19,451 copies.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” William Weatherspoon, Paul Riser, James Dean Jimmy Ruffin 3:15
2. “The Tracks of My Tears” William Robinson, Warren Moore, Marvin Tarplin The Miracles 3:06
3. “You Can’t Hurry Love” Holland–Dozier–Holland The Supremes 2:52
4. “This Old Heart of Mine” Holland–Dozier–Holland, Sylvia Moy The Isley Brothers 3:58
5. “Just My Imagination” Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations 3:33
6. “Higher and Higher” Gary Jackson, Carl Smith Jackie Wilson 3:00
7. “I’m Doin’ Fine Now” Thom Bell, Sherman Marshall New York City 3:13
8. “Reach Out I’ll Be There” Holland–Dozier–Holland Four Tops 3:13
9. “The Tears of a Clown” Stevie Wonder, Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 3:05
10. “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Marvin Gaye, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield Marvin Gaye 3:37
11. “What Christmas Means to Me” Anna Gordy Gaye, Allen Story, George Gordy Stevie Wonder 2:38


Brian Rawling and Paul Meehan – producer
Dom Liu – assistant engineer
Adam Phillips – guitar and bass
Nick Squires – string arrangement and cello
Ben Hancox and Rustom Pomeroy – violins
Andy Ross – sax and woodwind
Ralph Lamb – trumpet
Nichol Thompson – trombone
Dick Beetham – mastering
Matt Furmidge – mixing
Jon Gilbert – design
Ray Burmiston – photography
Shelina Somani-Lewis – styling
Sarah Brimson – grooming
Mark Plunkett and Jaqui Heywood – management