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Chris Rea

Chris Rea

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Chris Rea: Up from Cleveland... England

Profile and Interview by Mark Williams, Rolling Stone, 26 July 1979

Singer/songwriter with an edge ...

Chris Rea: Road To Hell

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, November 1989

NEW LIGHT Through Old Windows, last year's re-recorded look through his back pages, finally established Chris Rea as a frontrunner in his own country. ...

Chris Rea: The Road To Hell (Magnet WX 317)

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 3 November 1989

CHRIS REA'S latest is not without its ironies, especially the "Thanks" column in the sleeve credits which includes "Everyone in all the governments". Compared to ...

Chris Rea: The Road To Hell

Book Excerpt by John Pidgeon, Classic Albums (BBC Books), 1991

IF ANYONE EVER gets round to compiling a list of the sources of inspiration behind big-selling records, major motorway tailbacks are unlikely to figure high ...

Chris Rea: Sunny Side Up?

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, April 1991

Whenever he makes an album nowadays, it duly finds its way inside a million houses. The biggest of budgets are his to command. And yet ...

Chris Rea Goes Racing

Profile and Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, January 1994

Adopt Murray Walker voice: "Aaahnd aaas Nigel Mansell attempts radical chassis reshaping at Starkey's Bridge, whooo's this bringing up the rear?" It's Chris Rea, actually, ...

Chris Rea: The Very Best of (East West)

Review by Mat Snow, Q, November 1994

Somewhere left of Eric Clapton and Phil Collins resides Chris Rea, a bluesman for whom the burden of life consists less of stones in his ...

Chris Rea: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 1 February 1998

Dire Rea ...

Chris Rea: The Blue Café

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, April 1998

SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL movies (La Passione) and life threatening illnesses (collapsed colon and peritonitis) out of the way, Chris Rea is back making music like nothing has ...

Chris Rea

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 4 March 1951, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England ...

Chris Rea: Santo Spirito Blues

Review by Luke Turner,, September 2011

As blues homage this can't be faulted, but Rea doesn't allow his great voice to shine. ...

Chris Rea

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, 19 September 2017

'FOOL (IF YOU Think It's Over)' got Chris Rea out of debt, but it put him in a kind of musical prison that took seven ...


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