CHRIS REA - The Journey 1978 - 2009 (2011)
British singer and guitarist Chris Rea has enjoyed a run of popularity in Europe during the late '80s and early '90s after almost a decade of previous recording. Rea started out performing with a local group called Magdalene, taking David Coverdale's place; the band won a national talent contest in 1975 as the Beautiful Losers, but still failed to get a record contract. Rea left the band and recorded the album Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?, which alluded to a discarded stage name, which went gold on the strength of the U.S. Top 20 hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)." Rea was not heard from again in the U.S. for some time, concentrating his efforts on his main fan base of Europe. A compilation of tracks from Rea's '80s albums, New Light Through Old Windows, was released in 1988 and sold well in the U.K. and Europe and charted in the U.S. Rea followed it up with the critically acclaimed The Road to Hell, which many regarded as his best album. It and its follow-up, Auberge, went to the top of the U.K. album charts, but did not prove as successful in the U.S., where he has failed to chart with his subsequent releases. He released his most ambitious project in 2005, an eleven-album, 130-track box set of all new material inspired by the blues and his own paintings called Blue Guitars.
2011 two CD collection from the British singer, songwriter and guitarist. Chris Rea has enjoyed a massively successful music career for over 30 years now. The Journey 1978-2009 includes such enduring Rea's smash hits as 'The Road To Hell', 'Let's Dance', 'On The Beach', 'Fool (If You Think It's Over)' and 'Auberge'. Also includes choice album tracks and rarities such as 'Saudade', his soulful tribute to the late Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. Music Club Deluxe.
DISC 1: 01. Let's Dance 02. On The Beach 03. Driving Home For Christmas 04. I Can Hear Your Heartbeat 05. Julia 06. Stainsby Girls 07. Come So Far, Yet Still So Far To Go 08. Godís Great Banana Skin 09. Josephine (French Edit) 10. Texas 11. Working On It 12. Heaven 13. Candles 14. Shamrock Diaries 15. Blue Street 16. Ace Of Hearts 17. You Can Go Your Own Way
DISC 2: 01. The Road To Hell (Part 2) 02. Auberge 03. Fool If You Think Itís Over 04. Soft Top Hard Shoulder 05. Looking For The Summer 06. Tell Me Thereís A Heaven 07. Diamonds 08. Loving You 09. I Donít Know What It Is But I Love It 10. On The Beach (Summer í88) 11. Windy Town 12. Giverny 13. The Blue Cafe 14. Winter Song 15. Easy Rider 16. Two Roads 17. Saudade Part 1&2 (Tribute To Ayrton Senna)