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Appearances Line-Up Albums Singles Videos Links Various Refers
REA Chris
(voc,g)

Personal Data:

Born: 04.03.1951 (Newcastle, GB, as Christopher Anton Rea)
REA Chris (photo)

Appearances:

1973 Magdalene
1975-77 The Beautiful Loners
2007-cca 10/07 The Fabulous Hofner Blue Notes

Line-Up (1993):

Chris Rea - voc,g
Robert Ahwai - g
Sylvin Marc - bg
Max Middleton - kb
Martin Ditcham - ds

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Whatever Happend To Benny Santini?
produced by: Gus Dudgeon
19.05.1978Magnet 49
2.Deltics2/1979 Magnet54
3.Tennis25.04.1980Magnet60
4.Chris Rea3/1982 Magnet52
5.Water Sign03.06.1983Magnet64
6.Wired To The Moon4/1984 Magnet35
7.Shamrock Diaries5/1985 Magnet15
8.On The Beach4/1986 Magnet11
9.Dancing With Strangers9/1987 Magnet2
10.New Light Through Old Windows: The Best Of Chris Rea17.10.1988WEA5 92
11.The Road To Hell23.10.1989Magnet/WEA1 107
12.Auberge25.02.1991east west/WEA1 176
13.God's Great Banana Skin09.11.1992east west4
14.Espresso Logic
produced by: Chris Rea
01.11.1993east west8
15.The Best Of Chris Rea24.10.1994east west3
16.La Passione04.11.1996east west43
17.The Blue Cafe19.01.1998east west10
18.The Road To Hell Part II11/1999 Warner Music54
19.King Of The Beach02.10.2000east west26
20.The Very Best Of Chris Rea29.10.2001east west/Warner Music69
21.Dancing Down The Stoney Road9/2002 Jazzee Blue14
22.Stony Road10/2002 edel/Warner Music
23.The Blue Juke Box2/2004 edel/Warner Music27
24.Very Best of Chris Rea14.12.2004WEA
25.Heartbeats: Greatest Hits01.08.2005WEA24
26.Blue Guitars17.10.2005Jazzee Blue
27.Platinum Collection21.03.2006WEA International
28.The Road To Hell & Back16.10.2006Polydor34
29.The Return Of The Fabulous Hofner Blue Notes12/2007 2LP
30.Still So Far To Go - The Best Of Chris Rea
(2CD)
05.10.2009Rhino8
31.Original Album Series09.03.2010Warner Bros
32.Santo Spirito Blues9/2011 Rhino/Warner Bros13
33.The Journey 1978-2009
(2CD)
04.11.2011Music Club Deluxe72
34.La Passione11/2015 Jazzee Blue
35.Road Songs For Lovers9/2017 BMG11
36.The Works12/2020 Rhino

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.So Much Love / Born To Lose5/1974 Magnet
2.Fool (If You Think It's Over) / Midnight Love31.03.1978Magnet30 10
3.Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? / Three Angels6/1978 Magnet 71
4.Diamonds / Cleveland Calling3/1979 Magnet44 44
5.Raincoat And A Rose / No Qualifications6/1979 Magnet
6.Tennis / If You Really Love Me2/1980 Magnet
7.Dancing Girls / Friends Across The Water5/1980 Magnet
8.Loving You / Let Me Be The One1/1982 Magnet65 88
9.Every Beat Of My Heart / Don't Look Back5/1982 Magnet
10.Let It Loose / Sierra Sierra
12" + Urban Samurai
7"(2) + Fool (If You Think It's Over) / The Closer You Get / Diamonds / Guitar Street
7/1982 Magnet85
11.I Can Hear Your Heartbeat / From Love To Love4/1983 Magnet60
12.Love's Strange Ways / Smile01.07.1983Magnet
13.I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It / Mystery Man24.02.1984Magnet65
14.Bombollini / True Love
12" + Excerpts From Bombollini
5/1984 Magnet
15.Touche D'Amour / Touche D'Amour (instrumental)
12" + Let It Loose - I Can Hear Your Heartbeat - I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It (Medley)
6/1984 Magnet86
16.Ace Of Hearts / I Can Hear Your Heartbeat
12" + From Love To Love / True Love / Smile
14.09.1984Magnet79
17.Stainsby Girls / And When She Smiles
12" + Sunrise / Dancing Shoes / September Blue
7"(2) + Bittersweet / Auf Immer und Ewig
3/1985 Magnet19
18.Josephine (remix) / Dancing Shoes
12" + Every Time It Rains
6/1985 Magnet67
19.All Summer Long9/1985
20.Ace Of Hearts (remix) / I Can Hear Your Heartbeat (live)
12" + From Love To Love / True Love / Smile
10/1985 Magnet78
21.It's All Gone / Bless Them All
12" + Crack That Mould / Look Out For Me / Let's Dance
3/1986 Magnet69
22.On The Beach / If Anybody Asks You
7"(2) + One Golden Rule (live) / Midnight Blue (live)
5/1986 Magnet57
23.Driving Home For Christmas / Hello Friend
7"(2) + It's All Gone (live) / Steel River (live)
11/1986 Magnet80
24.Let's Dance / I Don't Care Anymore
12",CD + Josephine (French version)
5/1987 Magnet8 81
25.Loving You Again / Donahue's Broken Wheel8/1987 Magnet39
26.Joys Of Christmas / Driving Home For Christmas
12",CD + Hello Friend (remix) / Yes I Do
11/1987 Magnet67
27.Que Sera / Se Sequi (instrumental)
12",CD + One Sweet Tender Touch
1/1988 Magnet73
28.On The Beach (Summer '88) / I'm Taking The Day Out
12",CD + It's All Gone (live)
7/1988 WEA7
29.I Can Hear Your Heartbeat / Loving You Again (live)
12",CD + Giverny
10/1988 WEA74
30.Driving Home For Christmas / Footsteps In The Snow / Joys Of Christmas / Smile12/1988 WEA53
31.I'm Working On It / One Golden Rule
12",CD + Stainsby Girls
1/1989 WEA53 73
32.The Road To Hell / He Should Know Better
12",CD + The Road To Hell (pt. 2) / Josephine
9/1989 WEA5
33.That's What They Always Say / 1975
CD + Driving Home For Christmas
11/1989 WEA83
34.Tell Me There's A Heaven / And When She Smiles
12" + Curse Of The Traveller
CD + Little Blonde Plaits
2/1990 WEA24
35.Texas / Let's Dance
12" + The Road To Hell (part 1&2)
CD + Working On It
4/1990 WEA69
36.Auberge / Hudson's Dreams
CD + Let's Dance / On The Beach / The Road To Hell (pt. 2)
1/1991 east west16
37.Heaven / Theme From The Pantile Journals
12" + Teach Me To Dance
CD + Stainsby Girls / Josephine / Tell Me There's A Heaven
4/1991 east west57
38.Looking For The Summer / Six Up
12",CD + Urban Samurai / Theme From The Pantile / Teach Me To Dance
6/1991 east west49
39.The Winter Song / Footprints In The Snow / Tell Me There's A Heaven
CD + True To You
10/1991 east west27
40.Nothing To Fear / Strange Dance
CD1 + Daytona (live)
CD2 + Road To Hell (live) / Working On It (live)
12.10.1992east west14
41.God's Great Banana Skin / I Saw You Coming
CD1 + Just Passing Through (live)
CD2 + She's Gonna Change Everything / You Must Be Evil
16.11.1992east west31
42.Soft Top Hard Shoulder / Melancholy
CD1 + The Van Stomp - Glasgow Horizon
CD2 + One Fine Day / One Seet & Tended Touch / Sierra Sierra
1/1993 east west53
43.Too Much Pride (new version) / Munich 1993 Improvised Intro (live)
CD1 + On The Beach (live)
CD2 + Gone Fishing / Nothing To Fear / Soft Top, Hard Shoulder (all live)
7/1993 east west
44.Julia / I Thought I Was Going To Lose You / Jordan 19110/1993 east west18
45.Espresso Logic / We Don't Have A Problem
CD + That's The Way It Goes
12/1993 east west
46.You Can Go Your Own Way / Espresso Logic (mixes)
12",CD + Ruby Blue / Three Little Green Candles
31.10.1994east west28
47.Tell Me There's A Heaven / And When She Smiles
CD + Curse Of The Traveller / Little Blonde Plaits
12/1994 east west70
48.Girl In A Sportscar / Disco La Passione
& Shirley Bassey
14.10.1996east west41
49.Only To Fly07.04.1997east west
50.Thinking Of You23.02.1998east west
51.Sweet Summer Day15.06.1998east west
52.I'm In My Car2/2000
53.All Summer Long
& The Sound Of Ibiza
07.08.2000east west
All Summer Long / On The Beach / Josephine25.09.2000east west
54.Tell Me There's A Heaven12/2000
55.Who Do You Love2/2001 Warner Music
56.Your Love Is Setting Me Free
& Watermen
15.10.2001BMG
57.Driving Home For Christmas12/2002
58.Driving Home For Christmas12/2007 Atlantic33
59.Driving Home For Christmas11/2008 Warner Bros53
60.Come So Far, Yet Still So Far To Go28.09.2009
61.Driving Home For Christmas12/2009 Atlantic40
62.Driving Home For Christmas12/2010 Atlantic67
63.Driving Home For Christmas12/2011 Atlantic36
64.Driving Home For Christmas12/2011 Atlantic43
65.Driving Home For Christmas12/2015 Atlantic29
66.Driving Home For Christmas12/2016 Warner Bros26
67.Driving Home For Christmas12/2017 Warner Bros14
68.Driving Home For Christmas12/2018 Warner Bros11
69.Driving Home For Christmas12/2019 Warner Bros24
70.Driving Home For Christmas11/2020 Warner Bros11

Videos:

1. The Road To Hell & Back: The Farewell Tour - 16.10.2006, Polydor, live, 160 min

WWW Links:

http://www.chrisrea.com

Various:

since 2007 The Fabulous Hofner Blue Notes

appeared on the LP:

Hank Marvin: Hank Marvin Guitar Syndicate (11.11.77, EMI)
Catherine Howe: Truth Of The Matter (1978)
Frida: Shine (8.10.84, Epic)
Elton John: Duets (22.11.93, Rocket)
Tom Robinson: Love Over Rage (5/94, Cooking Vinyl)
John Mayall & Friends: Along For The Ride (26.3.01, Eagle)
Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings: Double Bill (23.4.01, Ripple)

Press References:

&musiQ
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
200211 83Novinkyalbum review
200212 8Bezprostředně
200212 73Livegig review
Big Beng!
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19981623.04.199827Forum kritikumalbum review
19994309.12.199926Forum kritikumalbum review
2000509.03.200039Singlosysingle review
20001912.10.20006Infokus
20001912.10.200036Forum kritikumalbum review
20002109.11.20007Infokusprofile
20012306.12.200134Forum kritikumalbum review
Melodie
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
199110 26Recenzealbum review
19936 37Recenzealbum review
Melody Maker
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19781408.04.197818Singlessingle review
19792026.05.197930Albumsalbum review
19792026.05.197933Caught In The Actgig review
19801329.03.198021Singlessingle review
19841805.05.198424Albumsalbum review
19933024.07.199347True Stories - Biting Tongues
19964509.11.199652Singlessingle review
Rock & Pop
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19911813.09.199128Recenzealbum review
19912011.10.199128Recenzealbum review
1992224.01.19927Dopisydiscography
19931224.06.199336Recenzealbum review
1994514.03.199428Recenzealbum review
19973 113Recenze - Atdalbum review
19983 105Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
20001 106Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
200011 107Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
200012 74interview
20043 77Recenzealbum review
20044 32Interviewinterview
20062 29Interviewinterview, discography
20064 78Livegig review
200612 65Recenzealbum review
200612 69Recenze DVD
20083 72Replay - Livegig review
Rock'88
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19912 10Recenzealbum review