Chris Rea: “Blue Guitars”

I have to admit that I have never held a project in my hands like this one. I do have boxed sets collecting an artist’s entire output that can’t match this one, I have label compilations that don’t reach the number of tunes on this collection and I have some lavishly-produced boxes that somehow don’t impress as much as this one does.

Hell, the entire background to this boxed set is about as unique as they come.

I don’t know if you are familiar with Chris Rea, but even if you are, you might have dismissed him as that guy who had a whole bunch of hits way back when and re-released them here and there, often also in new clothes. He never left my radar, but to be quite honest, I hardly listened to his stuff anymore. I had moved on musically, and left Chris Rea behind.

Then he became sick, very sick, and my radar started blinking. How weird and morbid is that?

What happened was that after having fought with stomach problems for years, Chris Rea was diagnosed with pancreatitis and for a while his life was hanging in the balance as his pancreas and parts of his intestines had to be removed. I remember reading about his serious illnesses in the summer of 2000, Rea being rushed to the hospital and undergoing the seventh operation since 1994, by far the most serious one. Then, in 2001, he lost his pancreas, duodenum, and gall bladder. I saw photos which depicted someone having stared death in the face and I started to keep track of his astonishing return to the music scene, bouncing back with barely a step lost.

In a later interview on Manchester Online, Chris Rea summarized the time since that operation:

It’s tough, [Chris Rea] says. “I train very hard to keep everything going as much as possible. I do a lot of weight training to keep my muscles the right size. I don’t want big guy muscles but because the pancreas converts so many things into the whole life blood of your body, when you don’t have one lots of things go missing. In order to maintain muscle ratio, I have to do 50 press-ups to your 10, otherwise I’d start wasting away. And I’m type one diabetic. And certain foods can give me the effects of food poisoning very easily. What else? Oh yeah, my circulation’s not good. So I train about five times a week. I hate it,” he chuckles.

And then, if you can believe it, the man started recording again. And I started buying and listening again.

His most recent project is the one that is the most astonishing and, if we are to believe him, his final one under his own name.

After he had fallen severely ill, he promised his family that he “wasn’t going to chase the company line anymore.” But he ended up chasing his own line and now that he has completed his last project under his own name, he’s on a promise that he won’t do this type of thing again in terms of how he did it.

What Rea did was look for his musical roots, the Blues, and after having read countless books on the subject (he cites Bill Wyman’s excellent “Blues Odyssey” as original inspiration), he started recording his very own personal history of it, emphasizing the connections popular styles of today have to the Blues. The result is not really a historical overview but a highly personal interpretation of where the Blues came from, where it went and how today just about everything musical is related to it.

“Blue Guitars”, the final result of 18 months of 12/7 workdays, includes eleven CDs featuring 130 new songs, a DVD (“Dancing Down Stony Road”) and a book including thirty reproductions of Chris Rea’s art, giving a visual representation of each style of blues he experimented with.

The discs, entitled “Beginnings (1), Country Blues (2), Louisiana and New Orleans (3), Electric Memphis Blues (4), Texas Blues (5), Chicago Blues (6), Blues Ballads (7), Gospel Soul Blues and Motown (8), Celtic and Irish Blues (9); Latin Blues (10) and 60’s and 70’s (11)” present 137 original songs culled from the multitude Rea wrote for this project and despite the immediate und understandable thought of any listener that a collection such as this must be boring, repetitive and just too much of a good thing, the contrary is true. This is a truly wonderful boxed set.

Rea follows the Blues from its origins in Africa (opening the interview section of the accompanying book, there’s an eerie painting depicting a slave in ball and chain) through its journey to the Americas, its development and blending with other styles there and to its modern variants found just about all over the place.

I have so many favourite tunes on each one of these 11 CDs, so I won’t list any here, but the CD entitled “Electric Memphis Blues” is the one in most constant rotation around here. The music is always spot on – intensive, lush, energetic, or relaxed when needed – and the production values as well as the skills of the enlisted musicians, many of them regulars on Chris Rea recordings, are exceptional throughout. Best of all, because there is so much to discover here and such an abundance of intricate detail, this boxed set demands and lives up to repeated listening.

What makes this collection of songs even more interesting is that Rea also used a multitude of original instruments here, from his Italia (Blue Sparkle!), a cheap-looking something which “accidentally became slide guitar no. 1”, the “Fender Resonator ‘dobro style'” which he calls “tough as old bones”, his “Guild Small Body ” which is “tuned to low open D with tramlines for strings”, to the Hofner Violin Bass, an electric sitar, a calimba, a Hammond B3.C3 organ and the various harmonicas which are also depicted, together with all the other instruments, period amps and microphones, on a two-page spread.

In the end, “Blue Guitars” gets my highest rating and is my choice for outstanding collection of 2005 and any top-ten list of boxed sets. Rea tried his best to ensure that this gem can be purchased at a reasonable price (I’m almost embarrassed to say that I paid little over 40 Euro for it) and the only neglectable downside to this boxed set is, well, the box, despite its stunning production values. The CDs housed in cardboard sleeves are better off removed from the box, as they tend to fall out constantly.

I know I shouldn’t be calling my readers idiots, but if you don’t get this boxed set, you are one, simply because the music is that good, the thing is as cheap as can be, and the entertainment value is second to none. Rea put his heart into this one, and it shows at each turn of the way, so do yourself a favour and give it a try before this one disappears or is repackaged.

Track Listing:

01. West Africa (Instrumental)
02. Cry for Home
03. King Who Sold His Own
04. White Man Coming
05. Where the Blues Come From
06. Lord Tell Me It Won’t Be Long
07. Work Gang
08. Praise the Lord
09. Sweet Sunday
10. Sing out The Devil
11. Boss Man Cut My Chains
12. Walkin’ Country Blues
13. Man Gone Missing
14. Can’t Stay Blues
15. KKK Blues
16. Too Much Drinkin’
17. Catwalk Woman
18. If You’ve Got a Friend in Jesus
19. Head Out On the Highway
20. Wild Pony
21. Steam Train Blues
22. Going Up To Memphis
23. Somewhere Between Highway 61 and 49
24. Ticket for Chicago
25. Dance All Night Long
26. Two Days Missing Down the Viper Room
27. Who Cares If I Do
28. What Made Me Love You
29. You Got Dixie
30. One Night with You
31. Talking Bout New Orleans
32. Le Fleur De La Vie
33. Catfish Girl
34. Only a Fool Plays By the Rules
35. Baby Come Home
36. Dance Avec Moi
37. L’ete Eternal
38. Electric Guitar
39. Electric Memphis Blues
40. All Night Long
41. Born Bad
42. Let’s Start Again
43. What I’m Looking For
44. Rules of Love
45. What You Done To Me
46. Hobo Love Blues
47. Pass Me By
48. Soul of My Father’s Shadow
49. My Blue World Says Hello
50. Lone Rider
51. Texas Blue
52. No Wheels Blues
53. Lone Star Boogie
54. Blind Willie
55. American Way
56. Angellina
57. Truck Stop
58. Weekend Down Mexico
59. Texas Line Boogie
60. Too Big City
61. Houston Angel
62. IM Moving Up
63. Maxwell Street
64. Bob Taylor
65. He’s a Whole Heap of Trouble
66. Jazzy Blue
67. Hip-Sway
68. That’s The Way It Goes
69. To Get Your Love
70. Chicago Morning
71. Catwalk Woman
72. Since You’ve Been Gone
73. All Night Long
74. Here She Come Now
75. Last Call
76. Maybe That’s All I Need To Know
77. Deep Winter Blues
78. If I Ever Get Over You
79. I Love the Rain
80. My Soul Crying Out For You
81. If That’s What You Want
82. There’s No One Looking
83. What Became Of You
84. My Deep Blue Ways
85. Sweet Love
86. Break another Piece of My Heart
87. Ball and Chain
88. Gospel Trail
89. Shy Boy
90. Come Change My World
91. Call on Me
92. Just In Case You Never Knew
93. Let Me In
94. I’ll Be There For You
95. Pain of Loving You
96. Are You Ready
97. Celtic Blue
98. Too Far From Home
99. Til the Morning Sun Shines On My Love and Me
100. Lucky Day
101. What She Really Is
102. Wishing Well
103. Irish Blues
104. No More Sorrow
105. While I Remain
106. Last Drink
107. Til I Find My True Love’s Name
108. Big White Door
109. Hey Gringo
110. Immigration Blues
111. Still Trying To Clear My Name
112. Sun Is Hot
113. Screw You and Your Deep Blue Sea
114. Nothing Seems To Matter No More
115. Sometimes
116. Lampiou
117. Keep on Dancing
118. Lucifer’s Anger
119. That’s How I Know It’s You
120. Forever
121. You Got Soul
122. Bajan Blue
123. My Baby Told Me (Blues)
124. Got To Be Moving
125. My Baby Told Me (Gospel)
126. Heartbreaker
127. Yes I Do (Instrumental)
128. Wasted Love
129. Cool Cool Blue
130. Clarkson Blues
131. Who Killed Love
132. Never Tie Me Down
133. Mindless
134. Ain’ That Just The Prettiest Thing
135. Nobody but You
136. Waiting for Love
137. Blue Morning in The Rain

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

  1. Hi,

    I was listening to Chris since I remember..ok maybe late 70 and now I am finding out he is sicker,e=what ios going on,please let me know.That last release telling me he is saying Good bye to us…

    He is just the one musician who you should know,he is a classic of music .

    Thank you.

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  2. Hi Chris Rea,

    these albums are a fantastic concept, also I really love the “Cry for home” video clip it’s so poignant … hope to see you more in the “good” media….

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  3. Saw Chris on Wednesday Night in Dublin, fantastic gig full of energy.

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  4. Nobody has done that,11 albums in one go….Chris you’re a song writter machine excellent video as well!!!

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  5. It’s funny how all these short comments are slowly but surely accumulating here (about 10 got lost when migrating the content from the old version of this site to the new one) and it’s nice to see that this monster collection and Chris Rea’s music is enjoyed by so many.

    For everyone landing here – and there are lots of you (my statistics show that it’s the third-most important landing page of my site!) – Chris has a new collection out entitled “The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes” (3CD+2×10″ Vinyl). It’s another so-called “Ear”-book, which I haven’t bought yet, but most of the reviews have been excellent so far. Apparently, there’s one CD of instrumentals in a 60s Shadows vein and two with plenty of blues-oriented tunes.

    There has been some criticism voiced in regard to him having put out another multiple-CD collection, but the people whose judgment I trust have insisted that it’s an excellent continuation of the “Blue Guitars” box. It’s at the top of my shopping list at the moment.

    So, those of you who came looking for “Blue Guitars”, check the new triple-CD set out as well!

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  6. I have been a Chris Rea fan for decades. Blue Guitars is unbelieveable. It is by far
    Rea’s best work, although The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes comes close. He has gone completely blues since his illness and though I still listen to all the old stuff (some 20 albums or so) his newer releases beginning with Dancing Down the Stoney Road (another 2 CD set) are by far his best. I can’t wait to see what he does next.

    Volkher – This is such a good article. I have printed it and show it to people here in the states who still don’t know who CR is as a way of introducing him along with his music. Thank you.

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  7. Thanks for the kind words, Thom. A lot of people who have heard these past two projects have com plain ed that “it all sounds alike”. I couldn’t disagree more, but you do need a love for blues to be able to make it through these two massive efforts.

    Those are some damn fine photographs you have on your site!

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  8. Hey Volkher Hofmann,do you know if Chris has done other videos with the director of Cry for Home,for this albums or others?
    when i’m watching this clip it really makes me cry,maybe because i’m half Jamaican.
    Never seen anything like this,it’s all about the ideas and the message.Really a must.
    Bravo Chris Rea!

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  9. Hey, i have seen some Chris painting in Blue Guitars book…is it for sale?

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  10. @Eva: Sorry, but I’m a listener, not a “watcher”. I don’t think I’ve seen a music video since MTV turned into a soap and reality TV channel. 🙂

    @steve No idea. I haven’t seen any on sale anywhere. You might want to check Chris Rea’s homepage.

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  11. Hi,Volkher thanks for your responses i thought you may had some informations,apparently i’m not the only one on the web who try to find if there are other similar clip from this album.I know a lot of people have been touched especially in the black community all over the wourld but not only.
    Like the painting,it’s part of the concept of Blue Guitars.
    A part of history people do not dare talk about yet.
    So many thanks to Chris Rea for having this courage…

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  12. Eva, I just checked out the clip on youtube. Quite some psychedelic colors towards the end (and nice to see Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and other jazz icons in a Rea clip) and a good clip indeed. I had a look around the Net but couldn’t find much on Alexandre Dinant, the director. He’s listed with two French films and other multimedia work, but I guess “Cry for Home” is the only clip he ever made with Rea.

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  13. Thank you ,Volkher,it’s also on My space Chris rea and there is a better quality version on Daylimotion,watch in large otherwise it’s hard to see the paint effects on the images.
    Yes i’ve seen he is also a music producer,song writter and a singer Apparently he has worked with many artists but i can’t find any other clips from him at the moment…

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  14. Eva,

    I’m writing the next entry (on John Coltrane, probably not your cup of tea, I’d think) while you posted here. In the summer I’ll be writing about Rea’s newest venture, “The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes”, which I’m really enjoying.

    You mentioned before that you were half Jamaican. Have a look at the following, the closest Germany’s ever gotten to dub, dancehall and reggae. Seen ’em live a dozen times and love ’em.

    It’s German, English, … and. Give it a try, especially the last track … ignore the German and enjoy.

    Seeed: “Waterpumpee (with Anthony B.)”; “Dancehall Caballeros“; “Aufstehn (Live English version from Dutch TV!)“; “Music Monks“; … Lots more available. My favorite is a studio track called “King Rodriguez“, here in a live version (I’m in the audience, somewhere).

    P.S.: Youtube is extremely slow for me right now. Hope it’s faster for you. 🙂

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  15. Ok volkner,i’ll have a look.
    I must admit Chris Rea was not my kind of music it’s not my generation i’m only 26,but actually i really like some of his Old melody,especially one with a german title for a german movie with electro Keyboards.
    This is why i was extremly surprised and happy with the clip,i felt really he had turned a page.I really like “meaning”in artistic performances,and we don’t see much those days.
    See u Eva

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  16. No “meaning” in the clips I linked to. 😉
    Just “dance-your-socks-off-kind-of-stuff”. 🙂
    And, I’m 20 years older than you … and love those live performances. 😉
    Cya

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  17. yes it’s very cool.
    Meaning also doesn’t mean for me it has to be sophisticated.
    By the way are you in contact with Chris Rea?
    you’re page is really great.
    If so tell him to do an other clip like Cry for Home,part Two and to put Barack Obama,the futur next president of United States in it.
    Also to record his new albums in the United States,with only Black Musicians,for the roots stuff…

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  18. Eva,
    I’m not in contact with Chris Rea at all, besides loving his music and having seen him live four times.

    No idea if he likes Obama, but a session or two with all black musicians would be fabulous. I’d love to hear that.

    Thanks for the kind words about my site. Do drop by again in the future. BTW: The new John Coltrane post is on the front page now.

    Gotta go and do some work, turn this machine off and make real life take precedence again.

    Don’t be a stranger.

    Cya ’round.

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  19. I confirm there is only one clip for Blues Guitars Album.
    Anyway from my point of view is an excellent full summary of all the 11 albums. Also the title is the first song after the instrumental on the 137 of the serie.Chris Rea might get the world record for that if it’s not already done.
    I particulary like when Chris does some heavy Rockn’roll,he’s got also the voice for that.Just dicover it recently and love it more and more…very interresting Dvd AS WELL

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  20. Chris must be seriously crazy,how can you writte 137 songs for one Album?
    I wish he come back to us with few modern hits ,now i guess he feel lighter.

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  21. Does anybody knows why we can’t watch this beautiful clips in germany and why Chris Rea is becoming so rare on Radios & tv screens?

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  22. Chris Rea Je redecouvre avec ses albums c’est vraiment une oeuvre massive ,c’est fou j’adore particulierement ton Rock ‘n roll….Tu as raison fais ce que tu as envie…Superbes peintures…

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  23. Try to keep comments in English, please (although I can understand French and will leave this one up for posterity)!

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  24. Volkner,I didn’t know you were working for posterity,but 2oo years ago french was the main langage,you never know it could come back…or maybe chinese or arabic or african or indie or allien…anyway in the futur there will be some machine to translate so don’t worry.
    From all over the world people like Chris Rea no matter their languages,so they should be allowed to leave a comment in their langage to show this…I wonder if someone will listen to those albums in 1000 years.
    Maybe they will recreate some clones of Chris Rea.very good for the business…he could make some concert in every cities all over the world in the same time.

    Why don’t you put the clip window, so we watch directly the video in the same time as we read your article and see the comments?This is real History and posterity,the images speak for themselves…
    (jokes)sorry, your page is really good.

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  25. Chris Rea has done an amazing work…i regret the lack of promotion radio and tv.Really fantastic albums…mostly for the fans…

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  26. Julien,

    no need to go into a huff. I speak French, albeit not enough to converse freely, and I live 6 km away from France. Still, in the interest of the many people reading this site, I’d like to keep the language to English. No insult etc. intended.

    I do not post videos on this site and I do not post sound clips. In Germany, the laws governing copyright issues are incredibly strict and I’d rather not have to pay a five-figure sum all of a sudden because I posted a link or whatever to a video which wasn’t allowed to be on YouTube or wherever in the first place. I hope you understand. This site is costing me enough as it is.

    Posterity is a good thing, btw. If I or this site will ever make it there is highly doubtful. 🙂

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  27. Mike,

    it’s sad to see that Rea’s music isn’t getting enough airplay, promotion, etc. Blame it on the music business that is so screwed up that it isn’t funny anymore. At times I’m happy that we still have music to listen to. One wouldn’t think it possible after all the blunders, catastrophes etc. the music business has gone through. A bag full of monkeys doesn’t even begin to describe the managerial spheres of that industry.

    Good to see that lots of people still manage to find the good stuff out there. And, there’s lots of it to be had despite the shite we are flooded with day in and day out.

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  28. Hi volkner,i totally agree with your last comment,however i’ve heard also that it’s a deliberate choice from Chris Rea to keep the promotion as minimum as possible,to produce all himself on his own label and to refuse the star system or any control from the record companies.
    Anyway bravo for this master pieces;wish to watch also more clip like that from chris rea…

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  29. Hello everyone,It will be nice to have a world of Chris Rea or any of his musicians,manager on this page concerning this albums.I think Volkner trully deserve it for the work he is doing and also for the fans.I’m sure ones could try to contact someone…
    To be honnest i’ve never been a Rea Fan;but i have been really interrested with this albums wich i discover because of the clip and some comments on the web.
    Also he looks completly different from the 80 he is still attractive to women.Wonder if is voice is as large as the rest…

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  30. BLUE GUITARS, BEST ALBUMS EVER FROM CHRIS REA !!!

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  31. BLUE GUITARS, best video clip as well from Chris Rea…

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  32. Chris Rea ,BLUE GUITARS,albums of all the records…

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  33. 137 songs it must be the world record….

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  34. If you like white blues,go for it!
    137 Different blues in one album ,almost a joke.
    Chris Rea You’re the best!Hope people will notice it more…
    Unfortunately ,You’re image do not correspond to your real talent.
    The record companies should have done their work and presented a better and true image of the artist that you really are.
    You’re probably more talented than Eric Clapton…Nobody can sing like you…
    All the best for your health…

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  35. I have the feeling this is turning into a Chris Rea fan club.
    🙂

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  36. BLUE GUITARS is CHRIS REA absolut master piece Without precedent in the history of the music industry…Also i really like the clip wich start and end in the cd cover,like a painting…Really full of great ideas ,reincarnation & after life!

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  37. Chris Rea is a genius….You can be sure of that if you listen to these albums…

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  38. Hi Volkher,Do you know that Chris Rea has written a excellent tittle for french rock star Johnny Halliday…It’s call “True to you” on you tube live performance almost like a duo with an english black female singer very sexy?
    except the hook the rest is in French!

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  39. Chris Rea should be 1OOO times more recognized for his voice,songs,lyrics,records and live concerts.
    Maybe he has too many talents and not realy interrested to prove anything but to hymself.
    Posterity will tell…

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  40. great albums & video!

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  41. I wonder why Chris REA don’t play the albums on stage,it’s is so far his best work!It is apparently a commercial succes but it should have been promoted much more…

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  42. Hi Yvan,He plays sometimes some of them on stage,but people want the hits,i’m ok for the rest…no matter what it was a great clip wich really change my feelings about Chirs Rea…It’s even better…I wish him to continue in this direction.

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  43. Rock on Chris!amazing work…

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  44. Great video clip!very original didn’t expect that from Chris Rea…

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  45. And the albums as well i’m without words…absolutly brilliant!

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  46. love the musics,love the dvd,love the video,love Chris Rea…

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  47. I’m very surprised,all this amazing work never heard on radio or seen on tv,even the clip absolutly beautiful,almost alternatif in the concept…It’s not about Chris Rea but only about the subject…The blues and his roots…

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  48. Erica you should know that all medias are controlled,not all subject can go through…Slavery at the moment is not really something we can really discuss.

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  49. Just seen rumors Chris may be unwell again…
    We send you all our love.If it’s true hope you ‘ll get better very soon.
    Kindest Regards
    Cheryl Laub

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  50. I forgot to say i can’t stop listening to these albums watching the Dvd and the clip.Well done Chris you’re the best but ask your record company to do more promotion we miss you on radios and music channels…
    See u Cheryl

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  51. Hi Volkher ,i’m back…Your page on Chris Rea seems to have a lot of succes.Why don’t you contact the Manager to try to get some autorizations to custom it with more images,or sounds.It will be really nice.SEE U…

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  52. Chris Rea you are an amazing artist. Your music is beautiful, your lyrics are moving and I just can’t get enough of what you do. Please keep on giving us your best. You are a true musical genius. You make the world a better place for the music you give us. Thanks

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  53. I think Mr Rea Should put Barack OBAMA if he is the next president of the USA in the video clip of “CRY for Home” extended version…will see in few days,anyway great job just hope Chris Rea is going to do few hits this year as good as this one…

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  54. Hey Man it`s done in a way,looks like Obama piblicist has been very much influenced by Cry for home video clip…I thought the idea with Barack Obama picture spycheadelic was really great,now i know were it come from…Anyway good symbol,and good idea to copy that.i think the director should add this Barack photo at the end in the extended version…(joke)

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  55. http://musicnews.virginmedia.com/entertainment/news/music/2009/06/18/chris_rea_planning_comeback_album

    Just seen the above on the internet just released this week looks as though Chris has a new album in the pipeline, and for all his loyal fans an autobiography and tour!!!

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  56. Hope he`s going to make again big tunes like in the 80 with actual sound…and great videos as good as this one…No worries he`s always great on Tour…

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  57. Sounds good, guys.
    Looking forward to what he’s been cookin’ up.

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  58. Hi guys,
    i`m disapointed with the new best of,there nothing really new on it…Man what is doing the record company like if Chris had done no hit since the 80…

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  59. Jane,

    if you have a look a few comments up, there’s a brand-new Chris Rea album approaching.

    Volkher

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  60. Hi Volkner,good news i hope Chris Rea will have a better promotion on this one…Chris we wish to hear your new songs on the radio and watch your new videos on tv also…by the way bravo for this fantastic clip,cry for home …i don`t know why but it make me think about Michael Jackson…

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  61. Volkher,if there is a new album maybe think about a new page…Thanks for your comments.
    Please if you`re in contact with Chris Rea one way or another tell him that he should
    make this album thinking big come back…it`will be nice for all his fans…On stage he is better than Clapton in a way just need few extras ….

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  62. hello
    just felt by chance on this while i was looking for info on the web about one of my old favorite band.
    alex andre dinant the director of chris rea clip started as music producer and manager of french alternatif punk rock LAVOMATIC in 1988.
    it was really the best french and rock band on stage,at the time between the clash and the ramones…saw themeven once play with as first part AIR used to be called Orange,on a parisian peniche for a so so wild private party…

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  63. i was not fan of chris rea till i watch the video clip cry for home on youtube but looks even better on daylimotion cause u can see all the paint effects details on large screen…cant find any other clip regarding this blue guitars project ???
    anyone could help?

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  64. Chris Rea, One of my favourite artist! Who would have thought that Middlesbrough would produce such a great!!!

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  65. Hi great concept album ,Just find the clip of Cry for home by chance on you tube…wonder if there are other videos ?

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