Discussion: Chris Rea

who is benny santi

>>By tonydavis



In 1978, Benny Santini was the Elton John type figure Rea's A and R men wanted the gravelly songster to change his name to be marketed as.

>>By rob



chris rea records are not available in india

>>By syed



I like his "going fishing" in which relics is quite impressive. There's no reason that something warm is trickleing down on my cheeks.

>>By yasu



happy day for him
his new alboms are without love.

>>By arash



Dancing down the Stony Road - Chris Rea's best album to date
Jiffy

>>By Jiffy



Dancing Down The Stony Road
Easy Rider: The nickname for the night nurse who bought the heavy morphine based painkillers.

Stony Road: Inspired by a German fan that had been hit with terrible medical problems and subsequently became inspirational in Chris' long and difficult recovery.

Dancing the Blues Away: Classic delta rhythm for having a good time. Cajun/ New Orleans origin with accordion.

Burning Feet: Century old Senegalese rhythm for a restless soul.

Mississippi 2: Rhythm is said to be the original 'blues-shuffle', inspired by the rhythm of the rails. The words are about the massive spirit of blues/gospel, reaching across the airwaves to a young boy in the north of England.

Slow Dance: It's a song that reminds Chris of his mother who used to play 'triple- stride' piano, and her influence on him.

When the Good Lord Talked to Jesus

Heading for the City: A musical journey showing the fusion between the blues including Miles Davis' Debussy influences and Chicago shuffle.

So Lonely

Someday My Peace Will Come

The Hustler: A clash of blues and cajun styles.

Diamond: Mississippi influence but further north towards Tennessee.

Sun is Rising: Inspired by a visit to a Gospel Church in the Caribbean.

Got to be Moving On: Paying homage to the roots of Motown.

Ain't Going Down This Way: A spontaneously recorded track performed without rehearsal.

Catfish Girl

Ride on: Where Cajun meets the Mississippi

Segway: Recorded spontaneously.

Qualified: Tongue in cheek metaphor for being qualified in 'fear and pain' through life's experiences.

>>By Spyder



sometimes i don't wear underpants. it makes me feel lovely.

>>By Mr. Underpants



Visit www.chrisrea.gb.com for more info and news about Chris Rea

>>By Jiffy



...since 'looking for the summer' i've been 'looking for -that-summer'

>>By kyky



saw live in oxford. Very brave and open change of direction in music that reflects his difficult times.......very impressed.

>>By jonesy



Saw Chris last sunday night in waterfront in Belfast. Fantastic show. He has to be the best slide guitarist in the world. Stoney Road is an excellent album. I bought some stuff, keyrings mugs and posters.

>>By shaney



I also saw Chris Rea in the Waterfront excellent show had the privilige of meeting him afterwards WHAT A GUY its been my dream for 20 years now i can die a happy man , my 7th time to see him BIG FAN.

>>By BANANAMAN



Chris , you own us one , come to Athens there are a lot of fans of you waiting for a consert

>>By Daniel



I can't believe a talent this significant is not more heavily marketted within the US. Southern blues artists all pay homage to Stevey Ray Vaughn, and a signicant amount of air time is given over to R&B. Chris's music is a natural here in the south. Music speaks easily here, but Chris would scream.........

>>By OrangeCoachman



the best of the best

>>By yahi



I can't explain why i like chris rea so heavily.All i know that's i can't live any day without his music.He's a part of me.The day he will disappear,it's a part of me who will be dying.

>>By franck



In vain I'm searching a picture with Chris' handwriting. Can anyone help me, please? If you have that picture, would you send it to me? (irenita@freemejl.cz) Thanks...

>>By irenita



Last year I had about the worst year in my life. At the age of 53 I lost my job and sofar have not found another. After eye trouble the doctors concluded I have diabetes.
It was "Dancing down rhe stony road" that helped me trough this winter.
Thanks Chris, and may God bless you.

>>By Bram



Para cuando un concierto en Barcelona? (Spain) no te interesan los paises latinos? por aqui se te quiere!!

>>By angel



Both old and new albums of Chris Rea impressed and still impress me,I just love them,except,uhm...road to hell part 2.
It's my privilege to experience them and the most important thing to me is that I still have a chance to experience his beautiful stony road since Chris has been severely ill 2 years ago.I thought I wouldn't see Chris alive,anylonger.May God give you a long life,and us your fans,so you can still enchant us with your music.
I can hardly wait for your next album and concert in Holland,Chris!

>>By didi



I grew up with Chris Rea and therefore have loved his music for as long as i can remember. 'Josephine' is my favourite and will probably allways be. The one thing I regret is the fact that i only have the 'origional' version on tape, and I have played that so many times that it is starting to fall apart. Does anyone know if the song was released on cd in the origional 'shamrock diaries tape' version? Because even on that cd, Josephine is released in a less briliant version.....
I would hate to lose my favourite song!

Anne

>>By Anne



I really like chris rea's songs and his voice.He is just a summer man..Esp.All Summer Long is perfect..I am 19 and love to listen him when I am on roads to the holiday places..Dont you agree?Rea is perfect in summer..

Greetings from Istanbul,Tr.

Bis Spater..

>>By vito



i have heard chris rea for only 3months and i think that hes the best,i have looked up on other tracks and i didnt know there were so many,hes fab and there are no words to describe this wonderful who has a special gift that he brings to us,and makes us listen to him so carefully,theres a story behind on each of his songs and you have to listen to them so carefully,i love rock n roll its the best,when i first heard chris rea inspiration came when i heard my parents playing one of his records and it was the road to hell and it pulled me so quick and i thought to myself man this person sound great and it started from there,i would like to hear from other chris rea fans best wishes vasy

>>By vasilica



CHRIS REA I HAVE EVERY ONE OF YOUR CD;S OH BY THE WAY I PAID FOR ALL OF THEM I GOT ALL BUT 4 OF THEM OFF THE INTERNET I HAVE A QUESTION , WHY ONLY 4 IN THE USA YOUR MUSIIC IS JUST FUCKING GREAT I AM YOUR BIG FAN HERE IN STERLING ILLINOIS WE ARE KNOWN AS FLY OVER COUNTRY THE FIRST TIME I HEARD YOU I WAS DRIVING A 18 WHEELER SOME PLACE IN MISSISSIPPI TTHE SONG WAS THE ROAD TO HELL WAY BACK IN THE 90,S I HAD TO PULL OFF THE FREEWAY AND TRY TO FIND OUT WHO IS THIS I HAVE LOVED YOUR MUSIC EVER SINCE IN FACT IM LISTENING TO YOU KNOW THE SONG YOUR WARM AND TENDER LOVE THANKSI

>>By RICH MURRAY



saw chris at newcastle,excellent show,i feel a lot of people expected to hear all the hits,what we got was stoney road more or less in its entirity,no probs with me,i enjoyed the show from start to finnish.chris you desreve a lot more recognition in the us.keep it up.

>>By steve c



Hi there folks, i am sorry if i am not meant to post this but i am in dire need. my dad has asked me to get him a copy of a chris rea song and he is making fun of me cause i can't get it. It is the special 12" REMIX on the Ace of Hearts EP.

I would be very appreciative if anyone here could help me get ahold of an MP3 or digital copy.

my Email is voddy1@msn.com if anyone can help me out here

thanx in advance
keith

>>By vodka1



Is his wife a vegetarian?

>>By Sk8a H8a



All I can say is :What a man! What a voice!
He's all a man should be.

>>By Musicalride



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