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Chris Rea

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. The fun The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Blue Notes appeared in 2008. ~ Steve Huey
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i love your voice .. i have listened to you for over ten years now .. thank u
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I adore your music Sir :) ..
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I agree with Randall Stanton. Shame on Pandora!
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Come on Pandora!! That's all you can provide on Chris Rea? That's just plain lazy. Chris Rea is a unique talent - a brilliant guitarist, an underrated songwriter, and a truly captivating voice. It's too bad Pandora doesn't provide more information on the man and his career.
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Love to listen to Texas in Texas.
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gene.dimitro v
Have been following for years---one of the greats. Feel like he's been along for the ride all these years!
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Have loved Chris Rea for years. Very sexy voice.
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Good guitarist I'm going to Texas!
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dickcaudle19 4 5
Chris spending the 7th generation in Texas--come on HOME¡!!!!!!! ! !
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jhwy22
I just started reading about Chris Rea. He is a very gifted man and I love his voice. I'm hooked.
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I like this guy's voice, I only have 1cd. I need to get more of him.
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The only concert I would go to see. Something Very special about Chris Rea.The voice and musical integrations are beyond unique.
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this was chris,s best album by far, some great songs on it
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beautilin007
I've loved his music for years - the coolest! sometimes he's even on CDs played through stores, the comment a treasure is so right.
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schatzi4bs
Can't stop moving to the music. Love him.
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I can't get enough of Chris Rea. I can never find his music at music stores.
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He's a hidden treasure just great music!!!
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Went to his first australian concert in adelaide in 89! In the festival theater, the greatest 4!! Hours of music! He played the lot!
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WoW truely unique would like to see in concert
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mrl08095
THE BEST!!!!
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minotlight
Brings me back to the beach
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tavumb77
We're all entitled to our own opinions (dontlike), but for me Chris Rea is one of the greatest talents ever.
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Chris is a secret talent, you get him, or you're just wishing you did,
When I finally get my carribean bar, Chris will be there
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Chris Rea a talented gifted musician.A shame his music wasn't around here in the U.S. Extrodiary!
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ron_charles
wore out my cassette of 'Road to Hell' in my '79 Pinto!!!
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Love Chris. Terrible bio. Go to Wiki to learn a bit about him.
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I love Chris. One of the best voices ever. Why the empty bio? Go to Wikipedia to learn something about him.
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I just love his music
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Chris plays great soundtrack stuff, he should think of it
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Drove through Wales and south England listening to On the Beach in 86.
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Saw Chris live in Holland back in 1991, what a great concert.
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Tell Me There's a Heaven crushes my wife
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A Knopfler contemporary - worth the visit
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great voice
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A favorite musician of mine for years, why the short bio?
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i lost my only copy of La Passione. who will send me one?
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Chris is one my favorite unheard of artists, wink wink. I was hoping to see Nothing to Fear on here and pretty much his entire album portfolio so I can build my collection up.
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was turned unto Chris in the early 90's during a sting in Saudia Arabia have loved him ever since
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mhart32
What can I say, I'v gone from Texas to the UK 14 times just to see Chris Rea....
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I got into Chris back in the late 80's. Some of the best times of my life associated with his music. Some of the best driving music ever!! A true hidden gem!!
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in Texas we still play his Song Texas sort of a blues anthem!
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I started listening to Chris about 5 yrs ago...fell in love with his music. He's simply the best artist I have ever listened to.
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Love Chris Rea! He's got an amazing voice! Fool If You Think It's Over is, and will always be, my fav Chris Rea song. And, thanks to Pandora, I've fallen in love with his other amazing songs. Where's he been all my life?
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rjhrjh777
I first heard Chris Rea in Birmingham ( UK ). I got some tickets from a friend and thought I was going to see Chris De Burgh! I`m glad it was Chris Rea who since then has been my favorite singer/music i a n . I play him almost every day. He is truly great!
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One of the world's great musical secrets. Gets no airplay in U.S., but that's of no note since I quit listening to the radio 15 years ago. Too much talk, too little music. Road to hell, Stainsby Girls, Working, Let's Dance. Amazing on the slide. Love his attention to social consciousnes s , which is probably one of the reasons he doesn't get much radio airplay. Pity.
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I used to listen to Chris Album On The Beach as I drove through the Midlands and Wales when I was stationed in England in 86. Awesome driving music!
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The unique combination of his sometimes haunting lyrics, distinct voice and great guitar work make Chis Rea one of my all time favorites
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Did Chris Rea have a stint as lead singer with Savoy Brown?
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A recent discovery for me--don't know how I missed him back when. His music has a lot of variety, and I like all of it...the rock, the disco-style, the blues, the jazzy, the sweet. The instrumentat i o n and arrangements are creative, as are lyrics. A very talented man.
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