"Beautiful Dreams holds interest mainly because Chris de Burgh is backed by a full orchestra, which adds brilliant depth to his material, presenting his romantically based ballads in an entirely new fashion. While the strings and woodwinds that accompany de Burgh showcase their splendor on "Say Goodbye to It All" and "Snows of New York" better than any other of the album's 13 tracks, there is still a certain posh grandeur that is carried on all of them, which is bolstered by the band's luxurious sound. (…) the live atmosphere of the album coupled with the allure of an orchestra offers de Burgh's passionate character within a novel environment, a refreshing change from his usual repertoire." ~allmusicguide
Flying Colours is singer Chris de Burgh's 9th studio album, released by A&M Records in 1988. It went straight to number one in the UK on 15 October 1988 and is the only de Burgh album to go to number one on the UK album chart. The single "Missing You" taken from the album peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, and No. 1 in Ireland in Dec 1988.
Now and Then is the finest collection of de Burgh's greatest hits and also features a brand new track "Live For the Day" featuring Tina Yamout, a young Lebanese singer. Chris met Tina in Beirut last year when he performed on Star Academy, the most popular pan-Arab talent show, on which Tina was a finalist. Now and Then - features classic tracks from his entire career. They include: the hit song "Don't Pay The Ferryman", his number one single "The Lady in Red", which has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide; "Missing You", "High On Emotion", "When I Think Of You", "The Words "I Love You"", "A Spaceman Came Travelling" and many more of his best-known songs.
June 1st 2016 saw the 30th anniversary of the release of Chris de Burgh's album Into The Light. This was the album that established Chris as a true worldwide superstar. The album sold in excess of eight million copies. 30 years later Chris is releasing his 26th studio album - A Better World. The album includes brand new self-penned songs which encompass all the craftsmanship learnt from the more than 280 songs written by this master songwriter. The first single is called 'Bethlehem' - a dynamic rock track reminiscent of the global hits 'Don't Pay The Ferryman' and 'High On Emotion'…
A reprise of the similarly titled two-CD set released in Germany in 2000, Ultimate Collection is a 38-song journey through 25 years of DeBurgh, concentrating upon the numbers that you'd expect to find in such a gathering, but managing to throw in a few surprises as well. Paramount among these is "Patricia the Stripper 2000," revisiting one of the young DeBurgh's finest creations, while his most recent CD prior to this, Quiet Revolution, also gets a welcome look in. More emphasis on his earliest, and mid- to late-'70s
The Getaway gave Chris de Burgh his first charted single with "Don't Pay the Ferryman," which peaked at number 34 in 1983. A feverishly fast-paced tune, it contained vibrant keyboards and had de Burgh powerfully barking out the chorus in one of his most intense offerings. As his most spirited single up to that point, it proved that he could easily dish out a charging rock song that still harbored his enchanting brand of lyrics and mystery. Other songs carry this surging flow as well, like the flighty tempo of "The Getaway," kept together by its pop/rock stride, or the determination aching from de Burgh's voice throughout "Ship to Shore,"…
Power of Ten is singer Chris de Burgh's tenth original album, released in 1992. The album includes such great tracks as Heart of Darkness, The Connemara Coast, Shine On. The booklet has few photographs with De Burgh.