Chris Rea

Chris Rea - Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? (1978)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 22, 2017
Chris Rea - Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? (1978)

Chris Rea - Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Magnet/eastWest, 2292-42368-2 | ~ 236 or 90 Mb | Scans(png) -> 39 Mb
Blues Rock / Soft Rock

Though he had already cut a single, "So Much Love," for Magnet Records in 1975, this was Chris Rea's first full-length album. While "So Much Love" had basically disappeared quickly upon its release, the song "Fool (If You Think It's Over)" from Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? became his largest hit, especially in the U.S., where it was nominated for a Grammy (though it didn't win)…

Chris Rea (Blue Guitars) - A Collection Of Songs (2007)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 16, 2017
Chris Rea (Blue Guitars) - A Collection Of Songs (2007)

Chris Rea (Blue Guitars) - A Collection Of Songs (2007)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 610 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 234 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 163 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock | Edel Records / Soyuz Music #TP-509

If you thought that Chris Rea's reasonably priced 11 CD boxset called Blue Guitars, featuring over 130 songs, was a bit too much to take in at one time, then this two CD distillation might be more your style. Here, the best 22 tracks from the box are compiled on two CDs for your sampling pleasure. Includes 'Where the Blues Come From', 'The Soul of My Father's Shadow', 'Lucky Day', 'Who Killed Love' and more.
Chris Rea - Rockpalast Open Air Festival 1985 (2016) [HDTV, 720p]

Chris Rea - Rockpalast Open Air Festival 1985 (2016)
TS: Mpeg-4 AVC, 1280x720, 12600 kbps, 50fps
AC3, 448 kbps, 48 kHz, stereo / MP2, 192 kbps, 48 kHz, stereo
Blues Rock / Soft Rock | 01:23:40 | ~ 8.73 Gb

~ Chris Rea Live at FreilichtbĂĽhne Loreley, St. Goarshausen, Germany on August 17, 1985 ~

Chris Rea - King Of The Beach (2000) [Bonus Track Edition]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 4, 2016
Chris Rea - King Of The Beach (2000) [Bonus Track Edition]

Chris Rea - King Of The Beach (2000) [Bonus Track Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 228 Mb
Genre: Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, Blues | Label: EastWest/Magnet | # 8573 85017 2 | Time: 01:00:05

A sequel of sorts to his earlier On the Beach, King of the Beach continues the laid-back mood of the earlier album but is (despite the goofy title) a more mature and unified work. It's one of his best albums and is a return to form after the film soundtrack La Passione and the more electronic sounds of The Road to Hell Part 2. Written primarily during a vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands, it's replete with lots of beach and summer imagery in the titles ("King of the Beach," "All Summer Long," "Sandwriting," "Sail Away") as well as the lyrics, which were originally written as poems. A remix of "All Summer Long" was a big dance hit in Ibiza and other Mediterranean hot spots. A good album for a summer day, with a soulful mellowness flowing through the tracks.

Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 20, 2016
Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set [Re-Up]

Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.8 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.48 Gb (incl 5%) | Time: 10:11:29
DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 kbps or AC3 2.0 @ 192 kbps or DTS 5.1 | 01:11:27 | 6.4 Gb
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock | Label: EarBooks/Jazzee Blue/Edel | Scans included

130-track CD/DVD set comprising of 11 CD albums each with it's own distinct musical style which showcases his passion for the guitar, plus a DVD for the 'Stony Road' album. Having created the cover of Stony Road and interpreted the cover of The Blue Juke Box the close relationship between Chris Rea's music and his painting was defined. This relationship was clearly leading in one direction, a ground-breaking idea to link the two driving forces in his life. The idea of Blue Guitars was born. Eleven albums from Chris Rea in one book pack, 130 brand new Chris Rea songs inspired by the blues ranging globally across all his own interpretations of this musical form, songs that Chris believes are some of his best to date.

Chris Rea - The Best Of Chris Rea (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 13, 2016
Chris Rea - The Best Of Chris Rea (1994)

Chris Rea - The Best Of Chris Rea (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 507 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Genre: Rock, Soft Rock, Blues Rock | Label: EastWest | # 4509-98040-2 | Time: 01:17:23

All of the highlights from guitarist/songwriter Chris Rea's moody late-'80s and early-'90s records are collected on The Best of Chris Rea. For neophytes and casual fans, this a perfect introduction, though more serious listeners will find plenty to treasure on his original albums.

Chris Rea - Stony Road (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2015
Chris Rea - Stony Road (2002)

Chris Rea - Stony Road (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 368 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 258 Mb
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Edel | # 0141922ERE | Time: 00:57:42

Originally released on Rea's own label in 2002 under the title Dancing Down The Stony Road, this was Rea's first album following a life-threatening illness that had forced him off the road for nearly two years. This bluesy album features 13 tracks including 'Changing Times', 'Burning Feet', 'Easy Rider' and many more.

Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries (1985) Reissue 1991  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 28, 2015
Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries (1985) Reissue 1991

Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries (1985) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Genre: Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Blues Rock | Label: EastWest | # 2292-42374-2 | Time: 00:48:33

Shamrock Diaries is the seventh studio album by Chris Rea, released in 1985. This album represents the beginning of a creative and commercial zenith for Rea. Shamrock Diaries was a huge seller in Europe, reaching the Top 20 in several countries including Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The album was also successful in Australia, where it reached number one.

Chris Rea - Wired To The Moon (1984) Reissue 1991  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 27, 2015
Chris Rea - Wired To The Moon (1984) Reissue 1991

Chris Rea - Wired To The Moon (1984) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 161 Mb
Genre: Soft Rock, Blues Rock | Label: EastWest | # 2292-42373-2 | Time: 00:42:05

With the success of the band Incantation and ethnic South American music in 1982-1983, Chris Rea introduced his sixth album, Wired to the Moon, with the track "Bombollini," which was over six minutes of jungle-sounding drums and the haunting sound of pan pipes. The ethnic flavor continued on the second track, "TouchĂ© d'Amour," which was reggae in the unashamed style of lovers rock. However, Rea wasn't going to disappoint his fans altogether, small in number though they were in the U.K., having built a career over several albums of soft rock tracks and midtempo ballads with Dire Straits-style guitar breaks, and the rest of the tracks on Wired to the Moon fell easily into this category, especially "Shine, Shine, Shine" and "Holding Out," which were lovely emotive ballads. Meanwhile, "Ace of Hearts," the title track, and the final song, "Winning," were soft rock numbers – almost MOR – crying out for daytime radio play or a top-selling commercial artist to cover them (but neither of these came about). Yet again, the record company released just one single from a Rea album.
Chris Rea - New Light Through Old Windows: The Best Of Chris Rea (1988)

Chris Rea - New Light Through Old Windows: The Best Of Chris Rea (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 414 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 50 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Blues Rock | WEA #243 841-2

New Light Through Old Windows is a compilation album by Chris Rea, released in 1988. The album consists primarily of re-recordings of songs released on earlier Rea albums, as well as two new songs, "Working on It" (which gave him a rare U.S. chart single, peaking at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100, and giving him his only #1 single on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart) and "Driving Home for Christmas.", also the re-recording of "On the Beach" gave him another rare US hit, it peaked #9 on the US AC chart in 1988 and #12 in the UK chart.