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Chris Rea - Era 1 (As & Bs & Rarities 1978-1984) - Import 3 CD

Chris Rea - Era 1 (As & Bs & Rarities 1978-1984) - Import 3 CD



Folk/Country Rock

November 20, 2020


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Catalog No.: 9029530605

JAN/ISBN: 190295306052

Number of Discs: 3

Country/Region of Manufacture: Import


Chris Rea


Chris Rea is one of the UK's most beloved singer-songwriters, with his smoldering slide guitar and captivating smoky voice that makes for great background music for adults. ERA 1 (As, Bs & RARITIES 1978-1984)" is a 3-CD collection compiling his works from 1978 to 1984, the early years of his solo career. The three discs are filled with singles, B-sides, rarities and more, providing the best overview of his early career as an evolving solo artist...! Chris Rea burst onto the music scene with his 1978 hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," a contemporary AOR sound based on blues-rock, and became one of the UK's leading singer-songwriters with a string of hits in his native England and other European countries. His distinctive, sobbing slide guitar tones and a haunting, smoky voice resonate around the world, and he is one of the UK's most legendary guitarists, having released 24 studio albums and sold over 30 million albums in a career spanning more than 40 years. He is one of the UK's legendary guitarists and one of the most beloved solo artists of all time. In Japan, "On The Beach" was used in a car TV commercial in 1987, and his stylish world and mature voice took the world by storm.Driving Home for Christmas" is one of the most beloved Christmas songs in the world every year. ERA 1 (As, Bs & RARITIES 1978-1984)" is released this time, which summarizes his career from 1978 to 1984, the starting point of his solo career. After working with bands such as MAGDALENE and THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS, he signed with Magnet Records as a solo artist in 1978 and began his career as a solo artist, establishing a strong presence in the music scene. ERA 1 (As, Bs & RARITIES 1978-1984), as the title suggests, is a collection of his first studio album, WIRED TO BENNY SATINI (1978-1984), which is his sixth studio album since 1978, when he signed as a solo artist and released his debut album WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BENNY SATINI? The album is a compilation of his activities from 1978, when he signed a contract and released his debut album "WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BENNY SATINI? Incidentally, the jacket design of this album was inspired by the jacket of "WIRED TO THE MOON," his sixth studio album.The collection opens with an edited version of "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," the big hit single from his debut album. The song was a big hit in the US and received a 1979 Grammy nomination in the Best New Artist category, making it the most appropriate song to open the collection of his early career. The album continues with a series of rare songs from 1978 to 1984, including B-sides, versions sung in multiple languages, and other mixes, making this a sumptuous collection of 51 songs on three CDs.


1.Fool (If You Think It's Over)
2.Midnight Love
3.Voy A Volverme Loco (Fool If You Think It's Over) (Spanish Language Version)
4.Whatever Happened To Benny Santini?
5.Three Angels
7.Cleveland Calling
8.Raincoat And A Rose
9.No Qualifications
11.If You Really Love Me
12.Dancing Girls
13.Friends Across The Water
14.Ya No Te Veo Nunca Mas (Since I Don't See You Anymore) (Spanish Language Version)
15.Loving You
16.Let Me Be The One
17.Diamonds (12" version)
18.I Can Hear Your Heartbeat (special extended mix)

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