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Blue Guitars [11CD + DVD] Box set, Colour, PAL


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CHRIS REA
SANTO SPIRITO
BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM & BOX SET
Release date: SEPTEMBER 5TH 2011

Following his sell-out UK & European tour in 2010 and 2009’s UK Top Ten album Still So Far To Go - The Best Of Chris Rea, one of the UK’s foremost singers and songwriters returns with his first new material in over 10 years.

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  • Audio CD: 70 pages (9 Jun. 2009)
  • 70 pages
  • Number of Discs: 12
  • Format: Box set, Colour, PAL
  • Label: Jazzee blue
  • ASIN: 3937406328
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,737 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Includes bonus DVD.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

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147 of 147 people found the following review helpful By D. Sadler on 18 Oct. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I have been a Chris Rea fan ever since I listened to "Road To Hell" on my paper round. Ever since that album Chris has simply got better and better. I thought he had hit is peak with "The Blue Cafe" CD. However, as I am sure anyone taking a look at his box set knows, he got ill, badly ill.
Following his illness he released the music he has always wanted to release. The first of which was Dancing Down The Stony Road. Now, this is the classic album of all time (Well, it is in my opinion anyway). If you like the sound of blues and you like the sound of Guitar you will love DDTSR. However, now we have a box set of 11 CD's to enjoy. What I don't understand is that someone can write enough songs for 11 CD's in 11 different styles - and still not write a bad song. The quality is amazing. He seems to have a style all of his own and it is a style better than anyone elses! Again, if you love the blues, Guitars and superb vocals, then you have to buy this. You will love it.
Incidentally, for those that didn't know, he does a lot of artwork as well. The artwork in this album is truly superb. I am not an art fan, but I love some of the pictures in this box set - so much so that I am going to buy some prints!
Add to all this the fact that this box set is immaculately presented, better than anything else I have ever seen from anybody before, then you will see that this is a true bargain. Buy it, you won't regret it.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By P. Thomson on 24 Jan. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Having been a great admirer of Chris Rea's older music (On The Beach, Road To Hell, God's Great Banana Skin, The Blue Cafe) I was apprehensive when his Jazzee Blue label started up.
But after pulling out all the stops with Dancing Down The Stony Road and producing a simply glorious jazz album in the form of the Blue Jukebox, I didn't think Chris could better them - but he has surpassed himself with this masterpiece, Blue Guitars.
You may be initally be put off by the vast number of songs (128) but it is simply Chris Rea immersed in the music he loves so much - the blues. And any blues lover or Chris Rea fan for that matter will love this set. It is pure blues indulgence as Rea takes the listener on a journey through the evolution of the blues from early African musical scales to the latin blues that are prominent in today's industry.
There are surprises on every disc and Chris has used some samples from older tracks in his blues adventure. Look out for a "Nothing To Fear" sample on "Celtic Blues" and the familiar sound of "All Summer Long" on "How I Know It's You."
"Break Another Piece of My Heart" and "Rules of Love" have to be may favourites and this is a fantastic fond farewell from the slide guitar legend who will now perform under the name of his new band Fire Flies after a farewell tour. Hopefully he'll save his best Glasgow!
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ian P. Durk on 21 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
I went to this man's farwell tour gig at The Birmingham Symphony Hall.

I had always liked his music and wanted a chance to see him perform live before he hung up his guitar.

What I got, I was not totally prepared for. His talent, technical ability, and pure love of what he does came off the stage like a life force.

During the following week I purchased "Blue Guitars".

If you know even a snippet about music, any music, you will not fail to see that this guy is more than just an exponent of what he calls "The Blues".

HE HAS NO EQUALLS ! At what he does, he is totally brilliant, I envy him for the happiness that he enjoys while practicing his art, infectious enthusiasm.....Love it Chris, I would love to meet you mate.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By S. King on 28 May 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
What can I say that hasn't already been said about this remarkable collection of music? Mr. Rea, whilst recovering from a serious illness said that he did not want to die before he wrote a blues album. Blue Guitars was the result- except the one album became ELEVEN wonderful albums set in a beautiful presentation book!

The music is superb. If you haven't listened to Chris Rea before, it doesn't really matter as long as you like blues music and guitars. Start with disc one and just let it wash over you until you reach disc eleven. Almost every style of the blues are here, with some instrumental re-works of old tunes and about 120 new songs! Truly wonderful and if this really is Mr. Rea's Swan Song then what a way to go!
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I do not write reviews. Normally. But this is such an amazing set, at such an amazing price ( I got it cheaper through Amazon.co.uk, than buying it locally - including airmail speed and perfect packaging), that I had to write something. I have never seen or heard anything like this before: The mix of quantity and quality is astonishing.
With eleven albums of all-new material, there are no dud tracks, and, begging to differ from the record executives, there are a number of hit tracks (in a number of styles, from ballad to rock, showing the range of Blues influence).
Blue Guitars is great! Buy it!
(But it is not for everybody: If you do not like the Blues, or if you do not like Chris Rea's voice, or if you do not have a CD player, do not buy!)
P.S. Oh yes, the DVD with Blue Guitars is a fascinating look at the recording of the double CD, Dancing Down the Stony Road, which is also a great album, and a harrowing glimpse into Chris Rea's health struggles. II think that that the 20 tracks on that album go together very well with the 137 tracks on Blue Guitars.
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