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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 (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,139 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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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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "ianlewis147" on 24 Oct. 2005
Format: Audio CD
....it will be long. 137 tracks and 10.2 hours long. Not to mention the DVD. I only really became a fan of Chris Rea with his 'King of the Beach' release and from there purchased several of his other works. Then he released Dancing Down The Stoney Road. I was sceptical at first. I have never been a fan of the blues, but I was blown away. Chris Rea wasted himself on pop/rock. He was born to write and sing the blues. Since DDTSR there have been Blue Street (Five Guitars) & Hofner Blue Notes, of which both instrumentals. Then there was his last release The Blue Jukebox.
And now Blue Guitars. I couldn't quite believe my eyes when I saw this appear on Amazon. 11 CD's conjures up the thought of years of work. 11 CD's could even be an artists entire repitoire. The music itself is varied and takes you on a journey of the blues. The song writing, music and Rea's voice are typically on the ball. The book itself that contains the CD's is awesome. Fantastic artwork, interview, all the lyrics and all for quite an astonishing price.
If you want to know why Rea is singing the blues, I suggest you pick a copy of Dancing Down The Stony Road. For me it still stands out above this, because it is more personal. Thats not to de-value this, Blue Guitars is Awesome, but it is more of a story of the blues rather than a story about Chris Rea.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Joan Whittaker on 21 Oct. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I must admit I was a bit apprehensive when I heard that Chris Rea was to issue an 11 CD set. I did not see how anyone could undertake such a huge project and hope that it would be up to his usual standard. I really need not have feared. Since receiving my copy of Blue Guitars at the beginning of the week I have listened to all 11 discs and haven't found one that I didn't like. All the CD's are named for a particular type of blues and I have to say that they are all to a greater or lesser degree evocative of the genre they are named for.
If this set had been issued by somebody new to the music scene, then all the usual pundits would be lauding him. For Chris Rea, it is his farewell and a very poignant farewell it is. If he had never issued anything else, then this would stand as a brilliant body of work. Taken together with all the albums issued over the last 25 years, then it is outstanding.
If you have never really listened to Chris Rea, then take this excellent opportunity to discern why he has had a faithful following over the years and why we have all looked forward eagerly to each new release.
Thanks for the music Chris - we will not forget the pleasure you have given us and look forward to any releases with your new band Fireflies.
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