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Original Album Series [Box set]

Chris Rea Audio CD
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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 (1 Mar 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0030HG3KQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,304 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Nothing's Happening By the Sea
2. Deep Water
3. Candles
4. Love's Strange Ways
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Steel River
2. Stainsby Girls
3. Chisel Hill
4. Josephine
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. On the Beach
2. Little Blonde Plaits
3. Giverny
4. Lucky Day
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. The Road to Hell (Part I)
2. The Road to Hell (Part II)
3. You Must Be Evil
4. Texas
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. Espresso Logic
2. Red
3. Soup of the Day
4. Johnny Needs a Fast Car
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Product Description

5CD set. Collects five of his original albums, in card LP replica sleeves! Features "Water Sign" (1983) ; "Shamrock Diaries" (1985) ; "On The Beach" (1986) ; "Road To Hell" (1989) and "Espresso Logic" (1994).

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing 26 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
Saw there was no track listing so I though I would list them.
The set includes the albums "Water Signs", "Shamrock Diaries", "On The Beach", "The Road To Hell" and "Espresso Logic".
Personally I love the tiny cardboard sleeves and if you are new to Chris Rea you really can't go wrong with the price for 5 the same cost of 1 CD?

If you spot any mistakes just add a comment and I will adjust it.

Water Sign
01. Nothing's Happening By The Sea
02. Deep Water
03. Candles
04. Love's Strange Ways
05. Texas
06. Let It Loose
07. I Can Hear Your Heartbeat
08. Midnight Blue
09. Hey You
10. Out Of The Darkness

Shamrock Diaries
01. Steel River
02. Stainsby Girls
03. Chisel Hill
04. Josephine
05. One Golden Rule
06. All Summer Long
07. Stone
08. Shamrock Diaries
09. Love Turns To Lies
10. Hired Gun

On The Beach
01. On The Beach
02. Little Blonde Plaits
03. Giverney
04. Lucky Day
05. Just Passing Through
06. It's All Gone
07. Hello Friend
08. Two Roads
09. Light Of Hope
10. Auf Immerund Ewig
11. Bless Them All
12. Freeway
13. Crack That Mould

The Road To Hell
01. The Road To Hell (Part I)
02. The Road To Hell (Part II)
03. You Must Be Evil
04. Texas
05. Looking For A Rainbow
06. Your Warm And Tender Love
07. Daytona
08. That's What They Always Say
09. I Just Wanna Be With You
10. Tell Me There's A Heaven

Espresso Logic
01. Espresso Logic
02. Red
03. Soup Of The Day
04. Johnny Needs A Fast Car
05. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
06. Julia
07. Summer Love
08. New Way
09. Stop
10. She Closed Her Eyes
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Caution - tinkering alert! 4 Aug 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought this primarily to replace my CD of "Watersign", that has stopped functioning.

Also because, for some reason, I never got round to upgrading my favourite Chris Rea album "Shamrock Diaries" from LP to CD. I'm really not sure I should have bothered. The recording quality on Shamrock is appalling... the sound keeps dropping out of the right channel. And I preferred the version of "Josephine" on the LP to the inferior version that appears on the CD. Rea has recorded so many versions of the song, on singles and other compilations; he (or the record company) should have left the original album untampered.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 18 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I wasn't really a Chris Rea fan until my friend introduced me to him. I thought I would buy this album set as not expensive - WOW!!!!! the guy is brilliant!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous value for money 7 Jun 2013
By Sputnik
Format:Audio CD
If you enjoy Chris Rea's work or just like quality, mature, rock music, this collection offers tremendous value for money.
The packaging is plain and simple - with 5 albums in carboard sleeves inside a cardboard outer box. But, so what? This package delivers a great deal of terrific music at a very reasonable price. To start with, it includes 2 absolutely Great albums (On the beach and Road to hell). You only have to look at what other reviewers have to say about those individual albums to know that they are top notch. A huge commercial sucess, and very polished, there's not much more to be said about Road to Hell. While On the Beach is a favourite album of many Chris Rea fans. The other albums all include some stand-out tracks and have a style of their own. Water Sign has a stripped-down sound, while Shamrock diaries features some nice Saxaphone work and has almost a Bruce Springsteen feel to it. For me, the Expresso Logic album was an unexpected treasure. Full of melodic guitar work, and also featuring mandolins, it includes a nice mix of upbeat songs (such as the hit single 'Julia') and more gentle crooners - the beautiful 'Summer love', the bluesy 'stop', and the poignant 'she closed her eyes'. This album has quickly grown to be a favourite of mine. Buy and enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rea reaction 15 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Chris Rea seems to get better over the years and looking back at his output was a joy. I'd always liked his big hit singles, but it was good to hear some of his less well-known stuff on these CDs. Money well spent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy little package. 31 July 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Although I already own all the albums contained in this series, they are on vinyl or in the case of 'Espresso Logic', tape format. Having had a cd player in the car for 5 years now, it's handy listening on the move. (down memory lane) Because of the compact packaging of the series it takes up no room in the car at all. Every one a winner!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool and clever 22 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I always admired Chris Rea, starting from his "Road To Hell" album. This collection is a great opportunity to remember his old hits and listen to less popular songs. If you want to relax in an elegant atmosphere it is the choice for you. And the price for it is simply nothing. If you are in love with somebody who is far away, you should both listen to the same songs from this collection and you will find poetic words to describe what is between and within you.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Early Rea - the evolution of the man's music. 6 July 2012
Format:Audio CD
Bought these albums "on spec" as my only knowledge of Chris Rea was his "greatest hits" as played on radio. It was a pleasure to listen to his early stuff then read about his life and recordings on sites such as Wikipedia. I keep thinking that Chris Rea would be fantastic live - some of his stuff sounds over produced and too synthizised for my tastes. Musically, the early radio hits such as Road To Hell are here, but it is some of the strong album tracks that never achieved radio hit status that stand out for me. All in all, a great introduction to the early Rea - I read he has sold in excess of 30 million records world wide, so you know he must be good!
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