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Santo Spirito Blues

2 Sep 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 2 Sep 2011
  • Release Date: 2 Sep 2011
  • Label: WM UK
  • Copyright: 2011 NavyBeck Ltd. under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 1:00:17
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  • ASIN: B005IJT3ZG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,782 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Alan Lewis on 5 Sep 2011
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I've got to say that I don't usually do reviews, but being a huge Chris Rea fan from the beginning I thought I would give it a go after receiving his latest album The Santo Spirito Blues this morning (Thanks Amazon).
This is Mr Rea's best album for ages. I do think he lost his way a bit after his near fatal illness and his music reflected this. He seams to have got this off his chest now and this latest offering puts him back at the top of his game. There's not a weak track on it. Buy it, it won't disappoint.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Watkin on 11 Sep 2011
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Chris Rea - The BBC reviewer thinks this album has something missing? I don't. If you've followed Chris over the years you'll know his first love is the blues, he even said at one point he wouldn't play his old stuff, like "road to hell" again at his concerts. Well he changed his mind and last year I watched a master of his craft doing his thing at the Newcastle City Hall. This album is Chris at his best and the track "chance of love" is being compared to a Dire Straits track...make up your own mind, and I have no doubt Chris would be not be offended by that comparison?
All I have to say is this is Chris Rea doing what Chris Rea does best. He might not agree?
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Son75 on 20 Sep 2011
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I love Chris Rea's music but this time, after listening the disc 5 or 6 times, the over all impression is a certain sense of laziness. There's nothing new here. It's Chris Rea using all the old and tried tropes. He's doing it very well mind you, but unfortunately all this is also marred by my feeling that he thought that he had to up-tempo everything to simulate what is finally a false sense of energy. I came out of listening to the whole album feeling that he was bored and was eager to get over with all the songs. It's too bad because some of them, The Chance of Love for example, given more breathing space, could have been right up there with his Auberge's production.
Not as bad as The Road to Hell Part 2 (1/5 star in my book) but far from his better outings.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Muir on 14 Sep 2011
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"...I'll do happy blues... up-tempo, lots of off-the-wall guitar, to try and shake off the blues."

The above comment is the very definition of Spirito Blues, the latest album from Chris Rea.

And the quote comes from the acclaimed singer songwriter himself, who also happens to be a great six-stringer and one of the finest slide blues guitarists in the business.

Santo Spirito Blues follows the form of most of Chris Rea's releases over the last decade. It's an album rooted in the blues, a road the musician purposely found himself travelling at the start of the Millennium after he recovered from serious illness and an operation with a predicted 50% chance of survival.

The album and its up-beat tempo is typified by tracks such as `Rock and Roll Tonight' with its Stones-esque rhythm and riffing and `Never Tie me Down,' a song for the young man with his life still ahead of him.
It's not a one dimensional album, however, and Rea does deliver a tune or three in amongst the thirteen tracks that's more laid back or slow blues.
The two lightest pieces on Santo Spirito Blues close out proceedings - the smoky blues of `Lose My Heart in You' and the country-blues tinged ballad `I Will Go On.'

The album comes in two flavours.
There's the standard album release reviewed here and a multi-disc set.
The box-set edition is a five disc release featuring three CD's and two DVD's.
The DVD's are two films written and directed by Rea.
One is what is described as "a raw and brutally honest" film on bullfighting, while the other is about a man's journey on a search for the truth in the city of Florence.
The soundtracks to both films are featured on two of the CD's while the other CD is the Santo Spirito Blues album.
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By Bella on 6 April 2014
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Another brilliant cd from Chris Rea. I never tire of listening to his music. The cd came very quickly and I am happy with the supplier
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My tastes usually lurk around the likes of Watermelon Slim,Michael Burks,Keb Mo',Omar Kent Dykes,Mike Zito etc and I have always avoided Chris Rea as being a bit too close to the pop worlds backyard. This album seems different. Although the riffs and lyrical sentiments are no different than any other Rea offering over the years I get the feeling that this album was made without chasing chart success, as an ultimate goal, and it is much better for it. Some of his guitar playing fits in comfortably between the styles of Billy Gibbons, Duane Allman and Joe Walsh, with even a nod in the rough direction of Ry Cooder. However, it's his well worn Geordie vocal cords that lend themselves to the blues style,even when it's not even a blues song. I hope he does some more albums like this. My favourite track is 'The Way she Moves'. I once knew someone just like that and that memory alone was worth the price of the download.

Eamonn
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By Pete Madden on 11 Jan 2014
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I played this C.D. while 'driving home for Christmas' to be with my family.
Loved the tracks, seemed Chris has never lost his unique ability to demonstrate
a crafts man at work.
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This is a superb set from Chris and his musicians. I have followed his career since I left Teesside many moons ago and he just keeps getting stronger. Superb!
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