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The Blue Cafe CD


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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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Product details

  • Audio CD (5 May 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B000007WK4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,005 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. "Square Peg, Round Hole"
2. Miss Your Kiss
3. Shadows Of The Big Man
4. Where Do We Go From Here?
5. Since I Found You
6. Thinking Of You
7. As Long As I Have Your Love
8. Anyone Quite Like You
9. Sweet Summer Day
10. Stick By You
11. I'm Still Holding On
12. The Blue Cafe

Product Description

1 x CD Album
Germany 1998

1Square Peg, Round Hole3:56
2Miss Your Kiss4:05
3Shadows Of The Big Man4:49
4Where Do We Go From Here?4:33
5Since I Found You4:36
6Thinking Of You3:30
7As Long As I Have Your Love4:45
8Anyone Quite Like You4:49
9Sweet Summer Day4:43
10Stick By You4:04
11I'm Still Holding On4:56
12The Blue Cafe4:49

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Pettitt on 12 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
After some disappointing CD's in the 90's Rea gets right back in form with this belter of a CD. He seems to be enjoying himself again and he opens the CD by blasting out two quality rockers with "Square peg, round hole" and "Miss your Kiss". He then spins off in a variety of styles with another highlight being the "ace of heartish" - "Thinking of You".
This CD is often overlooked when considering Rea purchases but miss this one as your peril, this is his most consistent album since "Road to Hell 1" - So go on BUY IT!!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mitch on 13 Mar 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Blue Cafe by Chris Rea is possibly his best album produced in the 90's. It didn't have the success of Auberge, or God great banana skin, but reached a credible no 10 in the charts and was a welcome answer to the poor La Passione.
The opening tracks of this album are quite modern Rea. Square peg, Round hole is a rough song with agreat guitar part in reas usual style.
Miss your kiss is similar. Where do we go from here is not bad, and grows on you
The shadows of the big man is a powerful son with a great string part to it.From then on however the mood changes and we get the best songs on the album. Since i found you is a real joy after the down beat opening songs. A change of key to the major in this song and its bright lyrics make it great listening.
Then comes my favourite song on the album- Thinking of you. i don't know what it is about it but it makes me feel strange. the piano part and great instrumental break combined with the lyrics of the last verse make it a classic.
The rest of the songs, except perhaps the title track, tend to blend into one until you're familiar with the album. They are all layed back with great tunes and lyrics.
The title track is very good- and is bound to get you singing.
Definately one to buy.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Jun 2000
Format: Audio CD
Chris Rea has a good aray of sounds under his belt which he has admirably shared with us down the years. He did however come a victim of his own success when he recorded/filmed La Passione.
So he went back to recording tried and tested styles on a set of strong if at times unremarkable set of songs. The opener, Square Peg Round Hole, hits you with the trademark slide guitar and gravel voice. Through the rest of album we hear songs which could have easily been taken straight out of his back catalouge.
I particularly like Sweet Summer Day and the title track which both sound like Chris listened to "On The Beach" prior to recording them. Other highlights are Where Do We Go From Here and Shadows Of The Big Man which are great examples of quality songs recorded by musicians who clearly enjoy playing together.
Ultimately it's worth a listen if only to reafirm the fact the Chris Rea is still writing decent material and playing a mean guitar!
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By Coast guard on 3 Feb 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Chris at his best playing the music he loves. recommended to all those who love great blues / jazz guitar music with that unique voice of Chris.
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By M R Tasker on 17 Oct 2013
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Good product and service, This artist performance is top of the pile , it is unessary to make any further comment
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By scv on 30 July 2013
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I am so delighted with this CD album.I am so glad that I bought it and plan to have hours of listening pleasure from it.
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By Duncan S on 1 Jun 2013
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Possible not the absolute best but hey you don't have to be a Chris Rea fan to like this album even if not every track.
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