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The Love Songs
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 30 October 2002
Chris De Burgh is possibly the last true romantic still recording songs for those of us with a similar emotional outlook.
For most people unfamiliar with Chris's work, 'Lady In Red' remains his best known opus, but that excellent track is merely the cherry on the top of a rather gorgeous cake.
This well thought out compilation includes such gems as my own personal favourite, 'So Beautiful', a song that both my previous wives loved: it became "our tune".
Other tracks include 'Much More Than This' (not to be confused with Bryan Ferry's 'More Than This'), 'Lonely Sky', 'Fatal Hesitation' and the almost elegaic 'Lonely Sky', amongst others. This, in short, is a selection that spans the entire gamut of feelings that a person in love can experience. It's almost as if Chris could read his fan's mind (one of which I've been for almost 20 years)and was saying "yes, I know and understand EXACTLY what you're experiencing. Because I feel it TOO".
So, if you want to experience the best artist to emerge from Ireland since The Batchelors, you could do no better than to start here. I cannot recommend this album enough.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 16 February 2001
this is an incredible album, bringing together chris de burgh's most famous song of all time, and one that karoke queens worldwide will know 'lady in red' as well as some of his lesser known, but equally loveable tracks. something i've had for a while, and wouldn't ever be without, a must for those in a relationship, out of a relationship, just married, or recently dumped. a truly heart rendering, and thoroughly heart felt selection of tracks, for all of one's moods. not too soft, and yet something that captures a mood or emotion at any given time. a personal favourite - not just for cronies! even better, go see the man himself, live - i did, at the albert hall, london at xmas, and he really was great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Chris De Burgh - Singer/Songwriter and Instrumentalist was born 'Christopher John Davidson' in 'Venado Tuerto' Argentina in 1948
(His father was a British Diplomat stationed in Argentina)
This is a singer with a velvet voice, easy-listening and a great talent to write a beautiful tune, probably strictly for the 'Romantics' and
lovers of easy-listening material....the title for the album, says all you need to know, a selection of Romantic-Songs....
He got his first real break in 1974 signing for A & M Records, some of his early work was as a backing musician for artists such as
'Supertramp on-tour, he soon built a fan-base which led him to releasing his first album in 1975 which failed to impact in truth.
His Chart Career clicked-into place for him in the early 80's though he had to wait until 1986 to really get noticed when his song - 'Lady
In Red' became a World-Wide Smash-Hit staying at Number '1' in the U.K Charts for an impressive 3-Week Spell.
This album contains five further Chart Successes for 'Chris' including - 'Missing You' (Chart '3' 1988) 'So Beautiful' (Chart '29' 1997) -
'Separate Tables' (Chart '30' 1992) 'Fatal Hesitation' (Chart '44' 1986) and 'Lonely Sky' a song sung with 'Ben and Jamie Hazelby' (Chart
'36' 2011) along of course with the 'gem' mentioned earlier 'Lady In Red' (probably the song that springs to mind when you think of 'Chris
De Burgh)
Overall this is a great moods-album, maybe as background for a Romantic-Meal or maybe just to create that moment.
All the songs on board pleasant listening.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 1 October 2000
This is a good compilation of some of the best songs by one of the most underrated songwriters of the post-sixties era. Of course it includes his two biggest hits, The Lady in Red and Missing You plus many other great and much overlooked songs. I feel, however, that the absence of High on Emotion prohibits me from awarding this CD all five stars - it is supposed to be a "best of" compilation after all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 May 2009
I love Chris de Burgh's music so downloaded this CD which has many favourite smoochy songs. Very easy listening. Exactly what I would have expected. Great value.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2012
A very entertaining collection of Chris De Burgh songs, especially "Lady in Red", and all the other titles resonate even in 2012, timeless entertainment.
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on 21 February 2014
Bought this CD because I particularly like "Lady in Red". Although the songs are old, and probably out of date by today's standards, not only is Lady in Red wonderful, so are the rest of the tracks! A truly great album.
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VINE VOICEon 26 February 2011
I play this album more than my other Chris de Burg CD's I have, if you want a good smoochie album to listen to, this is the one, its so romantic..and has his best love songs on one album including Lady in Red and Missing You.
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on 19 July 2010
This is the first album of Chris De Burgh I have, so I can't compare it i'm affraid! The main reason I bought this CD was because I love the song, Lady in Red, but I also love all the others now. The CD arrived very quickly.
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on 25 February 2014
Contains the Number one Lady in Red and top ten hit of Missing You. A few other top 30 hits are included on this album. As I like Chris De Bergh in small doses, this is just the one and no other I would wish to have.
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