5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A zero stars album in reality!!!!!,
This review is from: Road To Hell 2 (Audio CD)
I have been a fan of Chris Rea's since 1992 when God's Great Banana Skin came out and that wasn't a fantastic album but Road To Hell Part 2 is complete and utter piffle. I totally agree with the reviewer who mentions Coming Off The Ropes as being the worst Chris Rea song EVER ... it's absolutely dreadful. I sat through it bored and horrified. The album sounds like a contractual obligation whereby the artist has to produce something and fast. It's overproduced, bland and simply unlistenable in places. The final track with Sylvin on vocals is decent enough but it should be on a Jazz-lite album not something by this country's greatest living Slide guitarist. Put simply, this is an album to AVOID ... don't even buy it out of curiosity. Stick to everything else Chris has done and put this down to a lazy afternoon in the recording studio with Super Mario Brothers music having been used as 'inspiration.'