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Blue Guitars [11CD + DVD] Box set, Colour, PAL

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  • Audio CD: 70 pages (9 Jun. 2009)
  • 70 pages
  • Number of Discs: 12
  • Format: Box set, Colour, PAL
  • Label: Jazzee blue
  • ASIN: 3937406328
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,660 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. West Africa (Instrumental) (Beginnings)
  2. Cry For Home
  3. The King Who Sold His Own
  4. White Man Coming
  5. Where The Blues Come From
  6. Lord Tell Me It Won’t Be Long
  7. Work Gang
  8. Praise The Lord
  9. Sweet Sunday
  10. Sing Out The Devil
  11. Boss Man Cut My Chains

Disc: 2

  1. Walkin’ Country Blues (Country Blues)
  2. Man Gone Missing
  3. Can’t Stay Blues
  4. Kkk Blues
  5. Too Much Drinkin’
  6. Catwalk Woman
  7. If You’ve Got A Friend In Jesus
  8. Head Out On The Highway
  9. Wild Pony
  10. Steam Train Blues
  11. Going Up To Memphis
  12. Somewhere Between Highway 61 & 49
  13. Ticket For Chicago
  14. Dance All Night Long

Disc: 3

  1. Two Days Missing Down The Viper Room (Louisiana And New Orleans)
  2. Who Cares If I Do
  3. What Made Me Love You
  4. You Got Dixie
  5. One Night With You
  6. Talking ‘Bout New Orleans
  7. Le Fleur De La Vie
  8. Catfish Girl
  9. Only A Fool Plays By The Rules
  10. Baby Come Home
  11. Dance Avec Moi
  12. L’ete Eternal

Disc: 4

  1. Electric Guitar (Electric Memphis Blues)
  2. Electric Memphis Blues
  3. All Night Long
  4. Born Bad
  5. Let’s Start Again
  6. What I’m Looking For
  7. Rules Of Love
  8. What You Done To Me
  9. Hobo Love Blues
  10. Pass Me By
  11. The Soul Of My Father’s Shadow
  12. My Blue World Says Hello

Disc: 5

  1. Lone Rider (Texas Blues)
  2. Texas Blue
  3. No Wheels Blues
  4. Lone Star Boogie
  5. Blind Willie
  6. The American Way
  7. Angellina
  8. Truck Stop
  9. Weekend Down Mexico
  10. Texas Line Boogie
  11. Too Big City
  12. Houston Angel

Disc: 6

  1. I’m Moving Up (Chicago Blues)
  2. Maxwell Street
  3. Bob Taylor
  4. She’s A Whole Heap Of Trouble
  5. Jazzy Blue
  6. Hip-Sway
  7. That’s The Way It Goes
  8. To Get Your Love
  9. Chicago Morning
  10. Catwalk Woman
  11. Since You’ve Been Gone
  12. All Night Long
  13. Here She Come Now

Disc: 7

  1. Last Call (Blues Ballads)
  2. Maybe That’s All I Need To Know
  3. Deep Winter Blues
  4. If I Ever Get Over You
  5. I Love The Rain
  6. My Soul Crying Out For You
  7. If That’s What You Want
  8. There’s No One Looking
  9. What Became Of You
  10. My Deep Blue Ways

Disc: 8

  1. Sweet Love (Gospel Soul Blues And Motown)
  2. Break Another Piece Of My Heart
  3. Ball And Chain
  4. Gospel Trail
  5. Shy Boy
  6. Come Change My World
  7. Call On Me
  8. Just In Case You Never Knew
  9. Let Me In
  10. I’ll Be There For You
  11. The Pain Of Loving You
  12. Are You Ready

Disc: 9

  1. Celtic Blue (Celtic And Irish Blues)
  2. Too Far From Home
  3. ‘Til The Morning Sun Shines On My Love And Me
  4. Lucky Day
  5. What She Really Is
  6. Wishing Well
  7. Irish Blues
  8. No More Sorrow
  9. While I Remain
  10. Last Drink
  11. ‘Til I Find My True Love’s Name
  12. Big White Door

Disc: 10

  1. Hey Gringo (Latin Blues)
  2. Immigration Blues
  3. Still Trying To Clear My Name
  4. Sun Is Hot
  5. Screw You And Your Deep Blue Sea
  6. Nothing Seems To Matter No More
  7. Sometimes
  8. Lampiou
  9. Keep On Dancing
  10. Lucifer’s Anger
  11. That’s How I Know It’s You
  12. Forever
  13. You Got Soul
  14. Bajan Blue

Disc: 11

  1. My Baby Told Me (Blues)(60s/70s)
  2. Got To Be Moving
  3. My Baby Told Me (Gospel)
  4. Heartbreaker
  5. Yes I Do (Instrumental)
  6. Wasted Love
  7. Cool Cool Blue
  8. Clarkson Blues
  9. Who Killed Love
  10. Never Tie Me Down
  11. Mindless
  12. Ain’t That Just The Prettiest Thing
  13. Nobody But You
  14. Waiting For Love
  15. Blue Morning In The Rain

Disc: 12

  1. Stony Road (DVD)

Product Description

Includes bonus DVD.

Customer Reviews

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I have been a Chris Rea fan ever since I listened to "Road To Hell" on my paper round. Ever since that album Chris has simply got better and better. I thought he had hit is peak with "The Blue Cafe" CD. However, as I am sure anyone taking a look at his box set knows, he got ill, badly ill.
Following his illness he released the music he has always wanted to release. The first of which was Dancing Down The Stony Road. Now, this is the classic album of all time (Well, it is in my opinion anyway). If you like the sound of blues and you like the sound of Guitar you will love DDTSR. However, now we have a box set of 11 CD's to enjoy. What I don't understand is that someone can write enough songs for 11 CD's in 11 different styles - and still not write a bad song. The quality is amazing. He seems to have a style all of his own and it is a style better than anyone elses! Again, if you love the blues, Guitars and superb vocals, then you have to buy this. You will love it.
Incidentally, for those that didn't know, he does a lot of artwork as well. The artwork in this album is truly superb. I am not an art fan, but I love some of the pictures in this box set - so much so that I am going to buy some prints!
Add to all this the fact that this box set is immaculately presented, better than anything else I have ever seen from anybody before, then you will see that this is a true bargain. Buy it, you won't regret it.
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What can I say that hasn't already been said about this remarkable collection of music? Mr. Rea, whilst recovering from a serious illness said that he did not want to die before he wrote a blues album. Blue Guitars was the result- except the one album became ELEVEN wonderful albums set in a beautiful presentation book!

The music is superb. If you haven't listened to Chris Rea before, it doesn't really matter as long as you like blues music and guitars. Start with disc one and just let it wash over you until you reach disc eleven. Almost every style of the blues are here, with some instrumental re-works of old tunes and about 120 new songs! Truly wonderful and if this really is Mr. Rea's Swan Song then what a way to go!
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I do not write reviews. Normally. But this is such an amazing set, at such an amazing price ( I got it cheaper through, than buying it locally - including airmail speed and perfect packaging), that I had to write something. I have never seen or heard anything like this before: The mix of quantity and quality is astonishing.
With eleven albums of all-new material, there are no dud tracks, and, begging to differ from the record executives, there are a number of hit tracks (in a number of styles, from ballad to rock, showing the range of Blues influence).
Blue Guitars is great! Buy it!
(But it is not for everybody: If you do not like the Blues, or if you do not like Chris Rea's voice, or if you do not have a CD player, do not buy!)
P.S. Oh yes, the DVD with Blue Guitars is a fascinating look at the recording of the double CD, Dancing Down the Stony Road, which is also a great album, and a harrowing glimpse into Chris Rea's health struggles. II think that that the 20 tracks on that album go together very well with the 137 tracks on Blue Guitars.
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I went to this man's farwell tour gig at The Birmingham Symphony Hall.

I had always liked his music and wanted a chance to see him perform live before he hung up his guitar.

What I got, I was not totally prepared for. His talent, technical ability, and pure love of what he does came off the stage like a life force.

During the following week I purchased "Blue Guitars".

If you know even a snippet about music, any music, you will not fail to see that this guy is more than just an exponent of what he calls "The Blues".

HE HAS NO EQUALLS ! At what he does, he is totally brilliant, I envy him for the happiness that he enjoys while practicing his art, infectious enthusiasm.....Love it Chris, I would love to meet you mate.
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I must admit I was a bit apprehensive when I heard that Chris Rea was to issue an 11 CD set. I did not see how anyone could undertake such a huge project and hope that it would be up to his usual standard. I really need not have feared. Since receiving my copy of Blue Guitars at the beginning of the week I have listened to all 11 discs and haven't found one that I didn't like. All the CD's are named for a particular type of blues and I have to say that they are all to a greater or lesser degree evocative of the genre they are named for.
If this set had been issued by somebody new to the music scene, then all the usual pundits would be lauding him. For Chris Rea, it is his farewell and a very poignant farewell it is. If he had never issued anything else, then this would stand as a brilliant body of work. Taken together with all the albums issued over the last 25 years, then it is outstanding.
If you have never really listened to Chris Rea, then take this excellent opportunity to discern why he has had a faithful following over the years and why we have all looked forward eagerly to each new release.
Thanks for the music Chris - we will not forget the pleasure you have given us and look forward to any releases with your new band Fireflies.
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