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by andrew fischer
08 Aug 2018, 14:43
Forum: Frontpage English
Topic: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again

I guess on the theme of other singers singing Chris's songs, you have a full album of Sarah randle 'The Sparrow' which chris has since put out some of his own versions. Chris has written 8 out of 10 songs on Sarah's album. The 2nd track, Get On with the Working Day, its name can be seen on the stud...
by andrew fischer
08 Aug 2018, 10:00
Forum: Frontpage English
Topic: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again

a different mix that appeared on the belated released Once in a blue moon in 2010 Thanks a lot once again for your insight knowledge on Rod Stewart, I only knew of 2 versions, the album mix and the piano one. Shall check the alternate mix shortly. Actually, a compilation of pro-covers on Chris Rea ...
by andrew fischer
06 Aug 2018, 09:31
Forum: Frontpage English
Topic: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again

I won't hold my breath....Warner commissioned Rhino records to do a major project on Rod Stewart's catalogue back in late 2007 ( a few years too late) and only about half came out and what did was so poorly promoted that it bombed...thus scuppering the rest of the planned releases. Incidentally, on...
by andrew fischer
24 Jul 2018, 10:53
Forum: Frontpage English
Topic: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again

Hi Andrey, could you give a track listing for that Lost Tape? I wonder which song on BG CD3 is that old! Hello Elangelo, nice to see you back here! Here you are: Tape dated 12/1/81 Side A 1/ Do You Still Dream? 4:01 (re-recorded for 1981/82 Chris Rea album; original mix unreleased) 2/ Fascination 3...
by andrew fischer
23 Jul 2018, 10:34
Forum: Frontpage English
Topic: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again

I hope so, but in the past the record companies haven't been too interested in Chris' back catalogue - to put it politely. There were many Best-Ofs - but no Box etc. which puzzles me because many lesser known artists released something like that. So, why should they release an album that never real...
by andrew fischer
21 Jul 2018, 11:43
Forum: Frontpage English
Topic: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Master tapes for 1982 album "Smile" found again

Hi again Bart and Anneke, I am just trying to think logically who could have possibly stored these records from 1982. To my mind, it is either a record label authority (Michael Levy the founder and ex-owner or Max Hole, the head of Warners in 80-90s or his successor) or someone who worked on CR reco...
by andrew fischer
08 Dec 2017, 08:40
Forum: Touring
Topic: songs you would like to hear on the next tour
Replies: 30
Views: 5253

Re: songs you would like to hear on the next tour

Julia's accounts: https://www.instagram.com/juliarea89/ https://www.facebook.com/julia.rea1/ Josie's insta: https://www.instagram.com/josephinerea1/ Posts from St. Pete & Moscow: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbeQZhLlY_2/?taken-by=josephinerea1 https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbmn4T1laNH/?taken-by=josephi...
by andrew fischer
04 Dec 2017, 12:10
Forum: Touring
Topic: songs you would like to hear on the next tour
Replies: 30
Views: 5253

Re: songs you would like to hear on the next tour

Hi Andrey, thanks for posting this link here, I've been told privately by a friend of those who made this video that they shot it after Chris refused to be photographed with them as he seemed to be not in the mood, so they decided to make a video of him talking to his daughter instead. The video is ...
by andrew fischer
17 Nov 2017, 16:35
Forum: News
Topic: The Tour 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 11353

Re: The Tour 2017

Lidocaine or something called like that. Might be possible. And his hair is really making him look old, I wished he didn't use that gel. I thought Phil Collins looked older as Chris before this Tour, now it's about the same. In Dr. House case, it was vicodin, but can be lidocaine as well. We shall ...
by andrew fischer
17 Nov 2017, 14:25
Forum: News
Topic: The Tour 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 11353

Re: The Tour 2017

I noticed on more recent video's Chris is more confident in walking and dancing as his first night. For Chris's movements on stage, it often made us really worried how stumbled jumping through his 'ritual dances' on Stony Road, Julia, Let's Dance - so fragile he looked in those moments. My wife sai...
by andrew fischer
17 Nov 2017, 10:01
Forum: News
Topic: The Tour 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 11353

Re: The Tour 2017

The other musicians were almost invisible. At our gig Martin was literally invisible by his drums, at least for the left side of seats next to the stage. I never saw his face throughout the gig since he 'hid' behind the cymbals. And didn't Chris quit smoking? Yes, that friend of mine was surprised,...
by andrew fischer
17 Nov 2017, 09:01
Forum: News
Topic: The Tour 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 11353

Re: The Tour 2017

See the Stainsby Girls is wonderful! I couldn't imagine you wouldn't like it. You said it was done before this way, but I didn't hear it like this. It was played in a very close way in late 1986, I will send you these records in private mail. The first two songs sounded a bit like the same to me. I...
by andrew fischer
16 Nov 2017, 15:27
Forum: News
Topic: The Tour 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 11353

Re: The Tour 2017

I would like to share some more details, apart from the overall emotions. What I really miss within recent CR gigs, are his old guitars - two strats, especially Bluey, Blue Italia and Thinline. Overall he only performed 5 songs through the gig on these guitars and Bluey is long since absent at all, ...
by andrew fischer
16 Nov 2017, 11:53
Forum: News
Topic: The Tour 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 11353

Re: The Tour 2017

I have the official setlist, it has Driving Home For Christmas on it. Julia or Money won't be played. It would suprise me if he did another one. But you never know. I'm glad you have happy memories. Never give up on your dreams. Like your young friend. Yes, I remember you telling me that. Shame suc...
by andrew fischer
16 Nov 2017, 11:34
Forum: News
Topic: The Tour 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 11353

Re: The Tour 2017

What a shame. Maybe it will change. Like I said all his old work is on Spotify now. So there is interest. Don't you think? I know you don't have Spotify, but it is a sign there is some change somewhere. I know of your friend, he posted a picture to me. I was amazed they let him do it. I guess Chris...