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by jlandon033
14 Nov 2015, 20:50
Forum: News
Topic: 'La Passione' 2 CD and 4 DVD earbook release 2015
Replies: 188
Views: 79002

Re: 'La Passione' 2 CD and 4 DVD earbook release 2015

In response to the several comments about the self-titled "Chris Rea" album I too think is a lovely little album. The production on that album is top notch, the songs are interesting (very introspective/reflective), the musicianship is top rate, the vocals are fantastic as usual, and there is slide ...
by jlandon033
24 Jul 2015, 22:56
Forum: News
Topic: 'La Passione' 2 CD and 4 DVD earbook release 2015
Replies: 188
Views: 79002

Re: 'La Passione' 2 CD and 4 DVD earbook release 2015

Hello all, In regards to the comments from Audrey about the recent releases from David Gilmour. I certainly hope Chris doesn't take any cues from Gilmour other than musical cues. Chris' output of late is certainly starting to look very Gilmourian. The last Gilmour solo album "On an Island" (fantasti...
by jlandon033
05 Jun 2015, 21:47
Forum: News
Topic: 'La Passione' 2 CD and 4 DVD earbook release 2015
Replies: 188
Views: 79002

Re: 'La Passione' 2 CD and 4 DVD earbook release 2015

Hello all, Interesting comment by Andrey in that he doubts that Chris would or possibly even could write a song like Ace of Hearts ever again. You may have a point here. If any of you have ever walked into a guitar store or guitar expo you will walk past a vast sea of guys playing blues licks. This ...
by jlandon033
29 May 2015, 20:15
Forum: News
Topic: 'La Passione' 2 CD and 4 DVD earbook release 2015
Replies: 188
Views: 79002

Re: 'La Passione' 2 CD and 4 DVD earbook release 2015

Hey everybody, This is really good dialog we have going here. To piggyback off of what Andrew said I too do not care much for the latest release either. I don't paint with quite a big a brush though because I thoroughly enjoyed Blue Guitars (& The Hofner Bluenotes to a lesser extent). However the Sa...
by jlandon033
22 May 2015, 20:44
Forum: News
Topic: 'La Passione' 2 CD and 4 DVD earbook release 2015
Replies: 188
Views: 79002

Re: 'La Passione' 2 CD and 4 DVD earbook release 2015

Hello all, My views on Chris' present career path has been documented on this web/blog site. It's my opinion that he has become fixated on the Earbooks and movie paradigm to the determent of the music. Obviously I don't know all the back story behind the massive time in between releases but I can on...
by jlandon033
28 Feb 2015, 23:35
Forum: News
Topic: Jazzee Blue
Replies: 28
Views: 17128

Re: Jazzee Blue

Hello all, This is a very interesting link. The dynamics of the relationship between a record to company and the artists to find a proper balance in which an artist can follow his art vs. what the record company wants must be a real tight rope walk. That certainly seems to be the case for Chris Rea ...
by jlandon033
31 Dec 2014, 21:55
Forum: News
Topic: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini re release
Replies: 14
Views: 10986

Re: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini re release

Hello all, I have been able to listen to the new "re-mastered" cd a couple of time now. I have also listened to the old cd to get a fair comparison. I would say by and large the new "re-mastered" cd is a much more exiting listening experience. There seems to be better separation between the instrume...
by jlandon033
31 Dec 2014, 21:30
Forum: News
Topic: A new Tour "last open Road
Replies: 206
Views: 107260

Re: A new Tour "last open Road

Hello all, If I was a betting man I would guess the "mystery" brown Stratocaster with the two humbuckers is the brown Squier Stratocaster he was using on the last tour. The new fad in guitars is to take a brand new guitar and make it look like an old one. The term used when this done is "relic". The...
by jlandon033
12 Dec 2014, 21:05
Forum: News
Topic: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini re release
Replies: 14
Views: 10986

Re: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini re release

I have the "re-mastered" Benny Santini CD on my Christmas wish list. I'll give a full review as soon as I get it this month and get a chance to listen to it. I'll do a side by side comparison of the two CD's to see if the new CD is worth anybody's time (and money). The lack of care taken in the new ...
by jlandon033
10 Dec 2014, 04:12
Forum: News
Topic: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini re release
Replies: 14
Views: 10986

Re: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini re release

Well no I haven't bought the new "re-mastered" version of Benny Santini yet. I believe at some time I'll purchase it though. It's worth a try. It's only $16.99 on Amazon right now. Just another note about Fool If You think It's Over. Chris has so few kind words for the original version of this song ...
by jlandon033
06 Dec 2014, 18:10
Forum: News
Topic: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini re release
Replies: 14
Views: 10986

Re: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini re release

After posting my recent comments about the newly remastered first album I thought I would take a good listen to this cd. It's actually a very enjoyable set songs to listen to. Some of the songs sound somewhat dated (Three Angels & One of Those Days) and do not represent the overall style that Chris ...
by jlandon033
03 Nov 2014, 00:35
Forum: News
Topic: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini re release
Replies: 14
Views: 10986

Re: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini re release

The company doing these "remasters" is a company called Culture Factory USA. It doesn't appear that they are obtaining a copy of the original analog master tapes to re-create the new digital version. This is vital in most cases when trying to improve upon the original CD's. I read an article where a...
by jlandon033
12 Jun 2013, 00:26
Forum: News
Topic: News, please!
Replies: 21
Views: 16726

Re: News, please!

I know what you mean. I told my wife the other day that I was not going to "Google" Chris Rea for 30 days. She said you'll never make it. She was right. To say that Chris's web presence is disappointing is about as big of an understatement as one could make.
by jlandon033
17 Feb 2013, 01:50
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New fan from USA
Replies: 2
Views: 4549

Re: New fan from USA

Hello Linda my name is Joe and I'm from Texas. My Chris Rea "obsession" kinda happended like yours. I saw the On the Beach video on VH1 back in 1988 and absolutely loved the song. I also recognized the voice from the song "Fool" which is played all the time on american soft pop classic stations, as ...
by jlandon033
13 Oct 2012, 16:06
Forum: Frontpage English
Topic: Chris reworking "La Passione"
Replies: 25
Views: 21518

Re: Chris reworking "La Passione"

To respond to "veherny's" questions and remarks: the VHS version available is a european version and will not play on american vcr's. Believe me I looked into getting it several times. I researched the intenet about 6 months looking for it on DVD with no luck. I also agree the "La Passione" soundtra...
 

 

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