I was one of the lucky ones to be at the Dublin gig last nite and man Chris was once again awesome.The version of Stainsby girl is as good as I have heard Chris playing and I have been watching him in concert for the last 20 years
.We got the old the new and the in between and what I mean by that is the slower versions of Josephine,Julia,I can hear your heart beat & On the beach which I really enjoyed even though some people on this forum were not too impressed by these versions.I suppose I'm one of the lucky people that have heard both versions live so a change is nice as well.
Chris looked like he was really enjoying himself and gave the gig his all and really got the crowd going in the second half of the show.Most of the people around me were in their 30s or 40s so it was an older audience but every one appreciated his work.
I was a bit sad leaving the show as several times during the gig I said to myself that "Jesus" we will never see this live again which will get a bit of getting used to as we were used to getting the Chris Rea fix every 2 years.Roll on the fireflies and the live dvd it cant come fast enough.
God bless Chris and keep in good health,good guys like you dont come around too often.