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All unique songs CR has ever played on full time gigs

Post by andrew fischer » 28 Oct 2013, 12:20

Hi all,

I tried to implement a small research and to find out which unique songs did ever appear in CR live setlists.

Below is the list of probably all ca. 150 authentic songs CR has ever played live on full time live shows, presented in chronological order, album by album.

Whatever Happened to Benny Santini 1978
Whatever Happened (super extended version with many extra verses at Newcastle Dec'78) - 1978-79 gigs
Closer You Get, Fires of Spring - 1978 gigs
Bows and Bangles - 1979 gigs
Because of You - 1975-78 gigs incl. Beautiful Losers shows with Steve Conway on vocals
Fool - 1978 gigs, all tours 1983-87 (but not all shows/tour-legs), reworked shorter version on 2006TRtH&B live album + the 1st show of 2008TRotFHBN tour + 2008 Sky Arts TV show
B-side - Midnight Love - 1983 WS tour, 1975(76?) Beautiful Losers gigs (sung by Steve Conway)

Deltics 1979
The Things the Lovers Should Do, Letter from Amsterdam - 1980 gigs
Raincoat and a Rose, Diamonds - 1978 gigs
Seabird - 1984 WttM tour

Tennis 1980
Tennis - early shows of 1984 WttM tour
Sweet Kiss, Good News, Dancing Girls, Everytime I See Your Smile - 1980 gigs

The Lost Tape 1980 (unreleased) / Chris Rea 1981
Every Beat of My Heart - WS tour 1983 + 1982 live TV Show in Amsterdam
When You Know That Your Love Has Died - 1975(76?) Beautiful Losers gigs (sung by Steve Conway)
B-side - Don't Look Back - WS tour 1983


Smile 1982 (unreleased) / Water Sign 1983
Let It Loose - WS tour only
Deep Water, Hey You, Texas, Out of the Darkness - 1983 WS tour, 1984 WttM tour
Love' Strange Ways (in a longer reworked version) - all tours 1983-1985
Nothing Happening by the Sea (in a reworked version) - 1983 WS tour, 1984 WttM tour, 1985 Eric Clapton support, 1987 DwS tour, 1988 Driving Home tour, 1997 gigs (severely altered funk version), 1976 Beautiful Losers gigs (with altered lyrics by Eddie Guy and sung by Steve Conway)
Candles - all tours 1983-1987
Midnight Blue - 1983-84 tours, 1986 JPT tour, 1987 DwS tour, 1997-98 BC tour, 2001 KotB tour
I Can Hear Your Heartbeat (extra verse and long closure) - all tours 1983-1988, 2006 TRtH&B album
B-side From Love to Love - 1983 and 1984 tours

Wired to the Moon 1984
Wired to the Moon - concert closer at late 1984 gigs
Touche D'Amour, Winning - 1984- 1985 tours
Bombollini (in a longer reworked version) - 1984-85 tours + early 1986 gigs
I Don't Know What It Is but I Love It (in a very long version with band introductions) - all tours 1984-1987
Ace of Hearts - all tours 1984-1990
I Don't Wanna Go, Pigs Might Fly (never released as studio recordings) - late 1984 gigs only

Shamrock Diaries 1985
Stone (in a longer reworked version) - 1985 SD tour only
All Summer Long (in a longer reworked version), One Golden Rule, Shamrock Diaries - 1985 & 1986 tours
Steel River - all tours 1985-1990
Stainsby Girls - all tours 1985-1991, 1998 BC tour, 2001 KotB tour, all tours 2006-2014
Josephine (in multiple versions*) - all fulltime shows 1985-2014, except Montreux 2002
B-side - Dancing Shoes - summer 1985 and early 1986 shows

On the Beach 1986
Two Roads, Hello Friend, Lucky Day - 1986 Just Passing Through tour only (Lucky Day appears only in late 1986)
Auf Immer und Ewig (in a reworked version) - 1986-1988 tours (omitted at some 1987 gigs)
Just Passing Through - all tours 1986-1991
It's All Gone (in a reworked version) - 1986-1988 tours and 2012 SS tour
On the Beach (in multiple versions**) - all fulltime shows 1986-2014, except Montreux 2002

Dancing with Strangers 1987
I Can't Dance to That, Gonna Buy a Hat, Windy Town (in a longer reworked version) - 1987 DwS tour only
Que Sera (in a very long version with band introductions) - 1988 gigs only
Loving You Again (in a reworked version), September Blue - 1987 and 1988 tours
Joys of Christmas - all tours 1987-1990
Let's Dance (in a longer reworked versions) - all fulltime shows 1987-2001 and 2004-2014
Josie’s Tune – as an intro to Josephine live versions on 1987-2001 tours

New Light through Old Windows 1988
Working on It - late 1988 gigs and all tours 1990-1994.
Driving Home for Christmas - December 1988 and December 2014 gigs

The Road to Hell 1989
Tell Me There's a Heaven, Your Warm and Tender Love - 1989-1990 RtH tour only
You Must Be Evil, Looking for a Rainbow - all tours 1989-1993
Daytona - all tours 1991-1994 + Montreux 1997 + Donauinselfest 1997 + London 1998
Texas - 1989-90 RtH tour, 1991 Naked Truth tour, 1997 gigs, 1998 BC tour, 2001 KotB tour
The Road to Hell parts 1 and 2 - all fulltime shows 1989-2014, except Montreux 2002

Auberge 1991
Winter Song - The Naked Truth 1991 tour only
Red Shoes - 2001 KotB tour only
Auberge, Gone Fishing - 1991 and 1993 tours
Set Me Free - all tours 1991-1994
Looking for the Summer - 1991 Naked Truth tour, all tours 2008-2014 (dropped at Dec 2014 gigs)
B-side - Footprints in the Snow - The Naked Truth 1991 tour only

God's Great Banana Skin 1992
God's Great Banana Skin, Soft Top Hard Shoulder (both in reworked longer versions), Too Much Pride - 1993 tour only
Miles Is a Cigarette - 1997 one-off performances at Montreux and Vienna Donauinselfest
Nothing to Fear (less second verse after some early shows in 1993) - all tours 1993-2001

Espresso Logic 1993
Espresso Logic, Soup of the Day, Red - 1994 Espresso Tour only
Julia (in a unique version each tour) - 1994 Espresso tour, 1997-98 gigs, all tours 2006-2014
This Kind of Love (never a studio record) - 1994 Espresso Tour opener

La Passione 1996/2015
No any track ever played on a fulltime gig (Girl in a Sports Car was once sung live on a 1996 Chris Evans TFI Friday show)

The Blue Cafe 1998
Miss Your Kiss, Shadows of a Big Man, Square Peg Round Hole, Thinking of You, Anyone Quite Like You (all in reworked versions) - 1998 Blue Cafe tour only
As Long As I Have Your Love - Donauinselfest 1997 one-off performance, a version very different from the album one
The Blue Cafe (in a reworked version) - 1998 and 2001 tours

The Road to Hell part II 1999
Last Open Road (in a reworked blues versions) - 2012 SS tour only

King of the Beach 2000
The Memory of a Good Friend - 1975 Beautiful Losers gigs (with altered lyrics and sung by Steve Conway)
Big Like John Wayne (never a studio record) - played live at least on 1 show in Cologne 2001


Dancing Down the Stony Road 2002
Changing Times, So Lonely, Heading for the City, Ain't Going Down This Way, Dancing the Blues Away, When the Good Lord Talked to Jesus, Burning Feet, My Peace Will Come - 2002-2003 Stony Road tour only
Slow Dance, Catfish Girl, Sun Is Rising, The Hustler - 2002-2003 and 2004 tours
Stony Road - all tours 2002-2014
Easy Rider - all tours 2001-2014

Blue Street / Hofner Blue Notes 2003 - no any track ever played live

Blue Jukebox 2004
The Beat Goes On, Restless Soul, What Kind of Love Is This, Blues Street, Steel River Blues, Long Is the Time Hard Is the Road, Let It Roll, Let’s Do It - 2004 BJB tour only

Blue Guitars 2005
Electric Guitar (in a reworked version) - 2010 Still So Far to Go tour only
Jazzee Blue, That's the Way It Goes, KKK Blues, Head Out on a Highway - 2006 TRtH&B album only
Work Gang, Till the Morning Sun Shines on My Love and Me, Somewhere Between Highway 61 & 49 - 2006 TRtH&B live album, 2010-2014 tours
Where the Blues Come From - all tours 2006-14

The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Blue Notes 2008
Up to 9 instrumentals from 'The Delmonts!', Legacy Blues, The Shadow of a Fool - 2008 TRotFHBn tour only
I Can't Wait for Love - 2008 and 2010 tours

Still So Far to Go 2009 compilation
Come So Far Yet Still So Far to Go - 2010-2014 tours

Santo Spirito Blues 2011
The Truth (as an intro to Till the Morning Sun Shines on My Love and Me in 2012-14 and to I Can't Wait for Love in 2010)

* - Josephine was played in at least 3 different versions on 1985 tour, in at least 2 different versions in 1987-1988, afterwards it was played in more or less common way with Josie's Tune as intro on 1989-2001 tours and then in varied blues versions on 2002-2012 tours

** - On the Beach saw at least 4 live interpretations - first on 1987 tour and in late 1986 (the slowest one, close to 1986 album version), second from 1988 through 1998 tours, third unique version in 2001 and after that there were different blues version close one to other
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Re: All unique songs CR has ever played on full time gigs

Post by andrew fischer » 12 Nov 2013, 07:44

hm, strange nobody's inspired to comment anything on this...

I made some amendments to the initital list - Daytona was also in the setlist of Montreux'97, Texas'83 might be played in 1984 as well (but I think somebody's mistaken it for Tennis) and On the Beach WAS played in late 1986, e.g., in Glasgow in November, in the most slow version, very close to 1986 album version, with long Max solo in the end (slow as well).

Still no one's amazed? I thought we could have at lest some conversation here...

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Post by Peter S... » 12 Nov 2013, 20:45

I have never heard a live version of Wired To The Moon.

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Between the eyes of love I call your name
Behind the guarded walls I used to go
Upon a summer wind there's a certain melody
Takes me back to the place that I know
Down on the beach

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Post by Zel » 12 Nov 2013, 23:24

andrew fischer wrote: Please comment on this list and tell me if there are some mistakes or if you have something to add.
At least 7 songs are suspected to be not ever played live as I lack reliable information about these live performances:

Your Warm and Tender Love
Heaven
90's Blues
Johnny Needs a Fast Car
King of the Beach
All Summer Long 2000
Who Do You Love
1) Who do You love live 2000-2001 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL2GKUzeY_I
2) Miles with a cigarette LIVE Donauinselfest 1997 (I think You've got it, when were in my home. Look Your video archive :))

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Post by andrew fischer » 13 Nov 2013, 08:33

Peter S... wrote:I have never heard a live version of Wired To The Moon.

Peter S...
Dear Peter,

The song Wired to the Moon is NOT on the list above... I wish I heard it live as well...
Me myself I have never heard as well live versions of Driving Home, Your Warm and Tender Love, Heaven, 90's Blues, Johnny Needs a Fast Car, King of the Beach, All Summer Long 2000, only came across somebody's mentioning them in the setlists... Did you heard any of them live?
Zel wrote:
1) Who do You love live 2000-2001 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL2GKUzeY_I
2) Miles with a cigarette LIVE Donauinselfest 1997 (I think You've got it, when were in my home. Look Your video archive :))
Who Do You Love live on YouTube - amazing! Strange I did not find it myself...
But I wrote about fulltime gigs (at least 1 hour long), not about shorter TV shows.
On that show you gave link to, Chris also played All Summer Long unplugged and The Bones of Angels.

Miles Is a Cigarette live video - I thought it was from Montreux... Now I see there was at least 1 more performance that year. Maybe you know its setlist?..
I have found video of As Long As I Have Your Love from the same shot at Donauinselfest 1997
http://my.mail.ru/video/mail/riswankir/ ... 7341/22665
The YouTube account of the man who shot it with his home video camera has been deleted.
I have added this performance to the list.

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Post by Peter S... » 13 Nov 2013, 21:36

Andrew,

This is a great subject for discussion.

I have trolled through most of the YouTube videos (I have put on some myself under Edgegbr) and I have watched the Who Do You Love clip many times.

I agree, I have quite a few copies of concerts by Chris but do not have a live copy of Who do Love, I do not believe it has been performed in a Chris Rea concert, if any member of this group has knowledge that proves this wrong then let us know.

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Between the eyes of love I call your name
Behind the guarded walls I used to go
Upon a summer wind there's a certain melody
Takes me back to the place that I know
Down on the beach

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Post by andrew fischer » 14 Nov 2013, 07:31

Hi Peter,

thanks for your reply.

The link previously given by Zel is in fact a playback on TV show, but with this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX-Gx_6Z9ro you can listen to live unplugged performance of All Summer Long 2000 and Who Do You Love at WDR radio show. I have also an audio recording from Pitcher &Piano pub from 2000 where Chris played The Bones of Angels in the same way.

As far as I know, Chris did not play any songs from KOtB album in Cologne in 2001, but it is the only 2001 setlist I am aware of. Everything else is just a rumor I once or twice did come across.

90's Blues performance is mentioned at setlist.fm, surely not a reliable source, but I hardly believe somebody was so imaginative to pretend this.
Johnny Needs a Fast Car live performance (maybe a rehearsal?) can be seen in the official video clip to promote the single: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO8FhgpG3DA
The same with You Can Go Your Own Way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ-2O8CEXcA
Heaven and Your Warm and Tender Lover both were only mentioned by the fans recalling the setlists.
And the strangest thing for me is that Driving Home is not mentioned in the setslists of the Driving Home Nov-Dec'88 mini tour.

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Post by poolie » 16 Nov 2013, 00:35

I do have a (poor) bootleg of Chris' concert at the Ice Rink Whitley Bay on the 9th December 1988 where the final encore song was Driving Home For Christmas and as I was at the that concert ( and I think the same one at Wembley Arena) Chris threw out a large inflatable Santa Clause into the audience as he played this final number which bounced around the arena as people passed it from back to front of the concert hall

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Post by poolie » 16 Nov 2013, 00:37

PS I also have a bootleg of Chris singing Wired To The Moon as the final song on his visit to the Newcastle City Hall on the 11th Septembet 1984. It is the final song and fades after about 2min. 30 seconds.

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Post by Peter S... » 16 Nov 2013, 20:18

Poolie,

Once again you prove that your collection of recordings by Chris is second to none.

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Upon a summer wind there's a certain melody
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Post by andrew fischer » 18 Nov 2013, 09:56

Dear Poolie,

thank you very much indeed for your very useful comments and storing such a great collection and knowledge of Chris works!

Maybe you can comment something on the other suspected CR live performances?

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Post by poolie » 18 Nov 2013, 23:15

Hi Andrey

Like you I have Chris singing some acoustic versions of the songs you mention. The only other one I have is warm and Tender Lovewhich Chris had in his 1990 set list bootlegs of which I have from Glasgow and Frieburg fromthat tour

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Post by andrew fischer » 19 Nov 2013, 09:50

Thank you Poolie, I have now amended the list again with Your Warm and Tender Love no longer suspected.

I wish I knew more about 2001 setlists... Not so long ago, but so little info about it...

is Driving Home live bootleg you mention come from Wembley'88 radio broadcast?
I found out from the saved page of the very old givernyblue.gb.com website that a whole 16-track recoding does exist, but I have never come it across...

And Your Warm and Tender Love may aslo feature on Temple Park/South Shields 1990-01-09 audience recording which I found in the same source... I have never seen Glasgow or Freiburg recordings from that tour...

Thanks again,
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Post by andrew fischer » 03 Dec 2013, 12:00

Hi all,

I have updated the list with Bows and Bangles played in Paris in 1979 and Every Beat of My Heart which I found was played in Dublin Stadium, 4th Dec 1983
http://www.chrisrea.nl/index.php?cid=660

I read here on this forum from Chris (Poland) that there is a (partial) recording of this concert, even posted once on youtube, but I never heard anything more on this...
http://chrisrea.nl/community/viewtopic. ... dles#p6736

Hope more info to come forth soon,

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Post by ace of hearts » 04 Dec 2013, 18:33

poolie wrote:I do have a (poor) bootleg of Chris' concert at the Ice Rink Whitley Bay on the 9th December 1988 where the final encore song was Driving Home For Christmas and as I was at the that concert ( and I think the same one at Wembley Arena) Chris threw out a large inflatable Santa Clause into the audience as he played this final number which bounced around the arena as people passed it from back to front of the concert hall

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I went to Birmingham that year, same, inflatable Santa's sent into the crowd.
could this be true, could this be me..

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