Frankly I am kinda of two minds about this. I am from the USA so I have never seen the film La Passione. I am a sports car fanatic so seeing this film that was created by my musical hero holds a certain appeal. However from the music side it's a bit of a let down. In addition I was looking forward to the rumored autobiography.
Chris seems dead set on putting out the "audio books" with each new release. This was interesting at the start for me but is starting to feel played out. You know the old phrase "done to death". In my humble opinion I would happier with a set of well produced songs that have a cohesive vibe, other musicians, that have a bluesy feel but not necessarily a blues record per say. Unfortunately Chris has stated this is exactly what he does not want to do, but for many of us it's about the music. The Santo Spirto Project was interesting but I am not sure I will ever break out those DVD's and watch them again, and to me the accompanying sountracks where just ok. The Santo Spirito Blues CD was very listenable but not indespensible. Personally I could do with a little Chris Rea circa 1986-1992.
With all this being said I will order the new material as soon as it's available...