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Blue Cafe - Japan release Bonus Tracks

Post by tungsten222000 » 11 Aug 2010, 07:00

I was recently given a CD that is allegedly a copy of the Japanese release version of Blue Cafe. Unfortunately I'm not convinced that it is a copy of that version as it seems to have only one bonus track (Kyoto Blue) rather than the three that I have seen referred to in various places in the past. I understood the three bonus tracks to be Kyoto Blue, Ameno Nakano Kiirono Herumetto and On The Beach. I'm also questioning whether the version I have on this disc is the real Kyoto Blue. The version I have is a great piece of music but quite unlike any other Chris Rea piece. I'll try to describe what I have... 4 mins 42 secs long, completely instrumental, more of an Indian theme rather than an oriental theme with something approaching a sitar sound and strong percussion and brass throughout. It could almost be a James Bond theme! Does that sound like the real thing to anybody? Or do I have some mystery piece of music that has been incorrectly attributed to Chris Rea? If it's real what happened to the other bonus tracks?
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Re: Blue Cafe - Japan release Bonus Tracks

Post by Jim M » 11 Aug 2010, 18:42

I have the real Japanese THe Blue Cafe in front of me.The bonous songs are Kyoto Blues / Ameno Nakano Kirono Herumetto & on the beach.Kyoto Blues is 4:45 and does sound almost indian but it is traditional Japanese string instument and has a Chris Rea "feel" but unlike his other stuff.Ameno Nakano Kirono Hermentto is much more lively and very Chris Rea in the background (ala Expresso Logic -sort of).
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Re: Blue Cafe - Japan release Bonus Tracks

Post by tungsten222000 » 17 Aug 2010, 07:43

I have discovered that the track I have is in fact "Missione A Bombay" by Nicola Conte. I have no idea how it was attributed to Chris Rea but I think it is a great piece of music nonetheless. It's a little like the scenario in which a version of "Lily Was Here" is attributed (in terms of performance at least) to Chris Rea in some circles although I've never seen its origins confirmed with any authority.
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Re: Blue Cafe - Japan release Bonus Tracks

Post by andrew fischer » 27 May 2012, 14:24

Ameno Nakano Kiirono Herumetto seems to read like Yellow Helmet in the Rain, must be about a Formula 1 racer at Japan Grand Prix, common theme for Chris intstruental works.
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