Login to old version

Please enter your e-mail address provided during
registration, and we'll send you a new password:

Biography

Famous English singer, songwriter and extremely talented musician Chris Rea (full name Christopher Anton Rea) was born in 1951 in Middlesbrough. Chris bought his first guitar at the age of twenty two, inspired by Ry Cooder and Joe Walsh’s music. In 1973 Rea became a member of the band called Magdalene, and later he formed his own group Beautiful Losers. Chris started the solo career when he got the contract with one of the record labels. Thus, in 1974 the very first Rea’s single So Much Love was issued.

The singer’s debut long play Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? was released in 1978, and its first single Fool (If You Think It's Over) became the real hit in the USA. That song was even nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Song Of The Year, which proved the highest level of the musician’s debut work. Rea’s second record titled Deltics appeared in 1979 and it was as interesting as Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?. Thereby it managed to attract numerous music lovers’ attention to the singer’s creativity. The album Water Sign issued in 1983 was very well accepted by the listeners. Nevertheless, just a few knew that this long play was actually a demo-record, created by Chris. The thing is that the record company was not really interested in Rea’s album’s release, but Water Sign turned out to be popular, and listeners even enjoyed its new sound, which was simply the unfinished demo. Soon after Water Sign was released, Chris went on tour in Europe, gaining the growing fan base.

Rea kept on improving his skills, and he issued one of his best albums The Road To Hell in 1989. It got excellent reviews from the critics and its bright signature sound and wonderful atmosphere were enjoyed by the fans. The success of The Road To Hell was proved by The Sixfold Platinum status in Great Britain. Chris’ following work titled Auberge (1991) was as good as its predecessor and it peaked at number one of the UK Chart. One of the biggest Rea’s projects consisting of eleven CDs Blue Guitars saw the light in 2005. And a year later the musician pleased all the lovers of live sound by releasing an incredibly atmospheric live album The Road To Hell And Back (2006). In 2009 Chris’ discography was enlarged by another amazing compilation album Still So Far To Go - The Best Of Chris Rea, including the time-tested compositions that deserved the right to be called classical ones: Fool (If You Think It's Over), Loving You, Joys Of Christmas and many others.

Studio Albums

Chris Rea, The Journey 1978 - 2009 (Disc 2) mp3The Journey 1978 - 2009 (Disc 2)
2011
  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • British Blues
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Soft Rock
Chris Rea, Still So Far to Go mp3Still So Far to Go
2009
  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • British Blues
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Soft Rock
Chris Rea, Blue Guitars mp3Blue Guitars
2005
  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • British Blues
  • Chicago Blues
  • Country Blues
  • Electric Blues
  • Electric Texas Blues
Chris Rea, The Blue Jukebox mp3The Blue Jukebox
2004
  • Blues
  • British Blues
Chris Rea, Blue Street (Five Guitars) mp3Blue Street (Five Guitars)
2003
  • Blues
  • British Blues
Chris Rea, Hofner Blue Notes mp3Hofner Blue Notes
2003
  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • British Blues
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Soft Rock
Chris Rea, King of the Beach mp3King of the Beach
2000
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, The Blue Cafe mp3The Blue Cafe
1998
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, Espresso Logic mp3Espresso Logic
1993
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, Auberge mp3Auberge
1991
  • Blues Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, The Road to Hell mp3The Road to Hell
1989
  • Blues Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, Dancing With Strangers mp3Dancing With Strangers
1987
  • Blues Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, On the Beach mp3On the Beach
1986
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, Shamrock Diaries mp3Shamrock Diaries
1985
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock
Chris Rea, Wired to the Moon mp3Wired to the Moon
1984
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, Water Sign mp3Water Sign
1983
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, Chris Rea mp3Chris Rea
1981
  • Britpop
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, Tennis mp3Tennis
1980
  • Pop/Rock
Chris Rea, Deltics mp3Deltics
1979
  • Pop/Rock

Compilation albums

Chris Rea, The Very Best of Chris Rea mp3The Very Best of Chris Rea
2001
  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • British Blues
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Soft Rock