Chris Rea

Real Name:
Christopher Anton Rea
Profile:
Gravelly-voiced singer and guitarist, born March 4, 1951, Middlesbrough, UK.
Not to be confused with guitarist/composer/producer Chris Rae.
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MAG 5021 Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? — Chris Rea Chris Rea Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? (Album) Magnet (2) MAG 5021 France 1978 Sell This Version
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MAGL 5028 Deltics — Chris Rea Chris Rea Deltics (Album) Magnet (2) MAGL 5028 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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MAGL 5032 Tennis — Chris Rea Chris Rea Tennis (Album) Magnet (2) MAGL 5032 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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CN 3635/S In Concert-233 — Chris Rea The Tourists / Chris Rea The Tourists / Chris Rea - In Concert-233(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3635/S UK 1980 Sell This Version
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823 076-1 Chris Rea — Chris Rea Chris Rea Chris Rea (Album) Magnet (2) 823 076-1 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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713006 Water Sign — Chris Rea Chris Rea Water Sign (Album) Magnet (2), Magnet (2) 713006 France 1983 Sell This Version
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MAGC-5057 Wired To The Moon — Chris Rea Chris Rea Wired To The Moon (Album) Magnet (2) MAGC-5057 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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ZCMAG 276 Stainsby Girls (Special Mini Album - Volume II) — Chris Rea Chris Rea Stainsby Girls (Special Mini Album - Volume II) (MiniAlbum) Magnet (2) ZCMAG 276 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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38327 Shamrock Diaries — Chris Rea Chris Rea Shamrock Diaries (Album) Magnet (2) 38327 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
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MAGL 5069-8, 207 681-8 On The Beach — Chris Rea Chris Rea On The Beach (Album, Comp) Magnet (2), Magnet (2), Magnet (2) MAGL 5069-8, 207 681-8 Israel 1986 Sell This Version
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CN 4805/S In Concert-387 — Chris Rea Chris Rea In Concert-387(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4805/S UK 1986 Sell This Version
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713 010 Dancing With Strangers — Chris Rea Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers (Album, Comp, Maxi) Magnet (2) 713 010 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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VDP-28013 Snow — Chris Rea Chris Rea Snow(CD, MiniAlbum, RM) Magnet (2) VDP-28013 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
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243 841-2 New Light Through Old Windows (The Best Of Chris Rea) — Chris Rea Chris Rea New Light Through Old Windows (The Best Of Chris Rea) (Comp, Album) WEA 243 841-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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W2-46285, W2 46285 The Road To Hell — Chris Rea Chris Rea The Road To Hell (Album, Comp) Magnet (2) W2-46285, W2 46285 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
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9031-73580-4 Auberge — Chris Rea Chris Rea Auberge (Album, Comp) EastWest, EastWest 9031-73580-4 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
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9031-73580-2 Chris Rea Auberge(CD, Album, Blu) EastWest 9031-73580-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
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AMCE-498 God's Great Banana Skin — Chris Rea Chris Rea God's Great Banana Skin (Album) EastWest AMCE-498 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
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SAM1110 Interview 22nd September 1992 — Chris Rea Chris Rea Interview 22nd September 1992(CD, Promo, Transcription) EastWest SAM1110 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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92316-4 Espresso Logic — Chris Rea Chris Rea Espresso Logic (Album) EastWest 92316-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
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0630-16695-4 La Passione — Chris Rea Chris Rea La Passione (Album) EastWest 0630-16695-4 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
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3984-21688-4 The Blue Cafe — Chris Rea Chris Rea The Blue Cafe (Album) EastWest 3984-21688-4 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
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SAM3209 The Blue Cafe Interview — Chris Rea Chris Rea The Blue Cafe Interview(CD, Promo) EastWest SAM3209 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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8573806402 The Road To Hell Part 2 — Chris Rea Chris Rea The Road To Hell Part 2 (Album) EastWest, Magnet (2) 8573806402 Saudi Arabia 1999 Sell This Version
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8573 84596 2 King Of The Beach — Chris Rea Chris Rea King Of The Beach (Album) EastWest, Magnet (2) 8573 84596 2 Australia 2000 Sell This Version

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simmo506

simmo506

August 3, 2020
Love him or hate him, that voice is truly one of a kind. Long live Mr Rea.
jeff_9

jeff_9

April 30, 2020
Goldmine! I would highly recommend Mr. Rea! I find it weird I am hearing his music for the first time except for Home for Christmas!
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Expansive09

Expansive09

August 23, 2019
I remember hearing Rea's song On The Beach and Fool If You Think Its Over(mid 1980s when radio was amazing in the US). Never a huge fan of lyrics and pop in general thought this is amazingly good music regardless of my issues with bane pop lyrics. Rea's voice is rough on the edges, his lyrics almost almost channeled out of small town America(yes I know he's from the UK but we here in the US can still relate!) and the music always well produced with really nice atmosphere. No over the top guitar lyrics and always balanced.
I picked up the Tennis cd recently in a used record shop and that release reassured me of this musicians fine talent.
Yes he doesn't hold the airwaves in America(the garbage that passes for music today is insane) if he would be given renewed time on the airwaves I am almost sure the young and "older" listeners would be quite impressed with the level of talent Rea exudes.
Marikehazenberg

Marikehazenberg

August 23, 2018
I totaly agree with spinmarket!
2 years ago i discoverd Chris Rea true a best of cd and after that i stardet to collecting cd's of Chris. "The Blue café" and "Gods great banana skin are my tips to start with the music of mr Rea!
spinmarket

spinmarket

December 17, 2017
Magnificent artist completely ignored by the USA. If you are just discovering Chris Rea, try a hits compilation like the 2CD "Still So Far To Go". For individual albums I can recommend "The Road To Hell", "Auberge", and "God's Great Banana Skin". There are many classics on his 80s albums, but the versions are generally better on the "Still So Far" collection.

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