Tuesday, 19 January 2016
New Light Through Old Windows
Maybe it is because it is January and it is cold and miserable but I am struggling a wee bit at the moment for inspiration and a sufficient variety of material.
Time then to reach into the darkest corners of the shelves which very rarely see the light of day.
Chris Rea hit the big time in the late 80's /early 90's with albums such as The Road to Hell and Auberge.
New Light Through Old Windows is a Best of his early material up to but not including Road to Hell
There is some pretty dodgy MOR stuff on it along with some pretty good stuff including these two which celebrate his home town of Middlesbrough.
After a break to recover from surgery for pancreatic cancer which effectively put an end to his run of commercial success he chose to return to his Blues roots setting up his own Jazee Blue label.
Chris Rea - Stainsby Girls
Chris Rea - Steel RiverBibb