Chris Rea has announced a new tour in support of his forthcoming album, ‘Road Songs for Lovers’. With the follow up to 2011’s ‘Santo Spirito Blues’ due to arrive in September through BMG, Rea will play dates across the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Estonia, UK and Ireland between October 7 and December 12. […]
Chris talks to The Telegraph about his first car and passing his driving test in an ice cream van. “I’m currently under orders from my wife to try and change. She says: talk to yourself, you can’t change the world. But after 10 minutes, I’m knocking my head against the window. Everyone’s so f***ing stupid. […]
Chris talks guitar origins, Strats, the blues and La Passione in an interview with MusicRadar. “My first Strat was because I saw Ry Cooder at Newcastle City Hall. Dark End Of The Street became like, ‘This is it’; his solo he did that night in the City Hall just blew me away, absolutely blew me […]
Chris Rea visited the Jools Holland show (BBC Radio 2) on October 12th, you can listen to the show online. Chris comes in at 33:30, and also performs a live version of Be Bop A Lula. The show is available online until November 11th. You can see some photos from the visit on Twitter.
The long-awaited remake of La Passione has finally received a release date: November 6, 2015. The box set will be comprised of 2 CDs and 2 DVDs, and a 70-page coffee-table book with photographcs and paintings by Chris Rea. CD1 & CD2; Original Music from the 1996 soundtrack album ‘La Passione’, re-mastered & some remixed, including […]
The film Soft Top, Hard Shoulder has recently been remastered for high definition and is avaible for streming via Vimeo. Chris Rea wrote the score for this 1993 film, and the movie’s title track can be found on the God’s great banana skin album. You can now watch the original movie in 1080p definition and enjoy Chris’s pieces […]
On November 18, 2014, NYC boutique label Culture Factory released Chris Rea’s debut album Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? as a remastered limited edition CD. This digitally remastered edition comes housed in a mini LP jacket and paper sleeve that replicate every aspect of the original LP album release. The album The album, released in 1978, was Chris Rea’s biggest success […]
A new earBook, a remake of ‘La Passione’ with 2 CD’s and 4 DVD’s is rumoured to be released in February 2015. Chris Rea has in recent years expressed his disappointment with how the La Passione film/album turned out, and already in 2012 he stated that he had done a remake of it. In recent interviews […]