Christopher Anton Rea (pronounced /ˈriː.ə/, REE-ə) (born 4 March 1951) is a singer-songwriter from Middlesbrough, England, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing. Rea has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

Biography - Early career

Rea first picked up the guitar relatively late, at the age of 22. He had not played the local music scene around Middlesbrough much, and had no real history of playing with any local bands. However, under the guidance of local club owner, and promoter John B. McCoy he managed to gain a record deal with Magnet Records. Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? was Rea's debut album, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). The first single lifted from the album, "Fool (If You Think It's Over)", is his biggest hit in the United States, peaking at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching number one on the Adult Contemporary Singles chart. "Fool (if You Think It's Over)" was nominated for a Song of the Year Grammy, losing out to Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are". Unlike most of Rea's other singles, "Fool..." failed to appear on the UK Singles Chart on its first release and only reached #30 when re-released in late 1978 to capitalise on its US achievement. UK singer Elkie Brooks enjoyed greater success with "Fool.." in 1981 when she charted a single at #17. It was also the first record played by Radio Caroline, after a long period off the air.[3] A cover of "Fool..." by Kenny Craddock was used as the theme for BBC sitcom Joking Apart. The title of the album is a reference to a name Rea's UK record label (Magnet) had considered christening him with to make him sound more attractive commercially. Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? was produced by Gus Dudgeon. Rea was reportedly dissatisfied with the final mix of the album; he later went some way to supposedly rectify this to his satisfaction, starting with 1988's greatest hits compilation New Light Through Old Windows, which featured a re-recorded version of "Fool..." and several other of his back-catalogue tracks. Dudgeon went on to produce Rea's next effort, Deltics. It is rumoured within the music-industry however[citation needed], that this 'dissatisfaction' was merely a clever way of dispensing with royalty, or contractual, payments on the original recordings that would have been due under an agreement with his first Manager John McCoy, with whom Rea had subsequently dispensed.

European breakthrough

Rea began to focus his attention on continental Europe, releasing eight albums in the 1980s. It wasn't until 1985's Shamrock Diaries and the songs "Stainsby Girls" and "Josephine" that UK audiences began to take notice of him (on 5 July 1986 Rea played in front of 95,000 people at Slane Castle, Ireland, as a supporting act of band Queen on their Magic Tour). His Follow-up albums were On The Beach (1986) and Dancing with Strangers (1987). The Dancing with Strangers tour of 1987 saw Rea sell out stadium size venues for the first time across the world and Rea played Wembley Arena twice. His following album was the New Light Through Old Windows compilation album, which saw studio reworkings of original classics such as On The Beach, Let's Dance and Ace of Hearts, in 1988 brought Rea success and a further hit in Driving Home For Christmas. His next full album was to be his major breakthrough. The Road to Hell (1989) enjoyed massive success and became his first number one album in the UK. This accomplishment could not be mirrored in the US, where it only reached #107, in spite of the single track "Texas" achieving extensive radio airplay. The title track was released as a single and reached the UK Top 10. The follow-up album, Auberge, was also a European hit, reaching the top spot in the UK.



Eu vejo uma roda girando
Em uma pista empoeirada
Pego no vazio eo espaço vazio
Entre lá e de volta
E o paraíso de ir a algum lugar
Que ainda está tão longe
Menino, feliz você apostou que eu sou
Segurando o sorriso por todo esse tempo que eu puder


É tudo brilhante na frente
E é tudo escuro atrás
Viver para o agora que está entre as pontes
e os sinais
E ficando ainda há um longo caminho a percorrer
Enquanto os outros o sonho de um desejo
Isso é tudo que eu preciso saber oficialmente
Menino, feliz você apostou que eu sou
Segurando o sorriso por todo esse tempo que eu puder


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...bello y dulce vídeo. Precioso... Gracias de nuevo. : )

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Cool, thanks for your comments, hugs.

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Nice. I like the song.

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Dziękuję za uwagę.....Ivan from Brazil

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Thank you very much, hugs.

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Welcome, thanks for your comments, cheers.

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Je vous remercie pour les mots doux.....Ivan from Brazil.

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Thank you, cheers.......Ivan from Brazil

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Just perfect...

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Thank you very much, cheers.

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loved this song and your slide show is very good

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@auntalice1 Welcome, thanks for your comments, cheers.

Автор Mark Evans ( назад)
When guitar strings of an artist can echo the Beauty of everything we want
to hold closest. Thanks for uploading. -M.

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@MrLarson40 You are most welcome! ^^T^^

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@TheWoodlandGlade Thank you, cheers.

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Someone has done a great job with this. Superb images... ;-)

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@deliteinmee Thanks for your comments, cheers.,,,,Ivan from Brazil.

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@2012Zofia Thank you, cheers.

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Uwielbiam go .. .. ThankYov very mvch....Beavtiful clip....

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@karmelek45 Dzięki za komentarze, cheers.....Ivan from Brazil

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@MsJune54 Anything, I appreciate and consider Chris a great singer, thanks
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Автор June Lynn ( назад)
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@MzFlowerchild Thank you for the kind comment on my video, health, peace,
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Beautiful song from an amazingly talented artist .........thank you so much
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@TheElla66 dzięki......Good night.

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@TheElla66 dzięki za komentarze, cheers.

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@alicze1 Thank you, cheers.

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@CristBechard Ok, thank you for your kind words, cheers.

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@MrLarson40 , you need to put @CristBechard ( for example), to the person
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Thank you very much, cheers. Ivan from Brazil.

Автор Crist Bechard ( назад)
So wonderful video and the song is superb The imagens are splendid Thanks a
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I love Chris Rea!!!

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@Musicwalker01 E privilegiados aqueles que tem sensibilidade na pele pra se
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parabéns por saber o que é bom!!!!

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Thank you very much, cheers.

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Thanks for sharin . Its a beautiful song!!!And your clip also!

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Thank you, cheers.

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Your post are Heavenly!!! Just Love Them!!! Thank You 4 Sharing!!! :)))

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Wahr. Dank

Автор Hans Schoch ( назад)
Eines der tollsten Lieder das Chris Rea gesungen hat.

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Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Thank you very much, hugs.....(((**)))

Автор Ulatka1 ( назад)
This is one of the most beautiful song !! Very sentimental and fascinating
music; listening to it touches your heart & feelings especially with the
lovely artistic slides :))

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Thank you, hugs.

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Thank you, hugs.....

Автор Leonardo Nunes ( назад)
this song is simply amazing! I just love this song! Thx for the post!

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Isso mesmo, está com toda razão, abraços.

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Obrigado à vc pelos comentários, abraços.

Автор JackStarkey57 ( назад)
Chris Rea é meu grande ídolo, um gênio incontestável, bela edição de
imagens, grato pelo lindo post e um grande abraço, JackStarkey de Sampa!

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Obrigado, abraços.

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Que bom que vc gostou, obrigado, abraços.

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Muito obrigado, menina, abraços...)))

Автор prizocasp ( назад)
Como sempre um bonito trabalho , mas nao conheço essa musica... legal Ivan

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Muito obrigado pelas suas palavras, abraços.

Автор Markus Vinny ( назад)
Um sonho demonstrado em imagens maravilhosas, uma bela música, e um
excelente video, ótimo.

Автор Ivan Vasconcelos ( назад)
Obrigado Nat., vc é fenomenal, abraços.

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