March 4, 1951 in Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
Christopher Anton Rea (pronounced Ree-ah), born 4 March 1951, is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Middlesbrough, England. Rea's recording career began in 1978. Although he almost immediately had a US hit single with "Fool (If You Think It's Over)", Rea's initial focus was 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. Follow up albums On The Beach and Dancing With Strangers became UK hits and then the New Light Through Old Windows compilation album in 1988 cemented his reputation.
Thoughts on Songs with Chris Rea
2 years ago
Blue Cafe. I'm sitting in the Blue Cafe right now. The Older One is a man who is complex. Gifted and talented. Mesmerizing. An artist. An intellect. However he isn't one walking this road of life with misconceptions and rose colored glasses. He knows. The broken dreams. The things that slipped through those talented fingers. The prices to be paid. The younger one who doesn't care, she may know but is so in love with his spirit that she turns a blind eye to the warnings. She is a dreamer. She wants to feel what he feels. She wants to enmesh herself in his being no matter the price. He's worth it because he makes her feel alive. He makes her look down the road. So they meet at the Blue Cafe, They contemplate. Can he do it? Can she do it ? The rise of a Chance For no Return?