ERA 1 (As, Bs & Rarities 1978 - 1984) [1LP]
Exclusively available to Dig!, the new compilation album from Chris Rea brings together a collection of Chris Rea’s finest early work.
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The set provides a comprehensive look at Chris Rea’s progression as a solo artist, which started following spells in bands Magdalene and The Beautiful Losers. After securing a solo record deal with Magnet Records, Chris released his debut solo album ‘Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?’ in 1978.
This 1LP version features the highlights of the 3CD set, featuring a whole host of rarities, including B-sides, language variations and different mixes released throughout this period. It starts with a Spanish cover of Fool (If You Think It’s Over – a massive hit in the USA, earning him a 1979 Grammy nomination as Best New Artist. During this period, Chris Rea released six studio albums one of those being Wired To The Moon – of which this set’s cover artwork is adapted from.
The 1LP vinyl release is a limited edition pressing and exclusive to Dig!.
- Voy A Volverme Loco (Spanish version of Fool If You Think It’s Over’)
- Midnight Love
- Cleveland Calling
- Raincoat and A Rose
- If You Really Love Me
- Friends Across The Water
- Let Me Be The One
- Don’t Look Back
- Urban Samurai
- From Love To Love
- Ace Of Hearts
- Bitter Sweet