Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
A compelling show where music takes the lead over theatrics
Mark | Australia | 11/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I doubt even the hardest of hearts would not be moved by the version of "Til The Morning" on this DVD. Its worth the purchase price alone. Just beautiful in its simplicity and delivery.
I had never heard the song before but watched in awe as Chris delivers it in one of the most tender moments that surely has ever been captured on a concert film.
Its a very simple concert in that there are no theatrics, no special lighting, no nothing. Just Chris and his band who all look like they are on their way to the pub after the show for a counter meal.
And yet in that setting you cant help but focus on Chris, his guitar and that flawless voice and believe me that is enough to more than satisfy.
I am not a huge Chris Rea fan in that I only know some of his music from one of his greatest hits CDs but thats about it. I purchased this on a whim and i hope many people who like me only have a casual acquaintance with his music do the same.
If you ever read your own reviews - I wish you good health and a long life (I sadly discovered you do have health issues)and thank you for the music. Enjoy more time with your family and the rest of us can watch this great DVD."
Chris Rea's Best
Clifford L. Sleeth | 01/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Chris Rea's Best CD ever!! I love the live recordings and the way you can feel how much Chris puts into his music. I wish the US radio stations would have played more of his music in the past, alot of people are missing a GREAT artist!!! Clifford Sleeth Houston Texas."
Chris back to his roots
David Robert Lloyd | oswestry,england | 03/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"His recent serious illness has made Rea reassess his musical priorities and this is the superb result. I live only 60 miles from where this concert was recorded and only wish I had seen this live.
For the blues purist only
P. I. Simunovich | New Zealand | 03/29/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I've lost count of the number of Chris Rea albums I own so I feel moderatly qualified to touch on this DVD. If you love deep, soulfull, grass roots blues than this concert is for you. If you're expecting "Watersign, Wired to the moon or even New light through old windows", forget it. This is so far away from the commercial style of his work as to be almost another catagory. Even the familiars such as "on the beach" and "I can hear your heart beat" are full of chord changes with a whole different feel that renders them almost unrecognisable. Don't get me wrong, Rea is and always will be a class act but if you're like me and have built your appreciation on the many touching and mood inspiring albums he's produced than leave your impressions intact and steer clear of this piece of work or buy it for posterity as a record of the time Chris Rea though his health would put an end to a great career. Ironically my wife who hasn't been a fan enjoyed this DVD being a lover of the blues."