Chris De Burgh - 1982 - The Getaway 
Biography (at Wickipedia):
Chris de Burgh was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Charles Davison, a British diplomat, and Maeve Emily de Burgh, an Irish secretary. His father's career moved the family to numerous places around the globe such as Malta, Nigeria, and Zaire. At the age of twelve, the family returned home to live in Tomhaggard in County Wexford, Ireland, where his father bought the twelfth century Bargy Castle and converted it into a hotel.
Privately educated at the English public school Marlborough College in Wiltshire, de Burgh went on to graduate from Trinity College, Dublin. As a performer, he adopted his mother's maiden name as his stage name. The de Burgh family can trace their roots to King Richard the Lionheart. He recently claimed that he has 'healing hands'.. This claim was first heard on Alan Robson's radio program Nightowls.
Album review (at Amazon):
Fans of Chris de Burgh's adult-oriented pop will often cite "Into the Light" (with its massive international hit "The Lady in Red") as their favorite de Burgh album. Fans of de Burgh's early-career acoustic ballads and period stories might cite "Spanish Train" as their favorite. But for me, "The Getaway" is the best.
More assured and less precious than his early work but more evocative and alive than his later releases (which tend to be overproduced), "The Getaway" is a perfect balance of de Burgh's many sounds and interests.
Three tracks are straight-ahead, bright-sounding, energetic rock and roll: "Don't Pay the Ferryman" (his first US hit, which admittedly may seem a bit dated now), the title track, and "Ship to Shore"--the strongest and tightest of the trio. (These represent a sound he would fully explore in "Man on the Line," but as the albums that followed grew more and more reliant on synthesizers, the energy of his rock numbers dissipated.)
His art-rock and period interests are represented by the three part epic "Revolution/Light a Fire/Liberty," whose content is obvious from the titles, building energy in part one, exploding in part two, and settling down to a quiet acoustic sound in the last segment. While it's not quite as strong as earlier epics, it still succeeds.
The rest of the album consists of the light-hearted, light-rock but very catchy "Living on the Island" and some of the best ballads of his career. These include "Counting on You" (written for his new-born child), "Where Peaceful Waters Flow," and the melancholy anti-war "Borderline." All have become staples of his concerts and greatest-hit collections.
"The Getaway" was my introduction to Chris de Burgh, and twenty-two years later, it's still the best place to start.
01. Don't Pay the Ferryman (03:48)
02. Living on the Island (03:31)
03. Crying and Laughing (04:33)
04. I'm Counting on You (04:27)
05. The Getaway (03:52)
06. Ship to Shore (03:49)
07. All the Love I Have Inside (03:18)
08. Borderline (04:37)
09. Where Peaceful Waters Flow (03:54)
10. The Revolution (01:46)
11. Light a Fire (02:08)
12. Liberty (05:02)