CHRIS REA - THE ROAD TO HELL, album released 1989.
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Christopher Anton Rea [born 4th March 1951] is a successful singer-songwriter, from Middlesbrough, England. Chris has sold more than 30 million copies of his albums worldwide.
'The Road To Hell' is a 1989 album by Chris Rea, and is one of Rea's most famous albums. The second part of the two part title track, 'The Road to Hell [Part II]', is also one of Rea's most famous songs. The well-crafted 'Texas' has been played through the years on Classic Rock/AOR radio stations in the Lone Star State, and is sometimes played as background music before Texas Rangers baseball games at Ameriquest Field.
This album, with which the singer reached his commercial peak, reflects Chris Rea's love/hate relationship with the car. The title track is famously inspired by Rea's experiences of the M25, but this is not a simple tract on the evils of the automobile, in 1988 he bought himself a racing car. His vision of hell is the traffic jam that stops you from using all that expensive acceleration. 'The Road To Hell', despite the melancholy piano riff of the song itself and its Leonard Cohen-ish lyrics, is an optimistic album with a warm, embracing sound. This album is graced with some of Rea's finest creations: the spacey 'Daytona', the topicality of 'You Must Be Evil' and the catchy 'That's What They Always Say'. 'Texas' is another witty commentary on the need for speed, and like many of the tracks on this disc it has the mellow groove that Rea has made his own.' 'The Road To Hell' went triple-platinum.
01 The Road To Hell [Part I]
02 The Road To Hell [Part II]
03 You Must Be Evil
05 Looking For A Rainbow
06 Your Warm And Tender Love
08 That's What They Always Say
09 I Just Wanna Be With You
10 Tell Me There's A Heaven
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