On the Beach (Chris Rea album)


On the Beach (Chris Rea album)
On the Beach
Studio album by Chris Rea
Released 1986
Genre Album-Oriented Rock
Length 59:58
Label Geffen (US)/
Magnet (Rest Of World)
Producer Chris Rea, David Richards
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Chris Rea chronology
Shamrock Diaries
(1985)
On the Beach
(1986)
Dancing with Strangers
(1987)

On the Beach is an album by Chris Rea, released in 1986.

Track listing

All songs by Chris Rea.

  1. "On the Beach"
  2. "Little Blonde Plaits"
  3. "Giverny"
  4. "Lucky Day"
  5. "Just Passing Through"
  6. "It's All Gone"
  7. "Hello Friend"
  8. "Two Roads"
  9. "Light of Hope"
  10. "Auf Immer und Ewig"
  11. "Freeway"
  12. "Bless Them All"
  13. "Crack That Mould"

Tracks 11, 12 and 13 were not included in the original LP release

The opening track On the Beach was covered by the German electronic music group York, reaching #4 in the UK charts in June 2000, and also by the Austrian house music group Sonic Palms.

Auf Immer und Ewig is the title track of the 1985 film of the same name. It translates to "Forever and Always".

Personnel

  • Chris Rea – vocals, guitars, keyboards, piano, fretless bass, bits
  • Max Middleton – piano, rhodes
  • Kevin Leach – keyboards
  • Eoghan O'Neill – bass
  • Dave Mattacks – drums
  • Adrian Rea – drums
  • Martin Ditcham - percussion
  • Robert Awhai - guitars
  • Stuart Eals - recording
  • David Richards - mixing
  • Stylo Rouge - sleeve design
  • Ekkeheart Gurlitt - photography
  • Francoise La Port - photography
  • David Richards - producer
  • Jim Beach - management
  • Paul Lilly - management

Singles

  1. "It's All Gone" b/w "Crack That Mould", "Look Out For Me", "Bless Them All", "Let's Dance" (original version)
  2. "On the Beach" b/w "On the Beach (special remix)", "If Anybody Asks You", "One golden rule" (live), "Midnight blue"
  3. "Hello Friend" (re-recording) b/w "Driving Home for Christmas" (original version), "It's All Gone" (live), "Steel River"

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