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Chris Rea - ERA 1 (As, Bs and Rarities 1978 - 1984) is a new compilation album that brings together a collection of Chris Rea's early work between 1978 to 1984. 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.

ERA 1 1978-1984 As Bs and Rarities begins with an edited version of Chris Rea's first big hit ‘Fool (If You Think It's Over)' which came from his debut album. The track became a big hit in the USA, earning him a 1979 Grammy nomination as Best New Artist. Following on from this are a whole host of rarities, including B-sides, language variations and different mixes released throughout this period. During this time Chris Rea released six studio albums one of those being Wired To The Moon - of which this set's cover artwork is adapted from. Inside contains a booklet which includes pictures of the various original singles artwork.

With a career spanning over 40 years and over 30 million album sales, Chris Rea's distinctive husky-gravel vocal and incredible body of work has seen him become one of the most loved solo artists the UK have ever produced. A formidable songwriter, and still playing live to this day, he has released an incredible 24 studio albums, the most recent being ‘Road Songs for Lovers' in 2017 which was met with huge critical and commercial acclaim.

CD 1

Fool (If You Think It's Over)

Midnight Love

Voy A Volverme Loco (Fool If You Think It's Over) (Spanish Language Version)

Whatever Happened To Benny Santini?

Three Angels


Cleveland Calling

Raincoat And A Rose

No Qualifications


If You Really Love Me

Dancing Girls

Friends Across The Water

Ya No Te Veo Nunca Mas (Since I Don't See You Anymore) (Spanish Language Version)

Loving You

Let Me Be The One

Diamonds (12” Version)

CD 2

Do You Still Dream

Loving You

One Fine Day

One Sweet And Tender Touch

If I Ever Break Free

Sierra Sierra

Members Only

Let Me Be The One

One Night With You

Every Beat Of My Heart

Don't Look

Let It Loose

Urban Samurai

Let It Loose (Special Extended Remix)

Sierra Sierra

I Can Hear Your Heartbeat

From Love To Love

I Can Hear Your Heartbeat (Special Extended Mix)

CD 3

Love's Strange Ways


I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It

Mystery Man

I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It (12” Version)


True Love

Touche D'Amour (Special Remix)

Ace Of Hearts (Special Remix)

Excerpts from 'I Can Hear Your Heartbeat' recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Auf Immer Und Ewig

Bitter Sweet

Touche D'Amour (Instrumental)

Touche D'Amour (Special Extended Remix)

Ace Of Hearts (Special Remix)

Special Edition 12” Medley (Let It Loose/I Can Hear Your Heartbeat/I Don't Know What It Is But I Love It

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