Espresso Logic

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All Music Guide - Rob Caldwell
Espresso Logic is aptly titled, as the majority of the music would fit well in a late-night coffee house. It's a jazzier-bluesier album than most of Rea's, featuring some fine slide guitar, particularly on the title track. The atmospheric "Miles Is a Cigarette" is a smoky evocation of longing and remembrance. This hushed mood carries over into "She Closed Her Eyes," which is a poem spoken over a soothing, wistful backing. It's not all moody atmospherics, though. Like "Josephine" on his earlier Shamrock Diaries, the bright rhythm driven song "Julia" is about one of his daughters. Unfortunately, the weakest track is the duet with Elton John. The pairing could have been more ...
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All Music Guide - Rob Caldwell
Espresso Logic is aptly titled, as the majority of the music would fit well in a late-night coffee house. It's a jazzier-bluesier album than most of Rea's, featuring some fine slide guitar, particularly on the title track. The atmospheric "Miles Is a Cigarette" is a smoky evocation of longing and remembrance. This hushed mood carries over into "She Closed Her Eyes," which is a poem spoken over a soothing, wistful backing. It's not all moody atmospherics, though. Like "Josephine" on his earlier Shamrock Diaries, the bright rhythm driven song "Julia" is about one of his daughters. Unfortunately, the weakest track is the duet with Elton John. The pairing could have been more interesting if they'd picked a different song, but "If You Were Me" is quite bland. This album was released in two different versions, the U.S. version, with the gold sand on the cover, also included some songs from God's Great Banana Skin, which wasn't released in the U.S.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/1994
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075679231628
  • Catalog Number: 92316
  • Sales rank: 182,337

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Rea Primary Artist, Organ, Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Elton John Vocals, Track Performer
Pete Beachill Trombone
Martin Ditcham Percussion, Drums
Sylvain Marc Bass
Max Middleton Piano, Keyboards
Davy Spillane uillean pipes
Linda Taylor Background Vocals
Robert Ahwai Guitar
Val Chalmers Background Vocals
Emma Whittle Background Vocals
Dave Stewart Trombone
Technical Credits
Chris Rea Composer, Producer
Neil Amor Engineer
Stuart Epps Engineer
Tommy Willis Guitar Techician
Paul Mortimer Engineer
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