King of the Beach

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All Music Guide - Rob Caldwell
A sequel of sorts to his earlier On the Beach, King of the Beach continues the laid-back mood of the earlier album but is (despite the goofy title) a more mature and unified work. It's one of his best albums and is a return to form after the film soundtrack La Passione and the more electronic sounds of The Road to Hell Part 2. Written primarily during a vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands, it's replete with lots of beach and summer imagery in the titles ("King of the Beach," "All Summer Long," "Sandwriting," "Sail Away") as well as the lyrics, which were originally written as poems. A remix of "All Summer Long" was a big dance hit in Ibiza and other Mediterranean hot ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Caldwell
A sequel of sorts to his earlier On the Beach, King of the Beach continues the laid-back mood of the earlier album but is (despite the goofy title) a more mature and unified work. It's one of his best albums and is a return to form after the film soundtrack La Passione and the more electronic sounds of The Road to Hell Part 2. Written primarily during a vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands, it's replete with lots of beach and summer imagery in the titles ("King of the Beach," "All Summer Long," "Sandwriting," "Sail Away") as well as the lyrics, which were originally written as poems. A remix of "All Summer Long" was a big dance hit in Ibiza and other Mediterranean hot spots. A good album for a summer day, with a soulful mellowness flowing through the tracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Atlantic Uk
  • UPC: 685738501724
  • Catalog Number: 385017
  • Sales rank: 40,322

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 King of the Beach (5:00)
  2. 2 All Summer Long (5:14)
  3. 3 Sail Away (4:48)
  4. 4 Still Beautiful (4:10)
  5. 5 The Bones of Angels (4:15)
  6. 6 Guitar Street (4:42)
  7. 7 Who Do You Love (4:52)
  8. 8 The Memory of a Good Friend (3:55)
  9. 9 Sandwriting (5:08)
  10. 10 Tamatave (5:17)
  11. 11 God Gave Me an Angel (2:59)
  12. 12 Waiting for a Blue Sky (5:02)
  13. 13 Mississippi (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Rea Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Martin Ditcham Percussion, Drums
Julie Isaac Background Vocals
Debbie Longworth Background Vocals
Max Middleton Piano, fender rhodes
Pete Wingfield Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Chris Rea Producer, drum programming
John Knowles Management
Neil Amor Engineer
Arun Chakraverty Mastering
Peacock Illustrations
John Miller Cover Painting
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