Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.
For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.
- Get it by Friday, January 19 , Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
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.
Performance CreditsChris 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 CreditsChris Rea Producer,drum programming
John Knowles Management
Neil Amor Engineer
John Miller Cover Painting