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Chris Rea - Auberge (1991) Retail CD
Rock & Roll
It's difficult to write words to try sum up how good music is! None more so than when trying to review this album:
Everything is here - beautiful tunes (Heaven) moving lyrics (Sing a Song of Love to Me, The Mention of Your Name) immaculate, gob-smackingly good production, and of course, Chris Rea!
If it could be said that the theme of Road To Hell was anger or frustration of the world, I would venture that Auberge sees a continuation of that theme, though in more understated way.
While the lyrics in Road To Hell directly explore the state of the world we live in, lyrically Auberge exploresmore… simply getting away from it all, escape from the rat race, freedom. Again, like Road to Hell, the song titles are a give away:
You're Not a Number
Heaven (Happy? You bet I am! Holding onto this smile for just as long as I can)
Set Me Free
Looking for Summer (Remember Love how it was the same? We scratched and heard each others growing pains)
We also hear, like Road To Hell, a harking to the 'delta' sound, that Rea explores so eloquently later on with albums like Dancing Down The Stoney Road (You're Not a Number)
The song ends with a moving tribute to Chris' late mother: The Mention of Your Name. If it fails to move you, check your pulse. It's worth repeating some of lyrics here in an effort to divulge the depth, beauty, and astonishing honesty in the lyrics, where Chris lays his heart out for all of us to see:
Time goes by,
And every single tear it must have well run dry
And the lonely nights become a strange accepted way.
And the years go past...
Just like the old song says, the pain with time has healed
It could not last.
But oh a friend, like a fool mentions your name...
Sunny days, drunken nights, you smile and say it's all right,
But oh the cold, cold rain, at the mention of your name...
Forgive me please, if I shrug my shoulders when I put my friends at ease, as I get older.
It's not that I don't feel colder than before.
Oh I've become so good at hiding what I feel without confiding,
It's still the same, darling still the same,
At the mention of your name...
A truly fabulous album, that deserves it's place in British album history, alongside others such as Brothers In Arms or Rumours. Truly inspired. An investment. Make no mistake. Thanks for reading.
|3||You're Not A Number|
|5||Set Me Free|
|7||Sing A Song Of Love To Me|
|8||Every Second Counts|
|9||Looking For The Summer|
|10||And You My Love|
|11||Mention Of Your Name|
- Chris Rea - Auberge (1991) Retail CD
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