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Published on Apr 6, 2014
Chris Rea Live from 2006 - The Road To Hell And Back "The Farewell Tour".
The Road To Hell (Part 1 & 2) live at the Birmingham - Symphony hall
The Road To Hell And Back "The Farewell Tour" DVD Filmed live at the Birmingham - Symphony hall • April 18th, 2006.
Τhe DVD captures a brilliant performance on Chris Rea's farewell tour set. To the the delight of fans present on the night, Rea delivers a balanced set of his greatest hits (Road to Hell parts 1 & 2, Stainsby Girls etc) along with selections from his more recent blues/jazz/roots orientated releases.
The hits work because they are presented in a stripped back, simplified way that represents more closely how they were original conceived and written (as Rea says in the accompanying documentary DVD - all his songs start out as blues songs).
The recent cuts benefit from the live renditions, delivered as they are by a collection of rather excellent musicians who have worked with Rea for quite a long time.
Composed By, Liner Notes, Artwork By [Paintings], Vocals, Slide Guitar -- Chris Rea Bass Guitar -- Sylvain Marc Drums -- Martin Ditcham Guitar -- Robert Ahwai Keyboards -- Paul Hirsh Liner Notes -- David Sinclair Mastered By -- Simon Heyworth Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes -- Simon Honywill Art Direction, Design [@ Peacock] -- Jon Tricklebank
Stood still on a highway I saw a woman By the side of the road With a face that I knew like my own Reflected in my window Well she walked up to my quarterlight And she bent down real slow A fearful pressure paralysed me in my shadow She said 'son what are you doing here My fear for you has turned me in my grave' I said 'mama I come to the valley of the rich Myself to sell' She said 'son this is the road to hell'
On your journey cross the wilderness From the desert to the well You have strayed upon the motorway to hell
Well I'mstanding by the river But the water doesn't flow It boils with every poison you can think of And I'm underneath the streetlight But the light of joy I know Scared beyond belief way down in the shadows And the perverted fear of violence Chokes the smile on every face And common sense is ringing out the bell This ain't no technological breakdown Oh no, this is the road to hell
And all the roads jam up with credit And there's nothing you can do It's all just pieces of paper flying away from you Oh look out world, take a good look What comes down here You must learn this lesson fast and learn it well This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway Oh no, this is the road Said this is the road This is the road to hell. This video has been published with absolute respect and admiration to Chris Rea's music !