''Big White Door'' From box set album Blue Guitars Album Number Nine Celtic & Irish Blues.
Chris Rea released his box set album, Blue Guitars in 2005. Consisting of 11 CDs and 1 DVD (Dancing Down The Stony Road), the album is Rea's testament to blues. Each album contains self compositions, played and performed in a specific genre of the blues.
The box set includes a book containing reproductions of colourful paintings by Rea. In an interview with the Britsound Radio Show, Rea declared that this box set album is a result of his love for the blues it's just my first love. You know if you take music as romance, then blues was my first love you know, it's my wife. And it's with me all the time, and I just adore it.
Blue Guitars is a Blues album released by Chris Rea on October 14, 2005 consisting of eleven CDs, one DVD and a full colour book, including paintings by the artist, liner notes and song lyrics. The album is an ambitious project with the 137 songs recorded over the course of 1 years with a work schedule according to Chris Rea himself of twelve hours a day, seven days a week. Initially the project was inspired by Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey and can be called an odyssey in its own right, for depicting a journey through the various epochs of Blues Music, starting at its African origins and finishing with modern time Blues from the 60s and 70s.
Subsequently the eleven CDs are titled the following: Beginnings , Country Blues , Louisiana & New Orleans , Electric Memphis Blues , Texas Blues , Chicago Blues , Blues Ballads , Gospel Soul Blues & Motown , Celtic & Irish Blues , Latin Blues and 60s & 70s .
The collection is the fifth and last release in a line of Blues recordings, Chris Rea has made since recovering from a serious disease at the turn of the millennium and promising himself a return to his Bluesy roots in the event that he survived. According to Rea Blue Guitars will be his last solo effort however, he will continue to release albums as a member of the band Memphis Fireflies .
The Blues went in yet another direction, when it started to mingle with Celtic and Scottish Irish influences, forming still another hyid. The general feeling of sadness, loss and blues, which is inherent in the Scottish, Irish and Celtic roots anyway, together with an all new instrumentation could lay the basis for a different kind of approach, giving the Blues the typical Celtic feel.
Looks like I'm flying
But I'm crawling slowly
I learn the way to swim
Is just to let it go
Don't expect nothing
Don't smile or grieve no more
Except maybe a little more pain
And a little more closely
To the big white door
First time I saw it
My fear ran wild
Screaming like a drowing man
Crying like a child
But each time I lashed out
It was a little closer than before
Then it rose up like a giant
The screaming silence
Of that big white door
Now I'm gliding on the fast flow
Now I'm falling through the air
Seems like everything is moving slowly
Now I find I don't seem to care
A little closer
A little darker
'Til there's nothing else more
Just the universe in shadow
Of the big, the big white door
Of the big white door.