Rea has now turned his awesome talent to his first love, the blues,
which he performs with the eerie, haunting, soulful beauty that is
unique to him."
Fran Leslie, Blues in Britain
. a cathartic journey marinated in the Blues, with Rea's keening
slide guitar to the fore -
. that Rea has created an original
Blues album comes as no surpise to longterm followers - after all
his gruff vocal style, intense slide guitar and grip on Real Life
issues were not so much hints as neon signposts
Pete Sargent, Blues Matters
twenty cathartic songs define the very essence of Chris Rea as master
songwriter and true bluesman. His soul laid bare, this is unequivocally
the most honest and accomplished work of his career."
Colin Palmer, Rock 'n Reel
immensely moving musical journey into one man's heart and soul"
Tim Cooper, Mail on Sunday
Rea explores the ins and outs of all the facets of Blues like never
before. It's not only Blues Freaks who will love this immaculately
and perfectly produced album."
"Stony Road" Chris Rea's guitar is allowed to really have
its fling. Chris Rea is celebrating a powerful comeback."
with his rough voice and his slide-guitar he is producing a sparce
blues. So well, that EricClapton should be jealous."
the south of France Chris Rea and his exquisite musicians have recorded
the album of his lifetime. It's become his best."
WOM Journal 01.10.2002
result is Blues at its absolutely best!"
Bild am Sonntag 29.09.2002
new album is convincing beyond the mainstream, his husky voice will
melt a stone."
Für Sie 25.09.2002
ROAD is the genuine, painful work of blues that Rea has always been
wanting to create."
Rea can be justifiably proud of this impressive blues journey"Daily
Express, Saturday Magazine"The Englishman handles the six strings
with an incredible dexterity
in a word from a hundred, this
opening concert was tremendous."
Montreux Jazz Festival"
moment with Chris Rea and his miraculous solos
Montreux Jazz Festival
who consider Chris Rea a purveyor of AOR will have to think again.
This is raw, honest music - a powerful blues album, and the best
record Rea has ever made."
Mark Edwards, Sunday Times Culture Magazine
the British Rockstar this success will be worth even more, since
with this Gospel-Blus-album he finally fulfilled a wish for himself,
his oldest and most personal wish as an artist."
TV Hören & Sehen 30.09.2002
harmonica, fiddle and a lot of bottleneck guitar STONY ROAD meets
the demands of even conservative popes of the blues."
ROAD totally depends on its vividness."
Super Illu 30.09.2002
British singer and slide-guitar-player put all the thoughts and feelings
of this time into a thoughtful album, which showed nothing any more
of the sweet pop of bygone years - only his husky voice, which seems
to have been specially made for the original blues-pattern."
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