Release Date: 18/10/2019
Choose two Chris Rea Deluxe Edition titles for £25.
Shamrock Diaries (2CD Deluxe Edition) comes with the original album fully remastered alongside a second disc of live performances, b-sides and previously unreleased versions of tracks from the accompanying album. There are also extensive new sleeve notes containing exclusive new interviews with Chris Rea unique to this release and telling the story behind the album.
With a career spanning over 40 years and over 30 million album sales, Chris Rea’s distinctive husky-gravel vocal and incredible body of work has seen him become one of the most loved solo artists the UK have ever produced. A formidable songwriter, and still playing live to this day, he has released an incredible 24 studio albums, the most recent being ‘Road Songs for Lovers’ in 2017 which was met with huge critical and commercial acclaim.
‘Shamrock Diaries’, originally released in April 1985 was Rea’s seventh album. It was his first that saw him break into the UK Top 20 (15) and achieved Silver selling status in the UK alone. It was the kick-start to the incredibly prolific career he has become known and loved for to this day. The singles from this album were ‘Stainsby Girls’ and ‘Josephine’.
CD 1 - Original album
1. Steel River (2019 Remaster)
2. Stainsby Girls (2019 Remaster)
3. Chisel Hill (2019 Remaster)
4. Josephine (2019 Remaster)
5. One Golden Rule (2019 Remaster)
6. All Summer Long (2019 Remaster)
7. Stone (2019 Remaster)
8. Shamrock Diaries (2019 Remaster)
9. Love Turns To Lies (2019 Remaster)
10. Hired Gun (2019 Remaster)
CD 2 - Shamrock Diaries Associated Recordings
1. Dancing Shoes (2019 Remaster)
2. Stainsby Girls (Sax mix) [2019 Remaster]
3. Sunrise (2019 Remaster)
4. And When She Smiles (2019 Remaster)
5. Shamrock Diaries (2019 Remaster)
6. September Blue (2019 Remaster)
7. Josephine (2019 Remaster)
8. Everytime It Rains (2019 Remaster)
9. Steel River (2019 Remaster)
10. Stainsby Girls (2019 Remaster)
11. Shamrock Diaries (Live at Montreux '86) [2019 Remaster]
12. One Golden Rule (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, May '86) [2019 Remaster]
13. Midnight Blue (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, May '86) [2019 Remaster]