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The Best Chris Rea Albums of All Time

Updated June 12, 2018 1.1k votes 243 voters 5.2k views26 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Chris Rea is one of the great British blues singers of his time, boasting a unique voice and serious skill on the guitar. Here, you'll find a complete list of the best Chris Rea albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Chris Rea discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Chris Rea albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Chris Rea singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Chris Rea album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Chris Rea album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Chris Rea album of all time?" or "What are the top Chris Rea albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Chris Rea got his start in 1978 and has had quite a prolific career, releasing numerous hit albums and singles. The list you're viewing is made up every studio album, including The Return Of The Fabulous Hofner Blue Notes and Blue Guitars.

This list of popular Chris Rea albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can share your own opinion by voting up your favorite albums, and voting any down you feel shouldn't be near the top.

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  • Auberge1
    54
    20

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerJon Kelly

    TracksWinter Song, Sing a Song of Love to Me, Auberge

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  • Shamrock Diaries2

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerChris Rea, David Richards

    TracksSteel River, Love Turns to Lies, Stainsby Girls

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  • The Road to Hell3

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerChris Rea, Jon Kelly

    TracksThat's What They Always Say, Let's Dance, Your Warm and Tender Love

    Length (mins)00:55:11

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock, Soft rock

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  • On the Beach4
    61
    31

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerChris Rea, David Richards

    TracksAuf immer und ewig, Bless Them All, Just Passing Through

    Length (mins)01:00:00

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  • Dancing with Strangers5

    ArtistChris Rea

    TracksGonna Buy a Hat, Let's Dance, Loving You Again

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  • Wired to the Moon6

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerChris Rea

    TracksHolding Out, Touché D'Amour, Bombollini

    Length (mins)00:42:07

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  • Water Sign7
    38
    18

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerChris Rea

    TracksDeep Water, Candles, Midnight Blue

    Length (mins)00:40:31

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  • The Blue Cafe8

    ArtistChris Rea

    TracksOn the Beach, Where Do We Go From Here?, Shadows of the Big Man

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  • Dancing Down the Stony Road10

    ArtistChris Rea

    TracksMississippi, Easy Rider, Slow Dance

    Length (mins)00:43:56

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  • Hofner Blue Notes11

    ArtistChris Rea

    TracksSâo Paulo Blue, Alone, Expectations

    Genres (Music)Blues

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  • God's Great Banana Skin12

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerChris Rea

    TracksSoft Top, Hard Shoulder, I Ain't the Fool

    Length (mins)00:55:56

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  • Blue Guitars13
    25
    14

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerChris Rea

    TracksWho Killed Love, Who Killed Love, Angellina

    Genres (Music)Blues

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  • The Blue Jukebox14

    ArtistChris Rea

    TracksMonday Morning, Let It Roll, Somebody Say Amen

    Length (mins)01:06:08

    Genres (Music)Blues

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  • Blue Street (Five Guitars)15

    ArtistChris Rea

    TracksPiano Break, 1st Snow Mingus, Blue Miles

    Length (mins)00:47:31

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  • Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?16

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerGus Dudgeon

    TracksFires of Spring, Three Angels, Because of You

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  • The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Blue Notes17

    ArtistChris Rea

    TracksThe Days I Spent With You (Song for Bella), The Days I Spent With You (Song for Bella), Lets Getaway

    Genres (Music)Blues, Instrumental rock

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  • King of the Beach18

    ArtistChris Rea

    TracksThe Road to Hell, Part 2, God Gave Me an Angel

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  • Chris Rea19
    19
    13

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerChris Rea, Jon Kelly

    TracksLoving You, Just Want to Be With You, Do You Still Dream?

    Length (mins)00:43:01

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  • Tennis20
    19
    14

    Tennis

    1980

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerChris Rea

    TracksEverytime I See You Smile, Dancing Girls, Tennis

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  • Deltics21
    16
    13

    ArtistChris Rea

    ProducerGus Dudgeon

    TracksTwisted Wheel, The Things Lovers Should Do, Diamonds

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  • Road Songs for Lovers22
    12
    10

    Road Songs for Lovers

    2017
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  • Santo Spirito Blues24

    ArtistChris Rea

    TracksThe Chance of Love, Old Matador, The Bull

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock, Soft rock

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  • The Road to Hell, Part 225

    ArtistChris Rea

    TracksLast Open Road, Good Morning, Coming Off the Ropes

    Length (mins)01:03:44

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