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God's Great Banana Skin
Chris Rea
God's Great Banana Skin
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Import edition of the British singer/guitarist's 1993 album for East West. 11 tracks including, 'Nothing To Fear', 'Miles Is A Cigarette' & '90's Blues'.


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All Artists: Chris Rea
Title: God's Great Banana Skin
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic UK
Release Date: 1/13/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 745099099527


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Import edition of the British singer/guitarist's 1993 album for East West. 11 tracks including, 'Nothing To Fear', 'Miles Is A Cigarette' & '90's Blues'.

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Betty T. (BettySunshine) from WARNER ROBINS, GA
Reviewed on 6/16/2014...
I love Chris Rea's raspy voice. If you are a Leonard Cohen fan you may like Chris Rea. He also is much like Aric Sinai, my favorite male Israeli singer. The first tracks on Rea's CDs tend to be a bit strange. But once you get beyond that first track his other tracks are great. I love "God's Great Banana Skin". He tells you to never think anyone is not better than you because God will get you. I also love "I'm Not the Fool". The lyrics are great A woman is sitting (in a bar?) talking, talking, talking, talking. She has lots of theories but no real depth. She has a strong jaw from all that talking. Her skull must be empty. Love it!
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A Review from a Chris Rea Fan
R. McClanahan | Arkansas, USA | 03/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Let me start by saying two things: 1) I have never reviewed an album or CD before, and 2) I am a tried and true Chris Rea FAN.

I own every album or CD Chris ever made. OK, there are two I know of that are not in my collection, but they are on my list. I started with Whatever Happened to Benny Santini and recently bought The Road To Hell And Back. I can honestly say that I love them all. However, this CD has become my favorite.

If you have seen the Stony Road DVD, you know that Chris' career is divided by his bout with cancer into two segments: commercial (pre-cancer) and artistic (post-cancer). God's Great Banana Skin falls in the commercial half of Chris' career, but more than any CD of that segment shows his tremendous talent and songwriting ability.

You would also have learned from the Stony Road DVD that the blues don't always show up as angry, hard-driving music. Chris says that sometimes it's simply a longing. This CD points that fact out better than any of his prior work. This is a longing CD.

IMHO, the guitar work on this CD is Chris' best. He plays with much feeling and expression, especially when playing the slide, or "bottleneck", the term Chris prefers. Especially after journeying through Stony Road and Blue Guitars, the 11-CD set, before hearing this CD, his remarkable talent for the blues comes out here - even before he was able to fully express it due to record company issues.

My favorite tracks are ... ALL OF THEM. However, the play count on my iPod tells me that I listen to Boom Boom, Too Much Pride, Soft Top Hard Shoulder, and Nothing to Fear the most. I also find 90's Blues to be one of Chris' better efforts.

I could write more, but you've already figured out that I heartily recommend this CD.

Happy Listening!"
Not his best work
J. Houzet | Chicago, IL | 02/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"After borrowing friends' LPs and tapes, this was the first Chris Rea CD I actually bought, based on previous enjoyment of his work. Unfortunately, I was not very pleased with his efforts here. I still think Dancing With Strangers is Rea's best album, both personally pleasing and commercially accessible.
God's Great Banana Skin moves further into blues territory than previous albums and sacrifices the musical diversity that permeated Dancing With Strangers. The only song I really enjoyed on this album is Too Much Pride with its rockier beat and melodious backing vocals. Oddly enough, this song was not released as a single.
The title track is a nice enough tune, the lyrics being typical of Rea's wry humor. Both 'Banana Skin and Miles is a Cigarette were repeated on the US edition of Rea's next album, Espresso Logic."