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Shamrock Diaries
Chris Rea
Shamrock Diaries
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

Critically acclaimed album from the Irish pop/rock singer/songwriter that includes his hit singles "Josephine" and "All Summer Long".


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All Artists: Chris Rea
Title: Shamrock Diaries
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic UK
Release Date: 1/1/1992
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 022924237423, 738476704121


Album Description
Critically acclaimed album from the Irish pop/rock singer/songwriter that includes his hit singles "Josephine" and "All Summer Long".

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CD Reviews

Outstanding album
Philip Briddon | Launceston, Tasmania Australia | 11/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first met Cris Rea's music on a cold December night in 1984. It was a concert at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England. Chris Rea was the support act, and Eric Clapton was the main. I don't think that Chris Rea's performance that night was enough to upset the odds (Clapton still remains in a class of his own), but may years on, I still think that this was the best concert I ever went to.Chris Rea only played five songs. Only one of them appears on this album - the excellent 'Stainsby Girls'. But having heard the concert, I bought this album as soon as it was released, and was not dissapointed at all. In vinyl terms, side one is stronger than side two, but there really isn't a bad track here. I would describe this as a rather melancholy album - lyrically Chris spends a lot of time lamenting the past, but the album is musically excellent. Many years on, I still regard the opening track, 'Steel River' as one of my all time favourite pieces of music. This track has it all - great lyrics, slide guitar, and a wondreful jazzy horn section. Chris Rea's love song about a way of life now gone forever remains a classic.Why should I spend my time reviewing a rather obscure album from an artist whose later work was more commercially successful? Simple. This album is a classic. Buy it."
The Master
A. Hamilton | 04/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An absolute gem of an album. I was fortunate to be at the Shamrock Diaries concert at Newcastle City Hall many moons ago and was treated to these songs and many others. One of the most underrated artists ever."
A gem
J-Dogg | WI/IL, United States | 12/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Along with "On the Beach" this album has Rea at the top of his game. A wonderful album that gets inside your head, heart, and soul. I never tire of listening to this album and the emotions it evokes. Highly recommend this release. A delight on the ears."