Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Well-produced British pop-rock in the 10cc/David Essex vein.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"TENNIS is easily the most diverse album of Chris Rea's career, combining the urban post- punk paranoia of the early '80s (the title cut) as well as breezy AM-style pop perfect for car cruisiing ("Dancing Girls"). This album was not promoted strongly by CBS when released, msking any copies of it extremely hard to find. Fortunately, its release on CD (long overdue, I must say) means true fans of this terrific artist can discover where the influences of later works (THE ROAD TO HELL, NEW LIGHT THROUGH OLD WINDOWS) came from. This is a must for any collector of British pop- rock."
5 stars, not 4
Kurtiss A. Jacobs | West Coast, USA | 06/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Of course it's not top-40 stuff, so you have to like Chris Rea, but this is a fine album. Best vocals from his early albums, and he was still playing most of the instruments back then--a variety of guitars, pianos, synthesizers, and even accordion. Well-written material, too.If you only have his newer stuff (Road to Hell through Stony Road), give this one a try."