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Road to Freedom Import

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2004 album for the soft-rock singer/songwriter includes the first single 'The Words 'I Love You'. Edel.

1. When Winter Comes
2. The Road To Freedom
3. Snow Is Falling
4. Whe Words I Love You
5. Songbird
6. Five Past Dreams
7. Here For You
8. What You Mean To Me
9. Rose Of England
10. The Journey
11. Read My Name

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 15, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Edel Europe
  • ASIN: B0001DQTV0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,151 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jason Stein VINE VOICE on April 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
"The Road To Freedom" marks De Burgh's 30th year in the music business, and it is a welcome return to form. "Freedom", his 14th studio album finds him tapping into what he does best, tell dramatic tales of love and loss, war and courage, the tensions between family members. This album is more in the vein of "The Getaway" and "Into The Light". The songs hold together very well, with little filler at all. This release stands above his last four uneven albums--2002's "Timing Is Everything", 1999's "Quiet Revolution", 1994's "This Way Up" and 1992's "Power Of Ten". It begins with an almost Les Miserables/Phantom of the Opera feel with the dramatic and somber opener "When Winter Comes" which melds into "The Road To Freedom" and then to "Snow Is Falling". The opening trio is reminiscent of his earlier trilogies found on "Into The Light", "The Getaway" and "Crusader". His first single, "The Words 'I Love You'" is a great lead-off with it's uptempo beat and lyrics examining the relationship between a father/son and religion/faith. "Five Past Dreams" contains a musical nod to the classic "Lady In Red" from 1986's "Into The Light" and "The Journey" references "Don't Pay The Ferryman" from 1982's "The Getaway". De Burgh also uses Latin influences on "What You Mean To Me" and the excellent "Read My Name". Also evident is his appreciation of other adult contemporary singers like Vanessa Williams because the verses on "Here For You" sound exactly in the time signature and tone of her 1992 hit "Save The Best For Last".Read more ›
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ade on March 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
What can I say?? It's been too long since Mr De Burgh's last release - his "Best Of" Albums have not been enough to keep us satisfied. So along comes "Road To Freedom"... the first few bars of the tell-tale guitar tells you we are on the road for a welcome return for the master storyteller, packed with fantastic new music, guaranteed to get your feet tapping and a smile on your face, whilst leaving you strangely melancholy. Although not quite as emotion-packed as his earlier releases such as "Crusader", and with a distinctly more upbeat feel, it still reaches your soul as no other artist can.
Grab this album, you will not be disappointed. But spend the time listening to it; it will truly immerse you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rhumba Dancer on August 23, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
After hearing "When Winter Comes" at dance lesson, had to have this album. When Winter Comes is a wonderful waltz. Purchased this album for this one song, but after listening to the others, this is a wonderful album.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Vincent K. Chow on December 14, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This CD is great but you should buy the DVD! There are songs included in the DVD version but not included in this CD, and believe me, they are so good that you definitely don't want to miss them at all cost! I don't quite understand why these two songs were not selected in this CD, as I found they are the best two in the DVD version!

1. The Same Sun - so beautiful a song!
2. Borderline - so touching! The original studio version can't compare with this live version! After so many years of performing career, Chris' voice has become so beautiful when he sung this song, especially in his falsetto and the transition! I am a guy but still this song almost made me cry everytime I listen to it!

So if you have this CD, please also buy the DVD!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joy's BEST on July 8, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is one of Chris's BEST CDs. He must have made this CD after the loss of someone. If you listen carefully to the words of each song, the common theme seems to indicate this. I have MANY of his CD's but this one touched me the most with his heartfelt renditions.
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