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A Review From an older fan,
This review is from: The Lady in Red: The Very Best of Chris De Burgh (Audio CD)
Back in 1975 I stumbled across a record entitled "The Spanish Train and Other Stories" and was hooked. Luckily my parents didn't take exception to the lyrics of "The Spanish Train", "A Spaceman Came Travelling", or "Another Poor Boy". Seaking out his music I was able to track down his early record, and I continued to buy them as they were released.
Luckily I was around when the big record to CD switch over happened - when recording companies released their back catalogs on CDs - and was able to duplicate my collected on CDs. Since then I've picked up all his CDs as they've been released.
What can I say about this? Well, I'd heard almost all the music on it before I bought it. The Princess Di song was new, and worth the price of the CD. Of the songs included, well, I have weakeness for some of his older songs (not here) so these wouldn't be the ones I'd pick for a best of album, but I can't really disagree with the ones picked here. It covers only one of his albums from the 70s, skips much of the 80s, and has some of his more recent work. If you enjoyed "The Lady in Red" you'll like most of the songs heres, and "The Spanish Train" represents the style of the songs not included.
What can I say about either the songs or the artist that hasn't been said? Both are excellence. Chris de Burgh is in a class by himself