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So 'that's the way it goes... round here'CR: I've only ever done three concerts in the whole of America, can you believe that? I've done a small club in Texas. I did LA and I did New York. I always had trouble with record companies in America. I think it was because the way, the way my deal was structured in England. I was a subsidiary of whomever they took on in America. And America never really happened for me, and we were so busy in Europe, because I was fortunately selling in every single country in Europe, so that's just like the states in terms of volume. I never really had the need to go. You know, although I loved the music better than any other kind. I didn't feel like I had to go and leave my family. I'd love to fly in to Chicago to do a concert. I mean that would be like going to the home of Ferrari or something.
Britsound: If you were to ever come to America, you'd have our full support.
CR: Well that's nice to know. I know a lot of American musicians you know, who don't seem to have a problem with Chris Rea. It's just, well it's been one of those funny little things with the record companies, it's never quite happened. You know if, if you're in England and you signed a Warner Brothers and, you get caught with a certain record company that's a subsidiary of Warner's in America, and they're not actually doing the kind of music that Chris Rea wants to do, then you're in trouble from the word go. This kind of thing often happened, you know, and I was never a California person. I used to get very impatient with the way things were in LA. And, I certainly didn't know how to play that game.
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