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Songs about cars and racing?

Post by Vitello Tonnato »

Hi there!

Being a petrolhead with a passion for vintage cars I was wondering what songs CR wrote about cars or mentioning them in the lyrics. The first thing which comes to my mind is the fabulous La Passione soundtrack (gotta love "Girl In A Sportscar"!). Secondly, there is "Johnny Needs A Fast Car". Oh, and there is a song "I'm In My Car".

What else is there?

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You would have to add Suadade, which is Chris`s tribute to Ayrton Senna....

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Well, worth mentioning are "Winning", "Daytona" and "Come so far yet still so far to go".
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how about Clarkson Blues ?
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Thanks so far. As I'm just into (re-)discovering the music of Chris Rea, there are some songs I didn't know. But now it is time to build up a collection of his works. Maybe I'll be starting with the Blue Guitars earbook.

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Don't forget La Passione (the movie) which is all about vintage Ferrari race cars.
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Vitello Tonnato wrote:Thanks so far. As I'm just into (re-)discovering the music of Chris Rea, there are some songs I didn't know. But now it is time to build up a collection of his works. Maybe I'll be starting with the Blue Guitars earbook.
I envy you, you can experience Blue Guitars for the first time! :)
Blue Guitars you should get indeed, make it as your first choice.
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Vitello Tonnato wrote:As I'm just into (re-)discovering the music of Chris Rea, there are some songs I didn't know. But now it is time to build up a collection of his works. Maybe I'll be starting with the Blue Guitars earbook.
I remember the 1st time I listened to Blue Guitars......I didn't like it at all and put it away for 3 months before I listened to it again :lol: now I can't get enough of it.
I would love to go back discover Chris's music that would be amazing so much great music waiting for you :)
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Vitello Tonnato wrote: What else is there?
A thread about Chris and racing, I couldn't resist!

"Red" from the Auberge album I think is about the red cars and "Never Been Anyone Quite Like You"
from "The Blue Cafe" is about a racing driver but I'm not sure if it is Schumacher or Senna.

No doubt there are many more as well :-)
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Thank you very much so far. By now I do only know
- Herzklopfen (compilation)
- Auberge
- Espresso Logic
- Road to Hell II
- The blue Cafè
- Stony Road
- The return of the fabulous blue Hofner notes
- 12 additional songs from a mixed compilation made by a friend.

So there is a lot to discover, starting with Blue Guitars and La Passione.

I'd like to add a musical tip, Get Lucky - the new work by Mark Knopfler could be something what Chris Rea fans appreciate too.

Bye!

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Oops, "Red" is from "Expresso", not Auberge....
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What about Soft Top, Hard Shoulder from God's Great Banana Skin. And then there's Driving Home for Christmas that could be included here
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Look for a song called Jordan 191 - a B side on the single Julia (I have it as a B side on the CD).

It is a song based on one of the forst Formula 1 cars designed for Eddie Jordans F1 race Team. Eddie is a big mate of Chris and they have occassionally played together (jamming) at F1 parties as Eddie is a drummer.

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I do wish all these 'B' sides could be released on a new collection sometime. Thanks for the post re Jordan191
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