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"Josephine"

Post by Dev » 09 Mar 2005, 00:56

"Josephine" is my personal favourite...that's the one that got to me ...what do u think about it?

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Post by leila.wilson » 09 Mar 2005, 13:12

Hi Dave,
Thankyou for your contribution. Yes I like "Josephine" very much too. It is a song close to Chris,s heart as well because Josephine is his daughter, as you probably know. Any special reason why this one is your favourite?

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Post by Bart » 09 Mar 2005, 13:57

Dev wrote:"Josephine" is my personal favourite...that's the one that got to me ...what do u think about it?
Hello Dev,

Welcome to the forum... Josephine is one of my favorites to (I have sooooo many !! :shock: ). Among other reasons also because of what Leila said. It is soo sweet that a father can sing such wonderful song to his daughter ... I think it is a great gift that he give to her, even if it wouldn't have been a famous song ! I like the live version better than the studio version (although I also like "La version francaise" very much!).

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PS: @Dev, if you log in next time before you post a message (you can also choose to log in automatically every time you visit!) people can see that it's you, and you can alter your messages afterwards !
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Post by Gabriëlle » 14 Mar 2005, 15:58

Josephine is also one of my favoriets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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Post by Dev » 05 May 2005, 20:28

Hi again chris rea fans..and a special Hello! to Leila :lol: leila ..it's Dev..as in UltraDev,not Dave...i wasn't drunk when i wrote it :D ...i saw what u wrote about josephine...that's Chris's reason for why he wrote "Josephine"...what is your special reason?maybe i'll tell u mine...and mine is different from Chris's reason :P

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Post by leila.wilson » 06 May 2005, 14:46

Hi Dev,
Sorry I got your name wrong. It,s good to share thoughts with
fellow admirers of Chris and his music. I had to think a bit before I answered your question, as "Josephine "is one of many songs that I like a lot, but I have always thought of it as Chris,s yearning for little girl. There
are other songs that have very special meanings for me personally, and I could therefore have given you a much quicker answer.
Here goes then, I like it because of the depth of longing in his words,and the honest way he allows us to see into his heart,but in particular, the loneliness that comes through, and I know about that!

I hope you will share your own reason or reasons Dev, and that other members will also feel they can add their views. We all need to chat
to each other more, because I think that is why we joined Bart,s
brilliant site, to give and receive thoughts,information etc.

Very best wishes to you , and I look forward to talking to you
again.

Leila.

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Post by Zeljko » 25 May 2007, 20:29

I also love all versions of Josephine.
I also play this song and several Chris songs on the guitar.

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Post by rugge78 » 07 Jun 2007, 08:18

Zeljko wrote:I also love all versions of Josephine.
I also play this song and several Chris songs on the guitar.

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Also I do...
I have a guitar style very close to Chirs: simple sounds and a Fender Stratocaster. I'm going to learn some bottleneck style. I own one from a very long time. It's time to use it.

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Post by Zeljko » 02 Mar 2008, 13:59

I adore all 5 versions...Are there more than 5 versions?

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Post by gjvg » 02 Mar 2008, 16:29

The version of J. i like most is the Vinyl Shamrock Diaries version.
The version on NLTOW i found a bit to disco.
The life-version on the Farewell-tour and the FHBN are great, because of the "..and J. grew up" part.

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Re: "Josephine"

Post by chrismiller » 02 Mar 2008, 19:19

Well, I think there's no one in this 'gathering' called Chris Rea fans who doesn't like Josephine... :)
It's one of my favourites, too, but I have to disagree; I found the Shamrock-version a bit disco, I prefer the New Light (actually: radio) version.
But I remember when Chris started to play the song with the banjo in the Farewell concert; no one knew what was that until he started to sing - and then I kinda fell in love with that version. I simply can't get enough... and yes, 'Josephine grew up...' shakes the foundations!
By the way, Chris appeared in a TV-show for a phone interview just the other day, and before the interview the reporter said some facts about him, including the following:
'Chris Rea has two adult daughters; the whole world probably know them... since they're called Julia and Josephine.' :D

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Re: "Josephine"

Post by lilybee » 02 Mar 2008, 21:18

Hey guys, there's a lot more going on about Josephine on this thread!

http://www.chrisrea.nl/community/viewto ... ?f=6&t=764

Enjoy, :D

Lily B.

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Re: "Josephine"

Post by Zeljko » 22 Apr 2008, 09:50

Josephine....we sang Josephine with Chris on 4-th of March in Serbia....unforgetable....
Guess after a few decades, Chris got tired of singing those hits the fans want to hear on his gigs hehe..I think he would rather sing new songs to us...

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