Dancing Down The Stony Road – Chris Rea – 2002


Album Dancing Down The Stony Road by Chris Rea
Album Dancing Down The Stony Road by Chris Rea

Dancing Down The Stony Road is the seventeenth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 2002 on his own record label, Jazzee Blue. It is a blues-rock album with a gospel influence, and it features some of Rea’s most personal and moving songs.

The album was inspired by Rea’s own experiences with illness and loss. In 2001, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and he underwent surgery to remove a tumor. The experience left him shaken, but it also gave him a new perspective on life.

The songs on Dancing Down The Stony Road are about dealing with adversity and finding hope in the face of darkness. The title track is a powerful and moving song about facing one’s fears and finding the strength to keep going. Other highlights of the album include “If It Weren’t for You” (a love song to Rea’s wife, Joan), “Driving Home for Christmas” (a poignant song about the importance of family), and “Somewhere in My Heart” (a hopeful song about finding love and happiness).

Dancing Down The Stony Road is a personal and moving album from Chris Rea. It is a testament to his strength and resilience, and it is an album that will resonate with anyone who has faced challenges in their own life.

Dancing Down The Stony Road is a solid return to form for Chris Rea, but it doesn’t quite capture the magic of his classic albums. It is a good album for fans of the artist, but it is not essential listening.

The personnel of the album Dancing Down The Stony Road by Chris Rea, released in 2002, are:

  • Chris Rea – vocals, guitar, producer, painting
  • Robert Ahwai – guitar
  • Sylvin Marc – bass
  • Martin Ditcham – drums
  • Gerry O’Connor – banjo
  • Stewart Eales – engineer
  • John Kelly – mastering
  • Olaf Heine – photography
  • Peacock – design

Source: Wikipedia

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