added: 27 Sep 2012 // by: Noise11
Chris de Burgh announces the release of his first acoustic record, Home, a personal selection of 14 songs spanning his 38 year career, all stripped back to their core to reveal the essence and soul of his song-writing.
Far from being a greatest hits, Home will be a revelation for many: Chris has revisited gems that many might have missed the first time around, songs he felt would benefit from the 'unplugged' treatment.
"As I look back across my career," he explains "there are certain songs that I felt were very personal and which I would have liked to have done in a different way. It was a great opportunity to strip these songs back to the way they were originally written and look at them in hindsight, which is something you rarely get an opportunity to do."
As the title hints, Home was recorded in Chris' own studio in his house in Enniskerry, Ireland, during an exceptionally stormy June, setting the ideal atmosphere for this deep insight into the artist's career. With over 50 million albums sold, this was a very special experience for de Burgh: "I very much enjoyed the recording of Home, especially in the more intimate environment of working with just one or two musicians and my producer at any given time. It's certainly something I'd look at again in the future."
Waiting For The Hurricane
Love & Time
Living On The Island
It's Such A Long Way Home
Where We Will Be Going
Fire On The Water
I'm Not Scared Anymore
Artist: Chris de Burgh
Release Date: October 8, 2012 (U.K.)
Label: Ferryman Productions
Format(s): CD, DD
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