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On the other hand, you may simply die of embarrassment. Terms and Conditions. Style Book. Weather Forecast. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Sunday 06 October Between and he underwent a Whipple procedure     which resulted in the removal of the head of the pancreas and part of duodenum, bile duct, and gall bladder. In an interview he said, "it's not until you become seriously ill and you nearly die and you're at home for six months, that you suddenly stop, to realize that this isn't the way I intended it to be in the beginning.
Everything that you've done falls away and you start wondering why you went through all that rock business stuff. Jazzee Blue released several blues and jazz albums mostly by members of his then current band. In February , Rea released The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes , dedicated to the s Hofner guitars, with 38 tracks on three CDs and two 10" vinyl records - the vinyl replicated the tracks contained on the first CD of the set. The box set also included a hardback book of his paintings along with period photos.
Rea released the compilation Still So Far to Go in October which contained some of his best known and lesser known hits over the last thirty years as well as songs from his "blues" period. The tour ended on 5 April at Waterfront Hall in Belfast. In September Santo Spirito Blues box set was released. The set contained two feature-length films on one DVD written and directed by Rea along with three accompanying CDs - 2 of which featured the music from the DVDs and the third being a stripped back version of the related studio album.
Rea suffered a stroke in which left him with slurred speech and reduced movement in his arms and fingers. Soon afterwards he quit smoking to deter further strokes and recovered enough to record and tour.
Rhino announced in the summer of , 2CD deluxe editions of five of Chris Rea's most commercially successful albums to be released 18 October Shamrock Diaries . On The Beach .
Dancing With Strangers . The Road To Hell . Auberge . All new deluxe editions contain remixes, rare and previously unreleased live tracks, single edits and extended versions. This exclusive release by Rhino is limited to a run of copies, with each copy being specially numbered. The guitar once was submerged in water for three months and was more mellow in sound compared to the classic hard Stratocaster sound. Rea is married to Joan Lesley, with whom he has been in a relationship since they met as teenagers on 6 April in their native Middlesbrough.
Rea is a fan of historic motor racing and races a Ferrari Dino ,  a Ferrari ,  and a Lotus 6.
He has taken the opportunity to get involved in Formula One on a few occasions, including as a pit lane mechanic for the Jordan team during the Monaco Grand Prix. It featured prominently in the BBC documentary movie. In an interview in , Rea denied those claims and noted that this was a classic example of how dangerous the internet can be at spreading misinformation. He also shared his opinion that the politicians and government of the UK and EU were out of touch with the common people.
When he is not writing songs, other interests include gardening and particularly painting.
I wanted to be a journalist and write about car racing [ One of his childhood dreams was to become a film writer and film music composer. Rea has acknowledged that several of his songs were "born out of Middlesbrough ", his hometown. I'd been gone three years, hard touring in Europe. I literally went to drive somewhere that wasn't there. It was like a sci-fi movie. The Middlesbrough I knew, it's as if there was a war there 10 years ago.
It's very hard to accept that Ayresome Park no longer exists.
I know I sound very old when I say things like that. Those terraced streets are no longer there. But I miss the old character of the place, the guys with the fruit barrows and all that. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the rugby player, see Chris Rea rugby union. Pop rock soft rock electric blues blues rock. Main article: Chris Rea discography.
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