Espresso Logic

Espresso Logic

by Chris ReaChris Rea


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Espresso Logic is aptly titled, as the majority of the music would fit well in a late-night coffee house. It's a jazzier-bluesier album than most of Rea's, featuring some fine slide guitar, particularly on the title track. The atmospheric "Miles Is a Cigarette" is a smoky evocation of longing and remembrance. This hushed mood carries over into "She Closed Her Eyes," which is a poem spoken over a soothing, wistful backing. It's not all moody atmospherics, though. Like "Josephine" on his earlier Shamrock Diaries, the bright rhythm driven song "Julia" is about one of his daughters. Unfortunately, the weakest track is the duet with Elton John. The pairing could have been more interesting if they'd picked a different song, but "If You Were Me" is quite bland. This album was released in two different versions, the U.S. version, with the gold sand on the cover, also included some songs from God's Great Banana Skin, which wasn't released in the U.S.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/1994
Label: East/West Records
UPC: 0075679231628
catalogNumber: 92316
Rank: 10429

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Rea   Primary Artist,Organ,Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Elton John   Vocals,Track Performer
Pete Beachill   Trombone
Martin Ditcham   Percussion,Drums
Sylvain Marc   Bass
Max Middleton   Piano,Keyboards
Davy Spillane   uillean pipes
Linda Taylor   Background Vocals
Robert Ahwai   Guitar
Val Chalmers   Background Vocals
Emma Whittle   Background Vocals
David Stewart   Trombone

Technical Credits

Chris Rea   Composer,Producer
Neil Amor   Engineer
Stuart Epps   Engineer
Tommy Willis   Guitar Techician
Paul Mortimer   Engineer

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