Chris de Burgh, whose real name is Christopher Davison, is an Anglo-Irish singer-songwriter who can boast of having sold no less than 45 million records worldwide to date.
Artist who really started his artistic career in 1974 by signing with the label A&M Records, label which allowed him to release his first album “Far beyond these castle walls”. Album that will go almost unnoticed except… in Brazil.
He finally experienced a semblance of success a year later in 1975 when the title "A spaceman came traveling" was released, a title which was very successful...in Ireland only.
But he will have to wait for the year 1982 to finally be rewarded for his efforts thanks to the album "The gataway", an album which will be a hit all around the planet and offer him his first major hit with the single "Don't pay the ferryman'. And to a lesser extent “Ship to shore”.
Success amplified the following year with the release in 1983 of the single "High on emotion", single which literally exploded the notoriety of the singer and which will remain as one of his biggest successes. Title taken from the album "Man on the line" which was released a year later in 1984.
The supreme consecration arrives with the release of the album "Into the light" in 1986, album from which will be extracted the same year the enormous and sumptuous single "The lady in red", title which will make a huge planetary success and offer to the artist the most successful success of all his discography.
A great adventure that continued in 1988 with the release of the album "Flying Colors" which produced a new top hit with the title "Missing you" on the one hand. As well as with the release of the compilation "Park to a flame" in 1989 from which the flagship single "This waiting heart" will be extracted on the other hand.
The 80s will have seen him reveal himself and explode in the eyes of the world, the 90s will see him confirm all the good that we think of him. Starting with the album "Power of ten" which was released in 1992 and which produced the global top hit "Seperate tables". Then in 1994 with the album "This way up", album which will unfortunately be extracted the last notorious hit of the artist namely "Blonde hair blue jeans".
Because everything that will come out subsequently will in no way meet the success of previous opus.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Hold on 1974
Turning around 1975
A spaceman came traveling 1975
Just another poor boy 1975
The traveler 1980
Don’t pay the ferryman 1982
The getaway 1982
Ship to shore 1982
Where peaceful waters flow 1982
High on emotion 1983
Ecstasy of Flight (I Love the Night) 1984
Fire on the water 1986
The lady in red 1986
Fatal hesitation 1986
The simple truth (A child Is born) 1987
Love is my decision 1988
Missing you 1988
Tender hands 1989
Sailing away 1989
This waiting heart 1989
Diamond in the dark 1989
Separate tables 1992
Where we will be going 1992
By my side 1992
Shine on 1993
Blonde hair blue jeans 1994
This is love 1994
The snows of New-York 1995
I'm not crying over you 1996
So beautiful 1997
When I think of you 1999
A woman's heart 1999
Two sides to every story 2001
Guilty secret 2002
Five past dreams 2004
One world 2006
Raging storm 2007
Everywhere I go 2010
Go where your heart believes 2011
Once in a lifetime 2017
Live life, live well 2021
1974 ... beginnings that will be described as promising. The artist delivers here a Intimist title of big caliber which already shows a talent more than obvious. We are impatiently awaiting the rest !
1975 ... an obvious talent in the Intimist which is confirmed with this 2nd title just as successful as its predecessor. A talent in this field which will await its peak during the following decade
1975 ... the first classified title. Certainly, only in Irish Charts but it's always better than nothing as they say !
1975 ... an impressive succession of Intimist titles, to say the least, of more than certain quality. A career that starts off under the best auspices !
1980 ... after a most encouraging start to his career, the singer surprisingly disappeared from the radar for 5 years. He is therefore found at the beginning of the 1980s in relative form. Relative form which allows him all the same to obtain his first hit classified in the USA ...
1980 ... a relative form which allows all the same to produce this kind of ballad. A nice title with obvious inspiration and which puts him gently, but surely, in the race
1982 ... relapse in 1981 when the artist produced only one title and of average quality. As much as 1981 was a year 'without', the following year 1982 will be quite its opposite. Starting with this enormous title which offers the singer his first notorious planetary success !
1982 ... the singer knew how to adapt perfectly to the new trends of the moment, it is clear. Even if this title will not remain as his greatest success, it is nonetheless of very good quality
1982 ... the hits are now followed at an impressive speed. Admittedly, the level of success fluctuates appreciably between each title but the main thing is now to be part of the big league !
1982 ... a plethora of 1982 in terms of titles released and above all of the quality on all levels. The singer is unquestionably one of the rising values, and especially more and more essential, of the moment
1983 ... then THIS title comes ! What he had proposed beforehand was of an obvious quality, but he obviously passed a new level in this year 1983. He signed here quite simply one of the biggest dance hits of the decade and of his career. MAS-TER-FUL !
1984 ... he delivered only one title in 1983 but what a title ! Here we are the following year in 1984, somewhat of a decline as paradoxical as it may seem. The years go by but are not necessarily alike ...
1986 ... after a year 1985 empty, we find him at the cleats at the beginning of 1986 with a first top hit directly as an appetizer. And given what is looming on the horizon, we immediately see that this year will stay in the annals concerning him ...
1986 ... we knew he excelled in the Intimist but he reached here a level close to perfection. He signs here quite simply one of the biggest Ultimate Slows of the decade, but also the biggest success of his entire career and surely his title among the most emblematic. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1986 ... yet another absolutely sumptuous Intimist title which will certainly not have the same level of success as its predecessor but which proves once again that the artist really has an extraordinary talent in this field. MA-GIC !
1987 ... another single-title year after 1983. Even if there is not the quantity, the quality is very present and that is the essential !
1988 ... surprisingly, this title will have only a limited success, go figure. Another very high caliber Intimist, one more !
1988 ... a year 1988 which ended much better than it had started on the Charts side. New planetary top hit, enough to remain more than confident for the future ...
1989 ... another nice ballad as he knows how to do them so well. Even if it will not have the same level of success as the previous title, we still take !
1989 ... a year 1989 which will not necessarily be his best but which will have allowed him to deliver all the same several pieces of very large caliber once again !
1989 ... the big hit of the year, it will be this one. An end of a decade that ends in the best possible way, a decade that has seen him literally explode and touch the stars over and over again !
1989 ... he will have been one of the biggest purveyors of Intimist titles of the decade and this undoubtedly. And almost every time, at least of the very high level, if not downright of the Masterpiece. Who says better ??
1992 ... the beginning of the 90's will see the release of old re-recorded titles of relative interest. On the other hand, this title is indeed an original and what an original ! New planetary top hit !
1992 ... we go from one extreme to another. This title will not even be classified and yet it is far from unworthy. Go figure ...
1992 ... another bloated year in terms of titles. With success levels very fluctuating according to the titles. But the adventure continues for some reason and that's the main thing !
1993 ... in this decade of 90, the level of success will go almost from one extreme to another almost with every title. As the previous one has been classified, we can easily deduce that this one will not even be ...
1994 ... a totally supercharged title, something extremely rare concerning him. In any case, the public follows and asks for more given its level of success in the Charts !
1994 ... even if the level of success in the Charts has nothing to do with what he experienced during the previous decade, it is clear that the qualitative level has remained at the top !
1995 ... yet another big caliber ballad which shows once again that he has not lost any of his talent in this field, despite the weight of the years
1996 ... a decade of 90 which will have seen him explore mainly the Intimist field. A know-how very much above the average but which unfortunately will not have really benefited him during this decade. Frankly shame ...
1997 ... he hangs on and resists anyhow. Despite an obvious goodwill, the results in the Charts unfortunately remain quite modest. When it doesn't want anymore, it doesn't want anymore ...
1999 ... a most salutary acceleration of tempo which temporarily reconnects with success. Temporarily unfortunately ...
1999 ... a decade of 90 which ended in half-tone like what happened during the last 9 years. Despite a talent more than obvious, the singer will not have been able to negotiate the turn of the 90s. He will not know how to negotiate that of the 2000s ...
2001...it is clear that the best years are now behind him. But that does not prevent him from continuing his adventure as he sees fit and in his own way. And why not tell me...
2002...especially since he continues to offer titles of certain quality. We should not expect miracles during this decade but regardless, we will take everything he has to offer us...
2004 ... what will have strongly penalized him is this cruel lack of evolution in terms of style and sound. He continues to operate with its fundamentals from previous decades and this can only necessarily serve him...
2006...he managed to get a few 'little' hits here and there but no more. Times are harder and harder for the artist but he continues to believe in it anyway...
2007...his know-how in the Intimist remains high level anyway. An Intimist domain that remains the only domain that still allows him to get his head out of the water from time to time...
2010...and here he is, beginning its 5th decade, who would have thought. Nothing, nor anyone, is able to tell him to stop at first sight and he will therefore continue the adventure for a few more years...
2011...a style and a sound that will have changed very little over the years and especially over the decades. A refusal of change which will have strongly penalized him in the end necessarily...
2016... whatever it is, he continues to believe in it against all odds. A desire to move forward at all costs which undeniably commands respect...
2017...the production of titles has slowed considerably, that's for sure. But he still manages to get people talking about him regularly and regardless of the result in the Charts. The main thing now is to participate simply for the pleasure of still being there...
2021...and here he is again. Tireless, unstoppable, he continues his merry way through the decades as if nothing had happened. Respect again...
2021...how far will he go, good question. Only he has the answer and there is therefore a good chance that we will find him again in future years. Spread the word...
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