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Best Moves

Chris de Burgh

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Best Moves brings together the strongest singles from Chris de Burgh's first five albums, making for a short but pleasant collection of early material. Not all the tracks are ballads though, and the album is greatly benefited by the eerie "Spanish Train" and the whimsical air of "Patricia the Stripper." A live version of "Broken Wings" appears here as well, with its album version coming from 1977's At the End of a Perfect Day. With his more graceful work, songs like "Every Drop of Rain," "Satin Green Shutters," and "Lonely Sky" showcase his talent for singing elegant ballads that glisten with de Burgh's rural feel. "A Spaceman Came Travelling" is one of his more appealing story-type songs that is benefited by its hymn-like chorus. By far, the greatest attribute of Best Moves is the addition of the nine-minute "Crusader" from the album of the same name. Not found on The Very Best of Chris de Burgh, one of the more accessible compilations from this artist, its wonderful tempo change and narrative balance out all the other ballads on this 11-song set. As the songs on this collection prove, de Burgh's most enjoyable material came from early in his career. Best Moves offers an admirable assortment of both love songs and intricately woven tales. Although much of his material that followed this compilation should not be disregarded, this album does make for a brief but delightful listen.
© Mike DeGagne /TiVo

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1
The Traveller
00:04:10

David Anderle, Producer - Chris de Burgh, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Kenny Thomson, Producer, Assistant Producer

℗ 1980 A&M Records Limited

2
Every Drop Of Rain
00:03:31

Chris de Burgh, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Glyn Jones, Producer

℗ 1981 A&M Records Limited

3
In A Country Churchyard
00:03:53

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer - Chris de Burgh, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1977 A&M Records Limited, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music International Division - a division of Universal Music GmbH

4
Patricia The Stripper
00:03:28

Robin Geoffrey Cable, Producer - Chris de Burgh, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1975 A&M Records Limited

5
Satin Green Shutters
00:05:02

Robin Geoffrey Cable, Producer - Chris de Burgh, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1975 A&M Records Limited, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music International Division - a division of Universal Music GmbH

6
Spanish Train
00:04:57

Robin Geoffrey Cable, Producer - Chris de Burgh, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1975 A&M Records Limited, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music International Division - a division of Universal Music GmbH

7
Waiting For The Hurricane
00:04:10

Chris de Burgh, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Glyn Jones, Producer

℗ 1981 A&M Records Limited

8
Broken Wings (Live At The Colosseum, Johannesburg / 1975)
00:03:22

Chris de Burgh, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Kenny Thomson, Producer

℗ 1981 A&M Records Limited

9
Lonely Sky
00:03:49

Robin Geoffrey Cable, Producer - Chris de Burgh, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1975 A&M Records Limited

10
A Spaceman Came Travelling
00:05:05

Robin Geoffrey Cable, Producer - Chris de Burgh, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1975 A&M Records Limited

11
Crusader
00:08:46

Chris de Burgh, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - ANDREW POWELL, Producer

℗ 1979 A&M Records Limited

Album Description

Best Moves brings together the strongest singles from Chris de Burgh's first five albums, making for a short but pleasant collection of early material. Not all the tracks are ballads though, and the album is greatly benefited by the eerie "Spanish Train" and the whimsical air of "Patricia the Stripper." A live version of "Broken Wings" appears here as well, with its album version coming from 1977's At the End of a Perfect Day. With his more graceful work, songs like "Every Drop of Rain," "Satin Green Shutters," and "Lonely Sky" showcase his talent for singing elegant ballads that glisten with de Burgh's rural feel. "A Spaceman Came Travelling" is one of his more appealing story-type songs that is benefited by its hymn-like chorus. By far, the greatest attribute of Best Moves is the addition of the nine-minute "Crusader" from the album of the same name. Not found on The Very Best of Chris de Burgh, one of the more accessible compilations from this artist, its wonderful tempo change and narrative balance out all the other ballads on this 11-song set. As the songs on this collection prove, de Burgh's most enjoyable material came from early in his career. Best Moves offers an admirable assortment of both love songs and intricately woven tales. Although much of his material that followed this compilation should not be disregarded, this album does make for a brief but delightful listen.
© Mike DeGagne /TiVo

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