Auberge (album)
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Auberge Album
Auberge
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Studio album by Chris Rea
Released April 1991
Recorded Studio Miraval
Genre Blues rock, soft rock
Length 54:33 (59:15)
Label East West, Atco
Producer Jon Kelly
Chris Rea chronology
The Road to Hell
(1989)
Auberge
(1991)
God's Great Banana Skin
(1992)
Music video
"Auberge (1991)" on YouTube
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Auberge (a French word meaning "inn") is the eleventh studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1991. The album, as well as the title song, was mostly notable for the association of the Caterham Super Seven that he owned, in which he called it the "Blue Seven". That car appeared on the album cover, illustrated in oil by renowned motoring artist Alan Fearnley.[2] The album makes several references to the car over several tracks, as well on the video of the title song,[3] and its cover illustration was used for its adverts. In 2005, Rea sold the car in an auction.[4]Auberge was a #1 album in the UK in 1991. The title track also gave Rea one of his biggest chart hits, reaching #16 in the UK charts. Other songs released as singles were "Heaven", "Looking for the Summer" and "Winter Song". Another song, "And You My Love", although not released as a single, has become a firm favourite among his fans and is regularly performed at live concerts.

Track listing

All songs by Chris Rea.

  1. "Auberge" 7:18
  2. "Gone Fishing" 4:41
  3. "You're Not a Number" 5:00
  4. "Heaven" 4:13
  5. "Set Me Free" 6:53
  6. "Winter Song" (see note below) 4:35
  7. "Red Shoes" 3:54
  8. "Sing a Song of Love to Me" 3:34
  9. "Every Second Counts" 5:08
  10. "Looking for the Summer" 5:03
  11. "And You My Love" 5:28
  12. "The Mention of Your Name" 3:17

"Winter Song" did not appear on the initial album release; released as a stand-alone single in November 1991, it was included on some subsequent CD issues.

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[5] Gold 25,000*
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[6] Gold 36,000[6]
France (SNEP)[7] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[8] Platinum 500,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[9] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] 2× Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Personnel

  • Chris Rea - guitar, slide guitar, classical guitar, Hammond organ, harmonica
  • Anthony Drennan - guitar, dobro
  • Robert Ahwai - bass
  • Max Middleton - piano, string arrangements
  • Tim Sanders - tenor saxophone
  • Simon Clarke - alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • J. Neil Sidwell - trombone
  • Rick Taylor - trombone
  • Roddy Lorimer - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Paul Spong - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Nick Hitchens - tuba
  • Martin Ditcham - percussion, drums
  • Carol Kenyon - backing vocals
  • Linda Taylor - backing vocals
  • Gavyn Wright - director
  • The Kick Horns - horn arrangements
  • Jon Kelly - producer
  • John Mackswith - engineer
  • Justin Shirley-Smith - engineer
  • Russell Shaw - engineer
  • Willie Grimston - production coordination
  • Alan Fearnley - paintings

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Grand Prix Sportique Archived August 24, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Halfbakery: Painting Product Placement
  4. ^ Coys[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Austrian album certifications - Chris Rea - Auberge" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Chris Rea in the field Interpret. Enter Auberge in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  6. ^ a b "Chris Rea" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat - IFPI Finland. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009. 
  8. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Chris Rea; 'Auberge')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  9. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Chris Rea; 'Auberge')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ "British album certifications - Chris Rea - Auberge". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter Auberge in the search field and then press Enter.

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