Footsteps (album)

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Studio album by Chris de Burgh
Released 2008
Genre Rock, Adult contemporary
Length 58:14
Label edel Records
Producer Chris de Burgh, Chris Porter
Chris de Burgh chronology
The Storyman

Footsteps is singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh's seventeenth original album, released in 2008. This album includes two songs penned by de Burgh and cover versions of thirteen other songs.[1] In 2011, De Burgh released a follow-up album, Footsteps 2.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "First Steps" (Chris de Burgh) – 1:09
  2. "Turn, Turn, Turn" (Pete Seeger) – 3:29
  3. "The Long And Winding Road" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:34
  4. "Africa" (David Paich, Jeff Porcaro) – 4:15
  5. "Without You" (Peter Ham, Thomas Evans) – 3:21
  6. "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (Pete Seeger) – 3:43
  7. "Sealed with a Kiss" (Gary Geld) – 2:36
  8. "Blackbird" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:24
  9. "We Can Work It Out" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:12
  10. "All Along The Watchtower" (Bob Dylan) – 3:18
  11. "Corrina Corrina" (Bo Chatmon, J. Mayo Williams, Mitchell Parish) – 2:47
  12. "Rhythm of the Rain/Crying in the Rain" (John Gummoe, Howard Greenfield) – 3:08 (UK version only)
  13. "Polly Von" (Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Mary Travers) – 3:12
  14. "American Pie" (Don McLean) – 4:22
  15. "The Last Thing on My Mind" (Tom Paxton) – 3:27
  16. "The Bells of Christmas" (Chris de Burgh) – 2:52 (Special Edition only)
  17. "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 2:49 (Special Edition only)
  18. "Footsteps" (Chris de Burgh) – 3:01

This album was released in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Russia & Ukraine on the November 21, 2008, and in the UK in April 2009.[2]

Charts & Certifications[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Rank
German Albums Chart [3] 38
Country Certifications Sales/Shipments[4]
Germany Platinum [5] 200,000+


  • Chris de Burgh: Vocals, guitar
  • Geoff Dugmore: Drums and percussion
  • Jerry Meehan: Bass guitar
  • Phil Palmer: Guitars
  • Neil Taylor: Guitars
  • Pete Gordeno: Keyboards and backing vocals
  • Jakko Jakszyk: Backing vocals
  • Geoffrey Richardson: String quartet on "Polly Von"
  • Hubie Davison: Additional guitars on "Blackbird"


  • Orchestral recordings: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Chris Cameron
  • Producer: Chris Porter, Chris de Burgh
  • Mixed and Engineered: Chris Porter
  • Additional Engineer at British Grove Studios: Joe Kearns
  • Orchestral and band recordings at British Grove Studios
  • Additional recording and mixing at Stanley House Studios
  • Art direction: Alex Hutchinson
  • Sleeve design: Chris de Burgh, Kenny Thomson, SJ Johnson
  • Photography: David Morley
  • Front cover photographer: Russell Kord