Water Sign (Chris Rea album)

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Water Sign
Studio album by Chris Rea
Released 1983
Genre Album-oriented rock
Length 40:24
Label Magnet
Producer Chris Rea
Chris Rea chronology
Chris Rea
(1982)
Water Sign
(1983)
Wired To The Moon
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Water Sign is the fifth studio album by Chris Rea, released in 1983. It was one of the best-known albums by Chris Rea. I Can Hear Your Heartbeat was the most well-known song on the album, and was a minor gay disco club hit. It was released twice on 12" Dance Single format - the first release available in North America on the Magnet label as a British Import, 5:49 timing; the second remixed by Kevin Unger as an 8 minute+ remix. The song was rerecorded in a new version for his New Light Through Old Windows greatest hits release.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Chris Rea.

  1. "Nothing's Happening by the Sea" 4:18
  2. "Deep Water" 4:06
  3. "Candles" 4:40
  4. "Love's Strange Ways" 3:38
  5. "Texas" 3:58
  6. "Let It Loose" 3:35
  7. "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" 3:28
  8. "Midnight Blue" 4:50
  9. "Hey You" 4:00
  10. "Out of the Darkness" 3:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Rea - vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, producer
  • Robert Ahwai - guitar
  • Ian Hawkins - guitar, bass
  • Eoghan O'Neill - bass
  • Kevin Leach - keyboards
  • Max Middleton - keyboards
  • Dave Mattacks - drums
  • Adrian Rea - drums
  • Dave Richards - horn, drums, percussion, sequencing, producer
  • Martin Ditcham - percussion
  • Claude Nobs - harmonica on "Nothing's Happening By The Sea"

Singles[edit]

  1. "Let it Loose" b/w "Sierra Sierra", "Urban Samurai"
  2. "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" b/w "From love to love"
  3. "Love's Strange Ways" b/w "Smile"

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