Deltics

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Deltics
Delticscover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1979
GenreAlbum-oriented rock
LabelUnited Artists, Magnet
ProducerGus Dudgeon
Chris Rea chronology
Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?
(1978)
Deltics
(1979)
Tennis
(1980)
Music video
"Diamonds (TopPop 1979)" on YouTube
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Deltics is the second studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea. It was released in 1979 on Magnet Records. The album is named after the East Coast rail network's Deltic-class locomotives that were used in the 1960s and 1970s. The album is Rea's first album to chart on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number fifty-four.[2] The single "Diamonds" peaked at number forty-four on both the UK Singles Chart,[2] and Billboard Hot 100, where it charted for eight weeks.The b side of this single Cleaveland Calling is not included on the cd reissue of the album. The album producer Gus Dudgeon had made several early albums with Elton John.

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Track listing[edit]

All songs by Chris Rea.

  1. "Twisted Wheel" – 5:15
  2. "The Things Lovers Should Do" – 3:35
  3. "Dance! (Don't Think)" – 3:52
  4. "Raincoat and a Rose" – 4:09
  5. "Cenotaph/Letter from Amsterdam" – 5:49
  6. "Deltics" – 5:28
  7. "Diamonds" – 4:51
  8. "She Gave It Away" – 4:00
  9. "Don't Want Your Best Friend" – 3:44
  10. "No Qualifications" – 2:20
  11. "Seabird" – 2:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Rea – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Robert Ahwai – guitar
  • Eoghan O'Neill – bass
  • Kevin Leach – keyboards
  • Max Middleton – keyboards
  • Dave Mattacks – drums
  • Adrian Rea – drums
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion

Singles[edit]

  1. "Diamonds" b/w "Cleveland Calling"
  2. "Raincoat and a Rose" b/w "No Qualifications"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deltics at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b "Official Charts > Chris Rea". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Diamonds (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 December 2017.