Espresso Logic

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Espresso Logic
Espresso Logic.jpg
Studio album by Chris Rea
Released 3 November 1993 (UK)
8 March 1994 (US)
Genre Album-oriented rock
Length 53:21
Label East West
Producer Chris Rea
Chris Rea chronology
God's Great Banana Skin
(1992)God's Great Banana Skin1992
Espresso Logic
(1993)
The Best of Chris Rea
(1994)The Best of Chris Rea1994
Music video
"Julia (1993)" on YouTube
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Espresso Logic is the thirteenth studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1993. The US edition of the album has a significantly different track listing to other editions, as it also features two songs ("God's Great Banana Skin" and "Miles Is A Cigarette") from Rea's previous album, God's Great Banana Skin (not released in the US), along with "If You Were Me", a track recorded with Elton John for his 1993 Duets release. The cover art of the US edition is the same as the UK single "Espresso Logic". The song "Julia" was dedicated to his daughter Julia Christina, who was 4 years old at the time of the release of the album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Rea.

European track listing[edit]

  1. "Espresso Logic" - 6:54
  2. "Red" - 5:26
  3. "Soup of the Day" - 3:45
  4. "Johnny Needs a Fast Car" - 6:35
  5. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" - 4:50
  6. "Julia" - 3:55
  7. "Summer Love" - 4:07
  8. "New Way" - 3:30
  9. "Stop" - 5:10
  10. "She Closed Her Eyes" - 3:55

US track listing[edit]

  1. "Espresso Logic" - 6:53
  2. "Julia" - 3:54
  3. "Soup of the Day" - 3:46
  4. "If You Were Me" (duet with Elton John) - 4:20
  5. "Johnny Needs a Fast Car" - 6:34
  6. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" - 4:49
  7. "God's Great Banana Skin" - 5:18
  8. "Miles Is a Cigarette" - 4:21
  9. "Summer Love" - 4:04
  10. "Red" - 5:26
  11. "She Closed Her Eyes" - 3:56

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[2] Gold 250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Gold 100,000^

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

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Rea - vocals, guitar, steel guitar, slide guitar, organ, composer, producer
  • Robert Ahwai - guitar
  • Sylvin Marc - bass
  • Max Middleton - piano, keyboards
  • Davy Spillane - Uilleann pipes
  • Pete Beachill - trombone
  • Dave Stewart - trombone
  • Martin Ditcham - drums, percussion
  • Elton John - vocals
  • Val Chalmers - backing vocals
  • Linda Taylor - backing vocals
  • Emma Whittle - backing vocals
  • Tommy Willis - guitar technician
  • Neil Amor - engineer
  • Stuart Epps - engineer
  • Paul Mortimer - engineer
  • Simon Wall - assistant engineer
  • Willie Grimston - coordination

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