Flying Colours (Chris de Burgh album)

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Flying Colours
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Studio album by Chris de Burgh
Released 3 October 1988
Recorded Powerplay Studios in Zurich, Switzerland
Genre Pop
Length 54:09
Label A&M
Producer Chris de Burgh, Paul Hardiman
Chris de Burgh chronology
Into the Light
(1986)Into the Light1986
Flying Colours
Spark to a Flame: The Very Best of Chris de Burgh
(1989)Spark to a Flame: The Very Best of Chris de Burgh1989

Flying Colours is singer Chris de Burgh's 9th studio album, released by A&M Records in 1988.

It went straight to number one in the UK on 15 October 1988 and is the only de Burgh album to go to number one on the UK album chart.[1]

The single "Missing You" taken from the album peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, and No. 1 in Ireland in Dec 1988.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Chris de Burgh.

No. Title Length
1. "Sailing Away" 4:58
2. "Carry Me (Like a Fire in Your Heart)" 4:24
3. "Tender Hands" 4:29
4. "A Night on the River" 3:48
5. "Leather on My Shoes" 4:41
6. "Suddenly Love" 3:12
7. "The Simple Truth (A Child Is Born)" 4:25
8. "Missing You" 4:07
9. "I’m Not Scared Anymore" 4:46
10. "Don’t Look Back" 2:55
11. "Just a Word Away" 3:17
12. "The Risen Lord" 3:40
13. "The Last Time I Cried" 5:32
Total length: 54:09

The track "The Simple Truth (A Child Is Born)" was a bonus track on the CD release, and was not included on the original vinyl or cassette versions of the album.



  • Produced by Chris de Burgh (Tracks #1-6, 8-14) and Paul Hardiman (Tracks #1-7, 9-14).
  • Engineered and Mixed by Paul Hardiman
  • Recorded at Powerplay Studios (Zürich, Switzerland).
  • Mastered by Arnie Acosta at A&M Mastering Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Photography: Paul Cox
  • Art Direction and Design: Michael Ross
  • Illustration: Romas Foord
  • Management: Dave Margereson and Kenny Thomson for Mismanagement, Inc.


  1. ^ David Roberts. British Hit Singles & Albums. Guinness World Records Limited
  2. ^ "Irish Chart Search". IRMA. Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 

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