Footsteps (album)

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Footsteps
Chris de burgh - Footsteps - album.jpg
Studio album by Chris de Burgh
Released 2008
Genre Rock
Length 58:14
Label edel Records
Producer Chris de Burgh, Chris Porter
Chris de Burgh chronology
The Storyman
(2006)
Footsteps
(2008)
Moonfleet
(2010)

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 that inspired and influenced him throughout his career.[1] The cover versions include well-known songs by bands and artists like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Toto and Pete Seeger.[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.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Rank
German Albums Chart [2] 38
Country Certifications Sales/Shipments[3]
Germany Platinum [4] 200,000+

Personnel[edit]

  • 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"

Production[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Footsteps – Chris de Burgh". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived February 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Certification for every country in the world Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. IFPI. Retrieved December 29, 2008.
  4. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Footsteps')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.