This article's lead section may be too long for the length of the article. Please help by moving some material from it into the body of the article. Please read the layout guide and lead section guidelines to ensure the section will still be inclusive of all essential details. Please discuss this issue on the article's talk page.(January 2018)
Footsteps 2 is singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh's nineteenth original album. It was released in Germany, Switzerland and Austria on October 14, 2011, and in the UK and Ireland on October 17, 2011.
Footsteps 2 follows the concept that captured the public’s imagination with Footsteps, that of de Burgh creating cover versions of the songs which have inspired him over the years, along with a few new compositions.
As de Burgh said upon releasing Footsteps, “Listening to the great songwriters was the inspiration for me to try and become a good songwriter myself,” he says. “I’m talking about the likes of Lennon & McCartney and Bob Dylan; people as good as that just don’t seem to exist any more. I learned my trade, my craft, almost at the feet of the Great Masters. And that is my musical journey. Those songs are my footsteps.”
This album peaked at number 10 in the German album chart, and reached number 38 in the UK Albums Chart.