God's Great Banana Skin

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God's Great Banana Skin
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Studio album by Chris Rea
Released 2 November 1992 (UK)
1993 (US)
Recorded 1992
Genre Album-oriented rock
Length 55:00
Label East West
Producer Chris Rea
Chris Rea chronology
Auberge
(1991)
God's Great Banana Skin
(1992)
Espresso Logic
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

God's Great Banana Skin is the twelfth studio album by Chris Rea, released in 1992. The album wasn't released in the USA, though some tracks later appeared on the US release of Rea's following album Espresso Logic.

The song "Too Much Pride" was featured in the 1993 Erotic Thriller Cold Sweat.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Chris Rea.

  1. "Nothing to Fear" - 9:10
  2. "Miles Is a Cigarette" - 4:15
  3. "God's Great Banana Skin" - 5:15
  4. "90's Blues" - 5:10
  5. "Too Much Pride" - 4:25
  6. "Boom Boom" - 5:10
  7. "I Ain't the Fool" - 4:00
  8. "There She Goes" - 4:35
  9. "I'm Ready" - 4:50
  10. "Black Dog" - 4:10
  11. "Soft Top, Hard Shoulder" - 4:30

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[2] Gold 250,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[3] 2× Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Platinum 300,000^

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

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Rea - vocals, guitar, producer
  • Robert Ahwai - guitar
  • Sylvin Marc - bass
  • Max Middleton - piano, keyboards
  • Martin Ditcham - drums, percussion
  • Val Chalmers - backing vocals
  • Emma Whittle - backing vocals
  • Neil Amor - engineer
  • Simon Wall - assistant engineer, assistant producer
  • Chris Welch - illustrations

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r169506
  2. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Chris Rea; 'God's Great Banana Skin')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  3. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Chris Rea; 'God's Great Banana Skin')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Chris Rea – God's Great Banana Skin". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter God's Great Banana Skin in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search