On the Beach (Chris Rea album)

album by Chris Rea

On the Beach is the eighth studio album by English singer Chris Rea and released on 1 April, 1986 through Magnet Records. It is a follow-up to the successful 1985 album Shamrock Diaries. It went to number 1 in the Netherlands, number 2 in Germany, number 4 in New Zealand, number 7 in Norway, number 10 in Switzerland, number 11 in the United Kingdom and Sweden and number 20 in Austria.

On the Beach
Studio album by
Released1 April 1986
StudioAnderburr Recording Studios, Bray, Berkshire
GenreRock, soft rock, adult contemporary
Length59:58 (CD)
48:40 (LP)
ProducerChris Rea, David Richards
Chris Rea chronology
Shamrock Diaries
On the Beach
Dancing with Strangers
Singles from On the Beach
  1. "On the Beach"
    Released: May 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing change

All songs written and composed by Chris Rea. 

On the Beach track listing
No. Title Length
1. "On the Beach"   5:04
2. "Little Blonde Plaits"   4:17
3. "Giverny"   5:39
4. "Lucky Day"   3:57
5. "Just Passing Through"   5:20
6. "It's All Gone"   7:28
7. "Hello Friend"   4:19
8. "Two Roads"   3:44
9. "Light of Hope"   4:34
10. "Auf Immer und Ewig"   4:11
11. "Freeway" (CD only) 4:12
12. "Bless Them All" (CD only) 2:30
13. "Crack That Mould" (CD only) 4:34

References change

  1. Caldwell, Rob. "On the Beach review". AllMusic.