Quiet Revolution

Quiet Revolution

by Chris de Burgh


Once again combining softened elegance with his gentlemanly approach to the simple love song, Chris de Burgh remains true to form on Quiet Revolution with polished ballads and morning-friendly, mid-tempo material. de Burgh's style hasn't strayed since "The Lady in Red" peaked at number three in 1987, and from that point on he has tried to emulate the same success with his romantic formula of ballroom-type love songs and delicate lyrics. Although Quiet Revolution offers up a handful of these, some of the other tracks exhibit punchy melodies that still display de Burgh's heartfelt voice. "When I Think of You" is the album's strongest track, a wavy, free-flowing song that resembles "Sailing Away" or "Say Goodbye to It All" in its pace and its uprooted chorus. "Love of the Heart Divine" is classic Chris de Burgh, a fragile ballad decorated with serene instrumental backdrops and a candlelight atmosphere. "Living in the World" is brought to life with a slight finger-tapping beat, while "You Look Beautiful" delves in run-of-the-mill female adulation, which de Burgh is most renowned for. Fans of Chris de Burgh will enjoy Quiet Revolution's straightforwardness and simplistic candor, displaying noticeable maturation in his songwriting to coincide with the changing times, while sticking to his area of expertise as a romantic singer.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/1999
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0606949044626
catalogNumber: 490446

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris de Burgh   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Andy Duncan   Percussion
John Giblin   Bass
Derek Green   Background Vocals
Tony Kiley   Drums
Katie Kissoon   Background Vocals
David Levy   Bass
Peter Oxendale   Performing Ensemble
Phil Palmer   Guitar
J. Neil Sidwell   Brass
Steve Sidwell   Brass
Gavyn Wright   Performing Ensemble
Tommy Blaize   Background Vocals
Pete Gordeno   Keyboards
Neil Taylor   Guitar
Chris Porter   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris de Burgh   Producer
Thomas Bird   Art Direction
Chris Cameron   Arranger,String Arrangements
Andy Duncan   drum programming
Richard Hewson   Arranger,String Arrangements
Peter Oxendale   Orchestral Agent
Gavyn Wright   Orchestral Agent
Alison Butler   grooming
Rick Lecoat   Cover Design,Sleeve Design
Andy Ducan   drum programming
Jason Clift   Engineer
Jason Clift   Engineer
Chris Porter   Producer,Engineer

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