Introducing Chris de Burgh’s new and 19th studio album ‘Footsteps 2’...
This is the true follow-up to his 2009 album ‘Footsteps’, which reached #4 in the Artist Albums Chart and has sold more than 60,000 units since its release.
‘Footsteps 2’ follows the concept that captured the public’s imagination just a couple of years ago. The album has a couple of new songs, as well as his interpretations of some classic tunes, which include Steve Winwood’s ‘While You See A Chance’, Roy Orbison’s ‘Blue Bayou’, Mike & The Mechanics ‘The Living Years’ and Abba’s ‘S.O.S.’.
As Chris 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.”
Chris de Burgh has come a long way since signing his first recording contract in 1974, and supporting Supertramp on their Crime of the Century tour. His début album, Far Beyond These Castle Walls, released in February 1975, topped the Brazilian album charts for 17 weeks.
Chris’s recording career has resulted in record sales approaching 50 million units and he still performs to sell-out audiences worldwide, as witnessed during a recent Royal Albert Hall concert.