Deltics is the second studio album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea. It was released in 1979 on Magnet Records. The album is named after the East Coast rail network's Deltic-class locomotives that were used in the 1960s and 1970s. The album is Rea's first album to chart on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number fifty-four. The single "Diamonds" peaked at number forty-four on both the UK Singles Chart, and Billboard Hot 100, where it charted for eight weeks.
However, there was a variety on the album that showed great promise, from these uptempo numbers to the great atmospheric guitar work by Robert Ahwry on the title track and the ballads "She Gave It Away" and "The Things That Lovers D. "Raincoat and a Rose" was obviously going to tug at the heartstrings with a string section during the intro and the chorus, and the song did turn out to be about forbidden love while the track "Cenotaph" was an interesting two-minute instrumental that led into the more rock-oriented "Letter from Amsterdam.
Band Name Chris Rea. Album Name Deltics. Erscheinungsdatum 1979. Labels WEA. Musik GenreBlues Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen2. 2. Things Lover Do. 3. Dance, Don't Think. 4. Raincoats and a Rose. 5. Synetap - Letter from Amsterdam.
Chris Rea. Deltics (LP, Album). Magnet (2). MAGL 5028. Chris Rea. Deltics (CD, Album, RE).
Tracklist: 1. Twisted Wheel, 2. The Things Lovers Should Do, 3. Dance! (Don’t Think), 4. Raincoat And A Rose, 5. Cenotaph, Letter From Amsterdam, 6. Deltics, 7. Diamonds, 8. She Gave It Away, 9. Don’t Want Your Best Friend, 10. No Qualifications, 11. Seabird. Raincoat And A Rose. Cenotaph, Letter From Amsterdam.
|A2||The Things Lover Should Do|
|A3||Dance! (Don't Think)|
|A4||Raincoat And A Rose|
|A5||Cenotaph/Letter From Amsterdam|
|B3||She Gave It Away|
|B4||Don't Want Your Best Friend|
|MAGL 5028||Chris Rea||Deltics (LP, Album)||Magnet||MAGL 5028||UK||1979|
|2292-42369-2||Chris Rea||Deltics (CD, Album, RE)||EastWest||2292-42369-2||Europe||Unknown|
|CDMAG5028, CD MAG 5028, 256875||Chris Rea||Deltics (CD, Album, RE)||Magnet , Magnet , Magnet||CDMAG5028, CD MAG 5028, 256875||UK & Europe||Unknown|
|UA-LA959-H||Chris Rea||Deltics (LP, Album)||United Artists Records||UA-LA959-H||Canada||1979|
|5C 062-62520||Chris Rea||Deltics (LP, Album)||Magnet||5C 062-62520||Netherlands||1979|