Sail away from 2000 album "King Of The Beach" A sequel of sorts to his earlier On the Beach, King of the Beach continues the laid-back mood of the earlier album but is a more mature and unified work. It's one of his best albums and is a return to form after the film soundtrack La Passione and the more electronic sounds of The Road to Hell Part 2. Written primarily during a vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands, it's replete with lots of beach and summer imagery in the titles ("King of the Beach," "All Summer Long," "Sandwriting," "Sail Away") as well as the lyrics, which were originally written as poems.
Chris Rea - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, Hammond organ, drum programming, producer.
Max Middleton - Rhodes piano
Pete Wingfield - Hammond organ
Martin Ditcham - drums, percussion
Julie Isaac - backing vocals
Debbie Longworth - backing vocals
Neil Amor - engineer
Arun Chakraverty - mastering
Tommy Willis - coordination
John Knowles - management
Peacock - design, illustrations
John Miller - cover painting
Walk a cold thin line in the morning Hold the fear inside that greets you with the day
I can't go with you now I can only watch you now As you sail away Sail away
I'm going to miss you now So much more then I realised There's a heavy stone of empty where you once lay
I can't go with you now I can only watch you now Watch you As you sail away
Sail away I know you need your freedom Sail away Cause without it you can't survive Be on your way disappear into the distance I smile and say Sail away
I can't go with you now I can only watch you now Watch you As you sail away... This video has been published with absolute respect and admiration to Chris Rea's music !