Few artists can lay claim to international success spanning three decades but, beginning with his very first release, Chris de Burgh has achieved precisely that.
The foundations for a remarkable and durable career were laid back in 1975 with the release of Chris's debut album, 'Far Beyond These Castle Walls', featuring a single, 'Flying', which spent 17 weeks at No. 1 in Brazil.
Subsequent records, almost in turn, continued to steadily draw in audiences around the world; Scandinavia was early to embrace the vivid story-telling that is Chris's unique talent, South Africa quickly tuned in to his power as a live performer, North America even demanded its own specially compiled greatest hits collection,'Best Moves'.
Indeed, by 1980, Chris's global profile had already mushroomed to the point where that year's album,'Eastern Wind', became one of the biggest-selling albums of all time in Norway. A year later, its follow-up,'Man On The Line', was a Top 30 album in the UK, the US and 20 other countries, while producing the single 'High On Emotion', which went to No. 1 in ten European countries.
Chris's extensive repertoire of songs has taken his audience on travels through continents, cultures and centuries - in cinematic proportion. Whether his lyrical - and musical - themes have tackled love and loss or been set against imaginative backdrops created from the past, present or future, the telling of tales is his special gift.