New Light Through Old Windows is the first compilation album by British singer-songwriter Chris Rea, released in 1988.
The album consists primarily of re-recordings of songs released on earlier Rea albums, as well as the new songs "Driving Home for Christmas" and "Working on It" (the latter of which gave him a rare U.S. chart single, peaking at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100, and giving him his only #1 single on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart). The re-recorded and released as single "On the Beach" gave him another rare US hit, it peaked #9 on the US Adult Contemporary singles chart in 1989, and #12 in the UK singles chart in 1988. The album reached #5 position in UK album charts, charted for 56 weeks, and was certified 3x Platinum by BPI until 1992.
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