It's not one of his hits, but "Chisel Hill" is a very important song for Chris Rea. In 2017, he told Songfacts
that it could still move him to tears. "We'd reached the point where we'd bought a house, I had a child, we were happy," said Rea. "We'd kept the wolf from the door and things were okay. I was in this place called Chisel Hill, which is in the Yorkshire Dales near a place called Whitby, and I remember being happy that day and wrote that song all in one quick go, like you do sometimes. And now when I listen to the lyrics it can be very, very emotional because we all get caught up in life and yet, whoever wrote that song back then, he must have been a really happy guy. Yeah, that song gets me."