The discography of British-Irish musician Chris de Burgh consists of 21 studio albums, 9 compilation albums, 5 live albums and 59 hit singles, along with 8 videos and DVDs and one box set. His 21 studio albums consist of 17 of completely new material, 2 albums of cover versions, 1 album featuring a mix of new songs, cover versions and re-recordings and 1 consisting of acoustic versions of previously released tracks.
His debut album, Far Beyond These Castle Walls, released in 1975, was number 1 in the Brazilian charts, but failed to chart in other countries. De Burgh’s first album to chart in the UK Albums Chart was The Getaway, released in 1982, charting at number 30. His earlier albums, Spanish Train and Other Stories and Crusader charted after this success. De Burgh’s first album to chart at number one in the UK Albums Chart was his album Flying Colours released in 1988, but it was also his second album to chart in the Top 10, following his 1986 album Into the Light.
De Burgh announced during his Live in Concert 2013 tour that he had completed work on his 20th studio album, entitled “The Hands of Men”. Briefly describing the title, Chris explained that “hands can perform miracles, they can save lives and end lives”. The forthcoming album uses this concept as a basis for the themes of the album’s tracks. Following this introduction, Chris went on playing the unreleased “Fields of Agincourt” from the upcoming album, a song which takes inspiration from the 15th century Battle of Agincourt, between the English & French. The album was released on 26th September 2014 in mainland Europe.