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The Cafe UK Show from UK for NZ 5th August 2012

The Cafe UK Show from UK for NZ 5th August 2012

Playing tracks by

Steve Hackett, Metronomy, Monty Norman, Donna Lewis , Alison Krauss & Union Station and more.

More terrific easy listening songs plus some Olympic news fom Britain for New Zealand's The Flea FM, Devonport, Auckland. Music Without Borders & "Radio As It Should Be".


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Hi David - Thanks for your comments & your kind Favoriting of the show & glad you enjoyed listening. Although the popular conception is that the song was just about the M25, (also on Wikipedia ref. about the song), it would seem that, given some of the lyrics, what you say also holds true - so perhaps it's a song/protest about the expansion of London industries at the expense of the NE - and symbolised by the vaunted M25. And - an awesome iconic anthem & in my view one of the best he's ever made. Cheers, Guy


With regard to those 25 million cars on Britain's roads, I read somewhere recently that 95 percent of the time they are parked rather than moving. I don't think that includes those "parked" on the M25, as referred to in Chris Rea's 'Road to Hell'. I hadn't heard about that song being a protest against the expansion of the M25. I had always believed it was more of a protest against the expansion of London-based serviced industries in the late 1980s, at the expense of traditional industries in places like Rea's own North East of England. Perhaps it was both?