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Performer: Christopher Cross
Genre: Rock
Title: Christopher Cross
Country: US
Released: 1979
Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock
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Christopher Cross is the self-titled debut album by Christopher Cross, released in December 1979. Recorded in mid-1979, the album was one of the early digitally recorded albums, utilizing the 3M Digital Recording System. In 1981, it won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, famously beating Pink Floyd's The Wall and it has been noted for being one of the most influential soft rock albums of the early 1980s. All tracks composed by Christopher Cross. Say You'll Be Mine" – 2:53.

This is not quite a guitar album, but it leaves the listener with no question about his expertise on the subject. Two very special songs are Roberta," dedicated to Christopher’s mentor, Joni Mitchell, and Truth with a lyric by Rob Meurer, one of the last songs Rob wrote before his tragic passing.

Christopher Cross is an American singer-songwriter originally from Austin, Texas, known as an influential artist in American soft rock music. He has written or co-written all his own songs, with the exception of "Nature's Way" that appears on his 'Window' album.

Christopher Cross' debut was a huge hit and widely acclaimed, at least among industry professionals (critics didn't give it a second listen), leading to multi-platinum success and Grammys. In retrospect, it might seem like the kind of success that's disproportional to the record itself, especially to hipper-than-thou younger generations, but in truth, Christopher Cross was a hell of a record - it just was a hell of a soft rock record, something that doesn't carry a lot of weight among most audiences. That doesn't erase Cross' considerable gifts as a craftsman

Christopher Cross is the self-titled debut album by Christopher Cross, released in December 1979. In 1981, it won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, famously beating Pink Floyd's The Wall. It has been noted for being one of the most influential soft rock albums of the early 1980s.

In our interview with Christopher Cross, he explained the writing process for this song: "I was just at home sitting in this cheap apartment, sitting at the table. Michael Omartian, who was Cross' producer, also contributed keyboards and background vocals to the album. Omartian has worked on many hit songs - he co-wrote "She Works Hard For The Money" and produced "We Are The World" with Quincy Jones. Jay Graydon, who is also a hit songwriter and producer, played guitar on the Christopher Cross album. He singles out Omartian and David Foster as guys who are great to have in sessions: "These guys are just incredible musicians.

Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741

Tracklist

A1 Say You'll Be Mine 2:53
A2 I Really Don't Know Anymore 3:49
A3 Spinning 3:59
A4 Never Be The Same 4:40
A5 Poor Shirley 4:20
B1 Ride Like The Wind 4:30
B2 The Light Is On 4:07
B3 Sailing 4:14
B4 Minstrel Gigolo 6:00

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Don Henley, J.D. Souther*, Marty McCall*, Michael McDonald, Michael Omartian, Myrna Matthews, Nicolette Larson, Stormie Omartian, Valerie Carter
  • Bass – Andy Salmon
  • Drums – Tommy Taylor
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Chet Himes
  • Guitar – Christopher Cross, Eric Johnson , Jay Graydon, Larry Carlton
  • Keyboards – Michael Omartian, Rob Meurer
  • Lead Vocals – Christopher Cross
  • Percussion – Lenny Castro, Victor Feldman
  • Producer – Michael Omartian
  • Saxophone – Don Roberts, Jackie Kelso, Jim Horn, Tomas Ramirez*
  • Trombone – Lew McCreary
  • Trumpet – Chuck Findley
  • Written-By – Christopher Cross

Notes

I on label indicating pressing plant
White Canada leaf on upper left on rear of cover
Side 2 RE-1 on 2nd side label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 etched): QBS-3383-Side I-1A-2HZ: Qu DM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 etched): QBS-3383-Side II-1A-2HZ: Qu DM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3383 US 1979
7599 23383-1 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599 23383-1 Italy 1980
WB(K) 56 789, WB 56 789, BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB(K) 56 789, WB 56 789, BSK 3383 Europe Unknown
3383-2, 256 789 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3383-2, 256 789 USA & Europe 1983
BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, Spe) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3383 US 1979

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Say You'll Be Mine
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Christopher CrossBacking Vocals – Christopher Cross, Nicolette LarsonBass – Andy SalmonDrums – Tommy TaylorPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano [Acoustic] – Michael OmartianSoloist, Guitar – Jay Graydon
2:53
A2 I Really Don't Know Anymore
Acoustic Guitar – Christopher CrossBacking Vocals – Michael McDonaldBass – Andy SalmonDrums – Tommy TaylorPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano [Acoustic] – Michael OmartianSoloist, Guitar – Larry CarltonSynthesizer – Rob Meurer
3:49
A3 Spinning
Bass – Andy SalmonDrums – Tommy TaylorElectric Piano, Synthesizer, Celesta [Celeste] – Rob MeurerFlugelhorn – Chuck FindleyPercussion, Vibraphone – Victor FeldmanPiano [Acoustic] – Michael OmartianVocals – Valerie Carter
3:59
A4 Never Be The Same
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Christopher CrossBacking Vocals – Marty McCall*, Myrna Matthews, Stormie OmartianBass – Andy SalmonDrums – Tommy TaylorElectric Piano, Synthesizer – Rob MeurerPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano [Acoustic] – Michael OmartianSoloist, Guitar – Jay GraydonVibraphone – Victor Feldman
4:40
A5 Poor Shirley
Backing Vocals – Christopher CrossBass – Andy SalmonDrums – Tommy TaylorPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano, Organ – Rob MeurerSoloist, Guitar – Christopher Cross
4:20
B1 Ride Like The Wind
Acoustic Guitar – Christopher CrossBacking Vocals – Christopher Cross, Michael McDonaldBass – Andy SalmonDrums – Tommy TaylorPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano [Acoustic], Electric Piano – Michael OmartianSoloist, Guitar – Christopher CrossSynthesizer – Rob Meurer
4:30
B2 The Light Is On
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Christopher CrossBacking Vocals – Christopher Cross, Don Henley, J.D. Souther*Bass – Andy SalmonDrums – Tommy TaylorElectric Piano, Synthesizer – Rob MeurerPercussion – Lenny Castro, Victor FeldmanPiano [Acoustic] – Michael OmartianSoloist, Guitar – Larry Carlton
4:07
B3 Sailing
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Christopher CrossBacking Vocals – Christopher CrossBass – Andy SalmonDrums – Tommy TaylorElectric Piano, Synthesizer – Rob MeurerPercussion – Victor FeldmanPiano [Acoustic] – Michael Omartian
4:14
B4 Minstrel Gigolo
Acoustic Guitar – Christopher CrossBacking Vocals – Michael OmartianBass – Andy SalmonDrums – Tommy TaylorPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano [Acoustic] – Rob MeurerSaxophone – Tomas Ramirez*Soloist, Guitar – Eric Johnson Synthesizer – Michael Omartian
6:00

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Pop 'N' Roll Music
  • Published By – Pop 'N' Roll Music
  • Recorded At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
  • Mixed At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Pecan Street Studios
  • Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Pressed By – Record Service Alsdorf

Credits

  • Arranged By – Christopher Cross, Michael Omartian, Rob Meurer
  • Arranged By [Horn And String Arrangements] – Michael Omartian
  • Artwork – Danny Henderson, Flournoy Holmes*
  • Concertmaster – Assa Drori
  • Design – James Flournoy Holmes, Wonder Graphics
  • Design Concept [Flamingo Concept] – Jim Newhouse
  • Engineer [Second] – Stuart Gitlin
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Chet Himes
  • Lead Vocals – Christopher Cross
  • Management – Artist Communications, Tim Neece
  • Mastered By – Bobby Hata
  • Producer – Michael Omartian
  • Producer [Production Assistance] – Michael Ostin
  • Saxophone – Don Roberts, Jackie Kelso, Jim Horn
  • Trombone – Lew McCreary
  • Trumpet – Chuck Findley
  • Written-By [All Songs] – Christopher Cross

Notes

Legal text around the full rim of the labels.
Warner logo on back cover right lower corner.
The A-side track order on the inner sleeve does not match the actual order of the album (shown on the cover & labels)

℗+© 1979 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in Germany by WEA Musik GmbH

Valerie Carter courtesy ARC Records
Chuck Findley courtesy Monterey Records
Jack Graydon courtesy RCA Records
Don Henley courtesy Asylum Records
J. D. Souther courtesy Columbia Records

[B1] Dedicated to Lowell George

A Free Flow Production
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Warner Bros. Studios, North Hollywood.
Mastered [...] at Warner Bros. Studios
Solos by Tomas Ramirez and Eric Johnson recorded at Pecan Street Studios, Austin
Free Flow Productions
A Division Of The Brovsky Stewart Group

© 1979 Pop 'N' Roll Music /ASCAP

℗ 1979 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Due to the R/S Alsdorf credit in the runouts, introduced in 1981, please avoid earlier release dates.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA/Biem
  • Label Code: LC 0392
  • Price Code: Germany Ⓤ
  • Price Code: France: WE 351
  • Rights Society (Publishing): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): BSK-1-3383
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): BSK-2-3383
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): R / S Alsdorf 56789 A7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): R / S Alsdorf 56789 B7 1 S

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3383 US 1979
7599 23383-1 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599 23383-1 Italy 1980
WB(K) 56 789, WB 56 789, BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB(K) 56 789, WB 56 789, BSK 3383 Europe Unknown
3383-2, 256 789 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3383-2, 256 789 USA & Europe 1983
BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, Spe) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3383 US 1979

Tracklist

1 Say You'll Be Mine
2 I Really Don't Know Anymore
3 Spinning
4 Never Be The Same
5 Poor Shirley
6 Ride Like The Wind
7 The Light Is On
8 Sailing
9 Minstrel Gigolo

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Warner Music Group
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Warner Music Japan Inc.
  • Distributed By – Warner Music Japan Inc.

Credits

  • Engineer – Chet Himes
  • Producer – Michael Omartian

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text on Obi): 4 943674 243198
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3383 US 1979
7599 23383-1 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599 23383-1 Italy 1980
WB(K) 56 789, WB 56 789, BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB(K) 56 789, WB 56 789, BSK 3383 Europe Unknown
3383-2, 256 789 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3383-2, 256 789 USA & Europe 1983
BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, Spe) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3383 US 1979

Tracklist

A1 Say You'll Be Mine 2:53
A2 I Really Don't Know Anymore 3:49
A3 Spinning 3:59
A4 Never Be The Same 4:40
A5 Poor Shirley 4:20
B1 Ride Like The Wind 4:30
B2 The Light Is On 4:07
B3 Sailing 4:14
B4 Minstrel Gigolo 6:00

Companies, etc.

  • Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Manufactured By – Record Service Alsdorf

Credits

  • Producer, Arranged By – Michael Omartian
  • Written-By, Arranged By – Christopher Cross

Notes

Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Label Code: LC 0392
  • Price Code (Germany:): Ⓤ
  • Price Code (France:): WE 451

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3383 US 1979
7599 23383-1 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599 23383-1 Italy 1980
WB(K) 56 789, WB 56 789, BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB(K) 56 789, WB 56 789, BSK 3383 Europe Unknown
3383-2, 256 789 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3383-2, 256 789 USA & Europe 1983
BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ‎(LP, Album, Spe) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3383 US 1979