Christopher Cross ‎– Christopher Cross

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– BSK 3383
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A1 Say You'll Be Mine
Backing Vocals – Christopher Cross, Nicolette LarsonGuitar [Solo] – Jay GraydonPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Michael Omartian
2:53
A2 I Really Don't Know Anymore
Backing Vocals – Michael McDonaldGuitar [Solo] – Larry CarltonPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Michael OmartianSynthesizer – Rob Meurer
3:49
A3 Spinning
Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Celesta – Rob MeurerFlugelhorn – Chuck FindleyPercussion, Vibraphone – Victor FeldmanPiano – Michael OmartianVocals – Valerie Carter
3:59
A4 Never Be The Same
Backing Vocals – Marty McCall*, Myrna Matthews, Stormie OmartianElectric Piano, Synthesizer – Rob MeurerGuitar [Solo] – Jay GraydonPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Michael OmartianVibraphone – Victor Feldman
4:40
A5 Poor Shirley
Backing Vocals – Christopher CrossPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano, Organ – Rob Meurer
4:20
B1 Ride Like The Wind
Backing Vocals – Christopher Cross, Michael McDonaldPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano, Electric Piano – Michael OmartianSynthesizer – Rob Meurer
4:30
B2 The Light Is On
Backing Vocals – Christopher Cross, Don Henley, J.D. Souther*Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Rob MeurerGuitar [Solo] – Larry CarltonPercussion – Lenny Castro, Victor FeldmanPiano – Michael Omartian
4:07
B3 Sailing
Backing Vocals – Christopher CrossElectric Piano, Synthesizer – Rob MeurerPercussion – Victor FeldmanPiano – Michael Omartian
4:14
B4 Minstrel Gigolo
Guitar [Solo] – Eric Johnson (2)Percussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Rob MeurerSaxophone – Tomas Ramirez*Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael Omartian
6:00

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Allied Record Company pressing denoted by "B-xxxxx" master numbers in runouts.

Some copies exist that are pressed in translucent black vinyl.
Printed inner sleeve, with credits and lyrics.
Recorded and Mixed at Warner Bros. Studios, North Hollywood. Solo's by Tomas Ramirez & Eric Johnson Recorded at Pecan Street Studios, Austin.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-23383-1
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Center Label): BSK 3383
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Center Label): BSK 3383 R E-1
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched): BSK-1-3383 A-1 B-14875-3
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched): BSK-2-3383 RE1 A1 B-14876
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched, Variant 1): BSK-1-3383 A-1 B-14875-4 [etched over 3]
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched, Variant 1): BSK-2-3383 RE1 A-1 B-14876-3

Other Versions (5 of 94) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross(LP, Album, Los) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3383 US 1979 Sell This Version
7599 23383-1 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599 23383-1 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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 Sell This Version
670.4234 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 670.4234 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
BSK 3383 Christopher Cross Christopher Cross(LP, Album, Spe) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3383 US 1979 Sell This Version

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GOODGROOVECIRCLE

GOODGROOVECIRCLE

March 1, 2015
Cross was a roadie for Fleetwood Mac so the story goes. He wrote this album and Warners released it. It features top tier musicians like Larry Carlton, Michael McDonald, Eric Jonson, Tom Scott, Michael Omartian, Valerie Simpson, Don Henley and J. D. Souther from the Eagles. It has a very slick radio-friendly sound but that is more to do with the production and mixing as live versions of these songs are edgier and more lively. It went on to sell millions and every restaurant, shop, radio station and home was playing it in the early 80s. You could say it was the 'Brothers In Arms' of the time! There are a few great songs on here 'Minstrel Gigolo', (features blistering solo from Eric Johnson) 'Sailing', 'Poor Shirley', (Sounds like The Beach Boys, Carl Wilson sings backing!), 'I Really Don't Know Anymore' (features blistering solo from Mr. Carlton), the weight of super-star players do make it slick and processed I guess but this was from 1979 and that is a long, long, time ago when mainstream rock was smooth, dreamy and acting as if punk had never happened!
chroma.k

chroma.k

April 18, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

Professionally produced, but the overall impression is kind of 'by the numbers' and uninspired. Just because music is inteded to be popular doesn't mean it should pander. Would love to hear a little more edge to the performance and production. Mostly, this seems like boring office FM radio background music sung by someone handed sheet music they felt no emotional connection to. Soulless and tepid.

There's a ton of hiss in the left channel of track B2. What's up with that? (aah, continues into B3... master tape issue?)