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Christopher CrossChristopher Cross

Label:Warner Bros. Records – BSK 3383
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Allied Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Pop Rock

Tracklist

A1Say You'll Be Mine
Acoustic Guitar, Electric GuitarChristopher Cross
PercussionLenny Castro
Piano [Acoustic]Michael Omartian
Soloist, GuitarJay Graydon
2:53
A2I Really Don't Know Anymore
Acoustic GuitarChristopher Cross
Backing VocalsMichael McDonald
PercussionLenny Castro
Piano [Acoustic]Michael Omartian
Soloist, GuitarLarry Carlton
SynthesizerRob Meurer
3:49
A3Spinning
Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Celesta [Celeste]Rob Meurer
FlugelhornChuck Findley
Percussion, Vibraphone [Vibes]Victor Feldman
Piano [Acoustic]Michael Omartian
VocalsValerie Carter
3:59
A4Never Be The Same
Acoustic Guitar, Electric GuitarChristopher Cross
Electric Piano, SynthesizerRob Meurer
PercussionLenny Castro
Piano [Acoustic]Michael Omartian
Soloist, GuitarJay Graydon
Vibraphone [Vibes]Victor Feldman
4:40
A5Poor Shirley
Backing VocalsChristopher Cross
PercussionLenny Castro
Piano [Acoustic], OrganRob Meurer
Soloist, GuitarChristopher Cross
4:20
B1Ride Like The Wind
Acoustic GuitarChristopher Cross
PercussionLenny Castro
Piano [Acoustic], Electric PianoMichael Omartian
Soloist, GuitarChristopher Cross
SynthesizerRob Meurer
4:30
B2The Light Is On
Acoustic Guitar, Electric GuitarChristopher Cross
Electric Piano, SynthesizerRob Meurer
Piano [Acoustic]Michael Omartian
Soloist, GuitarLarry Carlton
4:07
B3Sailing
Acoustic Guitar, Electric GuitarChristopher Cross
Backing VocalsChristopher Cross
Electric Piano, SynthesizerRob Meurer
PercussionVictor Feldman
Piano [Acoustic]Michael Omartian
4:14
B4Minstrel Gigolo
Acoustic GuitarChristopher Cross
PercussionLenny Castro
Piano [Acoustic]Rob Meurer
SaxophoneTomas Ramirez*
Soloist, GuitarEric Johnson (2)
Synthesizer, Backing VocalsMichael Omartian
6:00
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Credits

Notes

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. Mastered at Warner Bros. Studios.
Solo's by Tomas Ramirez & Eric Johnson Recorded at Pecan Street Studios, Austin.

A Free Flow Production
Free Flow Productions
A Division Of The Brovsky Stewart Group

Track B1 is Dedicated to Lowell George.

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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23383-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0075992338318
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Center Label): BSK 3383
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Center Label): BSK 3383 R E-1
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched Variant 1): BSK-1-3383 A-1 B-14875-3
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched Variant 1): BSK-2-3383 RE1 A1 B-14876
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched, Variant 2): BSK-1-3383 A-1 B-14875-4 [etched over 3]
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched, Variant 2): BSK-2-3383 RE1 A-1 B-14876-3
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched, Variant 3): BSK-1-3383 A-1 B-14875-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched, Variant 3): BSK-2-3383 RE1 A-1 B-14876-4
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched, Variant 4): BSK-1-3383 A-1 B-14875
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched, Variant 4): BSK-2-3383 RE1 A-1 B-14876-3
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched, Variant 5): BSK-1-3383 A-1 B-14875-3̶ 2
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched, Variant 5): BSK-2-3383 RE1 A-1 B-14876-3

Other Versions (5 of 217)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Christopher Cross (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. RecordsK 56789, K56789UK1979
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Christopher Cross (LP, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. RecordsWB 56 789, BSK 3383Netherlands1979
Christopher Cross (LP, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsQBS 3383Canada1979
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Christopher Cross (LP, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. RecordsWB 56 789, BSK 3383Germany1979
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Christopher Cross (Cassette, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsK 456 789Germany1979

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Reviews

  • REENO's avatar
    REENO
    Edited 8 months ago
    A pop MASTERPIECE, and should be lauded as such. Every song here is a winner from Composition, Arrangement, Performance, & Production perspectives....And the Engineering and overall sonics are audiophile quality. (Please MFSL or Analog Productions--we need a 2 disc 45 RPM master of this)

    And with guests like Larry Carlton, Mike McDonald, & Don Henley, how could it not be good?

    Michael Omartian deserves a LOT of credit here, because he was the only producer at the time that saw the potential in Cross's demos and heard what these songs could be. And boy did he do an amazing job.

    • MentalBass's avatar
      MentalBass
      Just for the art you should have this.
      Productionwise it is clean and strong, after 40 years!
      • rchallen's avatar
        rchallen
        If you're looking for a highly underrated album with AMAZING sound quality... that can be found dirt cheap... Look no further. Christopher Cross' debut basically utilizes most of the same players from the last few 70s Steely Dan albums, including Larry Carlton dropping a few tasty solos and Michael McDonald on numerous BG vocals. (Plus a young Eric Johnson wailing on the final track!) Production rivals the Dan as well and the mastering is top-notch. If you've heard "Ride Like The Wind" or "Sailing" on the Yacht Rock channel, check out this entire album. It's well worth it.

        Best copies: Don't try to hunt down a fancy "audiophile" press. Just get a clean U.S. pressing (no club copies!) with "RE-1" in the deadwax to signify the revised (and better) Side 2 mastering. I've owned Allied and Winchester copies with RE-1. They sound identical. I kept the one that sounded like it'd never been played before. Enjoy!
        • tboyp's avatar
          tboyp
          The older this album gets, the better it sounds. A++ production from Omar
          • dad_4_lyfe's avatar
            dad_4_lyfe
            Edited one year ago
            Regardless of ones feelings towards 'soft rock,' its virtues of being such make this a fine album for emotionally traumatic times. Nothing threatening within, nor containing hidden surprises. This is a virtue in itself during recovery.
            • DaAudiophileJunkster's avatar
              Edited one year ago
              Wasn't this album recorded digitally using 16bit? Wiki says that but is it actually true. I think the LP of this album will always sound better to me than the 89' CD. But at 16bit and 50khz I believe, the depth may be drawn back. You can tell at certain points that It just doesn't have that punch and depth that analog recordings or high-res have, Maybe I'm crazy but I can tell a difference!. Still a great album, and if true that it is digital still pretty good sounding, it always will be one of my favorite albums!
              • NoDentz's avatar
                NoDentz
                A steal @ 4$. That mid 3 track run is just classic.
                • drtreymonroe3's avatar
                  drtreymonroe3
                  A little softer than I usually prefer, but so well written and so beautifully recorded I still listen to it regularly. Even though it is early digital, the recording of the music is awesome.
                  • REENO's avatar
                    REENO
                    STILL one of the strongest debut albums from any pop/rock artist in my lifetime. The songs, arrangements, Production, Musicianship, etc...it's ALL here in spades.

                    (Ohh...and it SOUNDS amazing too)
                    • a_boy_and_his_vinyl's avatar
                      So I have a misprinted record which one of the labels has a Fleetwood Mac Live on Side 1, is this a known misprint?

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