The legendary Christopher Cross set the music world on fire back in 1979 with his superstar brand of rock, pop and soulful melodies which landed him at the top of the charts almost immediately with his debut self-titled masterpiece Christopher Cross.
Augmented with the brilliant musicianship of master musicians like Michael McDonald, Nicolette Larson, Don Henley, Eric Johnson, Larry Carlton, Valerie Carter, Billy Payne, Michael Omartian and J.D. Souther, the Christopher Cross album would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
For the next two years, the singles and hit album tracks would take the artist to the top of all the popular music charts as this masterwork would eventually take the artist to the 1981 Grammy Awards, where he would go on to win in five major categories, including Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist Of The Year. This historic feat hasn't been matched since, and it's easy to hear why...the music tells the story.
The nine performances contained within the Christopher Cross album were of legendary proportion, which still makes this one of the most successful albums of the classic rock era. No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like the number one Sailing which forever etched the title superstar to this legend, as well as more number ones and top charters like his first hit single Ride Like The Wind which crossed unto all radio formats back in 1979. And who could forget the amazing background vocals of fellow superstar Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers.
More Cross magic continues with the rockin' opener Say You'll Be Mine duet with the late great Nicolette Larson and his jazz centerpiece Spinnin' featuring the golden voice of Valerie Carter.
As one of the most enduring albums in history, the Christopher Cross LP also shows the guitar showmanship of this legend with significant guitar workouts on tracks like Minstrel Gigolo, The Light Is On, and the hit single Never Be the Same. All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever associating the title 'superstar' to the Christopher Cross name.
As another stunning release in the Friday Music Christopher Cross Original Master series, his amazing debut self-titled album is release for the very first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Bros. Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music studios and at Capitol Records in Hollywood, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain.
To enhance your limited edition album experience, the first time audiophile vinyl release is also being offered in a wonderful gatefold cover presentation, showcasing the original lyrics sleeve note seen in years.
Welcome back to the amazing debut smash Christopher Cross by superstar Christopher Cross...an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Sailing Takes Me Away...
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered from Original Warner Bros. Records Tapes
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering
Contains Lyrics sleeve - not seen in years
1. Say You'll Be Mine
2. I Really Don't Know
4. Never Be the Same
5. Poor Shirley
1. Ride Like the Wind
2. The Light Is On
4. Mistrel Gigolo