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A true music lover…

For music lovers, the name Christopher Cross conjures up a wide variety of images: the hard-rocking narrative of “Ride Like the Wind”; the delicate introspection of “Sailing” and “Think of Laura”; the classic pop stylings of “Arthur’s Theme” and “Never Be the Same.” In these days of mind-numbing overspecialization, the word versatile says a great deal about an artist.

Cross burst onto the scene early in 1980 with one of the most celebrated debut albums of all time, collecting a total of five Grammys® for the surprisingly mature first effort, which yielded four hit singles and sold more than six million copies worldwide. The huge success of “Arthur’s Theme” followed immediately, earning an Academy Award for Christopher, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen, and firmly established Christopher in the pop music hierarchy.

Throughout the eighties, Cross continued to make his own brand of “pop’n’ roll” music, releasing three more albums:

Another Page, released in 1983 contained two hit singles, “All Right” and “Think of Laura”. ABC’s daytime show, General Hospital, chose to use this as the theme song for the characters Luke and Laura.

Every Turn of the World, released in 1985, was delayed by broken bones in Christopher’s hand suffered in a wreck during his foray into racing cars. This album coupled him with some very talented writers – John Bettis, Will Jennings, Billy Alessi and his producer, Michael Omartian, and revealed an edgier side than his previous efforts.

Back of My Mind, released in 1988, continued his co-writing, this time reuniting him with Rob Meurer, the keyboard player who had been with him since the Texas bar band days. Steve Dorff invited Christopher to write a song with him for the popular TV show,Growing Pains. The result, a tender ballad titled “Swept Away,” was the love song in the “Hawaii Episode” and garnered an Emmy nomination.

At this point, Christopher and Warner/Reprise mutually decided to end their ten-year association and Christopher faced a turning point in his life. Without a record company behind him, he decided to move his family away from the “L.A. scene” and regroup.

A revitalized Cross recorded Rendezvous in 1992 which again coupled him with Rob Meurer, not only as co-writers, but also as co-producers. The freedom to create what was in their hearts resulted in the intensely personal “A Fisherman’s Tale,” the autobiographical “Deputy Dan,” and the signature balladry of “Is There Something,” written with Steve Dorff and Cynthia Weil.

Cross and Meurer teamed up again as writers and producers on the latest release, Window. The first single, “Save Your Sadness” (a remix of “Jan’s Tune”), was written for his wife. The single, “Open Up My Window,” is a duet performed with Gigi Worth, who also plays percussion and guitar in the touring band. “Before I Go,” an intensely personal song, will touch the hearts of parents everywhere. He even takes time to poke some fun at his Warholian fame in “Been There Done That,” written and produced with Dennis Lambert.

After the release of Window, Christopher and his band took to the road, not leaving a corner of the U.S. untouched. His first-ever European tour proved that Christopher’s music knows no geographical boundaries, a fact Japanese fans have known for years. He finished up his tour with short trips to South America and Japan.

Christopher is near completion on his seventh release titled Walking In Avalon. The double album will be out in May/June 1998. The first CD will be an album of all new songs, and the second will be a live concert recording that was held in March 1998. The live concert includes all of his biggest hits like Sailing, Ride Like the Wind, Arthur’s Theme, Think of Laura and songs from some of his later releases. Christopher and the band plan on doing extensive touring.

This biography is from the official website, read more about Christopher Cross at www.christophercross.com.

Discography

Freedonia

Christopher Cross Records 2018

Tracks: Enjoy The Show, Austin Sunrise, Gone So Long, Close To The Fire, Westeros, Leaving It Up To The Moon, I Guess You Love Me, The World Is Broken, My Joy, Book Of Storms, Van The Bluesman, Secrets In The Wind, Life Is Sweet & When All Is Said And Done.

Musicians on the Freedonia album: Christopher Cross and others.

Take Me As I Am

Christopher Cross Records 2017

Tracks: Haila, Take Me As I Am, Roberta (For Joni Mitchell), Down The Wire, Baby It´s All You, Old Days, River Of Tears, Truth, Like Minded Saviors & Alvah (In Memory Of Rob Meurer).

Musicians on the Take Me As I Am album: Christopher Cross, Keith Carlock, Will Lee, Andy Suzuki, Eddy Hobizal, Erin Ivey, Kim Parent, Marcia Ramirez, Britt Savage & Gigi Worth.

Secret Ladder

EAR Music 2014

Tracks: Reverend Blowhard, I Don´t See It Your Way, The Times I Need You, Island Of Anger, “V”, Experiment, Simple, Wonderland, Light The World, With Me Now, Got To Be A Better Way & A Letter To My Children.

Musicians on the Secret Ladder album: Christopher Cross, Keith Carlock, Jeffery Foskett, Will Lee, David Man, Michael McDonald and others.

A Night In Paris

Verycords Records 2013

Tracks: CD1: All Right, The Light Is On, Leave It To Me, Everything, No Time For Talk, When You Come Home, Minstrel Gigolo & Walking In Avalon. CD2: Sailing, Never Be The Same, Dreamers, Spinning, I Really Don´t Know Anymore, November, Arthur´s Theme, Ride Like The Wind & Say You´ll Be Mine (encore). DVD: All Right, The Light Is On, Leave It To Me, Everything, No Time For Talk, When You Come Home, Minstrel Gigolo, Walking In Avalon, Sailing, Never Be The Same, Dreamers, Spinning, I Really Don´t Know Anymore, November, Arthur´s Theme, Ride Like The Wind & Say You´ll Be Mine (encore).

Musicians on the A Night In Paris album: Christopher Cross and others.

A Christopher Cross Christmas

Sony Music 2012

Tracks: Silent Night, Christmas Time Is Here, The Christmas Song, Does It Feel Like Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, A Dream Of Peace At Christmas, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, Do You Hear What I Hear, The Best Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas & O Come O Comes Emmanuel.

Musicians on the A Christopher Cross Christmas album: Christopher Cross, Danny O’Lannerghty & Michael Omartian.

Super Hits

Sony Music 2011

Tracks: Never Be The Same, Back Of My Mind, Open Up My Window, Walking In Avalon, Sailing, In The Blink Of An Eye, Kind Of I Love You, No Time For Talk, Think Of Laura, All Right, Arthur´s Theme & Ride Like The Wind.

Musicians on the Super Hits album: Christopher Cross and others.

Doctor Faith

Edel Records 2011

Tracks: Hey Kid, I’m Too Old For This, When You Come, Dreamers, November, Leave It To Me, Doctor Faith, Rescue, Help Me Cry, Still I Resist, Poor Man’s Ecstasy, Everything & Prayin´.

Musicians on the Doctor Faith album: Christopher Cross, Dave Beyer, Mark Browne, David Mann, Eric Johnson, Michael McDonald & John Thomas.

Cross Words

Music Club Deluxe 2011

Tracks: CD 1: Arthur’s Theme, Sailing, Say You’ll Be Mine, Never Be The Same, No Time For Talk, Think Of Laura, Words Of Wisdom, Spinning, Every Turn Of The World, Love Is Love, I Hear You Call, I Will (Take You Forever), Swept Away, Back Of My Mind, Don’t Say Goodbye, It’s You That Really Matters, Never Stop Believing, I’ll Be Alright, She Told Me So & Charm The Snake. CD 2: Ride Like The Wind,All Right, That Girl, Someday, Any Old Time, The Light Is On, I Really Don’t Know Anymore, Minstrel Gigolo, Baby Says No, What Am I Supposed To Believe, Deal ‘Em Again, Talking In My Sleep, Nature Of The Game, Long World, Words Of Wisdom, Love Found A Home, Swing Street, Open Your Heart & Alibi.

Musicians on the Cross Words album: Christopher Cross and others.

Christopher Cross

Jasrac Records 2010

Tracks: Say You’ll Be Mine, I Really Don’t Know Anymore, Spinning, Never Be The Same, Poor Shirley, Ride Like the Wind, The Light Is On, Sailing & Minstrel Gigolo.

Musicians on the Christopher Cross album: Christopher Cross, Andy Salmon, Tommy Taylor, Rob Meurer, Larry Carlton, Valerie Carter, Lenny Castro, Victor Feldman, Chuck Findley, Jay Graydon, Don Henley, Jim Horn, Eric Johnson, Jackie Kelso, Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Lew McCreary, Michael McDonald, Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian, Tomas Ramirez, Don Roberts & J.D. Souther.

Christmas Time Is Here

Edel Records 2008

Tracks: Silent Night, Christmastime Is Here, The Christmas Song, Does It Feel Like Christmas. Little Drummer Boy, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, A Dream Of Peace At Christmastime, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, Do You Hear What I Hear, The Best Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas & O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.

Musicians on the Christmas Time Is Here album: Christopher Cross and others.

The Café Carlyle Sessions

Edel Records 2008

Tracks: Never Be The Same, Deputy Dan, Swept Away, Walking In Avalon, Arthur´s Theme, In The Blink Of An Eye, Think Of Laura, All Right, Back Of My Mind, Sailing, Open Up My Window, Driftin´Away, Words Of Wisdom, Ride Like The Wind & Talking In My Sleep.

Musicians on the Café Carlyle Sessions album: Christopher Cross, David Mann, Andy Ezrin, Kevin Axt & Dave Beyer.

A Christopher Cross Christmas

Edel Records 2008

Tracks: Silent Night, Christmas Time Is Here, The Christmas Song, Does It Feel Like Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, A Dream Of Peace At Christmas, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, Do You Hear What I Hear, The Best Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas & O Come O Comes Emmanuel.

Musicians on the A Christopher Cross Christmas album: Christopher Cross, Danny O’Lannerghty & Michael Omartian.

A Christopher Cross Christmas

CC Records 2007

Tracks: Silent Night, Christmas Time Is Here, The Christmas Song, Does It Feel Like Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, A Dream Of Peace At Christmas, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, Do You Hear What I Hear, The Best Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas & O Come O Comes Emmanuel.

Musicians on the A Christopher Cross Christmas album: Christopher Cross, Danny O’Lannerghty & Michael Omartian.

The Very Best Of Christopher Cross

Rhino Records 2002

Tracks: Ride Like The Wind. Sailing, Never Be The Same Cross, Say You’ll Be Mine, Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do), All Right, Think Of Laura, No Time For Talk, Every Turn Of The World, I Will (Take You Forever) (New Remix), Chance For Heaven (Swimming Theme), Swept Away (New Remix), Loving Strangers (Davids Theme From Nothing In Common), Is There Something, Open Up My Window, Back Of My Mind (New Remix), Walking In Avalon, When She Smiles & Hunger.

Musicians on the The Very Best Of Christopher Cross album: Christopher Cross, Angelic Voices of Faith, Michael Baird, Curt Bisquera, Alexandra Brown, Robbie Buchanan, Lenny Castro, Joe Chemay, Paulinho Da Costa, Nathan East, Victor Feldman, Chuck Findley, Steve Gadd, Claude Gaudette, Khaliq Glover, Gary Grant, Jay Graydon, Portia Griffin, Gary Herbig, Jerry Hey, David Hungate, Kim Hutchcroft, Abraham Laboriel, Nicolette Larson, Patrick Leonard, Steve Lukather, Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Rob Meurer, Judd Miller, Tollak Ollestad, Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, John Robinson, Frances Ruffelle, Andy Salmon, Tom Scott, Michael Thompson, Ernie Watts, Vesta Williams & Gigi Worth.

The Definitive Christopher Cross “Special Edition”

Rhino Records 2001

Tracks: Ride Like The Wind, All Right, Say You’ll Be Mine, Sailing, Never Be The Same, Arthur’s Theme, Think Of Laura, No Time For Talk, Words Of Wisdom, Every Turn Of The World, Love Is Love (In Any Language), I Will (Take You Forever) (New Remix), A Chance For Heaven, Swept Away (New Remix), Loving Strangers, Is There Something, In The Blink Of An Eye, Open Up My Window & Back Of My Mind (New Remix).

Musicians on the The Definitive Christopher Cross “Special Edition” album: Christopher Cross, Michael Omartian, Rob Meurer, Michael Boddicker, Marcus Ryle, Patrick Leonard, Robbie Buchanan, Claude Gaudette, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, Marty Walsh, Tim Pierce, Michael Thompson, Andy Salmon, Mike Porcaro, David Hungate, Abraham Laboriel, Joe Chemay, Nathan East, Freddie Washington, Tony Taylor, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, John Robinson, Chris Ralles, Michael Baird, Jody Cortez, Curt Bisquera, Lenny Castro, Paulinho Da Costa, Victor Feldman, Ernie Watts, Tom Scott, Gary Herbig, Kim Hutchcroft, Judd Miller, Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Michael McDonald, Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Stormie Omartian, Alexander Brown, Lynn Blythe Davis, Khalig Glover, Portia Griffin, Richard Marx, Vesta Williams, Frances Ruffelle & Gigi Worth.

The Definitive Christopher Cross

Rhino Records 2001

Tracks: Ride Like The Wind, All Right, Say You´ll Be Mine, Sailing, Never Be The Same, Arthur´s Theme, Think Of Laura, No Time For Talk, Words Of Wisdom, Every Turn Of The World, Love Is Love (In Any Language), I Will (Take You Forever), A Chance For Heaven, Swept Away, Loving Strangers, Is There Something, In The Blink Of An Eye, Open Up My Window & Back On My Mind.

Musicians on the The Definitive Christopher Cross album: Christopher Cross, Michael Omartian, Rob Meurer, Michael Boddicker, Marcus Ryle, Patrick Leonard, Robbie Buchanan, Claude Gaudette, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, Marty Walsh, Tim Pierce, Michael Thompson, Andy Salmon, Mike Porcaro, David Hungate, Abraham Laboriel, Joe Chemay, Nathan East, Freddie Washington, Tony Taylor, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, John Robinson, Chris Ralles, Michael Baird, Jody Cortez, Curt Bisquera, Lenny Castro, Paulinho Da Costa, Victor Feldman, Ernie Watts, Tom Scott, Gary Herbig, Kim Hutchcroft, Judd Miller, Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Michael McDonald, Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Stormie Omartian, Alexander Brown, Lynn Blythe Davis, Khalig Glover, Portia Griffin, Richard Marx, Vesta Williams, Frances Ruffelle & Gigi Worth.

Red Room

CMC Records 2000

Tracks: In A Red Room, Walking In Avalon, Hunger, When She Smiles, It’s Always Something, Dream Too Loud, I Know You Well, Kind Of I Love You, Curled Around The World & Rainy Day In Vancouver.

Musicians on the Red Room album: Christopher Cross, Jeremy Lubbock, Judd Miller, Tollack Ollestad, Gigi Worth, Eric Johnson, Mike Finegan, Jason Scheff, Larry Klein and others.

Greatest Hits Live

CMC Records 1999

Tracks: Never Be The Same, Sailing, Every Turn Of The World, Swept Away, Think Of Laura, Open Up My Window, Is There Something, Arthur’s Theme, Ride Like The Wind, All Right, Walking In Avalon, Hunger & Bonus Track.

Musicians on the Greatest Hits Live album: Christopher Cross and others.

A Night With Christopher Cross

Victor Records 1998

Tracks: Rendezvous, Never Be the Same, Back of My Mind, Sailing, Every Turn of the World, Deputy Dan, In the Blink of an Eye, Swept Away, Think of Laura, Minstrel Gigolo, Open Up My Window, Alibi, Is There Something, Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) Ride Like the Wind & All Right.

Musicians on the A Night With Christopher Cross album: Christopher Cross and others.

Walking In Avalon

Victor Records 1998

Tracks: I Know You Well, Curled up Around the World, Kind of I Love You, Walking in Avalon, Dream Too Loud, When She Smiles, Hunger, In a Red Room, It’s Always Something, Rainy Day in Vancouver, Sailing (Live) & Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) (Live).

Musicians on the Walking In Avalon album: Christopher Cross, Jeremy Lubbock, Judd Miller, Tollack Ollestad, Gigi Worth, Eric Johnson, Mike Finegan, Jason Scheff, Larry Klein and others. Livecrew: Rob Meurer, Chas Thompson, Gigi Worth, Kiki Ebsen, Jody Cortez, Joel Peskin & Michael McDonald.

Walking In Avalon

CMC Records 1998

Tracks: In A Red Room, Walking In Avalon, Hunger, When She Smiles, It’s Always Something, Dream Too Loud, I Know You Well, Kind Of I Love You, Curled Around the World & Rainy Day in Vancouver (Instrumental) – Live Concert Album (Bonus CD) Rendezvous, Never Be the Same, Back of My Mind, Sailing, Every Turn of the World, Deputy Dan, In the Blink of an Eye, Swept Away, Think of Laura, Minstrel Gigolo, Open Up My Window, Alibi, Is There Something, Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) Ride Like the Wind & All Right.

Musicians on the Walking In Avalon album: Christopher Cross, Jeremy Lubbock, Judd Miller, Tollack Ollestad, Gigi Worth, Eric Johnson, Mike Finegan, Jason Scheff, Larry Klein and others. Livecrew: Rob Meurer, Chas Thompson, Gigi Worth, Kiki Ebsen, Jody Cortez, Joel Peskin & Michael McDonald.

Window

Polystar Records 1994

Tracks: Been There Done That, Wild Wild West, Wishing Well, Thinkin’ Bout You, Jan’s Tune, Open Up My Window, Nature’s Way, Uncharted Hearts, Before I Go & Love Is Calling.

Musicians on the Window album: Christopher Cross, Rob Meurer, Chas Thompson, Jody Cortez, Gigi Worth, Claude Gaudette, Michael Thompson, Matt Bissonette, Greg Bissonette, Beth Anderson, Jean McClain, Jaydee Maness, Mike Finnegan, Kim Wilson, Valerie Carter, Suzie Katayama, Joel Derouin, Don Palmer, Noyi Novog, Stefanie Fife, Judd Miller & Ray Pizzi.

Ride Like The Wind

WEA Records 1993

Tracks: Ride Like the Wind, All Right, Someday, Love Is Love, Words of Wisdom, Say You’ll Be Mine, Sailing, Best That You Can Do (Arthur’s Theme), Any Old Time, Charm the Snake, Every Turn of the World & That Girl.

Musicians on the Ride Like The Wind album: Christopher Cross and others.

Arthur´s Theme – The Very Best Of Christopher Cross

Afidno Records 1992

Tracks: Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do), Words of Wisdom, Never Be The Same, Ride Like the Wind, Say You’ll Be Mine, That Girl, Sailing, All Right, Spinning, Poor Shirley, The Light Is On & Any Old Time.

Musicians on the Arthur´s Theme – The Very Best Of Christopher Cross album: Christopher Cross and others.

The Best Of

Warner Bros 1991

Tracks: Ride Like the Wind, All Right, Someday, Love Is Love, Words of Wisdom, Say You’ll Be Mine, Sailing, Best That You Can Do (Arthur’s Theme), Any Old Time, Charm the Snake, Every Turn of the World & That Girl.

Musicians on the The Best Of Christopher Cross album: Christopher Cross and others.

Rendezvous

Polystar Records 1991

Tracks: Rendezvous, Deputy Dan, Night Across The World, Angry Young Men, In The Blink Of An Eye, Is There Something, Isn’t It Love, Nothing Will Change, Driftin’ Away, A Fisherman’s Tale.

Musicians on the Rendezvous album: Christopher Cross, Eric Johnson, Tim Pierce, Robbie Buchanan, Rob Meurer, Ronn Cobb, Joe Chemay, Chas Thompson, Larry Klein, Freddie Washington, John Pena, Jody Cortez, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Porcaro, Carlos Vega, Judd Miller, Dan Higgins, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams, Joel Peskin, Bill Reichenbach, Joel Derouin, Meg Zivahl Fox, Novi Novog, Karen Blake, Maxi Anderson, Kathy Hazzard & Michael McDonald.

Back Of My Mind

Reprise Records 1988

Tracks: Someday, Never Stop Believing, Swept Away, Any Old Time, I Will (Take You Forever), She Told Me So, Back of My Mind, I’ll Be Alright, Alibi & Just One Look.

Musicians on the Back Of My Mind album: Christopher Cross, Michael McDonald, Alex Acuna, Rob Meuer, Christine McVie, J.D. Maness, Judd Miller, Larry Williams, Dan Higgins, Tom Scott, Karen Blake, Joe Chemay & Michael Omartian.

Every Turn Of The World

Warner Bros 1985

Tracks: Every Turn of the World, Charm The Snake, I Hear You Call, Don’t Say Goodbye, It’s You That Really Matters, Love Is Love (In Any Language), Swing Street, Love Found A Home, That Girl & Open Your Heart.

Musicians on the Every Turn Of The World album: Christopher Cross, Michael Omartian, Joe Chemay, John Robinson, Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Gerry Herbig, Kim Hutchroft, Portia Griffin, Vesta Williams, Alexandra Brown, Lynn Blythe Davis, Khalig Gloven, Richard Marx & Paulinho Da Costa.

Another Page

Warner Bros 1983

Tracks; No Time For Talk, Baby Says No, What Am I Supposed To Believe, Deal ‘Em Again, Think Of Laura, All Right, Talking In My Sleep, Nature Of The Game, Long World & Words Of Wisdom.

Musicians on the Another Page album: Christopher Cross, Steve Gadd, Tommy Taylor, Jeff Porcaro, Abraham Laboriel, Andy Salmon, Mike Porcaro, Steve Lukather, Michael Omartian, Rob Meurer, Paulinhos Da Costa, Lenny Castro, Michael McDonald, Tom Scott, Carl Wilson, Karla Bonoff, Ernie Watts, Don Henley, J.D. Souther, Jay Graydon, Art Garfunkel & Assa Drori.

Crossroads

Buccaneer Records 1980

Tracks: Really Don´t Know Anymore, No Time For Talk, Never Be The Same, Poor Shirley, Sailing, Minstrel Gigolo, The Light Is On, Ride Like The Wind & Say You´ll Be Mine.

Musicians on the Crossroads album: Christopher Cross, Rob Meurer, Andy Salmon, Tommy Taylor, James Thinner & Ed Kimson.

Christopher Cross

Warner Bros 1979

Tracks: Say You’ll Be Mine, I Really Don’t Know Anymore, Spinning, Never Be The Same, Poor Shirley, Ride Like the Wind, The Light Is On, Sailing & Minstrel Gigolo.

Musicians on the Christopher Cross album: Christopher Cross, Andy Salmon, Tommy Taylor, Rob Meurer, Larry Carlton, Valerie Carter, Lenny Castro, Victor Feldman, Chuck Findley, Jay Graydon, Don Henley, Jim Horn, Eric Johnson, Jackie Kelso, Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Lew McCreary, Michael McDonald, Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian, Tomas Ramirez, Don Roberts & J.D. Souther. Available

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