Christopher Cross, First Double Live Album To Be Released
Christopher Cross’ impressive career started in 1981 with an album that is still considered one of the best and most successful debuts in the history of rock. His self-titled debut LP was instantly rewarded by critics as a “rock masterpiece” and in only a few months, three tracks conquered the #1 worldwide (‘Ride Like The Wind’, ‘All Right’ and ‘Sailing’). Cross won 5 Grammy Awards in 1981 including Best New Artist and Best Song (‘Sailing’).
The album cover displaying the iconic flamingo sold 20 million copies worldwide. Cross always made the quality of his music coherent and the artistic integrity was always top of his priorities.
Album after album he kept delivering great song-writing, soulful performances and a high level of musicianship. This way he “survived” the success with his original mix of rock, soul and blues, mixed with his sensibility and unique voice.
Over the years Christopher Cross’ music gained the respect and appreciation of some of the best musicians in the world, as the list of his outstanding musical collaborations shows: Don Henley – Eagles, Michael McDonald – The Doobie Brothers, Brian Wilson – Beach Boys are just a few of the numerous artists Cross has worked with. One collaboration, which deserves a special mention is the work with Burt Bacharach in 1984 for the song ‘Arthur’s Theme’ for which he won an Oscar.
Cross recorded and toured regularly, while his back catalogue and his anthologies never stopped being best sellers, and his songs always remained among the most played on the radio worldwide.
In 2011, Christopher Cross released the critically acclaimed record “Doctor Faith” – his first album with new material in 12 years. An incredibly powerful album, that kept Cross and his band busy with a long world tour where old classics were mixed perfectly with new compositions.