Out of nowhere in late 1979 came this great debut album from Christopher Cross which earned four grammys in 1980 including best album and best new artist. From the smooth rocking energy of the fantastic song and tribute to the great Little Feat singer Lowell George, "Ride Like The Wind" to the absolutely beautiful, tranquil classic, personal all-time favorite ballad "Sailing" (Best Song-Best Record - 1980), this album has the all ingredients to be hailed a classic.
Other great moments include the upbeat, memorable "Say You'll Be Mine" and gentle, flowing gem "Never Be The Same". The smooth, consistent texture of this album continues with excellent pop savvy, relaxing ballads "I Really Don't Care Anymore", "Poor Shirley" , "Spinning" , "The Light Is On" and the enjoyable closer, "Minstrel Gigolo".
Cross definitely had the extraordinary pop smarts and songwriting abilities to put this album together produced wonderfully by Michael Omartian as an all-star group of guest musicians appeared throughout that included notables Michael McDonald, Larry Carlton, Don Henley, Nicolette Larson, J.D. Souther and Eric Johnson.
A must have for any collection.....................