Christopher Cross

Biography

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 the critics as a “rock masterpiece“ and in only a few months, three tracks conquered the #1 worldwide spot (“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, with its iconic albatross on the cover and 20 million copies sold, was such a big success that forced Cross to set his target straight, in order not to be killed by it. He always made the quality of his music, coherence and artistic integrity on top of his priorities.
Album after album he kept delivering great songwriting, 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 peculiar voice.
All over the years Christopher Cross’ music gained the respect and appreciation of some of the best musicians ever, 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 to deserve 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 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 critical acclaimed record “Doctor Faith” – his fi rst album of new material in 12 years.
An incredibly strong album, that brought Cross and his band busy with a long world tour where old classics were mixed perfectly with new compositions.
 

Latest Release

Artist: CHRISTOPHER CROSS
Title: SECRET LADDER

Genre: Pop
Release date: 2014-09-23
Label: earMUSIC
Format: CD