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On this day in 1981, Christopher Cross’ self-titled debut garnered five Grammys, including Album, Record and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist. No doubt there were hipper records being released at the time (Pink Floyd's THE WALL was another nominee that year), but when it comes to adult contemporary pop, the Grammy voters know their stuff. Produced by Michael Omartian, the Warner Bros. collection is immaculately crafted, with Cross' fine voice supported by an ace studio band and such singers as Don Henley, Michael McDonald and Nicolette Larson. Of nine fine originals, “Never Be the Same,” “Ride Like the Wind” and “Sailing” were omnipresent on the radio, and several others could've been. CHRISTOPHER CROSS sold more than 5 million copies, and if you don't already own one of them, there's still time to rectify that...
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