Christopher Cross returns with his first live release “A Night In Paris”
After the release of the studio album “Doctor Faith“, Christopher Cross started one of his biggest tours in Europe in the last 15 years. “A Night In Paris” is the first live 2CD/DVD by Christopher Cross which was filmed at the notorious Theatre Le Trianon in Paris, France in April 2012.
It will be released on March 8th, 2013 via earMUSIC.
While the previous tours showed a more acoustic (at times even jazzy) approach, Cross decided that for the ‘Doctor Faith’ tour he would go back to his musical roots and expanded his band to a more classical “rock line-up“: Andy Suzuki (keyboards, sax), Dave Beyer (drums), Chazz Frichtel (bass, vocals), Kiki Ebsen (keyboards, vocals), Richie Gajate Garcia (percussion) and famous sound engineer Ross Pallone (Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Elton John,...).
Filmed by 9 cameras in HD, the show captures Cross playing all his classic singles and new material from the album “Doctor Faith“.
The 90 minutes show is impeccable, the new material is fused beautifully with all the songs the audience is expecting. The wonderful theatre gives the concert a magical atmosphere. Songs like ‘Sailing’, ‘Ride Like The Wind’ and ‘Arthur’s Theme’, sound simply perfect placed beside the most recent songs like ‘Leave It To Me’ and ‘November’.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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.
Click here to watch "Sailing (Live)"
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.
01. All Right
02. The Light Is On
03. Leave It To Me
05. No Time For Talk
06. When You Come Home
07. Minstrel Gigolo
08. Walking In Avalon
10. Never Be The Same
13. I Really Don’t Know Anymore
15. Arthur’s Theme
16. Ride Like The Wind
17. Say You’ll Be Mine