Cage the Songbird

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For the song by Elton John, see Cage the Songbird (song).
Cage the Songbird
Studio album by Crystal Gayle
Released 1983
Genre Country
Length 31:16
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Crystal Gayle chronology
True Love
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Crystal Gayle's Greatest Hits
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Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Cage the Songbird is an album by the American country music singer Crystal Gayle. Released in 1983, it peaked at #5 on the Billboard Country Album chart.

Four of the album's tracks became Top 5 hits on the Country Singles chart, with two of them reaching #1. Chronologically they were "The Sound of Goodbye" (#1), "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" (#2), "Turning Away" (#1), and "Me Against the Night" (#4). The title song, "Cage the Songbird", was co-written and first recorded by Elton John in 1976.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Sound of Goodbye" (Hugh Prestwood) – 3:12
  2. "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" (Joey Carbone) – 3:15
  3. "Me Against the Night" (Pam Rose, Mary Ann Kennedy, Pat Bunch) – 2:49
  4. "Cage the Songbird" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Davey Johnstone) – 4:09
  5. "Turning Away" (Tim Krekel) – 2:55
  6. "Come Back (When You Can Stay Forever)" (Chris Waters, Bucky Jones, Tom Shapiro) – 2:55
  7. "Victim or A Fool" (Rodney Crowell) – 2:35
  8. "You Made a Fool Of Me" (Melissa Cordell, Eric Borenstein) – 3:30
  9. "On Our Way to Love" (Norman Sallitt) – 3:21
  10. "Take Me Home" (Tom Waits) – 2:35


  • Crystal Gayle – vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 171