Crystal Gayle albums discography

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Crystal Gayle discography

Crystal Gayle performing in the United Kingdom (2007).
Releases
Studio albums 22
Compilation albums 11
Video albums 3
Soundtracks 1

The albums discography of Crystal Gayle, an American country artist, consists of twenty two studio albums, eleven compilation albums, and three video albums. After a series of unsuccessful series of singles in the early 1970s, Crystal Gayle signed with United Artists Records in 1974 and released her self-titled debut studio album[1] the following year, which peaked at #25 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. With her next two releases, Somebody Loves You (1975) and Crystal (1976), her popularity began to steadily increase. Her major breakthrough came in 1977 with We Must Believe in Magic, which reached #2 on the Top Country Albums chart, #12 on the Billboard 200, and #15 on the UK Albums Chart.[2] In addition, the release became the first studio album by a female country artist to certify platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America.[1] Her follow-up release When I Dream (1978) also went platinum and was followed by a final studio album on United Artists in 1979. Upon her departure, the label would release a series of compilations, including Classic Crystal (1979), which certified gold in the United States.[3]

In 1979 Gayle switched to Columbia Records and released her debut album on the label, Miss the Mississippi the same year. The album and its follow-up record These Days (1980) certified gold in the United States.[3] While continuing her recording career, she also released recorded the soundtrack for the Francis Ford Coppola film One from the Heart (1982) with Tom Waits.[4] After releasing two more studio albums and a greatest hits album, Gayle moved to Warner Bros. Records in 1983. Her first album on the label was released the same year entitled Cage the Songbird, which reached #5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #171 on the Billboard 200.[2] Gayle continued releasing successful albums on the label for the remainder of the decade, including Nobody Wants to Be Alone (1985), What If We Fall in Love (1985), and Straight to the Heart (1986). In 1990 she reunited with her first producer Allen Reynolds on her next release Ain't Gonna Worry, as well as Three Good Reasons (1992).[1] During the 1990s, Gayle also released a covers album, a gospel album, and a standards album.[5] In 2000 she released her first children's album on Madacy Entertainment entitled In My Arms, which was followed by a second standards album in 2003.[1][5]

Studio albums[edit]

1970s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[2]
US
[2]
CAN Country
[6]
CAN
[7]
UK
[8]
Crystal Gayle 25 12
Somebody Loves You
  • Release date: October 20, 1975
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
11
Crystal
  • Release date: August 6, 1976
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
7
We Must Believe in Magic
  • Release date: June 24, 1977
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
2 12 5 15
When I Dream
  • Release date: June 2, 1978
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
2 52 1 50 25
We Should Be Together
  • Release date: June 19, 1979
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
9 128 7
Miss the Mississippi 3 36 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country

1980s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[2]
US
[2]
These Days
  • Release date: August 1980
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
6 79
Hollywood, Tennessee
  • Release date: August 1981
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
5 99
True Love 14 120
Cage the Songbird 5 171
Nobody Wants to Be Alone
  • Release date: April 1985
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
17
Straight to the Heart
  • Release date: August 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
12
Nobody's Angel
  • Release date: September 1988
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
63
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country

1990s and 2000s[edit]

Title Album details
Ain't Gonna Worry
Three Good Reasons
Best Always
  • Release date: January 17, 1993
  • Label: Branson Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Someday
  • Release date: May 30, 1995
  • Label: Intersound Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
He Is Beautiful
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Southpaw Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Crystal Gayle Sings the Heart and Soul of Hoagy Carmichael
  • Release date: October 23, 1999
  • Label: Intersound Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
In My Arms
All My Tomorrows
  • Release date: September 20, 2003
  • Label: Southpaw Records
  • Formats: CD

Collaborative albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
Country

[2]
What If We Fall in Love
(with Gary Morris)
  • Release date: November 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
25

Holiday albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US
Country

[2]
A Crystal Christmas
  • Release date: November 1987
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: LP, cassette
69

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details
One from the Heart
(with Tom Waits)

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[2]
US
[2]
I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes
  • Release date: February 1978
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
19
Classic Crystal
  • Release date: October 1979
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
8 62
Favorites
  • Release date: April 1980
  • Label: Liberty Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
37 149
A Woman's Heart
  • Release date: November 1980
  • Label: Liberty
  • Formats: LP, cassette
40
Love Songs[11]
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Liberty
  • Formats: LP, cassette
Crystal Gayle's Greatest Hits
  • Release date: August 1983
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
23 169
The Best of Crystal Gayle
  • Release date: August 1987
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
53
All-Time Greatest Hits
  • Release date: April 15, 1991
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Greatest Hits
Super Hits
Certified Hits
  • Release date: August 28, 2001
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • Formats: CD
Greatest Hits
  • Release date: August 28, 2007
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download
65
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details
Crystal Gayle's Holiday in Finland
  • Release date: December 11, 2001
  • Label: Winstar
  • Formats: VHS
Crystal Gayle in Concert
  • Release date: January 25, 2005
  • Label: White Star
  • Formats: DVD
Live! An Evening with Crystal Gayle
  • Release date: August 29, 2006
  • Label: ZYX Music
  • Formats: CD, DVD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Huey, Steve. "Crystal Gayle > Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Billboard chart positions > albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Gold & Platinum - Crystal Gayle". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. "One from the Heart > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Coyne, Kevin John. "100 Greatest Women of Country Music - Crystal Gayle (#23)". Country Universe. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Search results for "Crystal Gayle" (under country albums/CD's)". RPM. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Search results for "Crystal Gayle" (under top albums/CD's)". RPM. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Chart Stats — Crystal Gayle". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c "CRIA searchable database". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c "BPI searchable database". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  11. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/20-love-songs-mw0000454438 (re-released 2002 version)