Back of My Mind

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Back of My Mind
Studio album by Christopher Cross
Released 1988 (1988)[1]
Genre Soft rock, adult contemporary
Length 42:10
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Michael Omartian
Christopher Cross chronology
Every Turn of the World
(1985)Every Turn of the World1985
Back of My Mind
Singles from Back of My Mind
  1. "I Will (Take You Forever)" / "Just One Look"
    Released: 1988[2]
  2. "Swept Away" / "Alibi"
    Released: 1988[3]
  3. "Someday"
    Released: 1988[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Back of My Mind is the fourth studio album by singer Christopher Cross, released in 1988 through Warner Bros. Records. After both the album and its singles failed to chart in the United States (although "I Will (Take You Forever)" did chart in several other countries[5]) and due in large part to the general decline in sales beginning with Another Page (1983),[citation needed] Cross was soon released from Warner Bros. "Swept Away" was previously heard on a few episodes of the TV show Growing Pains in 1987. It would be nearly five years until Cross signed a new recording contract with BMG and release a new album, Rendezvous, in 1993.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Someday" Christopher Cross, Rob Meurer 3:12
2. "Never Stop Believing" Cross, Erich Bulling, John Bettis 4:00
3. "Swept Away" Cross, Bettis, Steve Dorff 4:23
4. "Any Old Time" Cross, Bettis 4:05
5. "I Will (Take You Forever)" Cross, Michael Omartian, Meurer 4:15
6. "She Told Me So" Cross, Omartian, Bettis 4:08
7. "Back of My Mind" Cross, Meurer 3:55
8. "I'll Be Alright" Cross, Omartian, Meurer 4:54
9. "Alibi" Cross, Meurer 4:41
10. "Just One Look" Cross 4:37
Total length: 42:10



  • Producer – Michael Omartian
  • Recorded and Mixed by Terry Christian
  • Additional Recording – Tom Fouce and Mark Linett
  • Assistant Engineers – Doug Carleton, Tom Leader, Laura Livingston, and Jeffrey Woodruff.
  • Production Coordination – Janet Southwell
  • Photography – Peter Lavery

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1988 German albums chart 45[5]
Swedish albums chart 49[5]
Dutch albums chart 93[5]


  1. ^ a b "Back of My Mind - Christopher Cross". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  2. ^ "Christopher Cross – I Will (Take You Forever)". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  3. ^ "Christopher Cross – Swept Away". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  4. ^ "Christopher Cross – Someday". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  5. ^ a b c d "Christopher Cross - Back of My Mind (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-10-31.

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