Cage the Songbird

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Cage the Songbird
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 1983
GenreCountry
Length31:16
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerJimmy Bowen
Crystal Gayle chronology
True Love
(1982)
Cage the Songbird
(1983)
Crystal Gayle's Greatest Hits
(1983)
Singles from Cage the Songbird
  1. "The Sound of Goodbye"
    Released: October 1983
  2. "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love"
    Released: February 25, 1984
  3. "Turning Away"
    Released: June 1984
  4. "Me Against the Night"
    Released: October 27, 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Cage the Songbird is an album by the American country music singer Crystal Gayle. Released on October 17, 1983, it peaked at #5 on the Billboard Country Album chart.[citation needed]

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 album, Blue Moves. Victim or a Fool was originally recorded by the songwriter, Rodney Crowell on his 1981 eponymous album.

"Take Me Home" was originally sung by Gayle on a Tom Waits composed 1982 soundtrack album called One from the Heart for a movie of the same name. The version on this album is a re-recorded longer version.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Sound of Goodbye"Hugh Prestwood3:12
2."I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love"Joey Carbone3:15
3."Me Against the Night"Pam Rose, Mary Ann Kennedy, Pat Bunch2:49
4."Cage the Songbird"Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Davey Johnstone4:09
5."Turning Away"Tim Krekel2:55
6."Come Back (When You Can Stay Forever)"Chris Waters, Bucky Jones, Tom Shapiro2:55
7."Victim or a Fool"Rodney Crowell2:35
8."You Made a Fool Of Me"Melissa Cordell, Eric Borenstein3:30
9."On Our Way to Love"Norman Sallitt3:21
10."Take Me Home"Tom Waits2:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Crystal Gayle – vocals

Chart performance[edit]

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