Crystal (Crystal Gayle album)

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Studio album by Crystal Gayle
Released August 6, 1976
Recorded Jack's Tracks Recording Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 28:03
Label United Artists
Producer Allen Reynolds
Crystal Gayle chronology
Somebody Loves You
We Must Believe in Magic
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Crystal is the third album by Crystal Gayle, and rose to the #7 spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart. It was released on August 6, 1976. It contained four charting singles, including two #1 hits: "You Never Miss a Real Good Thing (Till He Says Goodbye)" and "Ready for the Times to Get Better." Another single, "I'll Do It All Over Again," just barely missed being the third chart-topper, stalling out at #2, while "One More Time (Karneval)" could only rise to #31.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'll Do It All Over Again" Bob McDill, Wayland Holyfield 2:52
2. "Oh My Soul" Marcia Routh 2:18
3. "Ready for the Times to Get Better" Allen Reynolds 2:11
4. "Come Home Daddy" Tina Newkirk 2:44
5. "One More Time (Karneval)" Joachim Heider, Christian Heilburg, Bryan Blackburn 3:55
6. "You Never Miss a Real Good Thing (Till He Says Goodbye)" Bob McDill 3:47
7. "Right in the Palm of Your Hand" Bob McDill 3:03
8. "Forgettin' 'Bout You" Allen Reynolds, Don Williams 2:27
9. "Let's Do It Right" Richard Leigh, Richard Mainegra 2:04
10. "I'm Not So Far Away" Garth Fundis 2:42


  • Crystal Gayle – vocals
  • Chris Leuzinger, Jimmy Colvard - electric guitar
  • Allen Reynolds, David Kirby, Garth Fundis, Jimmy Colvard - acoustic guitar
  • Lloyd Green - steel guitar, resonator guitar
  • Buddy Spicher - fiddle
  • Joe Allen - bass
  • Bobby Wood - keyboards
  • Charles Cochran - keyboards, string and horn arrangements
  • Jimmy Isbell - drums, percussion
  • Allen Reynolds, Garth Fundis, Sandy Mason, Crystal Gayle - backing vocals
  • Billy Puett, Dennis Good, Don Sheffield - horns
  • Carl Gorodetzky, Gary Vanosdale, George Binkley III, Lennie Haight, Marvin Chantry, Roy Christensen, Sheldon Kurland - strings
  • The Trolley Car Band - special effects