Crystal Gayle (album)

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Crystal Gayle
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 7, 1975
StudioJack Clement Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
LabelUnited Artists
ProducerAllen Reynolds
Crystal Gayle chronology
Crystal Gayle
Somebody Loves You
Singles from Crystal Gayle
  1. "Wrong Road Again"
    Released: September 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]

Crystal Gayle is the eponymous debut album by Crystal Gayle, although she had previously recorded material which was not released until later. It was released on February 7, 1975. The album peaked at #25 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and included three charting Hot Country Singles: "Wrong Road Again" at #6, "Beyond You" at #27, and "This Is My Year For Mexico" at #21. Also included is her first rendition of "When I Dream," which would become a big hit three years later on the release of her 1978 album When I Dream. The recording of "Beyond You" is the same one that reappears on 1979's We Should Be Together.

The song was later covered by Ava Barber, who included a version on her 1976 album Country as Grits.

Track listing[edit]

1."Wrong Road Again"Allen Reynolds2:15
2."A Woman's Heart (Is a Handy Place to Be)"Marshall Chapman, Cort Casady2:32
3."Gonna Lay Me Down Beside My Memories"Ray Griff2:23
4."When I Dream"Sandy Mason Theoret2:49
5."You"Dolly Parton2:23
6."Loving You So Long Now"Reynolds2:56
7."Beyond You"Bill Gatzimos, Crystal Gayle2:36
8."Hands"Theoret, Bill Backer2:58
9."Counterfeit Love (I Know You've Got It)"Paul Craft2:44
10."This Is My Year for Mexico"Vince Matthews2:45


  • Crystal Gayle – vocals
  • Lloyd Green - steel guitar, dobro
  • Charles Cochrane - keyboards, string arrangements
  • Bobby Wood - keyboards
  • Jimmy Isbell, Kenny Malone - drums, percussion
  • Garth Fundis - baritone horn, backing vocals, engineer
  • Allen Reynolds - backing vocals