Crystal Gayle (album)

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Crystal Gayle
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Studio album by Crystal Gayle
Released February 7, 1975
Studio Jack Clement Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 26:21
Label United Artists
Producer Allen Reynolds
Crystal Gayle chronology
Crystal Gayle
(1975)
Somebody Loves You
(1975)Somebody Loves You1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wrong Road Again" Allen Reynolds 2:15
2. "A Woman's Heart (Is a Handy Place to Be)" Marshall Chapman, Cort Casady 2:32
3. "Gonna Lay Me Down Beside My Memories" Ray Griff 2:23
4. "When I Dream" Sandy Mason Theoret 2:49
5. "You" Dolly Parton 2:23
6. "Loving You So Long Now" Allen Reynolds 2:56
7. "Beyond You" Bill Gatzimos, Crystal Gayle 2:36
8. "Hands" Sandy Mason Theoret, Bill Backer 2:58
9. "Counterfeit Love (I Know You've Got It)" Paul Craft 2:44
10. "This Is My Year for Mexico" Vince Matthews 2:45

Personnel[edit]

  • 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

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