Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time ever—the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New Artist.
Now, 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues his recording and performing career with a new album, Take Me As I Am, that evokes the artistry of such great singer-songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary concerns head-on – a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base.
“Take Me As I Am” is a unique offering from Christopher Cross, a hybrid of sorts – the songs are instrumentals with choruses to create the lyrical landscape. This is not quite a “guitar” album, but it leaves the listener with no question about his expertise on the subject. Two very special songs are “Roberta,” dedicated to Christopher’s mentor, Joni Mitchell, and “Truth” with a lyric by Rob Meurer, one of the last songs Rob wrote before his tragic passing. This song is sung as a duet with Gigi Worth, a name that will be familiar to Christopher’s fans. Gigi and Rob were also very close, which makes her performance on this track all the more meaningful. The album closes with a song in memory of Rob called “Alvah,” (Rob’s middle name), which features beautiful string arrangements by Chris Walden.
In Christopher’s words, “It was a blessing to work with all these talented folks in the making of this album which holds so many bittersweet emotions for me. I didn’t expect to make another one, but, as Rob reminded me once, it’s what we do.”
Tickets from £51 – £54.30
No under 5s. Under 16s must be accompanied.
Merchandise Bundles are available at £104. These include a premium ticket, a signed CD and an exclusive Christopher Cross hat. Further details will be sent closer to the performance.
The London Palladium Lounge
Treat yourself and your guests on your next visit to The London Palladium by booking our VIP Lounge. Available as an upgrade or can be booked together with your tickets.
For £35 per person, enjoy the following:
- Access to exclusive VIP bar with dedicated staff and facilities up to 1 hour pre-show and in the interval.
- A 125ml glass of Champagne Taittinger Brut (or drink of choice) each both pre-show and interval
- Savoury bar snacks
To book in, please call the hospitality team on 020 7379 4981 or email us at [email protected]