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Christopher Cross
March 16th, 2019.
Goodyear Theater - Akron, OH.

Taper: Charles Dewey Cole, IV <[email protected]>
Location: section ORCH B, row K, seat 120; mics mounted on baseball hat brim.
(see chart here: https://www.goodyeartheater.com/faq/)
Source: AT853 Cardioids (4.7k mod) > SP-SPSB-11 (@69Hz) > Sony PCM-M10 (24 bit @48kHz) >
Adobe Audition 3.0 (dithered to 16 bit @44.1kHz) > Cd Wave > FLAC
Conversion: Charles Dewey Cole, IV <[email protected]>
Equipment: SanDisk 32GB MicroSD Card > (USB) @ 48kHz > 44.1kHz > Cd Wave

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Total Time: (1:51:32)

01. All Right 6:25
02. Never Be The Same 4:53
03. Band introductions > 3:36
[piano interlude] >
05. Walking In Avalon 10:20
06. Reverend Blowhard 6:05
07. I Really Don't Know Anymore 5:39
08. Roberta 5:10
09. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) 7:49
10. The Light Is On 6:20
11. Dreamers 7:58
| intermission |
12. Prayin' ^ 7:56
13. Minstrel Gigolo ^ 4:55
14. Say You'll Be Mine ^ 4:21
15. Light The World 5:20
16. No Time For Talk 6:17
17. Ride Like The Wind 4:40
18. ~ Encore ~ 1:08
19. Imagine * 4:44

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Notes:

^ = Stripped back, acoustic.
* = Originally Recorded By John Lennon.

Christopher Cross had definitely been a bucketlist performer for me for awhile.
I've had many chances over the years but it wasnt until I had recently given his
1980 debut a few spins that I decided it was time. He is known for his big hits,
but his album tracks (especially from that debut) are just as strong. Thankfully,
he played 7 of the 9 cuts from that record! His band was phenomenal, including
his 2 backing female vocalists. They added so much. Christopher's vocal delivery
has changed a bit over the past 30 years so hearing him sing these (especially
"Arthur's Theme") caught me by surprise. It wasnt a bad thing, just different.
Then again - who sounds like they did 30+ years ago? For a 67yr old, he was
amazing. He also told some funny anecdotes in between, the best being about a
nun in 8th grade. (It was after "Prayin'", so be sure to pay attention. I did
raise the levels when it needed (ie: The acoustic set and some of the quieter
songs). The crowd around me was great, no talkers, singers or screamers. We
stayed seated the entire set. If you're a fan of CC (even just a casual), I
highly recommend going out to see him and his band perform. It was a great
evening of music and stories. Enjoy!

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For more information on Christopher Cross, please visit:

https://www.christophercross.com/

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