Ride Like the Wind...

Musician, singer, songwriter Christopher Cross released the song Ride Like the Wind in 1980 and it was a hit reaching #2 on the Billboard charts.

The basis of the song was about a convicted outlaw on the run from a death-by-hanging sentence. He has to 'ride like the wind' to reach the Mexican border and avoid capture by the sheriff's posse.

Great song, great lyrics. Here is the album version:




Michael McDonald does the background vocals.
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Listening to YouTube this morning, I revisited the song where Rick Beato explains the trailing solo down plays Christopher's guitar playing and that he's really awesome.

Rick is a recording engineer/record producer/musician and often has access to the actual recording tracks and raises the volume of the guitar solo so you can clearly hear it in the manner he believes (and I agree) it should have been produced at.

His lead guitar skills are apparent in a live performance.



I've read (a few times) that although Christopher was a talented musician, he didn't have the slender handsome looks to be the front man driving his career.
JORN does a hard rock cover of Ride Like the Wind.

AWAKEN comes in with a metal version.

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