Gaines was signed to Chrysalis Records, where he released his self-titled debut album in 1992. He released albums in 1994 and 1998, then had a breakthrough in 2001 when his cover of "In Your Eyes
" became an Adult Contemporary hit. Regarding his record company experience, Gaines told us: "I think it was great recording for a label - that label, any label - it has been great. Since leaving Chrysalis / EMI, I went on to do the same thing for other labels, and those experiences have gone and are going great as well. In the US, I recorded for Rykodisc and Artemis Recors. Overseas, my records came out on Epic, Virgin, and I have a new live CD coming out on Rough Trade in the fall (2011, in Europe)."