Crosby, Stills & Nash

Crosby, Stills & Nash

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Although Crosby, Stills & Nash had the trappings of a simple gathering of friends, this was really a summit meeting of cool hippie-rock aristocracy. David Crosby was a refugee from the Byrds, Stephen Stills had been part of the short-lived, fractious Buffalo Springfield, and Graham Nash had been aSee more details below

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Although Crosby, Stills & Nash had the trappings of a simple gathering of friends, this was really a summit meeting of cool hippie-rock aristocracy. David Crosby was a refugee from the Byrds, Stephen Stills had been part of the short-lived, fractious Buffalo Springfield, and Graham Nash had been a member of the harmony-driven British band the Hollies. In the wake of Buffalo Springfield's breakup, Crosby, Stills and Nash were the next best hope for a made-in-California sound that blended rock, country, folk, psychedelic, and plain old pop influences. What they delivered truly deserves the appellation of classic rock. Its finest track is "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," practically a rock operetta, featuring compelling lyrics from Stills, an arrangement full of shifts and surprises, and exquisite harmonies. Among the other memorable tunes are the whimsical "Marrakesh Express," the lovely "Guinnevere," the dramatic "Wooden Ships," and the rollicking "49 Bye Byes." Another refugee from Buffalo Springfield, guitarist Neil Young, joined the band for an equally successful follow-up, but Crosby, Stills & Nash remains their most inspired work and a great artifact of its time.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The Crosby, Stills & Nash triumvirate shot to immediate superstardom with the release of its self-titled debut LP, a sparkling set immortalizing the group's amazingly close, high harmonies. While elements of the record haven't dated well -- Nash's Eastern-influenced musings on the hit "Marrakesh Express" now seem more than a little silly, while the antiwar sentiments of "Wooden Ships," though well-intentioned, are rather hokey -- the harmonies are absolutely timeless, and the best material remains rock-solid. Stills' gorgeous opener, "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," in particular, is an epic love song remarkable in its musical and emotional intricacy, Nash's "Pre-Road Downs" is buoyant folk-pop underpinned by light psychedelic textures, and Crosby's "Long Time Gone" remains a potent indictment of the assassination of Robert Kennedy. A definitive document of its era.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/1994
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678265129
catalogNumber:
82651

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Crosby, Stills & Nash   Primary Artist
Graham Nash   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Steve Stills   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
David Crosby   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Dallas Taylor   Drums

Technical Credits

Crosby, Stills & Nash   Producer
Graham Nash   Composer,Producer
Steve Stills   Composer,Producer
Paul Kantner   Composer
Gary Burden   Art Direction
David Crosby   Composer,Producer
Joe Gastwirt   Remastering
David Geffen   Director
Bill Halverson   Producer,Engineer
Raymond Foye   Liner Notes

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