Reflections [Box Set]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
He's been part of two huge-selling international superstar rock groups, and recorded some very popular albums on his own and with David Crosby. Yet Graham Nash has never been thought of as a talent in his own right the way that, to varying degrees, either of his three bandmates in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have. This three-CD, 64-track box set can be seen as both a way of focusing the spotlight on Nash's work both within and outside of his famous bands, and also as a career retrospective of sorts, spanning as it does about 40 years of recordings. Like almost all such box sets, however, it won't be as balanced as everyone would like between his various career ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
He's been part of two huge-selling international superstar rock groups, and recorded some very popular albums on his own and with David Crosby. Yet Graham Nash has never been thought of as a talent in his own right the way that, to varying degrees, either of his three bandmates in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have. This three-CD, 64-track box set can be seen as both a way of focusing the spotlight on Nash's work both within and outside of his famous bands, and also as a career retrospective of sorts, spanning as it does about 40 years of recordings. Like almost all such box sets, however, it won't be as balanced as everyone would like between his various career phases and contexts, or contain as much in the way of revelatory rarities as some would hope. To start with the set's strengths, certainly it includes virtually all of the material for which Nash is most known as a songwriter, and to some degree as a lead singer. All of the major songs he wrote as part of CSN (or CSNY) are here in their celebrated official versions, prominent among them "Marrakesh Express," "Pre-Road Downs," "Our House," and "Teach Your Children." So is his sole Top 40 hit single, "Chicago"; highlights from his first/best/most commercially successful solo album, Songs for Beginners; and numerous tracks from his collaborative efforts with Crosby. The 150-page booklet has lots of photos and insightful comments on each track by Nash himself. It should be noted, however, that although half of cuts are previously unreleased, about two-thirds of these are alternate mixes of officially issued tracks, not actual alternate versions or recordings previously unavailable in any form. Among the genuinely alternate versions/previously unreleased recordings, only a 1969 solo acoustic demo of "Right Between the Eyes" rates as a notable find, though a live 1993 version of "Liar's Nightmare" (with Nils Lofgren on guitar) and the Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack contribution "Love Is the Reason" count as interesting rarities. Even considering that he didn't have sole songwriting credits until joining CSN, the Hollies period seems underrepresented, with just three tracks by that group finding inclusion (all 1967 hits, including the one on which Nash's songwriting ambitions were most evident, "King Midas in Reverse"). And there's no denying that disc one, with the highlights of his late-'60s/early-'70s work, is by far the best of the three CDs, much of the rest coming off as undistinguished in comparison. It's the music on the first disc for which Nash will mostly be remembered. His subsequent output, as documented on the remainder of the set, was too often ordinary soft rock that, unlike his earlier work, did not capture either the musical or cultural Zeitgeist. It's also true that, for CSN fans in particular, it can seem odd hearing so much Nash-dominated material at once when it works so much better interspersed with the compositions and lead singing of his famous bandmates. Nevertheless, as a songwriter he remained consistently devoted to themes of peace, progressive politics, and adult romance, even when those weren't fashionable to promote as idealistically as Nash has. For all its ups and downs, this is the release likely to most effectively spotlight and summarize the contributions to rock music that he's made as a singer/songwriter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227993580
  • Catalog Number: 446076
  • Sales rank: 5,561

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 On a Carousel - The Hollies (3:10)
  2. 2 Carrie Anne - The Hollies (2:56)
  3. 3 King Midas in Reverse - The Hollies (3:07)
  4. 4 Marrakesh Express - Crosby, Stills & Nash (2:34)
  5. 5 Pre-Road Downs - Crosby, Stills & Nash (2:57)
  6. 6 Lady of the Island - Crosby, Stills & Nash (2:37)
  7. 7 Our Hourse - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (3:00)
  8. 8 Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (2:53)
  9. 9 Right Between the Eyes (2:06)
  10. 10 I Used to Be a King (4:39)
  11. 11 Simple Man (2:17)
  12. 12 Man in the Mirror (2:36)
  13. 13 Better Days (3:49)
  14. 14 Military Madness (3:30)
  15. 15 Sleep Song (2:58)
  16. 16 Chicago/We Can Change the World (4:01)
  17. 17 Southbound Train - David Crosby (3:55)
  18. 18 Immigration Man - David Crosby (2:59)
  19. 19 Wild Tales (2:13)
  20. 20 Prison Song (3:14)
  21. 21 Oh! Camil (The Winter Soldier) (2:55)
  22. 22 On the Line (2:35)
  23. 23 You'll Never Be the Same (2:52)
  24. 24 Another Sleep Song (4:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 To the Last Whale: Critical Mass/Wind on the Water - David Crosby (5:30)
  2. 2 Fieldworker - David Crosby (2:45)
  3. 3 Cowboy of Dreams - David Crosby (3:28)
  4. 4 Love Work Out - David Crosby (4:48)
  5. 5 Marguerita - David Crosby (4:11)
  6. 6 Taken at All - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (2:53)
  7. 7 Mutiny - David Crosby (4:37)
  8. 8 Just a Song Before I Go - Crosby, Stills & Nash (2:12)
  9. 9 Cold Rain (2:34)
  10. 10 Cathedral - Crosby, Stills & Nash (5:24)
  11. 11 Barrel of Pain (Half-Life) (4:16)
  12. 12 Magical Child (3:41)
  13. 13 Song for Susan - Crosby, Stills & Nash (3:04)
  14. 14 Wasted on the Way - Crosby, Stills & Nash (2:50)
  15. 15 Love Is the Reason (3:32)
  16. 16 Raise a Voice - Crosby, Stills & Nash (2:32)
  17. 17 Clear Blue Skies - Crosby, Stills & Nash (3:00)
  18. 18 Lonely Man - Crosby, Stills & Nash (3:17)
  19. 19 Sad Eyes (3:17)
  20. 20 Water from the Moon (2:52)
  21. 21 Soldiers of Peace - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (3:45)
Disc 3
  1. 1 If Anybody Had a Heart - Crosby, Stills & Nash (4:23)
  2. 2 Chippin' Away (4:02)
  3. 3 After the Dolphin - Crosby, Stills & Nash (4:35)
  4. 4 House of Broken Dreams - Crosby, Stills & Nash (3:18)
  5. 5 Unequal Love (4:50)
  6. 6 Liar's Nightmare (8:14)
  7. 7 Heartland - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (4:27)
  8. 8 These Empty Days - Crosby, Stills & Nash (2:26)
  9. 9 Try to Find Me (4:08)
  10. 10 Two Hearts (4:24)
  11. 11 Behind the Shades (4:02)
  12. 12 Michael (Hedges Here) (2:34)
  13. 13 I Surrender - David Crosby (4:13)
  14. 14 Live On (The Wall) - David Crosby (3:20)
  15. 15 Dirty Little Secret (4:20)
  16. 16 We Breathe the Same Air (2:45)
  17. 17 Grace - David Crosby (0:45)
  18. 18 Jesus of Rio - David Crosby (4:11)
  19. 19 In Your Name (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Graham Nash Primary Artist, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jackson Browne Vocals
Rita Coolidge Background Vocals
Jerry Garcia Pedal Steel Guitar
David Lindley Mandolin, Violin, Slide Guitar
Joni Mitchell Vocals
Stephen Stills Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals
James "J.T." Taylor Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Neil Young Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
James Newton Howard Keyboards
Allan Clarke Vocals
Clydie King Background Vocals
Joe Vitale Organ, Drums, Vibes
Sid Page Strings
Jim Gordon Drums
Ben Keith Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar
P.P. Arnold Background Vocals
John Barbata Drums
Joel Bernstein Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Bernie Calvert Bass
Craig Doerge Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Tim Drummond Bass
Brenda Lee Eager Background Vocals
Ernest Ehrhardt Celli
Bobby Elliott Drums
Cass Elliot Vocals
Mike Fisher Percussion
Bob Glaub Bass
Wayne Goodwin Strings
Harry Halex Acoustic Guitar
Jimmie Haskell Conductor
Levon Helm Drums
Danny Kortchmar Dobro, Electric Guitar
Russ Kunkel Percussion, Drums
Joe Lala Conga
Michael Landau Electric Guitar
Phil Lesh Bass
Miguel Martinez Celli
Shirley Matthews Background Vocals
Dorothy Morrison Background Vocals
Jeff Porcaro Drums
George "Chocolate" Perry Bass
Greg Reeves Bass
Dorian Rudnytsky Celli
Timothy B. Schmit Bass, Vocals
Jeff Southworth Electric Guitar
Michael Stergis Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Stan Szelest Electric Piano
Kevan Torfeh Strings
Joe Yankee Piano
Ruth Kahn Strings
Calvin Samuels Bass
Leland Sklar Bass
Chris Ehtridge Bass
Sean Callery Strings
Mark Anthony Williams Drums
Technical Credits
Jean Ritchie Composer
Marc Cohn Composer
Crosby, Stills & Nash Producer
Graham Nash Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, Art Direction, Track Notes
Stephen Stills Composer
Neil Young Producer
Allan Clarke Composer
Steve Plunkett Composer
Joe Vitale Composer, Producer
Danny Wilde Composer
Howard Albert Producer
Ron Albert Producer
Stephen Barncard Tape Research
Joel Bernstein Producer, String Arrangements, Art Direction, Tape Research
Niko Bolas Producer
Peter Bown Engineer
Larry Cox Contributor
Craig Doerge Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Wayne Goodwin String Arrangements, String Director
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Steve Gursky Producer
Bill Halverson Producer, Engineer
Jimmie Haskell Arranger, String Arrangements
Stanley Johnston Producer, Mastering, Tape Research
Danny Kortchmar Composer
Nathaniel Kunkel Producer
Russ Kunkel Composer, Producer
Allan McDougall Composer
Jeff Pevar Composer
Spencer Proffer Composer
James Raymond Composer
Sid Sharp Orchestra Leader
J.D. Souther Composer
Chris Rankin Producer
Maria Villar Art Direction
Patrick Flannery Composer
Marty Jourard Composer
Jeff Chergosky Producer
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