Turnin' Back the Pages

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Australian reissue label Raven fills in a hole in Stephen Stills' catalog by assembling the compilation Turnin' Back the Pages, which surveys Stills' three-LP stint on Columbia Records, 1976-1978. The first two of Stills' Columbia albums, Stills and Illegal Stills, have been issued on CD, but the third, Thoroughfare Gap, has not, so the selections from that disc are making their digital debut here. The 78-plus-minute CD contains more than half of Stills' Columbia output, seven of ten tracks from Stills, eight of ten from Illegal Stills, and five of 12 from Thoroughfare Gap. Annotator Glenn A. Baker who conceived and compiled the collection points out that Stills' solo ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Australian reissue label Raven fills in a hole in Stephen Stills' catalog by assembling the compilation Turnin' Back the Pages, which surveys Stills' three-LP stint on Columbia Records, 1976-1978. The first two of Stills' Columbia albums, Stills and Illegal Stills, have been issued on CD, but the third, Thoroughfare Gap, has not, so the selections from that disc are making their digital debut here. The 78-plus-minute CD contains more than half of Stills' Columbia output, seven of ten tracks from Stills, eight of ten from Illegal Stills, and five of 12 from Thoroughfare Gap. Annotator Glenn A. Baker who conceived and compiled the collection points out that Stills' solo recording career at the time was damaged by a confusing glut of product: in 1975, Stills had to compete with Stills' Live album, issued by Stills' previous label, Atlantic; in 1976, Illegal Stills had both the Stills-Young Band's Long May You Run on Reprise and the Atlantic best-of Still Stills: The Best of Stephen Stills to contend with; and Crosby, Stills & Nash re-formed for Atlantic's CSN in 1977, which undercut the impact of 1978's Thoroughfare Gap. This is true, but it should be pointed out as well that Stills was contributing songs to the Stills-Young and CSN records, in some cases better ones than he reserved for his solo discs. "As I Come of Age," actually a CSN track from an abortive 1974 session, and "Turn Back the Pages," Stills' only charting single on Columbia, were up to his usual standard, but the Columbia albums also found him doing a fair number of unnecessary covers Neil Young's "New Mama" and "The Loner," Gregg Allman's "Midnight Rider," Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" and even letting co-writer Donnie Dacus take over lead vocals on "Closer to You" and "Ring of Love." Certainly, there are passages on these sides that remind the listener of Stills' talents as a guitarist and songwriter, but much of the time he seems to have been putting only his second-best efforts into his solo recordings. The Raven collection chooses well and the decision to end with two tracks from the 1968 Super Session album with Al Kooper is wise, but there is too much weak material here for the album to revise prevailing opinion about the Columbia albums as minor Stills.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2003
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657017920
  • Catalog Number: 179
  • Sales rank: 150,680

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 As I Come of Age (2:38)
  2. 2 In the Way (3:37)
  3. 3 New Mama (2:30)
  4. 4 Cold Cold World (4:37)
  5. 5 Love Story (4:14)
  6. 6 Turn Back the Pages (4:05)
  7. 7 First Things First (2:16)
  8. 8 Stateline Blues (2:00)
  9. 9 The Loner (4:15)
  10. 10 Buyin' Time (3:37)
  11. 11 Soldier (3:01)
  12. 12 Closer to You (3:37)
  13. 13 Ring of Love (4:02)
  14. 14 Circlin' (4:18)
  15. 15 Midnight Rider (3:42)
  16. 16 Not Fade Away (3:30)
  17. 17 Can't Get No Booty (3:48)
  18. 18 What's the Game? (3:38)
  19. 19 Thoroughfare Gap (3:33)
  20. 20 Beaucoup Yumbo (3:40)
  21. 21 You Don't Love Me (4:09)
  22. 22 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stephen Stills Primary Artist, Organ, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Electric Guitar, Horn, Keyboards, Vocals, Clavinet, Moog Synthesizer
Al Kooper Organ, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Ondioline
Graham Nash Vocals
Ringo Starr Drums
Andy Gibb Vocals
Peggy Clinger Background Vocals
Marcy Levy Background Vocals
Joe Vitale Drums, Vocals
Kenny Passarelli Bass, Background Vocals
Albhy Galuten Piano
Harvey Brooks Bass
Donnie Dacus Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Armando Hurley Vocals
Danny Hutton Background Vocals
Gerald Johnson Bass
Howard Kaylan Vocals
Danny Kortchmar Guitar, Percussion
Russ Kunkel Drums
Joe Lala Percussion
Mike Lewis Strings, Horn
Joey Mercia Guitar
Richard O'Connell Drums
George "Chocolate" Perry Bass, Vocals
Kitty Pritiken Vocals
Verna Richardson Vocals
Lisa Roberts Vocals
George Terry Guitar, Background Vocals
Gerry Tolman Guitar
Mark Volman Vocals
Jimmy Fox Drums
Claudia Lanier Vocals
Jerry Aeillo Keyboards
Tubby Zeigler Drums
Fast Eddie Hoh Drums
Leland Sklar Bass
Betty White Vocals
Technical Credits
Willie Cobbs Composer
Gregg Allman Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Buddy Holly Composer
Al Kooper Horn Arrangements
Stephen Stills Composer, Producer, Engineer
Neil Young Composer
Joe Vitale Composer
Norman Petty Composer
Kenny Passarelli Composer
Ron Albert Producer, Engineer
Joel Bernstein Cover Photo
Bo Diddley Composer
Michael Braunstein Engineer
Fred Catero Engineer
Donnie Dacus Composer
Don Gehman Producer, Engineer
Steve Gursky Engineer
Roy Halee Engineer
Bill Halverson Producer
Danny Kortchmar Composer
Alex Sadkin Mastering
Joe Schermie Composer
Warner Schwebke Composer
Glenn A. Baker Concept, Annotation
John Berg Cover Design
Don Hunstein Cover Photo
Andy Engel Cover Design
Howie Albert Producer, Engineer
Gerard Huerta Artwork
Warren Barnett Mastering
Joe Scott Horn Arrangements
Jo Smith Composer
V. Lee Composer
Jon Smith Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    STEPHEN STILLS, not "the stills"

    PLEASE fix your pages, entering Stephen Stills on your search engine gets NOTHING. I had to go to Crosby Stills etc. and THEN click on Stills in 4 Way Street description. JEEZE, you'd think you'd want to sell this excellent CD!!!

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