Voyage

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Voyage is an appropriate title for this three-disc career retrospective, which sets sail through waters both smooth and choppy to bring together the best work this singer-songwriter has turned out -- both alone and with the classic groups he's been part of. Arranged in rough chronological order, the set affords the listener a chance to witness Crosby's development as both a performer and a writer: from his days as part of the Byrds best represented by the haunting "Everybody's Been Burned" to his sometimes uplifting, sometimes chilling solo work to his collaborations, in various permutations, with foils Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. That final category takes in both ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Voyage is an appropriate title for this three-disc career retrospective, which sets sail through waters both smooth and choppy to bring together the best work this singer-songwriter has turned out -- both alone and with the classic groups he's been part of. Arranged in rough chronological order, the set affords the listener a chance to witness Crosby's development as both a performer and a writer: from his days as part of the Byrds best represented by the haunting "Everybody's Been Burned" to his sometimes uplifting, sometimes chilling solo work to his collaborations, in various permutations, with foils Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. That final category takes in both much-heard material -- "Wooden Ships" and "Guinevere," for instance -- and '80s-era tracks, such as the bleak and beautiful "Delta," that reveal Crosby's palpable weathering as well as a wizened outlook that suits him well. The set's third disc, given over entirely to previously unreleased material, is Voyage's trump card: It's rife with stunning -- if sometimes raw -- performances that offer deep insight into Crosby's inner workings. That's evident on unvarnished demos of songs like "Almost Cut My Hair," a far edgier version than the album version, as well as on the altogether-unreleased "Kids and Dogs," a 1971-vintage solo cut that showcases a stylistic adventurousness worthy of Tim Buckley. In that spirit, Crosby chose to round things out with a smattering of concert performances of songs -- like the Crosby/Nash workout "Traction in the Rain" and a sinewy "Dream for Him" that's buoyed by Neil Young's stinging guitar -- that cut to the quick despite their relative obscurity. All in all, it's most assuredly a fantastic Voyage.
All Music Guide
Rhino has gone all out to release projects to coincide with the publication of David Crosby's autobiography, Since Then. Along with this triple-disc box set, the label is also reissuing Crosby's first solo recording -- an album that carries the word "masterpiece" around with it in the 21st century. While that double disc the original disc with a bonus cut, and a DVD of the album in a superior mix may carry some real excitement, it's a head-scratching exercise as to who, exactly, will be interested in this box. Rhino has packaged together three CDs in a deluxe foldout package with a 130-page book with a great liner essay by Steve Silberman, and song-by-song annotations by Crosby. Compiled and produced by Joel Bernstein and Graham Nash, Voyage contains two discs of songs from Crosby's various contributing incarnations as a member of the Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Crosby & Nash, and CPR, and as a solo artist. The work here varies in quality, and merely tells a kind of story that has been told in many ways over the individual releases he appeared on. None of his backing vocal sessions with the Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, etc., are here. That may be as it should be, but the story would have been fuller and more complete than it is presented here. After all, it is reasonable to assume that anyone interested in the aforementioned acts to any real degree would have this material anyway. And anyone new to those recording artists or to Crosby himself would be ill-disposed to purchasing something this expensive. So it all comes down to disc three, which is a 16-cut set of unreleased demos, alternates, and rehearsals of Crosby, either solo or with CSN, CSNY, or Crosby & Nash, with one exception -- an alternate mix of "Have You Seen the Stars Tonight" with the Jefferson Starship under the leadership of Paul Kantner. Here, there are benefits for fans of rough and "unfinished" recordings. The demos of "Long Time Gone" with Crosby and Stephen Stills is compelling, as are the alternate mix of "Guinnevere" and the demo of "Déjà Vu," the latter for its intense showcase of vocal harmony. However, the takes of "Almost Cut My Hair" acoustic and "Games" are throwaway ones. "Triad" neither adds nor subtracts from its recorded version; it is merely different. "Cowboy Movie" is a studio take here, over ten minutes in length, that rocks. "Kids and Dogs," the bonus cut on If I Could Only Remember My Name
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2008
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227762827
  • Catalog Number: 77628
  • Sales rank: 27,244

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Eight Miles High (3:34)
  2. 2 Renaissance Fair (1:51)
  3. 3 Everybody's Been Burned (2:59)
  4. 4 Wooden Ships (5:27)
  5. 5 Guinnevere (4:38)
  6. 6 Long Time Gone (4:17)
  7. 7 Déjà Vu (4:10)
  8. 8 Almost Cut My Hair (4:21)
  9. 9 Tamalpais High (At About 3) (3:31)
  10. 10 Laughing (5:24)
  11. 11 Music Is Love (3:21)
  12. 12 Song with No Words (Tree with No Leaves) (5:56)
  13. 13 What Are Their Names? (4:11)
  14. 14 I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here (1:21)
  15. 15 Where Will I Be? (3:20)
  16. 16 Page 43 (2:55)
  17. 17 Critical Mass (1:20)
  18. 18 Carry Me (3:33)
  19. 19 Bittersweet (2:38)
  20. 20 Naked in the Rain (2:26)
  21. 21 Dancer (4:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Shadow Captain (4:31)
  2. 2 In My Dreams (5:11)
  3. 3 Delta (4:13)
  4. 4 Compass (5:27)
  5. 5 Tracks in the Dust (4:48)
  6. 6 Arrows (3:51)
  7. 7 Hero (4:37)
  8. 8 Yvette in English (5:53)
  9. 9 Rusty and Blue - CPR (7:30)
  10. 10 Somehow She Knew - CPR (7:05)
  11. 11 Breathless - CPR (5:16)
  12. 12 Map to Buried Treasure - CPR (5:33)
  13. 13 At the Edge - CPR (4:21)
  14. 14 Through Here Quite Often (4:00)
  15. 15 My Country 'Tis of Thee (1:57)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Long Time Gone - Crosby & Stills (4:32)
  2. 2 Guinnevere (4:19)
  3. 3 Almost Cut My Hair (5:22)
  4. 4 Games (3:05)
  5. 5 Déjà Vu (2:36)
  6. 6 Triad (5:26)
  7. 7 Cowboy Movie (10:57)
  8. 8 Kids and Dogs (6:58)
  9. 9 Have You Seen the Stars Tonight? (3:06)
  10. 10 The Lee Shore (4:24)
  11. 11 Traction in the Rain (3:36)
  12. 12 King of the Mountain (2:44)
  13. 13 Homeward Through the Haze (4:22)
  14. 14 Samurai (1:40)
  15. 15 Climber (5:18)
  16. 16 Dream for Him (7:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Crosby Primary Artist
Chris Hillman Bass, Vocals
Michael Hedges Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards
Michael Shrieve Drums
Mickey Hart Drums, Tambourine, Hand Clapping
Gene Clark Tambourine, Vocals
Phil Collins Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Crosby & Nash Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Glass Harmonica, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Jorma Kaukonen Electric Guitar
David Lindley Slide Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Joni Mitchell Vocals
Graham Nash Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Conga, Vocals, Glass Harmonica
John Sebastian Harmonica
Grace Slick Piano, Vocals
Steve Stills Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Neil Young Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Vibes
Paul Kantner Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Rolie Piano
Joe Vitale Organ, Flute, Drums, Keyboards, Synthesizer Strings
Cyrus Faryar Bouzouki
Dana Africa Flute
Joel Bernstein Acoustic Guitar
Jack Casady Bass
Vince Charles Percussion
Michael Clarke Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Craig Doerge Piano, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Glass Harmonica
Tim Drummond Bass
David Freiberg Vocals
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass
Danny Kortchmar Electric Guitar
Bill Kreutzmann Drums
Russ Kunkel Drums
Phil Lesh Bass, Vocals
Branford Marsalis Soprano Saxophone
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Electric Guitar
George "Chocolate" Perry Bass
Jeff Pevar Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Fretless Bass Guitar
James Raymond Piano, Vocals, Moog Bass
Greg Reeves Bass
J.D. Souther Vocals
Dallas Taylor Drums
C.J. Vancston Keyboards
Leland Sklar Bass
Steve DiStanislao Drums
Crosby & Stills Track Performer
Jim McGuinn Vocals, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Steve Potts Drums
Technical Credits
Chris Hillman Author
Michael Hedges Arranger
Michael Shrieve Composer
Phil Collins Composer, Producer, Author
Crosby & Nash Producer, Liner Notes
Crosby, Stills & Nash Producer
Melissa Etheridge Author
Jerry Garcia Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
Graham Nash Composer, Producer, Art Direction
Bonnie Raitt Author
Grace Slick Author
Steve Stills Composer, Producer
Neil Young Composer, Producer
Paul Kantner Composer, Author
Joe Vitale Producer
Tom May Engineer
Howard Albert Producer, Engineer
Stephen Barncard Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Tape Research
Joel Bernstein Producer, Art Direction, Tape Research
Niko Bolas Producer, Engineer
Bruce Botnick Engineer
David Crosby Composer
Paul Dieter Producer, Engineer
Henry Diltz Cover Photo
Craig Doerge Composer, Producer
Dan Garcia Producer, Engineer
David Geffen Author
Ray Gerhardt Engineer
Don Gooch Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Bill Halverson Producer, Engineer
Stanley Johnston Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Vocal Engineer, Tape Research, Multi-Track Mix
Nathaniel Kunkel Producer, Engineer
Russ Kunkel Producer
Phil Lesh Composer, Author
Henry Lewy Engineer
Roger McGuinn Composer, Author
Tim Mulligan Engineer
Dean Parks Composer, Producer
Jeff Pevar Composer
James Raymond Composer
Paul Rothchild Producer
Phil Sawyer Engineer
Allen Stanton Producer
Gary Usher Producer
Pat (Maurice) Leraci Engineer
Maria Villar Art Direction
Steve Silberman Essay
Jan Crosby Composer
CPR Producer
Ronnie Alpert Producer, Engineer
Samuel F. Smith Composer
Steve DiStanislao Composer
Traditional Composer
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Producer
Zeke Young Engineer
Alan Zentz Engineer
Nick Davies Producer, Engineer
Andrew Ford Composer
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