Whistling Down the Wire

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Maybe it took more than nine months to come up with another batch of first-rate material, or maybe David Crosby and Graham Nash were saving their first-rate material for the next Crosby, Stills & Nash album, but Whistling Down the Wire, their third and final new studio album as a duo, was a distinctly second-rate effort. As usual, Crosby's loosely arranged jazz-blues tunes were offset by Nash's more pop-oriented songs, but this time around neither of them came up with anything memorable. Crosby seemed most comfortable on his "Dancer," an instrumental, while Nash expressed himself in poetic metaphors that were difficult to follow. In "J.B.'s [Jackson Browne's?] ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Maybe it took more than nine months to come up with another batch of first-rate material, or maybe David Crosby and Graham Nash were saving their first-rate material for the next Crosby, Stills & Nash album, but Whistling Down the Wire, their third and final new studio album as a duo, was a distinctly second-rate effort. As usual, Crosby's loosely arranged jazz-blues tunes were offset by Nash's more pop-oriented songs, but this time around neither of them came up with anything memorable. Crosby seemed most comfortable on his "Dancer," an instrumental, while Nash expressed himself in poetic metaphors that were difficult to follow. In "J.B.'s [Jackson Browne's?] Blues," he seemed to have what be considered a potentially critical message to deliver to a friend, but to his wider audience it seemed merely cryptic. Happily, Crosby and Nash bounced back the following year when they reunited with Stephen Stills for CSN.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2000
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 008811203221
  • Catalog Number: 112032
  • Sales rank: 29,224

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spotlight (2:51)
  2. 2 Broken Bird (2:44)
  3. 3 Time After Time (2:32)
  4. 4 Dancer (4:50)
  5. 5 Mutiny (4:45)
  6. 6 J.B.'s Blues (2:41)
  7. 7 Marguerita (4:13)
  8. 8 Taken at All (3:07)
  9. 9 Foolish Man (4:29)
  10. 10 Out of the Darkness (4:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Graham Nash Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Carole King Keyboards
David Lindley Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Violin, Electric Guitar, Viola, Slide Guitar
James Taylor Vocals
Ben Keith Guitar
Joel Bernstein Guitar
David Crosby Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Craig Doerge Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Glass Harmonica
Tim Drummond Bass
Craig Kinlers Guitar
Danny Kortchmar Bass, Dobro, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Russ Kunkel Percussion, Drums, Snare Drums
Stan Szelest Keyboards
Leland Sklar Bass
Nancy Brown Handwriting
Laura Allen Zither
Laurie Allan Zither
Technical Credits
Graham Nash Producer, Liner Notes
Stephen Barncard Engineer, Reissue Producer
Gary Burden Art Direction
David Crosby Producer
Don Gooch Engineer
Lee Holdridge String Arrangements
Sid Sharp Orchestra Leader
Vartan Art Direction
Junie Osaki Reissue Design
Mike Ragogna Reissue Producer
Steve Silberman Liner Notes
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