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Crosby Stills And Nash - 1977 CSN



ARTIST: Crosby Stills And Nash
ALBUM: CSN
LABEL: Atlantic
SERIAL: SD 19104
YEAR: 1977
CD REISSUE: 1994 Atlantic 82560-2

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: David Crosby - vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar * Stephen Stills - vocals, guitars, electric piano, timbales * Graham Nash - vocals, piano, harmonica

Additional Musicians: Joe Vitale - drums, organ, electric piano, percussion, flute, tympani, vibraphone * Craig Doerge - piano, electric piano * Mike Finnigan - organ * George 'Chocolate' Perry, Jimmy Haslip, Tim Drummond, Gerald Johnson - bass * Russ Kunkel- drums * Ray Baretto - congas

TRACK LISTING: 01 Shadow Captain * 02 See The Changes * 03 Carried Away * 04 Fair Game * 05 Anything At All * 06 Cathedral * 07 Dark Star * 08 Just A Song Before I Go * 09 Run From Tears * 10 Cold Rain * 11 In My Dreams * 12 I Give You Give Blind

WEBLINKS: www.crosbystillsnash.com


Background
Recently Graham Nash in a fiery sit-down for the Dutch magazine 'Lust for Life' stated 'In my world there will never, ever be a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young record and there will never be another Crosby, Stills & Nash record or show'. He went on to say: 'I don't like David Crosby right now; he's been awful to me for the last two years, just fucking awful'. The interview created a lot of attention of course and considering all three (and Neil Young) are in the sunset of their lives; Nash's words will more than likely prove to be true but what a legacy they've left behind including this, their crowning jewel from 1977 'CSN'.


The Songs
Oh man that iconic cover photo, those harmonies, the songs, where do I begin? We all know album art peaked in the 1970's but there is just handful of sleeves that really captured the essence of the free and easy decade and this is certainly one of them. Don't let that cup of coffee fool you, I have no doubt there was a Bong and a line of white powder waiting for them in the boat's galley. As to the music it's all quality stuff with no filler and I love the piano melody and light percussion on opener 'Shadow Captain' while 'Carried Away' with Graham Nash's vocal delivery matched with those wonderful harmonies and harmonica is something to behold. 'Fair Game' was a pretty big radio hit back in the day and with the sly lyric 'She's pleasant and friendly while she's looking at your crotch'.. it's a wonder the tune got any airplay at all. The complex and truly strange 'Cathedral' recounts Nash's bad LSD trip at Winchester Cathedral but it's Stephen Stills 'Dark Star' and the smash single 'Just A Song Before I Go' that are the record's icing on the cake, the latter so beautiful in its simplicity it still sounds as fresh as it did in 1977. One last word for what is one the most beautiful ballads Graham Nash ever penned: 'Cold Rain'. It's a stunning piece of music and in some ways recalling his early work with The Hollies.


In Summary
Crosby, Stills & Nash didn't release another album until 1982's 'Daylight Again' which gave them two top ten singles with 'Wasted On The Way' and the Yacht rock classic 'Southern Cross'. Unfortunately the 1990 follow-up 'Live It Up' with its dated production was as dreadful as its ghastly Hot Dog sleeve. After that fiasco I stopped paying attention but still treasure 'CSN' as one of the best American pop albums of the 1970's. [word count 440]


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#1 | Eric on April 11 2016 17:09:05
The cover shown is not the version I was refering to. The first pressings were the above, but the band prefered the happier, less serious photo taken just seconds later and that's the photo/sleeve used to the present day.
#2 | gdazegod on April 11 2016 23:33:11
Hi Eric, I just used the image you had used in your Word doc, which pointed to the one above. I am adding the second one, and yeah I agree, it's a much happier picture.

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#3 | Eric on April 12 2016 21:55:32
Thanks G, didn't realize I did that!
 
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