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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Artist:

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Title:

So Far

Released: 1974
Label: Atlantic
Catalog: SD 19119
Genre: Rock
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Deja Vu
02 Helplessly Hoping
03 Wooden Ships
04 Teach Your Children
05 Ohio
06 Find The Cost Of Freedom
07 Woodstock
08 Our House
09 Helpless
10 Guinnevere
11 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
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by Bruce Eder [allmusic.com]

Unbeknown to most fans, So Far was a stopgap release, undertaken by Atlantic Records in the absence of a new Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album to accompany the reunited quartet's summer 1974 tour. At the time, the members thought it was ridiculous to release a greatest-hits/best-of compilation distilled down from two in-print LPs plus the single sides "Ohio" and "Find the Cost of Freedom"; but propelled by the publicity surrounding the group's massive stadium tour (the first exclusive stadium tour ever done in rock), So Far topped the charts and sold hundreds of thousands of copies, all without containing so much as a single new note of music. Ironically, the quartet had been working on what would have been, by all accounts, the best album in their history; as with so many other projects attempted by the four-man lineup, however, that album fell apart halfway through, amid clashes of egos and creative differences, and so there was So Far. Taken on its own terms, the album manages to be both enjoyable and frustrating, as well as virtually obsolete in the 21st century -- the Joni Mitchell cover art is cool, and the presence of "Ohio" and "Find the Cost of Freedom" makes it attractive (until the 1990s, So Far was the only album to contain both songs); and a case can be made that it contains some of the better moments from Crosby, Stills & Nash and Déjà Vu. The problem is that those were two virtually perfect albums, and the idea of excerpting parts of them for a compilation makes no more sense than, say, excerpting the first two Beatles albums for a "best of" on that band. Further, it's not even a true greatest-hits or best-of compilation, with "Marrakesh Express" not present. And it is difficult to imagine anyone who enjoys this disc not enjoying the two complete albums even more. So, essentially, owning So Far serves no purpose except to get "Ohio" and "Find the Cost of Freedom," which are also on Carry On and the Crosby, Stills & Nash box, both of which offer a lot more, dollar for dollar and song for song. For those inclined to buy it, however, the 1994 reissue (Atlantic 82648) of So Far is to be preferred for sound quality over the earlier edition.


Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daylight Again [Atlantic Records SD 19360] (1982)

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Artist:

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Title:

Daylight Again

Released: 1982
Country: USA
Label: Atlantic Records
Catalog: SD 19360
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Turn Your Back On Love
02 Wasted On The Way
03 Southern Cross
04 Into The Darkness
05 Delta
06 Since I Met You
07 Too Much Love To Hide
08 Song For Susan
09 You Are Alive
10 Might As Well Have A Good Time
11 Daylight Again / Find The Cost Of Freedom
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Lindsay Planer [allmusic.com]

Although Crosby, Stills & Nash had, in effect, been together for well over a decade when Daylight Again (1982) was issued, it was only their third studio long-player of concurrently new material. Initially, the project began as a collaborative effort between Stephen Stills (guitar/banjo/keyboards/percussion/vocals) and Graham Nash (guitar/keyboards/percussion/vocals), as David Crosby was descending into a self-induced state of perpetual drug dependency. However, Crosby was included, although arguably in name alone, and his hauntingly lyrical ''Delta'' stands as one of his finest contributions. Perhaps the most telling element in the trio's state of affairs was the addition of the Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit and CSN bandmember Mike Finnigan (keyboards/vocals) on vocals throughout. Despite that obvious setback, the other two primary namesakes supply some genuine and uniformly excellent material to the proceedings. Among the most notable are Nash's ''Wasted on the Way'' -- which was lyrically an ode to the status of the group's union -- and Stills' collaboration with the Curtis Brothers on ''Southern Cross.'' Both were extracted as singles and became among the best-known tracks not only on Daylight Again, but also in the post-'60s CSN canon. The disc also includes a few thoroughly affective ballads such as ''Song for Susan'' -- which Nash wrote for his spouse -- and Stills' equally emotive ''You Are Alive.'' By contrast, the album's opener, ''Turn Your Back on Love,'' as well as ''Too Much Love to Hide'' and ''Since I Met You'' are all up-tempo, full-throttle rockers co-composed by Stills, and include some of the guitarist's most blistering fretwork under the CSN moniker. The disc concludes with Stills' lone solo composition on the album -- a two-part track marrying the newly penned Civil War elegy to a chorus of the 1970 anthem ''Find the Cost of Freedom.'' Again, Crosby's absence is noted with the incorporation of Art Garfunkel's vocals where Crosby's should have been. Daylight Again is by no means as insipid as their next studio effort, Live It Up (1990). In the wake of their eponymously titled debut and the CSN (1977) follow-up, there is a notable change in the direction and quality of material.


Crosy, Stills, Nash & Young - American Dream [Atlantic Records A1-81888] (1 November 1988)

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Title:

American Dream

Released: 1 November 1988
Country: US
Label: Atlantic Records
Catalog: A1-81888
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Note: Columbia Record Club edition
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T R A C K L I S T:
01 American Dream
02 Got It Made
03 Name Of Love
04 Don't Say Goodbye
05 This Old House
06 Nighttime For The Generals
07 Shadowland
08 Drivin' Thunder
09 Clear Blue Skies
10 That Girl
11 Compass
12 Soldiers Of Peace
13 Feel Your Love
14 Night Song
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American Dream is the ninth album by the band Crosby, Stills & Nash, their fifth studio album and their second with Neil Young. Released in 1 November 1988 on Atlantic Records, it peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. To date, it is their final album of original material to receive either a gold or platinum citation by the RIAA. It is the highest-selling album by Neil Young in the 1980s.[3] The album is dedicated to Jan Crosby, Anne Stills, Susan Nash and Pegi Young. [wikipedia.org]

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Biography

by William Ruhlmann [allmusic.com]

The musical partnership of David Crosby (born August 14, 1941), Stephen Stills (born January 3, 1945), and Graham Nash (born February 2, 1942), with and without Neil Young (born November 12, 1945), was not only one of the most successful touring and recording acts of the late '60s, '70s, and early '80s -- with the colorful, contrasting nature of the members' characters and their connection to the political and cultural upheavals of the time -- it was arguably the only American-based band to alan_parsonsroach the overall societal impact of the Beatles. The group was a second marriage for all the participants when it came together in 1968: Crosby had been a member of the Byrds, Nash was in the Hollies, and Stills had been part of Buffalo Springfield. The resulting trio, however, sounded like none of its predecessors and was characterized by a unique vocal blend and a musical alan_parsonsroach that ranged from acoustic folk to melodic pop to hard rock. CSN's debut album, released in 1969, was perfectly in tune with the times, and the group was an instant hit. By the time of their first tour (which included the Woodstock festival), they had added Young, also a veteran of Buffalo Springfield, who maintained a solo career. The first CSNY album, Déjà Vu, was a chart-topping hit in 1970, but the group split acrimoniously after a summer tour. 4 Way Street, a live double album issued after the breakup, was another number one hit. (When it was finally released on CD in 1992, it was lengthened with more live material.) In 1974, CSNY re-formed for a summer stadium tour without releasing a new record. Nevertheless, the compilation So Far became their third straight number one. Crosby, Stills & Nash re-formed without Young in 1977 for the album CSN, another giant hit. They followed with Daylight Again in 1982, but by then Crosby was in the throes of drug addiction and increasing legal problems. He was in jail in 1985-1986, but cleaned up and returned to action, with the result that CSNY reunited for only their second studio album, American Dream, in 1 November 1988. CSN followed with Live It Up in 1990, and though that album was a commercial disalan_parsonsointment, the trio remained a popular live act; it embarked on a 25th anniversary tour in the summer of 1994 and released a new album, After the Storm. The trio again reunited with Young for 1999's Looking Forward, followed in 2000 by their CSNY2K tour.
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