Mastered for this CD by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Audio
Intimate and powerful, sad and hopeful, this record has no flaws
Crosby, Stills & Nash's 1977 album is a milestone in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash
have always described their work as being about the changes that they go through, and every song here is a little gem about exactly that. Crosby, Stills & Nash features strong writing from all three members. The songs show a great deal of lyrical maturity and compositional complexity compared to those earlier, more innocent, albums.
All of the three are at their vocal peak. The harmonies here are delicately arranged and extremely well performed. Crosby, Stills & Nash was the last recording on which the three principals handled all the vocal parts.
"Just a Song Before I Go" was the latest of Graham Nash's radio-friendly acoustic numbers, and a Top 10 single. "See the Changes," "Fair Game" and "Dark Star" ranked with the best of Stephen Stills' work, while David Crosby contributed three distinctive classics: "Shadow Captain," "Anything at All," and the beautiful "In My Dreams." Nash's multi-part "Cathedral" became a staple of the group's live repertoire.
Crosby, Stills & Nash peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart behind Fleetwood Mac's, Rumours.
Their debut LP was deservedly a landmark in modern music history — what's so striking about Crosby, Stills & Nash is that it sounds so much like the debut LP even though its makers are so vastly changed. This is one of the very few times that CSN have actually managed to be more than the separate sum of their parts. The trio blends in together beautifully and yet each musician retains his indivdual stamp. Some of the very best of Crosby, Stills & Nash, the musicianship is breathtaking.
Audio Fidelity's 24K compact discs reproduce the ultimate sound of a classic recorded performance without the irregular plated surfaces of standard aluminum discs.
|1. Shadow Captain|
|2. See the Changes|
|3. Carried Away|
|4. Fair Game|
|5. Anything at All|
|7. Dark Star|
|8. Just a Song Before I Go|
|9. Run from Tears|
|10. Cold Rain|
|11. In My Dreams|
|12. I Give You Give Blind|