Crosby, Stills and Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Analogue Productions (Atlantic 75 Series)

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Atlantic Records!

Crosby, Stills & Nash — The debut studio album from the rock supergroup!

180-gram 45 RPM double LP

Mastered directly from the original master tape by Bernie Grundman

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings

Tip-on old style gatefold double pocket jackets with film lamination by Stoughton Printing

"Given the room to 'stretch out,' Bernie (Grundman) delivers a bass bomb ... but even better: cleaner articulation and control, better textures and greater extension (throughout). ... The soundstage is enormous, percussive transients are very well-articulated and honestly, this is by far the best rendering of this recording that I've yet heard and by a very wide margin." — Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11  Michael Fremer, Read the entire review here.

"If you're already familiar with it and you know what to expect, you're going to hear the best presentation of this album on the Atlantic (75 Series) 45. ... I'm so glad to have it in my collection, now it will become my reference copy for sure." — Scott Wilson, The Pressing Matters, YouTube video

"...the vocals really get you from all sides — it really was much more precise when you compared them ... I think this really is the sweet spot for this particular record." — David Bianco, Safe & Sound Texas Audio Excursion, YouTube video

"...the sound floor on these records is very, very low — the vinyl is quiet. And I really think that helps define what we hear. ... this is probably going to be a definitive copy of this album. The sound quality is superb, to say the least." — Mike's Viny Experience, YouTube video.

Several unique features set the debut studio album by folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash, released in 1969 by Atlantic Records, apart. It's the only album by the band before adding Neil Young to their lineup. The album spawned two Top 40 singles, "Marrakesh Express" and "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," which peaked respectively at No. 28 during the week of August 23, 1969, and at No. 21 during the week of December 6, 1969, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The album itself peaked at No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It has been certified four times platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of 4 million copies.

Instantly lifting the group to stardom, along with the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo and the Band's Music from Big Pink, the previous year, the album is cited by music reviewers for initiating sweeping changes in popular music. In 2021 the album held the rank of No. 161 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

Crosby, Stills & Nash was "the perfect blend of David Crosby's social conscience, Stephen Stills's virtuoso musicianship and Graham Nash's ability to craft the perfect pop melody for radio," writes Rolling Stone, in its review. 

The band was brought together after Crosby was fired from The Byrds, Stills's band, Buffalo Springfield had broken up (a band which also featured later member, Neil Young) and Nash's departure from The Hollies. The three decided to form a band after an informal jam led them to discover how well their voices harmonized. Released in May 1969, the band would perform nine of the album's 10 songs at Woodstock, which was the second time they ever did, in August of the same year.

The album features some of CSN's most well known and iconic songs; "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Marrakesh Express," "Guinnevere," "Wooden Ships," "Helplessly Hoping" and "Long Time Gone." This album saw a shift in sound to what was popular at the time — blues based rock, opting for a more folk rock, and sometimes jazz-based sound. It would lay the foundations for the California Sound that would be popularised out of Laurel Canyon in the ‘70s. Artists such as The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Fleetwood Mac would take inspiration from the sound of this record.

All the hallmarks of a top-notch Analogue Productions reissue are here for you to savor: Mastered directly from the original master tape by Bernie Grundman and cut at 45 RPM. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, and housed in tip-on old style gatefold double pocket jackets with film lamination by Stoughton Printing.

Side A
1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
2. Marrakesh Express
Side B
1. Guinnevere
2. You Don't Have To Cry
3. Pre-Road Downs
Side C
1. Wooden Ships
2. Lady Of The Island
3. Helplessly Hoping
Side D
1. Long Time Gone
2. 49 Bye-Byes

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 10 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 04/17/2024
5 Stars
This is an absolute masterpiece. Thank you Chad and team! I'll be buying other '75' titles without question.


posted on 03/13/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: JM
I am floored by this release. This is the only copy I’ll ever need of this legendary album. Thank you Chad and QRP team. Another home run.

Wow !!, even better than I could have dreamed of!.

posted on 03/08/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: Wayne
This version of a much loved album is absolutely fantastic, for the price you simply have to jump on it, I am sat listening to Long Time Gone and the bass out of my ATC ASL 50 is so low and authentic. It’s a joy to listen to, I don’t own the One step of this but I’m glad as this is the best this albums going to sound period, I’ve bought two of the series so far both of the Genesis albums and they are like this unbelievable in quality. Chad and the remastering engineers have done a really superlative job. For the current $65 less than half of the One Step total bargain. Recommended . I can’t wait for the David Crosby first solo album, that’s always sounded great the anticipation is unreal, this sounds great and they have probably done the definitive copy that will never be equalled, “ if I could only remember my name “ must be stratospheric!!.

Save your money. This is the version you want.

posted on 03/07/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: Chris Dean
Save over 1/2 price. This is the version to own. I am really beginning to think that if Chad and crew can accomplish this for this price point and get the sound that even the original didn't accomplish I am really curious what lies ahead, by that I mean future releases. I can say this for certain I will look to acoustic sounds Audiophile releases first instead of his competition. Granted it's rare they release the same releases but this is a clear and obvious win. I have bought alot of the other releases in this series and all are to this high standard.


posted on 03/05/2024
5 Stars
Nothing more to say.

As Good As It Will Get

posted on 03/05/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: Todd
I own the One Step and it doesn't come close to this!

Finally accomplished

posted on 02/15/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: Derek Duncan
There isn’t much to say except this pressing finally presents the best you can get out of this recording. I’ve always heard that this recording is subpar, and every pressing , analog or digital, has proven this to me . But this one has proven I was wrong. The music has always been amazing , but for the first time I feel like the sound quality meets the music. Ok maybe I did have something to say.

The Absolute Best Version

posted on 02/14/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: Marcel
I have an original, and the Mofi one-step, and this is the best version by far. Warm full vocals, unlike the Mofi one step which came across bright and thin. It also has plenty of details, articulated bass and has a wide sound stage. This is one of my favorite albums and this is the best it has and will ever sound! Thank you so much Chad and company for putting this out! My search for this perfect pressing of this album end here.

The best

posted on 02/23/2024
5 Stars
This version truly elevates this beautiful album to new heights. Thanks Chad! My search is over…

Wooden Ships Definitely Afloat

posted on 02/11/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: Blue
When I was younger, I used to think that in the future, technological advancements would enable all of the subpar recordings of some of my cherished lps to be cleaned up and turned into sonic marvels. This must become a can of worms when faced with trying to render an audiophile version of a recording with multiple problems. I've always felt frustrated with this recording, from the overall murky sound to decisions made in the mixing. I obtained the Mofi version of this lp hoping for a miracle and I must say, after listening to it, I felt disappointed. Chad's been on such a roll with this Atlantic 75 series, I decided for one more try. Upon listening I felt, yes, this is it - as good as it gets.

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