Thursday, May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH...Crosby, Stills And Nash

Label – Atlantic
Producer – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Art Direction – Gary Burden
Nationality – US/UK
Running Time – 40:52

Track Listing (standout tracks listed in bold)

1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
2. Marrakesh Express
3. Guinnevere
4. You Don’t Have To Cry
5. Pre-Road Downs
6. Wooden Ships
7. Lady Of The Island
8. Helplessly Hoping
9. Long Time Gone
10. 49 Bye-Byes

This is the first release by Crosby, Stills & Nash. Already well know in the industry for their contributions to other bands, this release rocketed them to superstardom. It’s also the best record they would ever do. That of course is only a matter of opinion, but they never re-created the magic found on this first release.
Some of their best know works can be found right here. The hit "Marrakesh Express”, "Wooden Ships," “Guinnevere”, Steven Stills' "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," and David Crosby's "Long Time Gone". These five tracks alone – half the songs - make this a must hear record.
Two of those tracks became Top 40 hits, "Marrakesh Express" and "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," which peaked respectively at #28 the week of August 23, 1969, and at #21 the week of October 25, 1969, on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The album itself peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 259 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Just a great listen and it is highly recommended.
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)

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