“CSN” by Crosby, Stills and Nash - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1977Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

My first Crosby album in six years is, unsurprisingly, a new low in my esteem, gliding ever-further away from the Byrds, finding new company in the realms of Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. It was a massive hit for them of course (#2 in the Billboard 200), this confessional-soft-rock angle being all the rage with the utterly grey Bob Harris types. The LP spawned two hit singles; Nash's dire plodder “Just A Song Before I Go” (#7) and Stills' Latin-flavoured “Fair Game” (#43). The former redeems himself with “Cathedral”, a compelling strings-enhanced piece which features himself front and centre on vocals and piano. The piece has an interesting background as he would later explain: “it was inspired by an acid trip taken at Winchester Cathedral in 1974 on my thirty-second birthday. I lost who I was and where I was in that experience. It ended twenty hours later lying on my back in the middle of Stonehenge. I’ve always been a reverent person, but you can’t ignore all the crimes done in the name of religion, and I just wanted to say that Jesus Christ was Jesus Christ, and all the things people say they do in his name is not all that glitters.” Well said that man, and nicely played all. Keep dropping the tabs I'd say.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [04:32] 3.3.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Shadow Captain (David Crosby, Craig Doerge) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
A2 [02:56] 4.2.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - See The Changes (Stephen Stills) Folk
A3 [02:29] 2.5.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Carried Away (Graham Nash) Songwriter
A4 [03:30] 4.8.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Fair Game (Stephen Stills) Folk Rock / Americana
A5 [03:01] 3.9.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Anything at All (David Crosby) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
A6 [05:15] 5.9.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Cathedral (Graham Nash) Prog
B1 [04:43] 3.4.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Dark Star (Stephen Stills) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B2 [02:12] 2.0.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Just A Song Before I Go (Graham Nash) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B3 [04:09] 3.1.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Run From Tears (Stephen Stills) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B4 [02:32] 4.7.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Cold Rain (Graham Nash) Songwriter
B5 [05:10] 3.5.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - In My Dreams (David Crosby) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B6 [03:21] 3.4.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - I Give You Give Blind (Stephen Stills) Soft Rock / A.O.R.

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