Daylight Again

Daylight Again

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/1994
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678267222
catalogNumber: 82672

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Crosby, Stills & Nash   Primary Artist
Art Garfunkel   Vocals
Graham Nash   Organ,Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Steve Stills   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,fender rhodes
Richard T. Bear   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Jay Ferguson   Organ,Keyboards
Mike Finnigan   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals
Joe Vitale   Synthesizer,Flute,Drums,Keyboards
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
Roberleigh Bernhart   Cello
Joel Bernstein   Acoustic Guitar
David Crosby   Guitar,Vocals
Craig Doerge   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals,fender rhodes
Ernest Ehrhardt   Cello
Ernie Ekhart   Cello
Bob Glaub   Bass
Wayne Goodwin   Fiddle,Violin
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Joe Lala   Percussion
Miguel Martinez   Cello
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar,Electric Guitar
George "Chocolate" Perry   Bass
Timothy B. Schmit   Bass,Vocals
Michael Stergis   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Gerry Tolman   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass

Technical Credits

Graham Nash   Producer
Steve Stills   Producer
Stephen Barncard   Engineer
David Crosby   Producer
Craig Doerge   Producer
Wayne Goodwin   Arranger
Steve Gursky   Producer,Engineer
Stanley Johnston   Producer,Engineer
Jimmy Wachtel   Art Direction
Gilbert Williams   Paintings

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