Graham Nash/David Crosby

Graham Nash/David Crosby

by David CrosbyDavid Crosby

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Overview

This self-titled release is one of -- if not arguably the -- most impressive side project to arise from CSN. Taken beyond face value, Graham Nash/David Crosby is a direct reflection, if not an extension, of the musical and personal relationship between its co-creators. Likewise, the results remain true, enhancing rather than detracting from the very individualistic styles of Crosby and Nash. The best elements of each are readily available here, punctuated at every turn by their complicated vocal arrangements and air-lock harmonies. In the wake of the enormous successes garnered by the albums Crosby Stills & Nash, Déjà Vu, and Four Way Street, the principal members were essentially given carte blanche studio access to pursue solo projects as well. This release is the first in what would turn out to be a series of collaborative efforts between Crosby and Nash. Musically it continues in much the same vein as their respective debut solo releases, If I Could Only Remember My Name and Songs for Beginners. Nash's contributions include "Girl to Be on My Mind," "Stranger's Room," and "Southbound Train" -- a twangy piece of Americana featuring a high and lonesome steel guitar solo from Jerry Garcia that likewise hearkens to the Grateful Dead's American Beauty, Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection, or the Band's Music From Big Pink. These tracks co-exist in stark contrast to Crosby's more cerebral and incisive contributions, such as "Whole Cloth," "Games," and "The Wall Song." The latter features some outstanding instrumental support from the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (guitar), Phil Lesh (bass), and Billy Kreutzman (drums). The core band revolves around another set of all-stars: Russell Kunkel (drums), Leland Skylar (bass), Craig Doerge (keyboards), and Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar (guitar). This same band would more or less continue to back up Crosby and Nash's duo efforts throughout the remainder of the '70s. Graham Nash/David Crosby offers much of the same unique songwriting and personal style which informed their better contributions not only to the CSN-related efforts, but as far back as their offerings with the Hollies and the Byrds. Interested enthusiasts are also urged to locate Another Stoney Evening -- a live acoustic release from October 10, 1971 -- which includes seminal live versions of "Southbound Train," "Where Will I Be," "Immigration Man," and "Stranger's Room."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2008
Label: Wea Int'l
UPC: 0081227992538
catalogNumber: 799253
Rank: 14820

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Crosby   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Crosby & Nash   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jerry Garcia   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Dave Mason   Guitar
Graham Nash   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
Dana Africa   Flute
John Barbata   Drums
Craig Doerge   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Chris Ethridge   Bass,Keyboards
Danny Kortchmar   Bass,Guitar
Bill Kreutzmann   Drums
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Phil Lesh   Bass
Arthur Maebe   Horn,French Horn
George Price   Horn,French Horn
Greg Reeves   Bass
Leland Sklar   Bass
Danny Kootch   Guitar
David Mason   Guitar
David Duke   Horn,French Horn

Technical Credits

Crosby & Nash   Producer
Graham Nash   Composer,Producer
David Crosby   Producer
David Geffen   Direction
Bill Halverson   Producer,Engineer
Elliot Roberts   Direction
Doc Storch   Engineer
Claude Nobs   Liner Notes,Re-Release Coordinator
Urs Tschuppert   Booklet Design
Thierry Amsallem   Re-Release Coordinator
Andree Buchler   Re-Release Coordinator

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