Just Like Gravity

Just Like Gravity

by CPR


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By now, the story behind the reunion which begat CPR is well known. David Crosby, while awaiting a life-saving liver transplant, was found by keyboardist James Raymond, whom Crosby had given up for adoption years before. This would just be great People magazine rock & roll fodder if not for the great fortune that Raymond is an incredible keyboardist whose harmonies blend in sweetly with his legendary dad's. Veteran Jeff Pevar's crack guitar work once again helps drive these provocative pop
ock tunes, particularly on the few more aggressive tracks like "Katie Did"; elsewhere, he's a little more restrained on acoustic, and Raymond's blues-influenced keyboard and piano playing dominated behind the powerful vocals. Raymond also shows propensity for a jazzy riff on the solo a few minutes into the romantic funk-rocker "Map to Buried Treasure." "Breathless" and "Darkness" show the gentler, folksier, and more emotional sides of the trio. "Gone Forever" is CPR's appealing stab at social commentary, while the harmonica-enhanced "Jerusalem" tackles spirituality. Along those lines, the gorgeous, methodical "Angel Dream" comes across as a gentle prayer. The title track is the most sparsely produced, just Crosby's sweet voice and a swampy acoustic guitar. CPR could have easily just capitalized on their story of origin, done one album, and tour and been relegated to the novelty bins. But this smartly conceived collection proves that father, son, and Pevar are in it for the long adult contemporary haul.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2001
Label: Gold Circle Records
UPC: 0602582000227
catalogNumber: 20002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

CPR   Primary Artist
David Crosby   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Pevar   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (Nylon String)
James Raymond   Synthesizer,Harmonica,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Marimbas,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Moog Bass
Steve Tavaglione   Alto Flute
Leland Sklar   Bass
Steve DiStanislao   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Andrew Ford   Bass

Technical Credits

Paul Dieter   Producer,Engineer
Dan Garcia   Engineer
CPR   Producer
John Gonzales   Guitar Techician

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Just Like Gravity 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First the headline is original but not the thought. On a live CD Crosby calls ''Morrison'' (from the original CPR studio CD) a song that sounded like a ''Steeley Dan demo.'' This 2nd installment (from the studio; there have been 2 live CDs too) is a real SOLID EFFORT. Highlights are ''Katie Did'' (a single too) and ''Buried Treasure'' which really rock ala YES. Although praised ''Jerusalem'' is trite and hackneyed by neonatal harmonica. Yet the rest of the disc is simply georgeous. Stills &Nash, listen up, you might learn how to make a a good album in your later days! My only other criticism is the entire ''Gravity'' disc is missing that patented Nash high 3rd harmony. Raymond is good, but he's not Nash. They probably omitted it to NOT sound like CSN, or make it possible to actually do the songs in concert. Also Peeve's axe is crisper than Stills ever was, but often not as tasteful or memorable. All in all a great hour's listen. At least as good as anything out of this family tree-- ever, and much improved over the in-need-of-CPR CSN/Y efforts out in the latter half of the past decade (and I love them anyway). PS: Don't be mistaken by the title track, it's just a kiss goodnight.