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

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TJR says

David Crosby had departed the Byrds in 1967, Stephen Stills' Buffalo Springfield had split in 1968 and Graham Nash had left The Hollies in the fall of '68. Nash relocated to Los Angeles, and teamed up with the others to form the “supergroup” of Crosby, Stills & Nash. He brought his song - rejected by The Hollies - “Marrakesh Express” to the table, and they released it as their first single. It's a pleasant enough number, in an upbeat Simon & Garfunkel style. Harmonizing will be a key feature of the group, and this is underlined on David Crosby's lovely “Guinnevere”, a melodic and gentle olde-folk-style number. As if deliberately taking turns with their best songs, Stephen Stills is next with “You Don’t Have To Cry”, and the three-part harmonies are sweet on the ear. The pleasantry soon wears thin for me, as the album slides into some boring soft rock territory. Much loved by Rolling Stone and all that lot…

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [07:25] 4.9.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (Stephen Stills) Folk Rock / Americana
A2 [02:39] 4.9.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Marrakesh Express (Graham Nash) Pop
A3 [04:40] 5.6.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Guinnevere (David Crosby) Folk
A4 [02:45] 5.0.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - You Don’t Have To Cry (Stephen Stills) Folk Rock / Americana
A5 [03:01] 4.0.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Pre-Road Downs (Graham Nash) Pop
B1 [05:29] 3.9.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Wooden Ships (David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Paul Kantner) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B2 [02:39] 3.1.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Lady Of The Island (Graham Nash) Folk
B3 [02:41] 4.6.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Helplessly Hoping (Stephen Stills) Folk
B4 [04:17] 2.4.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - Long Time Gone (David Crosby) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B5 [05:16] 3.1.png Crosby, Stills and Nash - 49 Bye-Byes (Stephen Stills) Folk Rock / Americana

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