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Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash

Crosby, Stills & Nash

by Crosby, Stills & Nash

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Released in 1969 by Atlantic Records, “Crosby, Stills & Nash” marks the debut studio album of the folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN). Notably, this is their sole release before the addition of Neil Young to their lineup. The album spawned two Top 40 singles: “Marrakesh Express” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, reaching No. 28 and No. 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Moreover, the album itself peaked at No. 6 on the US Billboard Top Pop Albums chart and has achieved quadruple platinum status by the RIAA for sales exceeding 4,000,000 units.

The album’s release catapulted the band to stardom, contributing to a shift in popular music away from the prevalent late-1960s aesthetic. Drawing from folk, blues, and jazz influences, Crosby, Stills & Nash presented a unique fusion, blending social commentary with diverse musical styles. Notable tracks include “Helplessly Hoping”, “Long Time Gone”, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, and “Wooden Ships”.

Stephen Stills took the lead in recording the album, contributing extensively to bass, organ, and lead guitar parts. Despite his dominance, notable exceptions include tracks “Guinnevere” and “Lady of the Island”, which feature Crosby and Nash exclusively.

The album’s influence extended beyond its commercial success, setting a precedent for the singer-songwriter movement of the early 1970s. Additionally, its emphasis on personal confession in songwriting and meticulous studio craft paved the way for subsequent acts, shaping the “California sound” of the decade.

Over the years, the album has undergone several reissues, including compact disc releases in the mid-1980s, 1994, and 2006. Notably, a Gold Compact Disc edition was released in December 2011.

The album’s cover art, featuring the band members, was captured by photographer Henry Diltz. Initially photographed in the incorrect order, the band revisited the location to reshoot the cover, only to find the house had been demolished.

Reception for the album was largely positive, with Rolling Stone praising its songwriting and vocal harmonies. It has since garnered recognition, earning a place in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and ranking on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Tracklist
A1 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
A2 Marrakesh Express
A3 Guinnevere
A4 You Don't Have To Cry
A5 Pre-Road Downs
B1 Wooden Ships
B2 Lady Of The Island
B3 Helplessly Hoping
B4 Long Time Gone
B5 49 Bye-Byes
Catalogue No.: 81227986681
Barcode: 0081227986681
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, Country
Style: Acoustic, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock
Label: Atlantic
Released: 2009
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180 Gram

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