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Crosby, Stills and Nash – Southern Cross

Video: Crosby, Stills & Nash – “Southern Cross”

Crosby, Stills and Nash - Southern CrossThis song popped up on shuffle the other day. It’s one of those tunes that always immediately transports me back to my childhood. Conjures up clear feelings of being at the Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, going on the Himalaya carnival ride which blasted music all the way to the Municipal Dock, where my parents kept their boat. The song has this feeling to it, but I had never listened to the words.

This time, though, for some reason, when Stills sang, “we never failed to fail / it was the easiest thing to do,” it just hit me. Wow, I thought, that’s a great line. What the hell is this song about? Is this Stills dealing with some serious self-loathing? So I went back and listened again.

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Rick Rubin to record CSN

According to Billboard, Crosby, Stills & Nash is planning on recording a collection of covers with producer Rick Rubin:

“Rick Rubin’s a brilliant man,” Graham Nash tells Billboard.com, “and what he wants is an album with no CSN songs. He wants to do an album of all the songs we love, all the songs we wish we’ve written. It’s brilliant from this point of view because we usually wait five years to record an album. This way there’s no pressure.”

Nash says he, David Crosby and Stephen Stills have had “many discussions” with Rubin about the project, whittling the proposed list of songs from 60 down to a current 20, which the trio is rehearsing after sound checks during its summer tour. Nash declines to name specific songs but acknowledges most would be considered well-known.

Let’s hope Rubin can remind Stills what a good guitar tone sounds like, a little thing he apparently forgot sometime in approximately 1976. Their voices still sound great, but let’s hope this doesn’t turn into some kind of Rod Stewart/Barry Manilow “Great American Songbook” horseshit…

MP3: Stephen Stills – “Wooden Ships” (demo) from Just Roll Tape: April 26th, 1968. Stream several more songs at Stills’ site.

Hey, Hey, My, My: Questions to Consider

CSNIf you look to the little advertisement that’s opposite this (of course, when this entry moves down the page, this direction will make no sense, so please keep in mind that this is a spatio-temporal instruction, one that has a limited shelf-life—at most) you’ll see that there is the opportunity to “win” two discs that include the music of Crosby, Stills and Nash. This is music that was first released to the public in 1969 and 1982. When you do the math, that’s somewhat frightening. That is, the first “album”—called such then—made it to the racks 37 years ago. Chances are probably good that the vast proportion of the people who are looking at this site (this means you) have been around for less than that period of time. Then there is that 13-year gap between the release of the first disc, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and the group’s third disc, Daylight Again. Which brings to mind the fact that there are probably few—if any—contemporary (and relevant) bands who have lasted 13 years (or about whom it can be said that 100% of the original members have performed on a disc after that period of time, which means that bands like The Who don’t count, although a Bob Dylan solo performance would count).

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Contest: Crosby, Stills and Nash Reissues Giveaway

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One lucky winner will receive a set of the two new CSN resissues!

The contest is over. It ended on February 28, 2006. We will announce the winner shortly.

Now go back to Glorious Noise and patiently wait for the next cool contest.

SUITE: HARMONY SHINES ON CSN CLASSICS

Remastered and Expanded HDCD® Editions of Crosby, Stills and Nash

and Daylight Again Available From Atlantic/Rhino January 24

LOS ANGELES – In 1969 former Byrd David Crosby, Buffalo Springfield’s

Stephen Stills, and former Holly Graham Nash came together in a beautiful

harmonic convergence of vocal chemistry, precision musicianship, and

emotional lyricism. Atlantic/Rhino salutes one of rock’s first supergroups

with the January 24 release of the remastered and expanded version of two

of the trio’s best. Remastered in HDCD for the first time and featuring

unreleased and rare bonus tracks (all remixed using the original master

tapes), CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH and DAYLIGHT AGAIN will be available

separately at regular retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested

list price of $18.98.

Originally released on May 29, 1969, CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH remains one of

rock ‘n’ roll’s most impressive debuts. The Grammy®-winning album

introduced the world to the trio’s airtight harmonies and versatile

songwriting with classics like “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Marrakesh

Express,” and “Long Time Gone.” CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH is expanded with

three previously unreleased bonus tracks including “Do For The Others,”

“Teach Your Children,” which became a major hit off 1970’s follow-up album

Déjà Vu, plus a cover of the Fred Neil classic “Everybody’s Talkin’.” The

final bonus track is a version of Crosby’s “Song With No Words,” a rarity

that first appeared in 1991 on the group’s boxed set.

On June 21, 1982, the triumvirate returned with their third studio album,

DAYLIGHT AGAIN. Highlighted by the hit singles “Wasted On The Way” and

“Southern Cross,” the album also mixed Nash’s evocative balladry, “Song For

Susan” and Stills’ rocker, “Too Much Love To Hide,” with “Delta,” one of

Crosby’s best. DAYLIGHT AGAIN is expanded with four previously unreleased

bonus tracks including a demo version of “Might As Well Have a Good Time”

plus “Raise A Voice,” “Feel Your Love,” and “Tomorrow Is Another Day.”

CROSBY, STILL AND NASH

Track Listing

1. “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”

2. “Marrakesh Express”

3. “Guinnevere”

4. “You Don’t Have To Cry”

5. “Pre-Road Downs”

6. “Wooden Ships”

7. “Lady Of The Island”

8. “Helplessly Hoping”

9. “Long Time Gone”

10. “49 Bye-Byes”

11. “Do For The Others” *

12. “Song With No Words”

13. “Everybody’s Talkin'” *

14. “Teach Your Children” *

DAYLIGHT AGAIN

Track Listing

1. “Turn Your Back On Love”

2. “Wasted On The Way”

3. “Southern Cross”

4. “Into The Darkness”

5. “Delta”

6. “Since I Met You”

7. “Too Much Love To Hide”

8. “Song For Susan”

9. “You Are Alive”

10. “Might As Well Have A Good Time”

11. “Daylight Again”

12. “Raise A Voice” *

13. “Feel Your Love” *

14. “Tomorrow Is Another Day” *

15. “Might As Well Have A Good Time” *

* previously unreleased