Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Crosby, Stills & Nash is the eponymous first album released by Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969 on the Atlantic Records label. It spawned two Top 40 hits, "Marrakesh Express" and "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," which peaked respectively at #28 the week of August 23, 1969, and at #21 the week of October 25, 1969, on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The album itself peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.

The album was a very strong debut for the band, instantly lifting them to stardom. Along with the Band's Music From Big Pink of the previous year, it helped initiate a sea change in popular music away from the ruling late sixties aesthetic of bands playing blues based rock music on loud guitars.

1. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (Stills) – 7:24
2. "Marrakesh Express" (Nash) – 2:38
3. "Guinnevere" (Crosby) – 4:39
4. "You Don't Have to Cry" (Stills) – 2:44
5. "Pre-Road Downs" (Nash) – 2:57
6. "Wooden Ships" (Crosby, Paul Kantner, Stills) – 5:27
7. "Lady of the Island" (Nash) – 2:38
8. "Helplessly Hoping" (Stills) – 2:41
9. "Long Time Gone" (Crosby) – 4:17
10. "49 Bye-Byes" (Stills) – 5:12
11. "Do for the Others" (Stills) – 2:49 - Stills & Nash
12. "Song with No Words (Tree with No Leaves)" (Crosby) – 3:18 - Crosby & Nash
13. "Everybody's Talkin'" (Fred Neil) – 3:14
14. "Teach Your Children" (Nash) – 3:14 - Crosby & Nash

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