CROSBY, STILLS & NASH Crosby

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180-gram 45 RPM double LP – Mastered directly from the original master tape by Bernie Grundman – Pressed at Quality Record Pressings. 

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CROSBY, STILLS & NASH Crosby

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH Crosby - Analogue Productions

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Several unique features set the debut studio album by folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash, released in 1969 by Atlantic Records, apart.

It’s the only album by the band before adding Neil Young to their lineup.

The album spawned two Top 40 singles, “Marrakesh Express” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” which peaked respectively at No. 28 during the week of August 23, 1969, and at No. 21 during the week of December 6, 1969, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

The album itself peaked at No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It has been certified four times platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of 4 million copies.

Instantly lifting the group to stardom, along with the Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo and the Band’s Music from Big Pink, the previous year, the album is cited by music reviewers for initiating sweeping changes in popular music.

In 2021 the album held the rank of No. 161 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

Crosby, Stills & Nash was “the perfect blend of David Crosby’s social conscience, Stephen Stills’s virtuoso musicianship and Graham Nash’s ability to craft the perfect pop melody for radio,” writes Rolling Stone, in its review.

The band was brought together after Crosby was fired from The Byrds, Stills’s band, Buffalo Springfield had broken up (a band which also featured later member, Neil Young) and Nash’s departure from The Hollies.

The three decided to form a band after an informal jam led them to discover how well their voices harmonised.

Released in May 1969, the band would perform nine of the album’s 10 songs at Woodstock, which was the second time they ever did, in August of the same year.

The album features some of CSN’s most well known and iconic songs; “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Marrakesh Express,” “Guinnevere,” “Wooden Ships,” “Helplessly Hoping” and “Long Time Gone.”

This album saw a shift in sound to what was popular at the time — blues based rock, opting for a more folk rock, and sometimes jazz-based sound.

It would lay the foundations for the California Sound that would be popularised out of Laurel Canyon in the ‘70s.

Artists such as The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Fleetwood Mac would take inspiration from the sound of this record.

All the hallmarks of a top-notch Analogue Productions reissue are here for you to savor:

Mastered directly from the original master tape by Bernie Grundman and cut at 45 RPM.

Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, and housed in tip-on old style gatefold double pocket jackets with film lamination by Stoughton Printing.

 

Track List: CROSBY, STILLS & NASH Crosby

Atlantic 75

Side A

1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

2. Marrakesh Express

Side B

1. Guinnevere

2. You Don’t Have To Cry

3. Pre-Road Downs

Side C

1. Wooden Ships

2. Lady Of The Island

3. Helplessly Hoping

Side D

1. Long Time Gone

2. 49 Bye-Byes 

Brand

Analogue Productions

Analogue Productions It was in 1992 that Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem reissued his first Analogue Productions title, Virgil Thompson's The Plow That Broke The Plains, originally on Vanguard. Analogue Productions began as a vehicle for Kassem to license his favorite all-time recordings and reissue them as remastered and as a superior version to the original release. Since its inception AP has reissued hundreds of titles, ranging from classical to folk, pop, rock, blues and jazz. Included in the many highlights of Analogue Productions' history are the Fantasy 45 Jazz Reissues, the Blue Note Reissues, and premium box sets of the music of such legendary acts as The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nat "King" Cole and Norah Jones. True to its name, Analogue Productions works with the original analogue master tapes - more than any other reissue label! The result is superior sound - richer, warmer and more lifelike, than digital.

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