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« on: October 20, 2020, 11:18:52 AM »

Giving David Crosby Graham Nash a listen. Or is it Graham Nash David Crosby? Nash's Blacknotes has to be one of the most irritating songs he's ever written.
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 11:24:48 AM »


Giving David Crosby Graham Nash a listen. Or is it Graham Nash David Crosby? Nash's Blacknotes has to be one of the most irritating songs he's ever written.


It's mercifully short though.

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 11:46:49 AM »

Wildflowers & All The Rest - Tom Petty. A really fine expanded boxed set of Tom's best solo album (best album period?). Couldn't afford the 5 disc version though.  Sad

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Licht - Nena. Nena is now 60 and has just put out a really strong album, one of the best of her long career. Certainly her best album for more than a decade. Effortlessly tuneful and modern sounding without succumbing to modishness or trendiness. This will become a favourite.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 12:00:38 PM »



Giving David Crosby Graham Nash a listen. Or is it Graham Nash David Crosby? Nash's Blacknotes has to be one of the most irritating songs he's ever written.


It's mercifully short though.

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There's several to choose from, although I'll admit I've warmed to both him and his music as I've got older.  Be careful of Innocent Eyes, surely one of the worst albums ever made.  To think I bought that and Neil's Landing on Water on the same day.  Both monstrosities!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 12:08:24 PM »




Giving David Crosby Graham Nash a listen. Or is it Graham Nash David Crosby? Nash's Blacknotes has to be one of the most irritating songs he's ever written.


It's mercifully short though.

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There's several to choose from, although I'll admit I've warmed to both him and his music as I've got older.  Be careful of Innocent Eyes, surely one of the worst albums ever made.  To think I bought that and Neil's Landing on Water on the same day.  Both monstrosities!


I still love Landing On Water.  Grin I'll take it over Trans and Ev'rybody's Rockin any day
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 12:08:37 PM »

I've found a C&N compilation called Homeward Through The Haze on Spotify that came out last year. Looks like one of these record company releases where the artists probably had little to do with it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 12:14:15 PM »


I've found a C&N compilation called Homeward Through The Haze on Spotify that came out last year. Looks like one of these record company releases where the artists probably had little to do with it.



It is a repackaging of Wind On The Water under a different name. This has happened loads of times with that album since the label, abc went bust. Not sure who subsequently owns the rights but it is constantly relicensed in a bid to catch people out who already have it. Bit like some of the Woodworm era Fairport albums.
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I've found a C&N compilation called Homeward Through The Haze on Spotify that came out last year. Looks like one of these record company releases where the artists probably had little to do with it.



It is a repackaging of Wind On The Water under a different name. This has happened loads of times with that album since the label, abc went bust. Not sure who subsequently owns the rights but it is constantly relicensed in a bid to catch people out who already have it. Bit like some of the Woodworm era Fairport albums.


So it is. That's the one C&N studio album I don't have a copy of.

I see there's a compilation album Crosby & Nash Highlights which is "a shortened version of 2004's Crosby & Nash". What exactly is the point of that?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 12:37:05 PM »


I still love Landing On Water.  Grin I'll take it over Trans and Ev'rybody's Rockin any day


Are you sure you want to be as forthright as saying you "love" it?  How about "can put up with it on certain days"?

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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2020, 12:38:25 PM »




I've found a C&N compilation called Homeward Through The Haze on Spotify that came out last year. Looks like one of these record company releases where the artists probably had little to do with it.



It is a repackaging of Wind On The Water under a different name. This has happened loads of times with that album since the label, abc went bust. Not sure who subsequently owns the rights but it is constantly relicensed in a bid to catch people out who already have it. Bit like some of the Woodworm era Fairport albums.


So it is. That's the one C&N studio album I don't have a copy of.

I see there's a compilation album Crosby & Nash Highlights which is "a shortened version of 2004's Crosby & Nash". What exactly is the point of that?  Roll Eyes



It is my favourite from the CSN stable after the debut and Deja Vu (excluding the solo albums)
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I still love Landing On Water.  Grin I'll take it over Trans and Ev'rybody's Rockin any day


Are you sure you want to be as forthright as saying you "love" it?  How about "can put up with it on certain days"?

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Nope, I will stand by my original statement. I love it. I know nobody else does. I don't care.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2020, 12:44:43 PM »


Nope, I will stand by my original statement. I love it. I know nobody else does. I don't care.  Grin


Oh, you're not alone.  I used to be on a Neil Young mailing list called The Rust List.  There was a band of nutters who called themselves the RFLOW army (Rusties For Landing On Water).  It always amused me.

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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2020, 12:48:42 PM »



Nope, I will stand by my original statement. I love it. I know nobody else does. I don't care.  Grin


Oh, you're not alone.  I used to be on a Neil Young mailing list called The Rust List.  There was a band of nutters who called themselves the RFLOW army (Rusties For Landing On Water).  It always amused me.

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Hilarious - I think it's by far the worst album in his career (until the 21st century anyway).  Fwiw, I think  Trans is a brilliant album, and I'll strike the man that disagree...and Everybody's Rockin' is perfectly harmless Wink Grin
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Nope, I will stand by my original statement. I love it. I know nobody else does. I don't care.  Grin


Oh, you're not alone.  I used to be on a Neil Young mailing list called The Rust List.  There was a band of nutters who called themselves the RFLOW army (Rusties For Landing On Water).  It always amused me.

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Hilarious - I think it's by far the worst album in his career (until the 21st century anyway).  Fwiw, I think  Trans is a brilliant album, and I'll strike the man that disagree...and Everybody's Rockin' is perfectly harmless Wink Grin


Fortunately we are sufficiently geographically distant for my safety then. I like the first track and the last track. Ev'rybody's Rockin is sh1t and yes, the current century has brought forth a number of albums that I haven't even bothered with and a few I have but wish I hadn't.
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2020, 01:52:19 PM »

Crosby's Thousand Roads which I did buy and then gave away. Having listened to it on Spotify just now I think I made the right call. Not one I'd rush to listen to again.

Now listening to the CSN 77 album.
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2020, 01:55:32 PM »

I'll be the gentle, soothing balm between the two factions on this debate - I think Landing on Water, Ev'rybody's Rockin', and most of his latter day output are all utter pants. I'm still sitting on the fence with Trans - which is painful for everyone concerned.   Grin

I would like to qualify my opinion on Landing on Water by saying that Violent Side was a good song though.  And so was Touch the Night when Crazy Horse played it in 1984 - it was a sort of 'son of Like a Hurricane' back then.  It was, however, butchered in the studio.

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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2020, 02:12:51 PM »


I'll be the gentle, soothing balm between the two factions on this debate - I think Landing on Water, Ev'rybody's Rockin', and most of his latter day output are all utter pants. I'm still sitting on the fence with Trans - which is painful for everyone concerned.   Grin

I would like to qualify my opinion on Landing on Water by saying that Violent Side was a good song though.  And so was Touch the Night when Crazy Horse played it in 1984 - it was a sort of 'son of Like a Hurricane' back then.  It was, however, butchered in the studio.

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What are we defining as latter day here? From 2000 - 2010 there are several albums I like, if not love; Silver & Gold, Are You Passionate?, Prairie Wind, Chrome Dreams II. Greendale & Living With War have moments. Fork In The Road is fun if not deep. After that Psychedelic Pill and Storytone are the only ones I can really justify as albums. I know you are not fond of the writing on the latter and my preference is for the acoustic disc which I think is mostly rather lovely.
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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2020, 02:16:37 PM »


What are we defining as latter day here? From 2000 - 2010 there are several albums I like, if not love; Silver & Gold, Are You Passionate?, Prairie Wind, Chrome Dreams II. Greendale & Living With War have moments. Fork In The Road is fun if not deep. After that Psychedelic Pill and Storytone are the only ones I can really justify as albums. I know you are not fond of the writing on the latter and my preference is for the acoustic disc which I think is mostly rather lovely.


I can't even remember half of them.  I adore Silver & Gold.  I thought Are You Passionate?, Chrome Dreams II, and Psychedelic Pill all flirted with being good, yet were still patchy.  The rest I either found dull, or clunky, or I haven't even bothered hearing.

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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2020, 02:26:13 PM »

Now that this chunk of thread has been moved and given its own corner, might I suggest a name change?  I'm not sure that "Crosby Nash" quite fits the bill.

How about: "Crosby, Nash, Young & possibly Stills"?

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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2020, 02:46:54 PM »


I can't even remember half of them


This.  Says it all.  I've tried to convince myself to like so many of the Neil albums of the 21st century, but it literally isn't worth the effort....
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