RELEASE
May 29, 1969
LABEL
Atlantic
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

Album Review

The Crosby, Stills & Nash triumvirate shot to immediate superstardom with the release of its self-titled debut LP, a sparkling set immortalizing the group's amazingly close, high harmonies. While elements of the record haven't dated well -- Nash's Eastern-influenced musings on the hit "Marrakesh Express" now seem more than a little silly, while the antiwar sentiments of "Wooden Ships," though well-intentioned, are rather hokey -- the harmonies are absolutely timeless, and the best material remains rock-solid. Stills' gorgeous opener, "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," in particular, is an epic love song remarkable in its musical and emotional intricacy, Nash's "Pre-Road Downs" is buoyant folk-pop underpinned by light psychedelic textures, and Crosby's "Long Time Gone" remains a potent indictment of the assassination of Robert Kennedy. A definitive document of its era.
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/suite-judy-blue-eyes/id118113531?i=118110317&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Marrakesh Expresshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/marrakesh-express/id118113531?i=118110493&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Guinneverehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/guinnevere/id118113531?i=118110566&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. You Don't Have to Cryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/you-dont-have-to-cry/id118113531?i=118110656&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Pre-Road Downshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pre-road-downs/id118113531?i=118110706&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Wooden Shipshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wooden-ships/id118113531?i=118110789&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Lady of the Islandhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lady-of-the-island/id118113531?i=118111117&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Helplessly Hopinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/helplessly-hoping/id118113531?i=118111396&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Long Time Gonehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/long-time-gone/id118113531?i=118111677&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. 49 Bye-Byeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/49-bye-byes/id118113531?i=118111924&uo=5&at=11l9vR