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-remastered/id160413691?i=160413692&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Marrakesh Expresshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/marrakesh-express-remastered/id160413691?i=160413725&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Guinneverehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/guinnevere-remastered-lp-version/id160413691?i=160413750&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. You Don't Have to Cryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/you-dont-have-to-cry-remastered/id160413691?i=160413824&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Pre-Road Downshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pre-road-downs-remastered-lp-version/id160413691?i=160413831&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Wooden Shipshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wooden-ships-remastered-lp-version/id160413691?i=160413878&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Lady of the Islandhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lady-island-remastered-lp-version/id160413691?i=160413897&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Helplessly Hopinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/helplessly-hoping-remastered/id160413691?i=160413899&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Long Time Gonehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/long-time-gone-remastered-lp-version/id160413691?i=160413926&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. 49 Bye-Byeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/49-bye-byes-remastered-lp-version/id160413691?i=160413932&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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