Greatest Hits (Crosby, Stills & Nash album)

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Greatest Hits
Compilation album by Crosby, Stills & Nash
Released March 15, 2005 (2005-03-15)
Recorded June 26, 1968 - Dec. 1, 1981
Genre Folk rock
Length 77:30
Label Rhino
Crosby, Stills & Nash chronology
Looking Forward
(1999)
Greatest Hits
(2005)
Déjà Vu Live
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[2]

Greatest Hits is the fifteenth Crosby, Stills & Nash album, and their fifth compilation, released by Rhino Records in 2005. It peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200, debuting at that position on April 2, 2005 with sales of 33,000 copies, and spending eight weeks on the chart. The album was dedicated to Cass Elliot with great thanks to Neil Young.

Content[edit]

The album's contents are by the trio (hence the title); Young does not appear on any track (even though three songs are credited to the quartet). Young does appear on two of the band's nine Top 40 hits from the Billboard Hot 100, "Woodstock" and "Ohio", which can be found on the 1974 compilation So Far.

The album's 19 selections derive from the group's first four studio albums, and are apportioned as follows:

The set completely ignores the band's last four studio releases American Dream (CSNY), Live It Up (CSN), After the Storm (CSN), and Looking Forward (CSNY), as well as their live albums, 4 Way Street and CSNY 1974 (both as the quartet).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) Stephen Stills 7:22
2. "Long Time Gone" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) David Crosby 4:17
3. "Just a Song Before I Go" (from CSN) Graham Nash 2:12
4. "Southern Cross" (from Daylight Again) Stephen Stills, Richard Curtis, Michael Curtis 4:40
5. "Marrakesh Express" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) Graham Nash 2:36
6. "Helplessly Hoping" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) Stephen Stills 2:37
7. "Shadow Captain" (from CSN) David Crosby, Craig Doerge 4:32
8. "Our House" (from Déjà Vu) Graham Nash 3:01
9. "Guinnevere" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) David Crosby 4:43
10. "See the Changes" (from CSN) Stephen Stills 2:56
11. "Teach Your Children" (from Déjà Vu) Graham Nash 2:55
12. "Wooden Ships" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Paul Kantner 5:22
13. "Delta" (from Daylight Again) David Crosby 4:12
14. "49 Bye-Byes" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) Stephen Stills 5:15
15. "Wasted on the Way" (from Daylight Again) Graham Nash 2:51
16. "Carry On/Questions" (from Déjà Vu) Stephen Stills 4:25
17. "In My Dreams" (from CSN) David Crosby 5:10
18. "Cathedral" (from CSN) Graham Nash 5:15
19. "Daylight Again" (from Daylight Again) Stephen Stills 2:28

Personnel[edit]

  • David Crosbyvocals; rhythm guitar on "Wooden Ships" and "Long Time Gone"; acoustic guitar on "Just A Song Before I Go" and "Guinnevere"; keyboards on "Delta"
  • Stephen Stills — vocals; guitars all tracks except "Guinnevere," "Delta," and "Cathedral"; bass on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Long Time Gone," "Marrakesh Express," "Teach Your Children," "Wooden Ships," "49 Bye-Byes," and "Carry On/Questions"; keyboards on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Long Time Gone," "Marrakesh Express," "Wooden Ships," "49 Bye-Byes," and "Carry On/Questions"; percussion on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" and "Carry On/Questions"; banjo on "Daylight Again"
  • Graham Nash — vocals; rhythm guitar on "Marrakesh Express" and "Teach Your Children"; piano on "Just A Song Before I Go," "Our House," and "Cathedral"; percussion on "Carry On" and "Teach Your Children"

Additional personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "The Greatest Hits - | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Metzger, John (2011). "Crosby, Stills & Nash - Greatest Hits (Album Review)". musicbox-online.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.