Looking Forward

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Looking Forward
Studio album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Released October 26, 1999
Recorded 1996 - 1999
Genre Folk rock
Length 43:59
Label Reprise
Producer Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Joe Vitale, Ben Keith, Stanley Johnston
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young chronology
After the Storm
(1998)
Looking Forward
(1999)
Greatest Hits
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (C)[2]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[3]

Looking Forward is the fourteenth album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and the third studio album by the quartet. It was released on Reprise Records in 1999, and peaked at #26 on the Billboard 200. It is their final studio album to date, and is currently out of print.

Background[edit]

Originally the recording sessions that resulted in this album began as a Crosby, Stills & Nash project. Owing to the low sales of their previous two efforts in the decade, their long-standing company Atlantic Records had dropped them and no major label showed any interest in the prospect of a new CSN album. They paid for the sessions out of pocket, and an intrigued Neil Young became involved thereby making the new project a CSNY album. The presence of Young attracted his own record label, Reprise, which duly issued Looking Forward. The album fared better on the charts than the two preceding albums, Live It Up and After the Storm, reaching the Top 30 in several countries.

Recording[edit]

"Faith in Me" and "No Tears Left" were recorded in Ga Ga's Room in Los Angeles early on in the recording process. "Stand and Be Counted," "Seen Enough," "Dream for Him" and "Sanibel" were recorded at Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood. "Heartland" was recorded at Ocean Studios in Burbank, California. The remainder of the album was recorded at Neil Young's ranch, Redwood Digital, in Woodside, California.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Faith in Me"   Stephen Stills, Joe Vitale January 23, 1997 4:21
2. "Looking Forward"   Neil Young November 3, 1998 3:07
3. "Stand and Be Counted"   David Crosby, James Raymond February 23, 1999 4:52
4. "Heartland"   Graham Nash April 10, 1998 4:28
5. "Seen Enough"   Stephen Stills May 12, 1999 5:14
6. "Slowpoke"   Neil Young March 11, 1998 4:31
7. "Dream for Him"   David Crosby January 15, 1999 5:03
8. "No Tears Left"   Stephen Stills November 3, 1996 5:06
9. "Out of Control"   Neil Young March 11, 1998 4:09
10. "Someday Soon"   Graham Nash July 21, 1999 3:43
11. "Queen of Them All"   Neil Young July 15, 1999 4:23
12. "Sanibel"   Denny Sarokin January 10, 1999 4:20

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Joe Vitaledrums all tracks except "Looking Forward," "Slowpoke," and "Out of Control"; Hammond B-3, batas on "Faith In Me"
  • Michael Finnigan — Hammond B-3 on "Stand and Be Counted," "Heartland," "No Tears Left," and "Queen of Them All"
  • Spooner Oldhamkeyboards on "Slowpoke" and "Queen of Them All"; pump organ on "Looking Forward"
  • Ben Keithpedal steel guitar on "Looking Forward," "Slowpoke," and "Out of Control"; dobro on "Looking Forward"
  • Denny Sarokin, Snuffy Garrett — guitars on "Sanibel"
  • James Raymond — piano on "Heartland" and "Dream for Him"
  • Craig Doerge — keyboards on "Sanibel"
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn — bass on "Looking Forward," "Stand and Be Counted," "Seen Enough," "Slowpoke," "Out of Control," "Someday Soon," and "Queen of Them All"
  • Gerald Johnson — bass on "Heartland"
  • James "Hutch" Hutchinson — bass on "Dream for Him"
  • Bob Glaub — bass on "Sanibel"
  • Jim Keltner — drums on "Looking Forward," "Slowpoke," and "Out of Control"
  • Luis Contecongas, jombe bass drum, batas on "Faith in Me"; percussion on "Dream for Him"
  • Alex Acuñatimbales on "Faith in Me"
  • Joe Lala — congas on "Faith in Me"
  • Lenny Castro — percussion on "Heartland"
  • Vince Charles — percussion on "Sanibel"

Production personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Youngproducers
  • Ben Keith — co-producer on "Looking Forward," "Slowpoke," and "Out of Control"
  • Joe Vitale — co-producer on "Faith in Me" and "No Tears Left"
  • Stanley Johnston, Joe Vitale — co-producers on "Sanibel"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Looking Forward - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, R. (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Metzger, John (2011). "Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Looking Forward (Album Review)". musicbox-online.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.