Stills began recording a solo album in 1973 under the tentative title As I Come of Age, and it was "almost completed" by February 1974. He may have recorded more in early 1974, but from May to December Stills was busy with a reunited Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Stills signed with Columbia early in 1975 and turned in this album, "a collection of tracks Stephen had been working on over the preceding several years" including "much of the material recorded for As I Come of Age". The piano and drum tracks by Stills and Ringo Starr for As I Come of Age date back to 1971, while "Turn Back the Pages" was recorded in 1975. Although "My Angel" is credited to Stills and Dallas Taylor, and Stills calls it a "jam on a set of Dallas' changes", Stills recorded a demo of the song in March 1967.
Stephen Stills - Lead Vocals (1-12), Lead Guitar (1,11), Rhythm Guitar (1,6,11), Guitar (2,10), Bass (1,3,6,9,10,11), Piano (1,3,5,9,12), Clavinet (3), Organ (3,5,9), Electric Piano (5,10), Tambourine (6)