Stills (Stephen Stills album)

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Stills
Studio album by Stephen Stills
Released June 23, 1975
Genre Rock
Length 38:19
Label Columbia
Producer Stephen Stills, Bill Halverson
Stephen Stills chronology
Down the Road
(1973)
Stills
(1975)
Stephen Stills Live
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (unfavorable)[2]

Stills is a 1975 studio album by Stephen Stills. It is his third solo album and his first release on Columbia Records.

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.[3] He may have recorded more in early 1974, but from May to December Stills was busy with a reunited Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.[4] 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".[5] The piano and drum tracks by Stills and Ringo Starr for As I Come of Age date back to 1971,[6] while "Turn Back the Pages" was recorded in 1975.[7] Although "My Angel" is credited to Stills and Dallas Taylor, and Stills calls it a "jam on a set of Dallas' changes",[8] Stills recorded a demo of the song in March 1967.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Stephen Stills; except where indicated

  1. "Turn Back the Pages" (Donnie Dacus, Stills) – 4:04
  2. "My Favorite Changes" – 2:50
  3. "My Angel" (Stills, Dallas Taylor) – 2:25
  4. "In the Way" – 3:35
  5. "Love Story" – 4:11
  6. "To Mama from Christopher and the Old Man" – 2:15
  7. "First Things First" (Joe Schermie, Jon Smith, Stills) – 2:10
  8. "New Mama" (Neil Young) – 2:21
  9. "As I Come of Age" – 2:33
  10. "Shuffle Just as Bad" – 2:39
  11. "Cold Cold World" (Dacus, Stills) – 4:38
  12. "Myth of Sisyphus" (Kenny Passarelli, Stills) – 4:28

Personnel[edit]

  • 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)
  • Donnie Dacus - Rhythm Guitar (1,11), Guitar (2,8), Lead Guitar (9), Vocals (1,4,5,8,11,12)
  • Tubby (Ron) Ziegler - Drums (1,6)
  • Joe Lala - Percussion (1,2,3,7,8,11), Conga (11)
  • Jerry Aeillo - Organ (1,10,11), Piano (10,11)
  • Marcy Levy - Vocals (1)
  • Leland Sklar - Bass (2,5,8)
  • Danny Hutton - Vocals (2)
  • Kenny Passarelli - Bass (4), Vocals (2,4,5,7,10)
  • Peggy Clinger - Vocals (2)
  • Dallas Taylor - Drums (3,7)
  • Russ Kunkel - Drums (5,8,10)
  • Rick Roberts - Vocals (5,8), Guitar (?)
  • David Crosby - Vocals (7,9)
  • Graham Nash - Vocals (7,9)
  • Ringo Starr - Drums (9)
  • Betty Wright - Vocals (11)
  • Conrad Isidore - Drums (11)
  • Jimmy Fox - Drums (12)
  • Claudia Lanier - Vocals (12)
  • George Terry - Guitar, Vocals (named on the sleeve but not credited under any song)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chrispell, James (2011). "Stills - Stephen Stills | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Scopa, Bud (2011). "Stephen Stills: Stills : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Dave Zimmer, Crosby, Stills and Nash, 2000, p.170.
  4. ^ Zimmer, p.170-178.
  5. ^ Zimmer, p.181.
  6. ^ Stills LP sleeve notes.
  7. ^ CSN box set booklet, 1991.
  8. ^ Stills LP sleeve notes.
  9. ^ The demo is in the Buffalo Springfield box set, 2001, and so dated in the booklet.