Wild Tales

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Wild Tales
Studio album by Graham Nash
Released 2 January 1974
Recorded Rudy Records, San Francisco, CA
Genre Rock
Length 31:16
Label Atlantic
Producer Graham Nash
Graham Nash chronology
Songs for Beginners
(1971)
Wild Tales
(1974)
Earth & Sky
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[2]

Wild Tales is the second album by Graham Nash, released on Atlantic Records in 1974. It peaked at #34 on the Billboard 200. Nash blamed its failure to chart higher in the United States on a supposed lack of support and promotion from Atlantic Records. As a result, Nash left the label and signed a four-album contract with ABC Records as a duo with his CSNY partner David Crosby.

Contrary to later reports, the darker tone of this album was not inspired by the murder of Nash's then-girlfriend, Amy Gossage, by her brother; that tragedy happened more than a year after the release of this LP. Rather, Nash was in a somber mood in the wake of the failures of his relationships with Joni Mitchell and Rita Coolidge, and the unwillingness at the time of the other members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to reunite for a new album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Graham Nash

  1. "Wild Tales" – 2:18
  2. "Hey You (Looking at the Moon)" – 2:14
  3. "Prison Song" – 3:10
  4. "You'll Never Be The Same" – 2:48
  5. "And So It Goes" – 4:48
  6. "Grave Concern" – 2:45
  7. "Oh! Camil (The Winter Soldier)" – 2:51
  8. "I Miss You" – 3:04
  9. "On The Line" – 2:35
  10. "Another Sleep Song" – 4:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Graham Nash: acoustic guitar (4,7), electric rhythm guitar (1,2,6), electric piano (3,10), piano (8,9), harmonica (3,7,9), vocals
  • Johnny Barbata: drums (1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10)
  • Joel Bernstein: acoustic guitar (2,10)
  • David Crosby: vocals (3,5,9)
  • Tim Drummond: bass
  • Harry Halex: electric piano (5), acoustic guitar (9)
  • Stanley Johnston: voice montage (6)
  • Ben Keith: pedal steel guitar (2,4,5,9), dobro (10)
  • David Lindley: electric slide guitar (1,6), mandolin (3)
  • David Mason: twelve-string guitar (7)
  • Joni Mitchell: vocal (10)
  • Joe Yankee (a pseudonym for Neil Young): acoustic piano (5)

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