Carry On (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album)

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Carry On
Crosby Stills Nash Carry On.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedDecember 2, 1991
Recorded1968 - 1991
GenreFolk rock
ProducerGraham Nash, Gerry Tolman
Crosby, Stills & Nash chronology
Carry On
After the Storm
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Carry On is the twelfth album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, issued on Atlantic Records in 1991, generally for the European and Australian markets. It is a two-disc sampler of their four-disc box set, CSN, released two months previously in the United States and the United Kingdom. It features material spanning 1968 through 1990 from their catalogue of recordings as a group in addition to selections from Crosby & Nash, Manassas, and their individual solo albums. It was reissued on 30 June 1998 on the WEA International record label. This compilation should not be confused with the Stephen Stills box set of the same name released in 2013.


Where the box set is a more comprehensive overview, this one focuses on previously unreleased tracks, hits, and favorites. Of its 36 tracks, 13 had been unreleased previously, and nine contain all of the group's Top 40 hits from the Billboard Hot 100. The group's some-time partner Neil Young appears on eight tracks, including his own songs "Helpless" and "Ohio." The previously-unreleased material includes studio recordings by the full quartet of "Helplessly Hoping" (originally released by the trio), "Taken At All" (originally by Crosby & Nash), and "The Lee Shore" (previously available only live).[2] The set also includes both the demo of "You Don't Have to Cry," the first recording they made as Crosby, Stills & Nash, and the three tracks from their most recent studio album as of 1991 that are also on the box set.

The original recordings were produced David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young, with assistance from Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Stanley Johnston, and Paul Rothchild. Audio engineers on the original recordings include Stephen Barncard, Larry Cox, Russ Gary, Don Gooch, Steve Gursky, Bill Halverson, David Hassinger, Andy Johns, and Jim Mitchell. The original masters were recorded at the following studios: Devonshire Sound Studio, Wally Heider Studios, The Record Plant, Rudy Recorders, the Sound Lab, Sunset Sound, Sunwest Studio, and Village Recorders in Los Angeles; United Studio in Hollywood; The Record Plant in New York City; Wally Heider Studios, His Master's Wheels, and Rudy Recorders in San Francisco; Criteria Sound Studios in Miami; Island Studios in London; and Stephen Stills' late 1960s home in Laurel Canyon. The selections were compiled for this set by Crosby, Stills, Nash, Gerry Tolman, and Yves Beauvais, with additional research by Joel Bernstein.

Track listing[edit]

An asterisk (*) indicates a live recording, two asterisks (**) a previously unreleased mix, (†) a previously unreleased version, and (‡) a previously unreleased song.

Disc one[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Artist; Recording dateLength
1."Woodstock"Joni MitchellCSNY; November 5, 1969 **3:50
2."Marrakesh Express" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash, 1969)Graham NashCSN; early 19692:36
3."You Don't Have to Cry"Stephen StillsCSN; December 1968 †2:40
4."Teach Your Children" (from Déjà Vu, 1970)Graham NashCSN; October 24, 19692:52
5."Love the One You're With" (from Stephen Stills, 1970)Stephen StillsCSN; March 19703:03
6."Almost Cut My Hair"David CrosbyCSNY; January 8, 1970 †8:49
7."Wooden Ships" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash)David Crosby, Paul Kantner, Stephen StillsCSN; February 20, 19695:26
8."Dark Star" (from Allies, 1983)Stephen StillsCSN; December 5, 1982 *4:57
9."Helpless" (from Déjà Vu)Neil YoungCSNY; November 17, 19693:36
10."Chicago/We Can Change the World" (from Songs for Beginners, 1971)Graham NashNash; February 28, 19713:58
11."Cathedral" (from CSN, 1977)Graham NashCSN; January 22, 19775:16
12."4+20"Stephen StillsStills; July 16, 1969 **2:10
13."Our House" (from Déjà Vu)Graham NashCSN; November 5, 19692:58
14."To the Last Whale..." (from Wind on the Water, 1975)David Crosby, Graham NashCrosby & Nash; May 11 & July 1, 19755:30
15."Change Partners" (from Stephen Stills 2, 1971)Stephen StillsStills and Crosby; early 19713:13
16."Just a Song Before I Go" (from CSN)Graham NashCSN; December 19, 19762:12
17."Ohio" (Non-album single, 1970)Neil YoungCSNY; May 21, 19703:00
18."Wasted on the Way" (from Daylight Again, 1982)Graham NashCSN; January 30, 19812:46
19."Southern Cross" (from Daylight Again)Stephen Stills, Richard Curtis, Michael CurtisCSN; late 19814:39

Disc two[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Artist; Recording dateLength
1."Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"Stephen StillsCSN; early 1969 **7:28
2."Carry On/Questions" (from Déjà Vu)Stephen StillsCSN; December 28, 19694:25
3."Horses Through a Rainstorm"Graham Nash, Terry ReidCSNY; December 28, 1969 ‡3:40
4."Johnny's Garden" (from Manassas, 1972)Stephen StillsManassas; January 8, 19722:46
5."Guinnevere"David CrosbyCrosby; June 26, 1968 †4:45
6."Helplessly Hoping"Stephen StillsCSNY; June 15, 1969 †2:31
7."The Lee Shore"David CrosbyCSNY; December 28, 1969 †5:28
8."Taken At All"Graham Nash, David CrosbyCSNY; April 1, 1976 †2:54
9."Shadow Captain" (from CSN)David Crosby, Craig DoergeCSN; January 14, 19774:31
10."As I Come of Age"Stephen StillsCSN; January 1981 †2:48
11."Drive My Car"David CrosbyCrosby; late 1978 †3:50
12."Dear Mr. Fantasy"Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris WoodStills and Nash; November 17, 1980 ‡7:04
13."In My Dreams" (from CSN)David CrosbyCSN; January 12, 19775:11
14."Yours and Mine" (from Live It Up, 1990)David CrosbyCSN; February 2, 19904:28
15."Haven't We Lost Enough?" (from Live It Up)Stephen Stills, Kevin CroninCSN; April 3, 19903:06
16."After the Dolphin" (from Live It Up)Graham NashCSN; February 1, 19894:25
17."Find the Cost of Freedom" (B-side of the "Ohio" single, 1970)Stephen StillsCSNY; May 21, 19701:59


Production personnel[edit]

  • Graham Nash, Gerry Tolman – producers
  • Stephen Barncard at Sunset Sound1991 mixes for unreleased material
  • Joe Gastwirt, John Modells at Ocean View Digital – digital remastering, July and August 1991
  • Joe Gastwirt at Ocean View Digital and John Nowland at Redwood Digital, San Francisco – analog-to-digital tape transfer, June and July 1991
  • Joe Gastwirt, John Nowland, Joel Bernstein – tape restoration


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ CSN Box Set Tracklist, Atlantic Records, retrieved May 10, 2016