Graham Nash David Crosby

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Graham Nash David Crosby
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 5, 1972
Recorded1972
StudioWally Heider Studio III,
Los Angeles, CA
GenreRock
Length35:26
LabelAtlantic
ProducerDavid Crosby, Graham Nash, Bill Halverson
Crosby & Nash chronology
Graham Nash David Crosby
(1972)
Wind on the Water
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Graham Nash David Crosby is the first album by the partnership of David Crosby and Graham Nash, released on Atlantic Records in 1972, catalogue SD 7220. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, and a single taken from the album, "Immigration Man", peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 17 and 24,1972.[2] It was certified gold by the RIAA, and it was dedicated to Joni Mitchell, as "to Miss Mitchell".

History[edit]

After the split of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the summer of 1970, all four members would release solo albums over the next twelve months. Neil Young and Stephen Stills would both pursue independent band projects through the early years of the decade, Young working with Crazy Horse and the Stray Gators, with Stills assembling Manassas. Both If I Could Only Remember My Name and Songs for Beginners respectively by Crosby and Nash fared well in the marketplace, and in the autumn of 1971 the duo embarked on a series of concerts together, unable or unwilling to include Stills and Young. The success of the tour led Crosby and Nash to take the new songs auditioned on the road into the recording studio.

Content[edit]

Sessions for this album featured backing from notable guests Dave Mason and members of The Grateful DeadJerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann. Most of the musical support came from The Section, a quartet of in-demand session musicians on the West Coast in the 1970s. Consisting of Craig Doerge, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, and Russell Kunkel, they would appear on dozens of albums, notably those by James Taylor, Carole King, and Jackson Browne. They would also continue to work with Crosby & Nash for the remainder of the decade, both in the studio and on tour.

The songs continued the qualities that marked the pair's work with the larger aggregate, with Nash writing tighter pop songs including the album's hit, and Crosby exploring mood pieces and introspection, all amidst the duo's usual vocal harmonies. The commercial success of this album equaled, if not surpassed a bit, that of the pair's two solo albums of the previous year, although it would not be until after the second break-up of CSNY following their 1974 summer tour that Crosby and Nash would sign an album contract as a unit with ABC Records. Following the release of this album, the duo toured in 1973 with a backing band including, at different times, David Lindley and future Eagles guitarist Don Felder.

This album was remastered for compact disc in 1998 as part of the Atlantic Original Sound series, 50 titles reissued in Europe to celebrate Atlantic Records' fiftieth anniversary. It is currently out of print, and American reissues still around use first generation digital remastering from the 1980s.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Southbound Train"Graham Nash3:54
2."Whole Cloth"David Crosby4:35
3."Blacknotes"Graham Nash0:58
4."Stranger's Room"Graham Nash2:28
5."Where Will I Be?"David Crosby3:23
6."Page 43"David Crosby2:56

Side two[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Frozen Smiles"Graham Nash2:17
2."Games"David Crosby4:02
3."Girl to Be on My Mind"Graham Nash3:27
4."The Wall Song"David Crosby4:37
5."Immigration Man"Graham Nash3:02

Personnel[edit]

  • David Crosbyvocals all tracks except "Blacknotes"; electric guitar on "Whole Cloth", "Page 43", "Frozen Smiles", "Girl to Be on My Mind", "The Wall Song" and "Immigration Man"; guitars on "Southbound Train", "Where Will I Be?" and "Games"
  • Graham Nash – vocals; piano on "Whole Cloth", "Blacknotes", "Stranger's Room", "Frozen Smiles", "The Wall Song" and "Immigration Man"; organ on "Girl to Be on My Mind" and "The Wall Song"; harmonica on "Southbound Train", "Stranger's Room" and "Frozen Smiles"; guitar on "Southbound Train"

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Danny Kortchmar – electric guitar on "Whole Cloth", "Stranger's Room", "Page 43", "Frozen Smiles", "Games" and "Girl to Be on My Mind"
  • Jerry Garciapedal steel guitar on "Southbound Train"; electric guitar on "The Wall Song"
  • Dave Mason – electric guitar on "Immigration Man"
  • Craig Doergeelectric piano on "Whole Cloth", "Where Will I Be?" and "Frozen Smiles"; piano on "Page 43", "Games" and "Girl to Be on My Mind"; organ on "Stranger's Room"
  • Leland Sklarbass on "Whole Cloth", "Stranger's Room", "Where Will I Be?", "Page 43", "Frozen Smiles", "Games" and "Girl to Be on My Mind"
  • Chris Ethridge – bass on "Southbound Train"
  • Phil Lesh – bass on "The Wall Song"
  • Greg Reeves – bass on "Immigration Man"
  • Russ Kunkeldrums on "Whole Cloth", "Stranger's Room", "Page 43", "Frozen Smiles", "Games" and "Girl to Be on My Mind"
  • Johnny Barbata – drums on "Southbound Train" and "Immigration Man"
  • Bill Kreutzmann – drums on "The Wall Song"
  • David Duke, Arthur Maebe, George Price – French horns on "Stranger's Room"
  • Dana Africa – flute on "Where Will I Be?"

Production[edit]

Tour[edit]

Crosby & Nash tour dates surrounding this album.[3]

Date City Country Venue
11 September 1970 Manchester United Kingdom BBC Studios
Date City Country Venue
30 January 1971 Detroit United States University Of Detroit
10 September 1971 Vancouver Canada Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11 September 1971 Seattle United States
14 September 1971 Kansas City Music Hall
15 September 1971 St. Louis
17 September 1971 Milwaukee
18 September 1971 Chicago Arte Town Theatre
19 September 1971 Minneapolis
21 September 1971 Cinncinati Taft Theatre
22 September 1971 Columbus
24 September 1971 Detroit
25 September 1971 Cleveland
27 September 1971 Montreal Canada
28 September 1971 Toronto
30 September 1971 New York City United States Carnegie Hall
1 October 1971 Hartford Bushnell Auditorium
3 October 1971 Boston Boston Music Hall
4 October 1971 New York City Carnegie Hall
5 October 1971 Philadelphia Academy Of Music
7 October 1971 Dallas
10 October 1971 Los Angeles Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
11 October 1971 Royce Hall
14 October 1971 Berkerley Berkeley Community Theatre
15 October 1971
17 October 1971 Cupertino Flint Centre
2 December 1971 Manchester United Kingdom Manchester Odeon
4 December 1971 London Royal Festival Hall
Date City Country Venue
11 March 1972 Berkeley United States Berkeley Community Theatre
26 March 1972 San Fransico Winterland Ballroom
Date City Country Venue
11 March 1973 Bakersfield United States Memorial Stadium
29 August 1973 Illinois Southern Illinois University
1 September 1973 New York Saratoga Performing Arts Centre
5 September 1973 Barton Hall
28 October 1973 Boston Boston Music Hall
7 November 1973 New Jersey Capitol Theatre
10 November 1973 South Bend Athletics And Convocation Centre
15 November 1973 Durham Cameron Indoor Stadium
26 November 1973 Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
28 November 1973 Auburn Memorial Coliseum
Date City Country Venue
14 December 1974 San Francisco United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Graham Nash David Crosby at AllMusic
  2. ^ Old radio shows retrieved ????
  3. ^ "Crosby Stills & Nash Concerts". www.geocities.ws. Retrieved 2018-08-19.

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