Oh Yes I Can

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Oh Yes I Can
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Studio album by David Crosby
Released January 23, 1989
Studio Devonshire Sound, North Hollywood, CA; A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA; Criteria, Miami, FL and Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Rock
Length 42:35
Label A&M
Producer David Crosby
Craig Doerge
Stanley Johnson
David Crosby chronology
If I Could Only Remember My Name
(1971)If I Could Only Remember My Name1971
Oh Yes I Can
(1989)
Thousand Roads
(1993)Thousand Roads1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]

Oh Yes I Can is the second solo studio album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young member David Crosby. It was released on January 23, 1989, 18 years on from his previous solo release, If I Could Only Remember My Name.

Four songs ("Drive My Car", "Distances", "Melody" and "Flying Man") had been slated to appear on Crosby's unfinished 1979-1981 Capitol Records solo album and were subsequently rejected for inclusion in Crosby, Stills & Nash projects. The group had previously attempted to record "Drive My Car" and "Distances" during aborted 1978 sessions for a follow-up to CSN (1977).

The hitherto unreleased "Drop Down Mama" was an adaptation of a Sleepy John Estes song that was previously recorded by David and the Dorks (a short-lived ensemble including Crosby and members of the Grateful Dead) in 1970 and Crosby & Nash with The Mighty Jitters circa 1975-1976.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Drive My Car"Crosby3:34
2."Melody"Crosby, Doerge4:07
3."Monkey and the Underdog"Crosby, Doerge4:15
4."In the Wide Ruin"Doerge, Henske4:47
5."Tracks in the Dust"Crosby4:48
6."Drop Down Mama"Crosby3:07
7."Lady of the Harbor"Crosby, Doerge3:19
8."Distances"Crosby3:36
9."Flying Man"Crosby, Doerge3:25
10."Oh Yes I Can"Crosby5:08
11."America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)"Traditional, arranged by Hedges1:58

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers – David Crosby; Craig Doerge and Stanley Johnston (Tracks 1-7, 9, 10 & 11); Howard Alpert and Ron Alpert (Track 8).
  • Executive Producer – Eddie Wilner
  • Engineers – Stephen Barncard, Steve Gursky, Stanley Johnston, Gerry Lentz and Jay Parti.
  • Assistant Engineers – Tom Banghart, Gary Boatner, Michael Bosley, Troy Cruze, Larry Goodwin, Scott Gordon, Mark McKenna, Russell Schmidt, Allan Tucker, Bob Vogt and Paul Winger.
  • Mixing – Niko Bolas (Track 1); Stanley Johnston (Tracks 2-11).
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig and Mike Reese at Masterdisk (New York, NY) and A&M Mastering Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Art Direction and Design – Caroline Balog and Gary Burden
  • Photography – Henry Diltz (back cover), Jay Parti (front cover) and Aaron Rapoport (inner sleeve).

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 104

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Drive My Car" Mainstream Rock Tracks 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindsay Planer (1989-01-23). "Oh Yes I Can - David Crosby | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 
  2. ^ Browne, David (23 March 1989). "David Crosby: Oh Yes I Can : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2011.