This Path Tonight

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This Path Tonight
Graham Nash This Path Tonight.jpg
Studio album by
Released15 April 2016
GenreRock
Length41:43
LabelBlue Castle
ProducerShane Fontayne[1]
Graham Nash chronology
Reflections
(2009)
This Path Tonight
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[2]

This Path Tonight is the sixth solo studio album by British singer-songwriter Graham Nash, released on 15 April 2016. It is his first studio album in fourteen years.[3]

Background[edit]

When he wrote the tunes for This Path Tonight, Nash's separation from his wife Susan after 38 years of marriage was weighing most heavily on his mind. As he stated about the new album: "This Path Tonight is my emotional journey at this point in my life. [...] Many changes are happening and, as a musician, I'm trying to find the courage to face my future and grab a hold of it. [...] My producer [former Springsteen/Maria McKee sideman] Shane Fontayne and I wanted to make a funkier, more intimate feeling and started the album with the song "This Path Tonight"."[3]

Nash also stated: "What a pleasure it was recording this album. Shane Fontayne and I had written 20 songs in a month and recorded them in eight days. I felt comfortable on day one even though I'd never met some of the musicians before that moment. Shane, who produced the album, put together a great band: Todd Caldwell (hammond organ), Jay Bellerose (drums, percussion), Jennifer Condos (bass), Patrick Warren (piano), Shane Fontayne (guitars). My music has a different feel to my earlier albums although I hear echoes of each one. This journey of mine was one of self-discovery, of intense creation, of absolute passion. Enjoy!"[1]

Release[edit]

On 22 January 2016, Nash announced the forthcoming release on 15 April 2016 of his new studio album entitled This Path Tonight (his first collection of new songs in fourteen years) and shared the title track from it through the MOJO magazine's website.[1]

On 4 February 2016, Rolling Stone magazine's website exclusively unveiled the reflective song "Encore", the tender tune that wraps up Nash's new album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Graham Nash and Shane Fontayne.

  1. "This Path Tonight" – 4:26
  2. "Myself at Last" – 5:18
  3. "Cracks in the City" – 3:41
  4. "Beneath the Waves" – 4:01
  5. "Fire Down Below" – 3:28
  6. "Another Broken Heart" – 4:57
  7. "Target" – 3:34
  8. "Golden Days" – 3:38
  9. "Back Home" – 4:48
  10. "Encore" – 3:52
Bonus tracks
  1. "Mississippi Burning" – 2:44
  2. "Watch Out for the Wind" – 3:06
  3. "The Fall" – 4:20

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 43
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 63
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[6] 22
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 108
Italian Albums (FIMI)[8] 34
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[9] 27
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 58
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 57
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 41
US Billboard 200[13] 93

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Graham Nash Previews New Album, This Path Tonight (Graham Nash shares the title track of his forthcoming album, This Path Tonight, in an exclusive stream for MOJO readers.) (by MOJO Staff)". MOJO. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ "This Path Tonight (by Will Hermes)". Rolling Stone. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Hear Graham Nash's Reflective New Song "Encore" (Tender tune is the final track on This Path Tonight, singer-songwriter's first solo album in 14 years) (by Andy Greene)". Rolling Stone. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Graham Nash – This Path Tonight" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Graham Nash – This Path Tonight" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Graham Nash – This Path Tonight" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Graham Nash – This Path Tonight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 16 (dal 2016-04-15 al 2016-04-21)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Graham Nash – This Path Tonight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Graham Nash – This Path Tonight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Graham Nash – This Path Tonight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  12. ^ April 2016/7502/ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Graham Nash Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 April 2016.