RELEASE
May 29, 1969
LABEL
Atlantic
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

Album Review

The Crosby, Stills & Nash triumvirate shot to immediate superstardom with the release of its self-titled debut LP, a sparkling set immortalizing the group's amazingly close, high harmonies. While elements of the record haven't dated well -- Nash's Eastern-influenced musings on the hit "Marrakesh Express" now seem more than a little silly, while the antiwar sentiments of "Wooden Ships," though well-intentioned, are rather hokey -- the harmonies are absolutely timeless, and the best material remains rock-solid. Stills' gorgeous opener, "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," in particular, is an epic love song remarkable in its musical and emotional intricacy, Nash's "Pre-Road Downs" is buoyant folk-pop underpinned by light psychedelic textures, and Crosby's "Long Time Gone" remains a potent indictment of the assassination of Robert Kennedy. A definitive document of its era.
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyeshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsuite-judy-blue-eyes-remastered%252Fid160413691%253Fi%253D160413692%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Marrakesh Expresshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmarrakesh-express-remastered%252Fid160413691%253Fi%253D160413725%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Guinneverehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fguinnevere-remastered-lp-version%252Fid160413691%253Fi%253D160413750%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. You Don't Have to Cryhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fyou-dont-have-to-cry-remastered%252Fid160413691%253Fi%253D160413824%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Pre-Road Downshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fpre-road-downs-remastered-lp-version%252Fid160413691%253Fi%253D160413831%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Wooden Shipshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwooden-ships-remastered-lp-version%252Fid160413691%253Fi%253D160413878%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Lady of the Islandhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Flady-island-remastered-lp-version%252Fid160413691%253Fi%253D160413897%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Helplessly Hopinghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fhelplessly-hoping-remastered%252Fid160413691%253Fi%253D160413899%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Long Time Gonehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Flong-time-gone-remastered-lp-version%252Fid160413691%253Fi%253D160413926%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. 49 Bye-Byeshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252F49-bye-byes-remastered-lp-version%252Fid160413691%253Fi%253D160413932%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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