(2004) Crosby & Nash

Graham Nash & David Crosby

... read moreIn the late 1990s, after surviving serious health problems, David Crosby experienced something of an artistic rebirth by teaming with his long-lost son, keyboardist/songwriter James Raymond, in the group CPR. Here Crosby dusts off his duo with CSN bandmate Graham Nash, while still benefiting from...

01:14′:15″ 20 Songs

Disk 1

1
Lay Me Down
Graham Nash & David Crosby
3:36
2
Puppeteer
Graham Nash & David Crosby
4:06
3
Through Here Quite Often
Graham Nash & David Crosby
4:04
4
Grace
Graham Nash & David Crosby
0:45
5
Jesus Of Rio
Graham Nash & David Crosby
4:12
6
I Surrender
Graham Nash & David Crosby
4:15
7
Luck Dragon
Graham Nash & David Crosby
4:45
8
Other Side Of Town
Graham Nash & David Crosby
3:35
9
Half Your Angels
Graham Nash & David Crosby
5:05
10
They Want It All
Graham Nash & David Crosby
5:34
11
How Does It Shine
Graham Nash & David Crosby
5:21

Disk 2

1
Don't Dig Here
Graham Nash & David Crosby
6:10
2
Milky Way Tonight
Graham Nash & David Crosby
3:24
3
Charlie
Graham Nash & David Crosby
3:33
4
Penguin In A Palm Tree
Graham Nash & David Crosby
3:49
5
Michael (Hedges Here)
Graham Nash & David Crosby
2:41
6
Samurai
Graham Nash & David Crosby
1:42
7
Shining On Your Dreams
Graham Nash & David Crosby
2:34
8
Live On (The Wall)
Graham Nash & David Crosby
3:22
9
My Country Tis Of Thee
Graham Nash & David Crosby
1:42
Released 10 August 2004, 2004 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

Review

In the late 1990s, after surviving serious health problems, David Crosby experienced something of an artistic rebirth by teaming with his long-lost son, keyboardist/songwriter James Raymond, in the group CPR. Here Crosby dusts off his duo with CSN bandmate Graham Nash, while still benefiting from Raymond's considerable talents. Considering all the aesthetic missteps of latter-day CSN, it's a welcome surprise to find that CROSBY * NASH is one of the classiest, most substantive projects the two old cohorts have collaborated on since 1982's DAYLIGHT AGAIN. The fact that there are two full discs' worth of finely crafted songs on offer here emphasizes that Crosby and Nash are truly at the top of their game. With Raymond making equally impressive songwriting contributions, the compositions bear a musical sophistication that brings to mind '70s Paul Simon, and a lyrical spark that recalls Crosby and Nash's glory days. Even the production is top-notch, with spare, tasteful arrangements that never set a foot wrong, artfully framing the thoughtful, elegant folk/rock/pop sound that the icons in question mastered long ago.