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Album: Deja Vu
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
One morning I woke up and I knew that you were gone.
A new day, a new way, I knew I should see it along.
Go your way, I'll go mine and carry on.

The sky is clearing and the night has gone out.
The sun, he come, the world is all full of light.
Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but to carry on.

The fortunes of fables are able to sing the song.
Now witness the quickness with which we get along.
To sing the blues you've got to live the tunes and carry on.

Carry on, love is coming, love is coming to us all.

Where are you going now my love? Where will you be tomorrow?
Will you bring me happiness? Will you bring me sorrow?
Oh, the questions of a thousand dreams, what you do and what you see,
lover, can you talk to me?

Girl, when I was on my own, chasing you down,
what was it made you run, trying your best just to get around?
The questions of a thousand dreams, what you do and what you see,
lover, can you talk to me?
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 newbolddrive wrote:
I'm imagining thousands of RP listeners in their office right now all singing along...
 
Home offices!  
I'm imagining thousands of RP listeners in their office right now all singing along...
As time goes on I am learning to appreciate how great and unique a guitar player Mr Steven Stills is.  
Sitting here in the midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic of 2020.

Where will you be tomorrow ? Carry on
There's a recent cable channel documentary on David Crosby and his musical life: Byrds, CSNY, solo.  

He's a strange and crazy cat.  That's for sure. 

But the kicker is, at almost 80 years old, his singing voice is still strong and pure. Just amazing. 

I wish I could sing like that. 
In what way? As far as I am concerned, so far it stood the test of time. 
Tomato wrote:
I think it's a little dated.
 

One of albums I can always listen to; a 10 for this tune. Always think it is a follow up to Suite Judy Blue Eyes. Same object of desire.
 Tomato wrote:
I think it's a little dated.
 
Yes, 1970.  But still ahead of its time. And classic.  And therefore almost timeless. 
I think it's a little dated.
 nate917 wrote:
RP adds to the myth that CSNY had only 2 or 3 good songs. Please expand the horizon. To paraphrase Whitman, they contain multitudes.
 
The RP library contains 23 CSN or CSNY tracks.  They all get played.
this album still sounds soooo fresh today

and the bass player so nice, so warm
 Steely_D wrote:
Homage worth watching.
 
That was cool.
For a second there, I thought it was Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
 tapis23 wrote:
I was born 10yrs too late. No, wait, better that way as I'd probably not be here now. 
 
Still there?
Talkin bout my generation.
Those harmonies still raise goosebumps after all these years.
Fantastic.


Still tasty after all these years.
Those were the days!
No need to comment - 10
Isn't this the riff to Zepplin's 'Friends'?
I love these guys, but they sometimes over-do it on the harmonies. Leave the harmonies to the chorus only please.
 Steely_D wrote:
Homage worth watching.
 
I spent 15 years working for "Big Corporations" and that is exactly how they talk.
Weird Al nails the terminology perfectly.
Homage worth watching.
I loved the debut CSN album but Neil Young is like the secret sauce that adds an indescribablel element really pushing them over the top (in a good way.) Was lucky to see CSNY in their first reunion  tour - summer 1973 at Rich Stadium in Buffalo. Ace opened the show (one hit wonder with the song "Too Long" - singer Paul Carrack went on to great fame with Squeeze.)  Jess Colin Young played next - minus the Youngbloods.  Santana was the final opener - just off his devadip and Sri Chinmoy guru days...  he has two Brazilian go-go dancer shimmying on pedestals at either side of the stage. CSNY put on a great show that day - long and well played.
 
Stephen Stills best writing is when he's writing for CSN(Y)
Such strong arrangements and vocals. CSN&Y didn't have too much output but it was all of a very high quality.
 rdo wrote:
TODAY IS VETERANS DAY 2014...TO ANY VETS OUT THERE:THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE !!!!!   CARRY ON
 


The work day is over!!! Time to party!!
 JanzieNL wrote:
Love this song.
Love RP. 
ROCK ON! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 

 
May I rock with you?     {#Dancingbanana}
there goes pure magic
Love this song.
Love RP. 
ROCK ON! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
This and Suite Judy Blue Eyes personify the 1960s music and the '60s.
Transports me... those harmonies... purr
I was born 10yrs too late. No, wait, better that way as I'd probably not be here now. 
Was about to leave for lunch.  Guess it can wait.
This songs mixes very well with Pantera's Cowboys From Hell.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Yah, Heart of the Sunrise is a dead ringer for Our House.  {#Rolleyes}

 
Nah, that song's more of a dead ringer for "21st Century Schizoid Man".
The breakbeat in this song is absolutely sick!!!
 
The organ/breakbeat segue to "Questions" is impeccable and groovy!
 Steely_D wrote:

Yes wanted to sound like CSNY/Simon & Garfunkel.
 
Really? Yes's Yorkshire tyke vocalist sounded more like Geoffrey Boycott, 'appen.
 Steely_D wrote:

Yes wanted to sound like CSNY/Simon & Garfunkel.
You made a good call. 

 
Hmm, certainly CSN attributes to Yes now that you mention ? Yes had an edgyness that I liked. Maybe 90125 reasons why I liked it. Older stuff was more CSN of coarse '
Harmony over-kill. Good song otherwise. Love tempo-changes. Great album.
TODAY IS VETERANS DAY 2014...TO ANY VETS OUT THERE:THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE !!!!!   CARRY ON
 Steely_D wrote:
Yes wanted to sound like CSNY/Simon & Garfunkel.
You made a good call.
 
Yeah, Heart of the Sunrise is a dead ringer for Our House.  
 jt1 wrote:
The start reminds me of Yes from the same period..not a bad thing in my book.

 
Yes wanted to sound like CSNY/Simon & Garfunkel.
You made a good call. 
 jamelch wrote:
I wish I could find 3 friends to song this song with...it would be fun
 
Wouldn't it just.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Meh -- a mediocre 4 at best

 
That's the silliest thing I've heard all day. {#Roflol}
Godlike!
 
Meh -- a mediocre 4 at best
Brilliant harmonies......Great song.....
If some new band showed on some prime time network talent show today and pull off something like this, what would happen? Great harmonies, songwriting, musicians... It would be interesting.

There are great young bands out there. I just fear they have no real way to find a large audience.
10+10+10+10+ forever..........
                                  "Carry on...love is coming to us all.." ...ah, those funky lyrics are timeless
                                                    {#Yes}   {#Smile}  {#Jump}

           
I wish I could find 3 friends to song this song with...it would be fun
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Glad you enjoyed it!
For the die-hards, here's the complete version of what appears to be the same performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUOLDTlMDKo

 
My God! The sideburns!! Part of 1970 I had forgotten! I thought something had attacked Steven Stills face, and then I saw Neil Young!

Also, worth seeing for the sight of a skinny Crosby
 Stingray wrote:
10

 
....... is that all 10 + 
 MusiqueMusique wrote:
Ah, 1970... What a year. I can't remember any of it.

 

Me either, of course I was only 1 year old.
The taste  of freshness -the sparkles,glimpses of youth.
10
Awesome tune. Never been crazy about the Santana-esque ending but that's no biggie. Those opening hard-strummed acoustic guitar chords followed by the blending of the 4 voices = greatness. Great album opener.
{#Bananapiano}   Got to be that 10
 Hodgie wrote:
Hoping to never be the old fart who thinks "new" anything sucks, can someone please explain to me why the music that's popular with  people under the age of 30 holds weight with, say, music like this?

CSNY was "popular" music 40 years ago.

We have pop music today in which 30% of the artists are women in their late teens/early 20's who look like bikini models and don't appear to be bringing much except their bikini model appearance.

At 48, it's clear I am an old fart.  

 
You don't really want an explanation of "why the music that's popular with people under the age of 30 holds weight with...music like this", you appear to be convinced that what's older must be better, purely because it's older - it's a circular argument. Our parents probably had similarly dismissive opinions about this sort of music forty years ago.  Personally, I never liked this song very much, but I've always appreciated the talents involved and displayed.
OF COURSE 10!
Ah, 1970... What a year. I can't remember any of it.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
For the die-hards, here's the complete version of what appears to be the same performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUOLDTlMDKo

 
Awesome performance... love the look between Stills and Young about 13mins in...
 Hodgie wrote

At 48, it's clear I am an old fart.  

 
Join the club!
Used to get really stoned and listen to this album back to back over and over :)
Except the twee "our house" song which I'd skip (or forward wind past, or lift up the needle to the next song)

Love it. 
Hoping to never be the old fart who thinks "new" anything sucks, can someone please explain to me why the music that's popular with  people under the age of 30 holds weight with, say, music like this?

CSNY was "popular" music 40 years ago.

We have pop music today in which 30% of the artists are women in their late teens/early 20's who look like bikini models and don't appear to be bringing much except their bikini model appearance.

At 48, it's clear I am an old fart.  
 SanFranGayMan wrote:
LOL, OTB! I think you nailed it on all accounts. And yeah, Nash a bit thin, except for his Manhood, which was always on display, and by all accounts, manly. And wasn't it Joannie M. who referred to his, 'pac pac pachyderm' in one of her songs. Mon dieu! A great jam, voices be damned!
 
Glad you enjoyed it!
For the die-hards, here's the complete version of what appears to be the same performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUOLDTlMDKo
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Well here's an interesting timepiece; a 15-minute live version of the song circa 1974. It's either heaven or hell depending on your opinion of CSNY. One thing it's not is a bunch of timid hippies playing quiet ballads on their acoustic guitars. They all appear coked up, but that's just me speculating (Nash looks like he weighs about 80 pounds), they're hoarse as hell and more screaming than singing, and CSY are wailing on their electrics with reckless abandon. Looks like Russ Kunkel on drums. Unfortunately the clip ends at 15 minutes, just as the boys are starting to crank it up another gear. Ah well, misty water-coloured memories . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ2hb45cRWk
 
LOL, OTB! I think you nailed it on all accounts. And yeah, Nash a bit thin, except for his Manhood, which was always on display, and by all accounts, manly. And wasn't it Joannie M. who referred to his, 'pac pac pachyderm' in one of her songs. Mon dieu! A great jam, voices be damned!
 
Tireless and timeless. One of the quintessential songs of its time from one of the greatest bands. And it still has plenty of life and spirit. 
 gypsyman wrote:
For me, the definitive album of my youth.
 
mine as well
my younger brother's summer tutor gave this album to us at the end of summer - we wore that sucker out
The start reminds me of Yes from the same period..not a bad thing in my book.
Mr. Stills played killer guitar licks, didn't he?  And those harmonies ... back off, Andrews Sisters!
Geil, this video. Eveybody knew that they were not really capable of playing, but this was not the point. The point was they made such a lot of good feeling music. And, later, each of them became a famous musician!
Well here's an interesting timepiece; a 15-minute live version of the song circa 1974. It's either heaven or hell depending on your opinion of CSNY. One thing it's not is a bunch of timid hippies playing quiet ballads on their acoustic guitars. They all appear coked up, but that's just me speculating (Nash looks like he weighs about 80 pounds), they're hoarse as hell and more screaming than singing, and CSY are wailing on their electrics with reckless abandon. Looks like Russ Kunkel on drums. Unfortunately the clip ends at 15 minutes, just as the boys are starting to crank it up another gear. Ah well, misty water-coloured memories . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ2hb45cRWk
NEVER gets old!!! {#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist} -mechanic1
Wow this is still so good.
For me, the definitive album of my youth.
 johnjconn wrote:

The years have worn the groovie out of this song too.
 
Nonsense.  10.
When I was a kid we played the grooves right off this record!
This must be that new-fangled music I've been hearing about, that, or senility has set in and everything is new again. Nah, it`s still ole Shakey.
 agmusci wrote:


Yea, archive it for a day, then play it every hour the next 10 days.
 
No, thank you.
It's pretty good.  Buffalo Springfield's original "Questions" was much better.
 johnjconn wrote:
my first thought when I hear the opening guitars is... shit, not again.
Archive this one Bill
 
 

Yea, archive it for a day, then play it every hour the next 10 days.
I know, i know... it's a classic from a classic album for sure. But I just can't get over the monotone choirs and the voice of Neil.. Heard it too many times on another classic-rock-radiostation and I'm afraid that killed it for me...
A groovy classic for sure!  {#Music}
Yeah, love this. GODLIKE for sure. Play it all the time. Forget the other songs. Oh, maybe Low Rider.
 BillG wrote:

That is freakin' hysterical.  Would probably be even funnier if I'd ever heard the original.
 
If you google search there is another video with Fallon/Neil and Bruce Springsteen doing some other pop song. 
Very, very nice!
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Check this out; it's good for a laugh. Of course they force you to watch an ad first:

FallonAsNeilWithCrosbyNash
 
That is freakin' hysterical.  Would probably be even funnier if I'd ever heard the original.

definitely dated, but who cares ...still a classic track in anyones collection.
Can't but would give anything to go back to these days.  Only go here sparingly, it is bittersweet.  The music spoke to every thought, emotion, and belief I had.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Check this out; it's good for a laugh. Of course they force you to watch an ad first:

FallonAsNeilWithCrosbyNash
 
This was SO good!  Crosby and Nash were trying so hard to hold it together - and Fallon does a better Neil than Neil...  Thanks for that clip, On_The_Beach - well worth the watch!

Reading through the comments of who "made" this band so great, I have to laugh.  All four of the guys have been around in various incarnations, and to me, CSNY was a wonderful stew, and each member added a magic ingredient to make it wonderful.  I can't separate out one member from another and say, "Now, HE was what made CSNY so great!" It was that exceptional alchemy, that combination of each member's contribution to the band, that made the sound work.
One of the best bass lines in Rock and Roll history. Groovin'

Thanks Bill, Oh, those were the days of LOVE


Very ,very nice!
Check this out; it's good for a laugh. Of course they force you to watch an ad first:

FallonAsNeilWithCrosbyNash
After all these years, this is enduringly brilliant.
Loved it then - love it now! 
I can't buy this. I bought most of Crosby and Nash albums released as a duo and there is some great songs on there with soaring vocals. I enjoyed these more than Stills solos efforts. Neil stands out way above the other three but fit so well within this group.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
 parrothead wrote:
I have nothing against David Crosby but compared to his counterparts Nash, Stills and Young I've got to say that there the ones carrying the sound, music and most of the writing. IMO, Crosby got lucky when he hooked up with Nash and Stills. Nash is the heart, Stills is the sound and rhythm and Crosby is backup vocals. However, they would not sound as good as they do without him. The three together are nothing but fantastic. There first album still blows me away!

My 2 cents: Nash was the weak link. His treacly-sweet ballads make me nauseous. I'd say Crosby, Stills (& of course Young) were the strongest songwriters. However, there's no denying that Nash's harmonies are a big part of what made CSN(Y) so great, and I did kinda like Marrakesh Express.
 
I think you all may be a little off — Crosby is the tenor - the amazing voice of the group.  Remember the Byrds? He still sounds pretty good, all things considered, whereas poor Stills, well - he still plays guitar well.  Nash looks the best. See them live, if you get the chance.
AndyJ wrote:
Aspen summer.... Only yesterday and so many miles at the same time.... I don't think I was really ever that young...
{#Yes}

A classic! {#Music}
10 Great. Love.
 parrothead wrote:
I have nothing against David Crosby but compared to his counterparts Nash, Stills and Young I've got to say that there the ones carrying the sound, music and most of the writing. IMO, Crosby got lucky when he hooked up with Nash and Stills. Nash is the heart, Stills is the sound and rhythm and Crosby is backup vocals. However, they would not sound as good as they do without him. The three together are nothing but fantastic. There first album still blows me away!

My 2 cents: Nash was the weak link. His treacly-sweet ballads make me nauseous. I'd say Crosby, Stills (& of course Young) were the strongest songwriters. However, there's no denying that Nash's harmonies are a big part of what made CSN(Y) so great, and I did kinda like Marrakesh Express.

 parrothead wrote:

I have nothing against David Crosby but compared to his counterparts Nash, Stills and Young I've got to say that there the ones carrying the sound, music and most of the writing. IMO, Crosby got lucky when he hooked up with Nash and Stills. Nash is the heart, Stills is the sound and rhythm and Crosby is backup vocals. However, they would not sound as good as they do without him. The three together are nothing but fantastic. There first album still blows me away!

  

A lot of the really atmospheric, and in my view definitive, CSN/CSNY stuff —- Wooden Ships, Long Time Gone, Guinnevere, Deja Vu —- was composed by Crosby.  I might also suggest that you listen to Crosby's solo album If I Could Only Remember My Name, which I think is a pretty good indicator of the influence that he had on his collaborations with Stills and Nash.

No question that the alchemy here was for the ages but I think it was Crosby that made these guys so special.


 keller1 wrote:


Happened again today.

While I'm here, I would like to opine that this and CS&N are two of the ten or twenty best rock albums ever recorded, and that David Crosby, vices notwithstanding, is one of the great musical talents of our time.

 
I have nothing against David Crosby but compared to his counterparts Nash, Stills and Young I've got to say that there the ones carrying the sound, music and most of the writing. IMO, Crosby got lucky when he hooked up with Nash and Stills. Nash is the heart, Stills is the sound and rhythm and Crosby is backup vocals. However, they would not sound as good as they do without him. The three together are nothing but fantastic. There first album still blows me away!

Although I was alive during their peak, and a huge music fan, for whatever reason I did not appreciate them as much then as I do now. Hindsight strikes again. Better late than never, I suppose.
Love it.
I love turning youngsters on to this album...
Chills. Always.
 glydev wrote:


I agree, a jewel, possibly my favorite song...(and that is saying a lot..)
 
Count me in as well. Absolutely great!

Can never get enough of CSN & Y. Saw them at Red Rocks this past summer for the 4 th time. Thought about my parents having seen them when they were in college and thinking they are just as amazing now as they must have been then!
Aspen summer.... Only yesterday and so many miles at the same time.... I don't think I was really ever that young...


An iconic song from an iconic band in a ground-breaking era - such things are 10-worthy.
I'm surprised this CD has never received the deluxe remaster / re-issue treatment. It's overdue!
The stereo separation on this is  a m a z i n g.
 snowcat wrote:
One of my all-time favorite songs by any band.
 

absolutely!
One of my all-time favorite songs by any band.