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Crosby, Stills & Nash — Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Album: Crosby, Stills & Nash
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Released: 1969
Length: 7:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
It's getting to the point where I am no fun anymore, I am sorry.
Sometimes it hurts so badly I must cry out loud, 'I am lonely.'
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, you make it hard.

Remember what we've said, and done and felt about each other, oh babe, have mercy.
Don't let the past, remind us of what we are not now, I am not dreaming.
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, you make it hard.

Tearing yourself away from me now, you are free and I am crying.
This does not mean I don't love you, I do, that's forever, yes, and for always.
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, you make it hard.

Something inside is telling me that I've got your secret. Are you still listening?
Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart and I love you.
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are
and you make it hard, and you make it hard, and you make it hard, and you make it hard.

Friday evening, Sunday in the afternoon, what have you got to lose?
Tuesday morning, please be gone, I'm tired of you what have you got to lose?
Can I tell it like it is, listen to me baby-
it's my heart that's a suffering, it a-dying and that's what I have to lose.

I've got an answer. I'm going to fly away, what have I got to lose?
Will you come see me Thursdays and Saturdays? What have you got to lose?

Chestnut brown canary, ruby throated sparrow,
sing a song, don't be long, thrill me to the marrow.
Voices of the angels, ring around the moonlight,
asking me, said, she so free, how can you catch the sparrow?
Lacy, lilting lyrics, losing love lamenting. Change by life, make it right, be my lady.

What joy Cuba brings to me,
The Queen of the Caribbean Sea.
What sunny skies they have there,
And how sad it is that I cannot go.
Oh go, oh go, go.
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Playlist today has been spectacular. On this February 68 degree day in Wisconsin! 
 sfyi2001 wrote:







What a comment..!   Worth its weight in gold.  Thankyou 
Who dares claim magic isn’t real?

This song hits all the marks:  harmony, melody, cleverness, arrangement, performance, lilting lyrics,…. Wow! I never tire of hearing this amazing tune, (nor trying to sing it!). 
Mostly written by Stills for the great love of his life Judy Collins?  Or, an Urban Myth?
 poetdancer wrote:

Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. The photo was taken by their friend and photographer Henry Diltz before they came up with a name for the group. They found an abandoned house with an old, battered sofa outside, located at 815 Palm Avenue, West Hollywood, across from the Santa Palm car wash that they thought would be a perfect fit for their image. A few days later they decided on the name “Crosby, Stills, and Nash”. To prevent confusion, they went back to the house a day or so later to re-shoot the cover in the correct order, but when they got there they found the house had been reduced to a pile of timber.






Why was 69 such a good year for music
 Ok_Sobriquet wrote:


Where does it say one has to read a photo left to right?!?

Or maybe the photographer was Hebrew.


I don't remember the photographers name but I read that he & CSN found a derelict house in LA and took a few photos for the album cover. They all loved the shot but later that day they realized the order was wrong. They all went back the next day to reshoot the photo, but the house was gone.
Today, 4/21/23, in the Daily Beast. 
https://tinyurl.com/ysvr2u7a

Yes, Neil wasn't on this first CSN LP or this classic track.  But Stills and Young have been like car and wheels since 1966.  
 idiot_wind wrote:

its just that no other band had or will have these vocals
aint even close


A friend emailed me a pic of Crosby and Joni and Eric Clapton just hanging out on the lawn, playing acoustics. I couldn't help thinking how fortunate we were to grow up in an era where we more or less took all the incredible music for granted. To quote a Dylan lyric, it was "Magic in a magical land".
RIP David.
 William wrote:

Fascinating behind-the-scenes look at this recording:

https://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug10/articles/classic-tracks-0810.htm

(lots of others on this site as well)



Sent this link to some friends after Crosby passed last week. 

Enjoyed rereading the story after all these years, and I am still amazed at their talent. RIP Mr Crosby.

Thanks for the link, William!
RIP David. Thank you for the tunes. =,)
RIP Mr. Crosby, my favorite from CSN(Y). LLRP

its just that no other band had or will have these vocals

aint even close
The older I get, the better CSN (and Y) get.
This is one of those songs that we knew the words to from early on....long ago.  And when it comes on RP or even a radio station now, my kids are amazed at how much we all can sing along and know every nuance.  "what's this song again?" and "who does this?" 
One of the best sing-along songs of all time.
 starfishNcoffee wrote:

This song will always remind me of my dearly departed cat Riley who upon hearing me singing along began to sing with me. We sounded like hell, but man we loved every second!



Don't mean to pry, but did your singing contribute to Riley's demise? Lord knows my vocals could kill a cat or two....
Stills is playing everything. It turns out he is an awesome bass player - way down deep.
Why only Thursdays and Saturdays??
This song will always remind me of my dearly departed cat Riley who upon hearing me singing along began to sing with me. We sounded like hell, but man we loved every second!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Ah, but from their perspective (ie on the couch) they are in the correct order.  ; )


Where does it say one has to read a photo left to right?!?

Or maybe the photographer was Hebrew.
 Silvervanman wrote:

I bloody hate these harmonies. Just saying. Sounds like the turbo gone wrong in my van.



That's what I told your mom about the sounds she was making in my van.
 poetdancer wrote:

Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. (edit)


Ah, but from their perspective (ie on the couch) they are in the correct order. 

 unclehud wrote:

Lacy lilting ladies, losing love, lamenting ....

Now that there's alliteration. 



And, of course, there's Helplessly Hoping, from this album too. Alliteration plus.  
I bloody hate these harmonies. Just saying. Sounds like the turbo gone wrong in my van.
 Ivo001 wrote:


The Eagles and Bee Gees


Little River Band best for me
 pfreet wrote:


Um, isn't it trivial to reverse a photo :-)


I'm left handed myself but I don't think Steve Stills is.
 Ok_Sobriquet wrote:

Best harmonies in Rock/Pop:
CSN
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Beach Boys

Not in order. Who would you add?



The Eagles and Bee Gees
 pfreet wrote:


Um, isn't it trivial to reverse a photo :-)


Sure, but then Stills would be playing a left-handed guitar :)
Best harmonies in Rock/Pop:
CSN
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Beach Boys

Not in order. Who would you add?
 poetdancer wrote:
Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. The photo was taken by their friend and photographer Henry Diltz before they came up with a name for the group. They found an abandoned house with an old, battered sofa outside, located at 815 Palm Avenue, West Hollywood, across from the Santa Palm car wash that they thought would be a perfect fit for their image. A few days later they decided on the name “Crosby, Stills, and Nash”. To prevent confusion, they went back to the house a day or so later to re-shoot the cover in the correct order, but when they got there they found the house had been reduced to a pile of timber.
 

Um, isn't it trivial to reverse a photo :-)
The perfect song for a sweet Tuesday morning! I'm going to fly away, ruby-throated sparrows...
 dixiedeb wrote:
sharkartist wrote:
Still recall the sense of joy that filled me at 13 years old when I first heard this song, as it lulled me out of sleep from the radio that was always on next to my bed. I'll never tire of this one either, overplayed or not.
I just read your post. That is exactly how I first heard this song. I feel the same.
 
At about the same age, I was loaned the album Four-Way Street and heard this song.  I was instantly hooked.
As you may have noticed on FB, this album has been re-released as "Crosby, Still, Nash and Bernie".  Love it.  And always love the music of these people.  The harmonies are magical.
So much good music was created in 1969. This was one of the great albums
Vivaldi to Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Only on RP. 
I had this at a 9.
What the heck was I thinking?!
Corrected to a 10.
 Bleyfusz wrote:
Terrible songwriting.

[Edit:} outbalanced by good guitar playing and harmonizing voices.
 
there are many, many examples of terrible songwriting in pop music.
This is not one of them.
 wendyleefrancis1 wrote:
What an amazing piece of song-writing. I never get tired of hearing this one. Keep it up RP!
 
A true masterpiece.
Terrible songwriting.

[Edit:} outbalanced by good guitar playing and harmonizing voices.
 poetdancer wrote:
Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. The photo was taken by their friend and photographer Henry Diltz before they came up with a name for the group. They found an abandoned house with an old, battered sofa outside, located at 815 Palm Avenue, West Hollywood, across from the Santa Palm car wash that they thought would be a perfect fit for their image. A few days later they decided on the name “Crosby, Stills, and Nash”. To prevent confusion, they went back to the house a day or so later to re-shoot the cover in the correct order, but when they got there they found the house had been reduced to a pile of timber.
 
They also considered simply reversing the photograph, but the right-handed Steven Stills is holding a guitar.  
Bought the album when it was released way back when. It wasn't my favorite song then and it still isn't today.
 poetdancer wrote:
Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. The photo was taken by their friend and photographer Henry Diltz before they came up with a name for the group. They found an abandoned house with an old, battered sofa outside, located at 815 Palm Avenue, West Hollywood, across from the Santa Palm car wash that they thought would be a perfect fit for their image. A few days later they decided on the name “Crosby, Stills, and Nash”. To prevent confusion, they went back to the house a day or so later to re-shoot the cover in the correct order, but when they got there they found the house had been reduced to a pile of timber.
 
That's great story! Thank you!
Like others below, I was introduced to this song at a very young age (by my dad), probably before age 9, and have loved it ever since. I now have a 17 year old son, who, just the other day, turned to me while this was playing (on RP, of course) and asked "What's the name of this song again?". I gave him the name and watched him add it to his Spotify favorites. I now hear him playing this in his room on a regular basis.... and the cycle continues.
 poetdancer wrote:
Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. The photo was taken by their friend and photographer Henry Diltz before they came up with a name for the group. They found an abandoned house with an old, battered sofa outside, located at 815 Palm Avenue, West Hollywood, across from the Santa Palm car wash that they thought would be a perfect fit for their image. A few days later they decided on the name “Crosby, Stills, and Nash”. To prevent confusion, they went back to the house a day or so later to re-shoot the cover in the correct order, but when they got there they found the house had been reduced to a pile of timber.
 

Whatever I may feel about this song (I don't like it), that mustache is LIFE.
 dieter_from_kiel wrote:
Hmmh, though I love so many of CSN/CSNY music, this recording gives me headaches. During atleast first half of the song the base feelingless stomps on the great music. Probably a case of poor recording or the base player not tuned into the mood.

Even my sympathy for this sort of music an't heal that.
 
Umm, not one to correct English, so much, but 'base player' and 'bass player' mean something quite different.  A base player is, say, a shitty corrupt politician, a bass player is a musician, say, Jack Bruce or Jaco Pastorious. 

As for feelingless, imo a critique of this song and that word should not be in the same sentence. 
Hmmh, though I love so many of CSN/CSNY music, this recording gives me headaches. During atleast first half of the song the base feelingless stomps on the great music. Probably a case of poor recording or the base player not tuned into the mood.

Even my sympathy for this sort of music an't heal that.
ICONIC!!! ...I bought this album when it first came out! ...GREAT album!
This song.  Don't be stupid.  It's top 10.  Boy is Steven Stills underrated.
I bought this album when it came out and I liked it, not anymore, it has worn out it’s welcome.
 jp33442 wrote:
So sick of this song hit the next button

 


I'm so sick of this comment, I wish there was a block button.


 bentonian wrote:


According to Google street view, May of  2019, the car wash is still there...

 
poetdancer wrote:
Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. The photo was taken by their friend and photographer Henry Diltz before they came up with a name for the group. They found an abandoned house with an old, battered sofa outside, located at 815 Palm Avenue, West Hollywood, across from the Santa Palm car wash that they thought would be a perfect fit for their image. A few days later they decided on the name “Crosby, Stills, and Nash”. To prevent confusion, they went back to the house a day or so later to re-shoot the cover in the correct order, but when they got there they found the house had been reduced to a pile of timber.
 
Ive always imagined this old house to be in the middle of a dusty field somewhere, not across the street from a car wash!

 

So sick of this song hit the next button
 poetdancer wrote:
Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. The photo was taken by their friend and photographer Henry Diltz before they came up with a name for the group. They found an abandoned house with an old, battered sofa outside, located at 815 Palm Avenue, West Hollywood, across from the Santa Palm car wash that they thought would be a perfect fit for their image. A few days later they decided on the name “Crosby, Stills, and Nash”. To prevent confusion, they went back to the house a day or so later to re-shoot the cover in the correct order, but when they got there they found the house had been reduced to a pile of timber.
 
Great story!
What an amazing piece of song-writing. I never get tired of hearing this one. Keep it up RP!
Eternally Beautiful
 jonahboo wrote:
THIS IS A 10
vocals = check
melody =check
catchy = check
sing-a-long=check
songwriting=check

i can only imagine, folks who "low voted" this, just heard it too many times, and i get that - or - they are just assholes (which i also get)
 
Maybe they have tastes which differ from yours.   Apparently, very few people consider that to be a viable possibility these days.
Where's the Rewind/loop option, please? Keeping the Paradise in RP alive and well.
THIS IS A 10
vocals = check
melody =check
catchy = check
sing-a-long=check
songwriting=check

i can only imagine, folks who "low voted" this, just heard it too many times, and i get that - or - they are just assholes (which i also get)
Please name me any piece of music today that comes even close

my brain cannot think of it at this time

it's lost somewhere
The incredible bass line adds so much to this song!!!
anyone know what guitar effect Stephen Stills  uses on this song?  Clapton and some others have had that same flanger type thing goin....   


According to Google street view, May of  2019, the car wash is still there...

 
poetdancer wrote:
Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. The photo was taken by their friend and photographer Henry Diltz before they came up with a name for the group. They found an abandoned house with an old, battered sofa outside, located at 815 Palm Avenue, West Hollywood, across from the Santa Palm car wash that they thought would be a perfect fit for their image. A few days later they decided on the name “Crosby, Stills, and Nash”. To prevent confusion, they went back to the house a day or so later to re-shoot the cover in the correct order, but when they got there they found the house had been reduced to a pile of timber.
 

 mread wrote:

Fly on the wall indeed!  BillG posted a link somewhere about the recording session, the engineer's story.  Fascinating.  Stills put down the entire guitar track all at once, pretty much without warning, no retakes, and the poor engineer thought they would fire him because he had not properly set up the take.  Au contraire.  It's a story of intensity, cooperation and things going right.  I think this is the same link:
https://www.soundonsound.com/people/crosby-stills-nash-suite-judy-blue-eyes-classic-tracks
The good stuff starts about half way down.
 
I'll say "Thanks for this" on Cynaera's behalf....I'm sure she would have loved the backstory.

I came to comment how much nicer this song is with a FLAC stream vs. the crappy .mp3 file I have from way back before I knew what I was doing ripping my CDs.  Thanks for keeping this one active, BillG!  Long Live RP!!
 Cynaera wrote:
This song, to me, transcends pretty much everything. Even after all this time, I turn it up every time I hear it. Sometimes I sing to it. Sometimes I try for the high notes. Sometimes I even hit them, and when I do, I love the song even more. When I don't hit them, I still love the song.

I wish I'd been a fly on the wall when they were recording this.  It's on my top-ten of all-time favorite songs.
 
Fly on the wall indeed!  BillG posted a link somewhere about the recording session, the engineer's story.  Fascinating.  Stills put down the entire guitar track all at once, pretty much without warning, no retakes, and the poor engineer thought they would fire him because he had not properly set up the take.  Au contraire.  It's a story of intensity, cooperation and things going right.  I think this is the same link:
https://www.soundonsound.com/people/crosby-stills-nash-suite-judy-blue-eyes-classic-tracks
The good stuff starts about half way down.
so many good feels. loved the transition from Ledward Kaapana too!
wow - 50 years old.......this WAS highschool!!
 divinemadness wrote:
Well said, hh.

 

 h8rhater wrote:

The kudos could be expressed without h8ing on the new.  There is no magical difference between the the talents of the humans living then vs. those living now.  In fact, they had much more of the stage to themselves than new bands have in today's fractured music world.  If this came out now it would undoubtedly be successful, but nowhere near as large a percentage of the population would be exposed to it.
 

 old_shep wrote:
Ever wonder why all this good '70's stuff get such high ratings?   Could it be that all this undifferentiated indie crap just sucks compared to real music with a real melody and real musicianship?  I bet that if this song was never heard of until today, it would be just as well accepted as it is now.
 
The kudos could be expressed without h8ing on the new.  There is no magical difference between the the talents of the humans living then vs. those living now.  In fact, they had much more of the stage to themselves than new bands have in today's fractured music world.  If this came out now it would undoubtedly be successful, but nowhere near as large a percentage of the population would be exposed to it.
Now yer talkin! 

Loved this album.  Even remember the slightly  fuzzy texture of the jacket cover.  

College days, never to return.  Not that I'm complaining.  Retirement is great too.  Sit around when I want to, listening to RP!

Usta listen to a lot of jazz.  Several public radio stations streams.  What were they?  Umm...uh oh, here comes another RP set.
 dischuckin wrote:
everytime i hear this i think it's grateful dead
 

In their dreams.
 poetdancer wrote:
One of my few 10s.
 
Only 3 10s.  That's rare air indeed!
One of my few 10s.
Can't hear this without thinking of Zappa's send-up on "Billy the Mountain".
Zappa was always good at taking the piss out of those who took themselves too seriously.
 
Anyway, here it is at about 15:56: https://youtu.be/ywL3ZkpAhwc?t=957
everytime i hear this i think it's grateful dead
Great tune from one of my all time top awesome albums of all time. Spent so many stoned hours singing this whole damn thing.
I was nine when this came out and without really knowing it at the time, I think it singularly caused a shift in my musical taste.  Certainly a broadening.  In your face harmonies, acoustic instruments, innovative percussion, a mix of music influences, a shot of non-english lyrics.  Everything just went Yes! to me.  After almost fifty years, I still struggle to sing it though.
Never gets old as far as I am concerned, the definition of harmony.
Probably I'm the last person in the world to find this out, but until I saw this last weekend, I had no idea it was about Judy Collins.    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/s...
And, getting back to the music (please), what a great song!  ; )
 westslope wrote:

Lifting of the tolls off the bridges in the Lower Mainland has lead to more traffic, ultimately will lead to more congestion, more air pollution that drifts up the Fraser valley, more traffic accidents.

Left or right has nothing to do with anything.

This is populist nonsense.  This catering to myopic preferences, or rather imposing myopic preferences on unwilling fellow citizens in the form increased risk to safety and well being.
 
Remember Christy Clark talking about the the availability of alcohol more widely through private sector distributors and then a few moments talking rape and sexual assault.   Clearly making alcohol more readily available was popular.  Presumably, people are willing to pay for greater access in the form enhanced violent assault, sexual assault, rape and homicide.  Let alone traffic and boating accidents.  

Or that was not the case and some contemporary study shows how easier access to alcohol does not create more alcohol-related problems, somebody please share.  

 
I do enjoy alcohol responsibly. Emphasis enjoy, not abuse. Fortunately for me, the cost of over indulgence is very high, so drinking a few high quality glasses of whatever is a likable past time, not a required lifestyle.
I also run a high powered car and m/cycle plus a low powered bicycle. Oh, and a great pair of hiking boots. Free bridges are unsustainable.
Meanwhile, for all that Smiley Christie said she was done with Politics, it was politics which was done with her.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Pretty sure the new NDP/Green hybrid do not fall under the "Team Trump" moniker.
Christy Clark, well, she was leaning a little more to the right.  ; )

 
Lifting of the tolls off the bridges in the Lower Mainland has lead to more traffic, ultimately will lead to more congestion, more air pollution that drifts up the Fraser valley, more traffic accidents.

Left or right has nothing to do with anything.

This is populist nonsense.  This catering to myopic preferences, or rather imposing myopic preferences on unwilling fellow citizens in the form increased risk to safety and well being.
 
Remember Christy Clark talking about the the availability of alcohol more widely through private sector distributors and then a few moments talking rape and sexual assault.   Clearly making alcohol more readily available was popular.  Presumably, people are willing to pay for greater access in the form enhanced violent assault, sexual assault, rape and homicide.  Let alone traffic and boating accidents.  

Or that was not the case and some contemporary study shows how easier access to alcohol does not create more alcohol-related problems, somebody please share.  
 linden wrote:

Keep your eye on it?

 
{#Yes} As was often the case, Sammy Davis, Jr. offered sage advice.
 Proclivities wrote:

you've got to ask yourself: how can you catch the sparrow?

 
Keep your eye on it?
 westslope wrote:
LOL!  BC, where Team Trump North politics have been in play for a verrry long time.
 
Pretty sure the new NDP/Green hybrid do not fall under the "Team Trump" moniker.
Christy Clark, well, she was leaning a little more to the right.  ; )
 unclehud wrote:

..... says the guy from British Columbia.

 
LOL!  BC, where Team Trump North politics have been in play for a verrry long time. 
Freedom Rock?  Turn it up man!  Got a van headed to woodstock, anyone interested?  Grass, Cash or ass... no one rides for free!


 vanillagorilla wrote:
Anyone who doesn't like this voted for Trump
 
..... says the guy from British Columbia.
Lacy lilting ladies, losing love, lamenting ....

That's alliteration. 
 poetdancer wrote:
Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. The photo was taken by their friend and photographer Henry Diltz before they came up with a name for the group. They found an abandoned house with an old, battered sofa outside, located at 815 Palm Avenue, West Hollywood, across from the Santa Palm car wash that they thought would be a perfect fit for their image. A few days later they decided on the name “Crosby, Stills, and Nash”. To prevent confusion, they went back to the house a day or so later to re-shoot the cover in the correct order, but when they got there they found the house had been reduced to a pile of timber.

 
Cool trivia.  And today it's a parking lot: Google street view
 vanillagorilla wrote:
Anyone who doesn't like this voted for Trump

 
Wrong, but you've probably got to ask yourself: how can you catch the sparrow?
I'd heard this song far too many times in High school...I'm thoroughly saturated at this point...not that its bad..
 midigitguy wrote:
Great article about the creation of this album and the remarkable Stills performance on the song in particular..
Read it and be even more awed... :)   https://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug10/articles/classic-tracks-0810.htm

 
Thanks for that article. Very interesting.
Anyone who doesn't like this voted for Trump
 zunismyst wrote:
 Can it be possible that you are sick of nearly everything?
 

Well, I still like Stairway to Heaven, so there's that.  I'm almost embarrassed to admit that around here.
On a hot last day of spring here in Brizvegas this is just perfect. Thanks Bill
Your trivia for today (from Wikipedia):
On the cover the members are, left to right, Nash, Stills, and Crosby, for no particular reason, the reverse of the order of the album title. The photo was taken by their friend and photographer Henry Diltz before they came up with a name for the group. They found an abandoned house with an old, battered sofa outside, located at 815 Palm Avenue, West Hollywood, across from the Santa Palm car wash that they thought would be a perfect fit for their image. A few days later they decided on the name “Crosby, Stills, and Nash”. To prevent confusion, they went back to the house a day or so later to re-shoot the cover in the correct order, but when they got there they found the house had been reduced to a pile of timber.
 Hannio wrote:
This should have a nostalgic attraction for me, and at first it does, but by the end of it I'm sick of it.

  Can it be possible that you are sick of nearly everything?

This should have a nostalgic attraction for me, and at first it does, but by the end of it I'm sick of it.
Cynaera wrote:
This song, to me, transcends pretty much everything. Even after all this time, I turn it up every time I hear it. Sometimes I sing to it. Sometimes I try for the high notes. Sometimes I even hit them, and when I do, I love the song even more. When I don't hit them, I still love the song.

I wish I'd been a fly on the wall when they were recording this.  It's on my top-ten of all-time favorite songs.
  

 big stud romeotuma wrote:
I can understand why you rank this song by these virtuosos so high...  this song is deeply emotive...

love this song...  also love you...
  

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of presidential campaigns agrees with you, Cynaera...  we love this emotive song...  we miss you so much, Cynaera, and we still love you...  time flies when we're having fun...
Woof woof vor der tür
 element1 wrote:
9—>10. so cool when a song i've heard so many times continues to grow on me.

the pot cookie i ate this morning probably helped, too.

 
never hurts


9—>10. so cool when a song i've heard so many times continues to grow on me.

the pot cookie i ate this morning probably helped, too.
never-ending love for this piece of music
Sweet!!!  Happy Friday!!
oh no
 buddy wrote:
Wonderful Stills song.  I'll be seeing him on his solo tour this morth...the last time I saw him solo was 1975.  He endures.

 
Stills is still the driving force of CSN. Saw them two months ago in Holland. 
It is so funny, listening to the previous song, 'Radio Hula,' I thought it would be nice to play CS&N when I get home.
 Singlow wrote:
Classic 1969 — good time to be alive!!
 
and listening to music.

Amen
 coyote620 wrote:

That may be true, but I had just finished reading Nash's biography and all the wasted years he describes and so I felt they could have accomplished more.    Maybe though, that was all they pour out of their brilliant minds during the times they had together and we should be lucky to have what we have..

 
Love CSN.  The Nash bio is terrific.  Got me listening to Hollies again—and as great as CSN was, I have to say that the Hollies are a better band all things considered.  Not that I blame Nash for leaving them for the rainbow ride
Wonderful Stills song.  I'll be seeing him on his solo tour this morth...the last time I saw him solo was 1975.  He endures.
 midigitguy wrote:
Great article about the creation of this album and the remarkable Stills performance on the song in particular..
Read it and be even more awed... :)   https://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug10/articles/classic-tracks-0810.htm

 
What a great article, thanks for the link!
 pinto wrote:

I beg to differ re: the referral to "underachieving".  The albums they made were brilliant and each had very solid individual albums along with collaborations with other artists.

 
That may be true, but I had just finished reading Nash's biography and all the wasted years he describes and so I felt they could have accomplished more.    Maybe though, that was all they pour out of their brilliant minds during the times they had together and we should be lucky to have what we have..
Some music you don't care if it dates you, if the date was most excellent enough!
Classic 1969 -- good time to be alive!!
Strikes me as a timeless song.
Great song for me!
Also, they can go to Cuba now—only 46 years later!