11 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Any ‘70s canyon-rock enthusiasts who just can't get enough of Graham Nash's earthy epic solo debut Songs for Beginners, or David Crosby's moody masterpiece If I Could Only Remember My Name are sure to find a familiar warmth in the compositions that comprise 1972's Graham Nash & David Crosby. The C and N of CSN&Y sing every one of these songs with their trademark velvety voices, blending them together like chocolate and peanut butter. Their complex vocal architectures come off cool and breezy, most noticeably on the opening "Southbound Train" and in the chorus of "Strangers Room," where their honeyed harmonies sound especially golden. "Girl to Be On My Mind" is a standout love song somewhat reminiscent of post-Parsons Byrds, while the beautifully melancholic "The Wall Song" boasts the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia on guitar, Phil Lesh on bass and Billy Kreutzman on drums. There's really not a filler song on here, but the obvious jewel of the album is "Immigration Man," a tune that is as timelessly catchy as it is lyrically poignant. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Any ‘70s canyon-rock enthusiasts who just can't get enough of Graham Nash's earthy epic solo debut Songs for Beginners, or David Crosby's moody masterpiece If I Could Only Remember My Name are sure to find a familiar warmth in the compositions that comprise 1972's Graham Nash & David Crosby. The C and N of CSN&Y sing every one of these songs with their trademark velvety voices, blending them together like chocolate and peanut butter. Their complex vocal architectures come off cool and breezy, most noticeably on the opening "Southbound Train" and in the chorus of "Strangers Room," where their honeyed harmonies sound especially golden. "Girl to Be On My Mind" is a standout love song somewhat reminiscent of post-Parsons Byrds, while the beautifully melancholic "The Wall Song" boasts the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia on guitar, Phil Lesh on bass and Billy Kreutzman on drums. There's really not a filler song on here, but the obvious jewel of the album is "Immigration Man," a tune that is as timelessly catchy as it is lyrically poignant. 

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