10 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

David Crosby’s music has always had a touch of jazz to it—think back to the labyrinthine harmonies of CSNY circa Déjà Vu or the looser moments of late-‘60s Byrds (“Tribal Gathering,” “John Riley”). Continuing a late-career streak that includes 2014’s Croz and 2016’s folksy Lighthouse, Sky Trails indulges in the fascination fully, from the slick, Steely Dan-ish funk of “She’s Got to Be Somewhere” to “Before Tomorrow Falls on Love” and the gorgeous “Home Free,” which recall the organic, almost living quality of mid-‘70s Joni Mitchell—Crosby’s longtime friend.

EDITORS’ NOTES

David Crosby’s music has always had a touch of jazz to it—think back to the labyrinthine harmonies of CSNY circa Déjà Vu or the looser moments of late-‘60s Byrds (“Tribal Gathering,” “John Riley”). Continuing a late-career streak that includes 2014’s Croz and 2016’s folksy Lighthouse, Sky Trails indulges in the fascination fully, from the slick, Steely Dan-ish funk of “She’s Got to Be Somewhere” to “Before Tomorrow Falls on Love” and the gorgeous “Home Free,” which recall the organic, almost living quality of mid-‘70s Joni Mitchell—Crosby’s longtime friend.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

kallaway ,

She’s Gotta Be Somewhere Is David At His Best!!

Just getting a taste of the new Sky Trails album with the song “She’s Gotta Be Somewhere.” Not sure if it was David’s intent to sound very Steely Dan..but wow..it takes his mad skills for harmony and flow to a new level. I love it..can’t wait for the rest of the album!!

Heavyhands1970 ,

Croz defies logic, He sings phenomenal!!!!

The pre-released tracks are so energetic. A CPR level of intricacy in combination with a superb vocal delivery. Sky Trails features a girl who exudes Joni Mitchell in the BEST of ways. You NAILED IT!!!

Joe Fumo ,

Brilliant Work!

I always expect something stellar from Crosby, but this recording exceeded my highest expectations. She's Gotta Be Somewhere is the best Steely Dan tune written since 2003, and neither Fagen or Becker had a thing to do with it. RIP Walter... I knew Crosby liked Steely Dan, but had no idea that he was THIS into their sound....Superb!
Song after song, Sky Trails pushes the art of recording original music into places that I couldn't imagine David going at this point of his career. This is an epic milestone recording! Well done, David!

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