Greatest Hits (Crosby, Stills & Nash album)

Greatest Hits is the fifteenth Crosby, Stills & Nash album, and their fifth compilation, released by Rhino Records in 2005. It peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200, debuting at that position on April 2, 2005 with first week sales of 33,000 copies, and spending eight weeks on the chart. Its current sales sit at over 640,000.[3] The album was dedicated to Cass Elliot with great thanks to Neil Young.

Greatest Hits
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Compilation album by
ReleasedMarch 15, 2005 (2005-03-15)
RecordedJune 26, 1968 – December 1, 1981
GenreFolk rock
Length77:30
LabelRhino
Crosby, Stills & Nash chronology
Looking Forward
(1999)
Greatest Hits
(2005)
Déjà Vu Live
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Music Box4/5 stars[2]

ContentEdit

The title is somewhat of a misnomer since two of the band's nine Top 40 hits from the Billboard Hot 100, "Woodstock" and "Ohio", do not appear. Both of these tracks feature Neil Young, who does not appear on any track on this set. Although "Our House", "Teach Your Children", and "Carry On" are on the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young album Déjà Vu, Young was not involved in those songs, allowing Greatest Hits to authentically be considered specifically a "Crosby, Stills & Nash" collection. The selections derive from the group's first four studio albums (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Déjà Vu, CSN, Daylight Again), but nothing from their last four (American Dream, Live It Up, After the Storm, and Looking Forward).

Greatest Hits contains some of the band's best known songs, such as "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", "Teach Your Children", "Carry On", and "Southern Cross".

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash, 1969)Stephen Stills7:22
2."Long Time Gone" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash)David Crosby4:17
3."Just a Song Before I Go" (from CSN, 1977)Graham Nash2:12
4."Southern Cross" (from Daylight Again, 1982)Stephen Stills, Richard Curtis, Michael Curtis4:40
5."Marrakesh Express" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash)Graham Nash2:36
6."Helplessly Hoping" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash)Stephen Stills2:37
7."Shadow Captain" (from CSN)David Crosby, Craig Doerge4:32
8."Our House" (from Déjà Vu, 1970)Graham Nash3:01
9."Guinnevere" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash)David Crosby4:43
10."See the Changes" (from CSN)Stephen Stills2:56
11."Teach Your Children" (from Déjà Vu)Graham Nash2:55
12."Wooden Ships" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash)David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Paul Kantner5:22
13."Delta" (from Daylight Again)David Crosby4:12
14."49 Bye-Byes" (from Crosby, Stills & Nash)Stephen Stills5:15
15."Wasted on the Way" (from Daylight Again)Graham Nash2:51
16."Carry On/Questions" (from Déjà Vu)Stephen Stills4:25
17."In My Dreams" (from CSN)David Crosby5:10
18."Cathedral" (from CSN)Graham Nash5:15
19."Daylight Again" (from Daylight Again)Stephen Stills2:28

PersonnelEdit

  • David Crosby – vocals; rhythm guitar on "Wooden Ships" and "Long Time Gone"; acoustic guitar on "Just A Song Before I Go" and "Guinnevere"; keyboards on "Delta"
  • Stephen Stills – vocals; guitars all tracks except "Guinnevere", "Delta" and "Cathedral"; bass on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", "Long Time Gone", "Marrakesh Express", "Teach Your Children", "Wooden Ships", "49 Bye-Byes" and "Carry On/Questions"; keyboards on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", "Long Time Gone", "Marrakesh Express", "Wooden Ships", "49 Bye-Byes" and "Carry On/Questions"; percussion on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" and "Carry On/Questions"; banjo on "Daylight Again"
  • Graham Nash – vocals; rhythm guitar on "Marrakesh Express" and "Teach Your Children"; piano on "Just a Song Before I Go", "Our House" and "Cathedral"; percussion on "Carry On" and "Teach Your Children"

Additional personnelEdit

  • Timothy B. Schmit – vocals on "Southern Cross" and "Wasted on the Way"
  • Art Garfunkel – vocals on "Southern Cross" and "Daylight Again"
  • Michael Stergis – guitars on "Southern Cross" and "Wasted on the Way"
  • Jerry Garciapedal steel guitar on "Teach Your Children"
  • Dean Parks – electric guitar on "Delta"
  • Joel Bernstein – acoustic guitar on "Wasted on the Way"
  • Wayne Goodwin – fiddle on "Wasted on the Way"
  • Joe Vitale – drums on "Southern Cross" and "Cathedral"; organ, flute on "Shadow Captain"; electric piano on "Just a Song Before I Go"; percussion, timpani on "Cathedral"
  • Craig Doerge – keyboards on "Shadow Captain", "Delta" and "Wasted on the Way"
  • Mike Finnigan – keyboards, backing vocals on "Southern Cross"
  • Richard T. Bear – keyboards on "Southern Cross"
  • George Perry– bass on "Southern Cross", "Shadow Captain" and "Cathedral"
  • Tim Drummond – bass on "Just a Song Before I Go"
  • Greg Reeves – bass on "Our House"
  • Leland Sklar – bass on "Delta"
  • Bob Glaub – bass on "Wasted on the Way"
  • Dallas Taylor – drums on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", "Long Time Gone", "Our House", "Wooden Ships", "49 Bye-Byes" and "Carry On/Questions"; tambourine on "Teach Your Children"
  • Russ Kunkel – drums on "Just a Song Before I Go", "Shadow Captain", "Delta" and "Wasted on the Way"; congas on "Shadow Captain"; percussion on "Just a Song Before I Go"
  • Jim Gordon – drums on "Marrakesh Express"
  • Joe Lala – percussion on "Southern Cross" and "Wasted on the Way"
  • Mike Lewis, Joel Bernstein, David Crosby, Graham Nash – string arrangements on "Cathedral"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "The Greatest Hits - | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (2011). "Crosby, Stills & Nash - Greatest Hits (Album Review)". musicbox-online.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  3. ^ "RIAA - Soundscan". Greasylakes. Retrieved 23 December 2015.