Crosby, Stills & Nash: Demos

~ Wednesday, 29 July 2009
To many it was not The Beatles or The Stones that encapsulated the Sixties, but Crosby, Stills & Nash. The contribution that CSN have made to music is a hefty one and this album is an interesting insight to the early workings of some of the bands most famous songs.

Marrakesh Express still sounds fresh today and this stripped to the bones version is wonderful. I have to confess to being a huge fan of the band, David Crosby in particular, and the songs written by Crosby that feature here are the best. Almost Cut My Hair is a classic. Perhaps the best song the band ever recorded and this laid back acoustic and vocal interpretation had the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end. Deja Vu is equally stunning.

Stephen's Stills can be heard at the beginning of
Love The One Your With saying 'This is really a fun game.' and you can tell he is enjoying himself on this classic.

It may be a little rough around the edges, but that is the charm of this album. Diehards of the band will love it, but please don't discount it if you are not. If you like Fleet Foxes, then you should certainly check out this album.

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Listen to Crosby, Stills & Nash: Almost Cut My Hair