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David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name - 180g 50th anniversary edition

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name - 180g 50th anniversary edition

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Artist: David Crosby  |  Label: Atlantic |  Format: LP  |  Genre: Rock |  Album Condition: New  |  Cover Condition: Sealed


David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name
Atlantic 180g 50th Anniversary edition with thick gatefold jacket
Originally released at the pinnacle of CSNY's fame-singer-songwriter David Crosby's 1971 solo debut If I Could Only Remember My Name is a transcendent tour de force. For his highly anticipated 1971 solo debut, David Crosby recorded a unique, eclectic, and willfully expansive album. The cream of early-70s California rock is assembled here, with the various celebrities joining together in an organic, collective approach that's embodied in the opener, the free-spirited jam of "Music Is Love". Throughout the record, Crosby moves from the sauntering Western shuffle of "Cowboy Movie" to the wondrously spiritual harmonies of "Tamalpais High (At About 3)" and, eventually, the hallowed chants of "I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here". Musically the album has an exploratory, almost jazzy feel, with its bright production cloaking the listener in acoustic strains and lush, layered harmonies. These qualities perfectly evoke the relaxed, hazy California lifestyle of the time. For all its dreaminess though, IF I COULD ONLY REMEMBER MY NAME rarely missteps, and then haunting melancholy of songs like "Laughing" and "Orleans" give the record a depth and durability that surpasses other recordings of the time. With guest appearances by such famous friends as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Grace Slick, and Jerry Garcia, it's a fascinating chapter in an always-interesting career. An excellent, highly underrated album.

Essential!

Music is Love
Cowboy Movie
Tamalpais High (At About 3) 
Laughing
What Are Their Names
Traction in the Rain

NEW SEALED 180g LP w/ gatefold


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