Déjà Vu: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Rating: 90%

Crosby,_Stills,_Nash_&_Young_-_Deja_Vu.jpgOn March 11, 1970 after riding the tide of Woodstock, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Neil Young released “Déjà Vu.” They were the hottest group raging across America. The four men needed to recapture that energy with an official release. “Déjà Vu” was that album. Although, I am not a huge fan of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, this is one of my favorite albums released by the super group.

The harmony of the four vocalist group is amazing. The songs are great including my favorite “Helpless” and “Country Girl.” The rock anthem for long hair “Almost Cut My Hair” by David Crosby is still a classic. “4 + 20” is another great acoustical track that features Stephen Stills on vocals.

This album features many different song styles and structures. The album musically, contains elements of folk, country, blues and rock. If you’re a fan of Neil Young, you’ll know it’s his song or if he’s playing lead just by his sound and style. Just like Stephen Stills style is heard clearly on each track.

The band itself features drummer Dallas Taylor and bassist Greg Reeves. A notable personnel member includes Jerry Garcia  of the Grateful Dead playing the steel guitar on “Teach Your Children.”

Track listing:

Side one
1. “Carry On” Stephen Stills Stills 4:26
2. “Teach Your Children” Graham Nash Nash 2:53
3. “Almost Cut My Hair” David Crosby Crosby 4:31
4. “Helpless” Neil Young Young 3:33
5. “Woodstock” Joni Mitchell Stills 3:54

Side two
1. “Déjà Vu” David Crosby Crosby 4:12
2. “Our House” Graham Nash Nash 2:59
3. “4 + 20” Stephen Stills Stills 2:04
4. “Country Girl (Whiskey Boot Hill/Down Down Down/”Country Girl (I Think You’re Pretty))” Neil Young Young with Crosby, Stills & Nash 5:11
5. “Everybody I Love You” Stephen Stills, Neil Young Stills with Crosby & Nash 2:21

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