Crosby, Stills & Nash – CSN (1977/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:07 minutes | 0,97 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | @ Rhino Atlantic
Super group Crosby, Stills & Nash propelled to mainstream success with their timeless vocal harmonies, stunning production and masterful songwriting. CSN finds the trio soaking in soulful ballads that showcase their artistic growth. The album would reach #2 on the Billboard 200, only behind Fleetwood Mac’s mega hit Rumours. Each member is well represented as they produce the massive tunes “Just A Song Before I Go,” “Fair Game” and “Anything At All.” The production has been compared to legendary albums including the Eagles’ Hotel California and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. The album has stood the test of time and remains an utterly enjoyable listen.
“All three HD albums are a bit louder than their CD counterparts, though the implied trade-off in dynamics is not detrimental in my opinion. The sound is overall punchier with richer, tighter bass (the bottom end on “Long Time Gone” will ruffle your skirt or pant legs) and a supple layering of voices and guitars. Added detail is apparent everywhere and the music is more immediate and tactile than on CD. Though the first album may sound a bit rough by today’s standards, this is still the clearest and most natural sounding transfer I’ve heard to date. All together, these are a no-brainer, and will be the versions I listen to from now on.” – Jon Iverson,audiostream.com
01 – Shadow Captain
02 – See The Changes
03 – Carried Away
04 – Fair Game
05 – Anything At All
06 – Cathedral
07 – Dark Star
08 – Just A Song Before I Go
09 – Run From Tears
10 – Cold Rain
11 – In My Dreams
12 – I Give You Give Blind
Read what longtime CSN engineer Stanley Johnston has to say about this recording:
In preparing these titles for HD release, we needed to make time to listen to the original HD analog transfers done by the amazing John Nowland of Redwood Digital. I had not sat down in the studio and listened to these titles for some time, so giving these HD files a careful listen turned out to be a mini-vacation without going anywhere but the mixing studio behind my home.
As soon as the first track off Crosby Stills and Nash came up in HD, Suite Judy Blue Eyes, I was hooked. By the time I got to the start of Daylight Again, the third album in the sequence of this new release, there was small crowd in the studio. My high-school senior daughter came in at the end of “Might As Well Have A Good TIme” eyes wide and wondering where the new music had come from! The clarity of the solo piano performance along wit the pure , out-in-the open vocals form David, Graham and Stephen turned into one of the most rewarding sound and musical experiences for the ears in my house for some time!
Re-discovered is what I have to say happened that evening. The musical thrills CSN pulls off in these three releases along with the true beauty revealed in the HD files is nothing short of “clearly” wonderful to say the least. Please turn down the lights, sit back and enjoy these albums all over again!