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  • Audio CD (6 Oct. 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002I6T
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,249 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Thanks to his much-publicised personal travails, it's easy to overlook the multiple talents that originally made Crosby a star in his days with The Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash. This, his first solo effort, was recorded in 1971 (following Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Deja Vu) and contains some of his most impressive vocal and songwriting work, including the haunting "Laughing", the mantra-like "Music Is Love" and the extended, impressionistic "Cowboy Movie". 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 that's all too often been overshadowed by headlines. --Scott Schinder

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Of all the CSNY related solo albums, this one conjures up a mood of relaxing bliss. Crosby surrounded himself with some of the best talent available to him, e.g. Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia, Greg Rollie, Graham Nash & more - and recored an album that sought inspiration from his late love, Christine Hinton. Songs Like 'Talampis High' & 'Song With No Words' are beautiful chants set to music which spawned later works on albums like 'Wind On The Water.' Equally, the accoustic matra-like 'Music Is Love' balances it well, together with the electric guitar epic 'Cowboy Movie.' The chilled out 'Laughing' and 'Traction In The Rain' are pieces which bring create a quiet & gentle atmosphere. Along with the built up mass chorus of 'What Are Their Names,' the harmonies of 'Orleans' and the stunning wordless singing employed on the album's finale 'I'd Swear There Was Someone Here' shows an amazing album which offers so much more then is at first realised.
Crosby's solo sucess is a discovery into a forgotten paradise.
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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Peter Loosley on 16 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
This was released in February 1971 and probably means more to me than almost any other record. I like it so much I write sad liner notes for people.
It was Crosby's first solo album, although "solo" is a bit of a misnomer since almost all the musical alumni of California appeared on it - Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia and Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead, Kantner, Slick and Cassady from the Airplane and, of course, Stills, Nash and Young.
It was reviewed at the time by Richard Williams in the MM who said it was dull, boring and unimaginative. He is now a sports feature writer for the Times.
Some notes on the tracks:-
1. Music is Love
Basic track was laid down by Crosby messing about in the studio. Nash and Young stole the tape and over-dubbed harmonies and additional instruments.
2. Cowboy Movie
This is a sort of Chanson a Clef. All the characters in the song refer to real people. Crosby is "Fat Albert", Stills is "Eli", Young is "the Duke" and Nash is "Young Billy". Rita Coolidge is the "Indian Girl". Route one bass from Phil Lesh and good old-fashioned jamming from Garcia, Young and Kaukonen.
3. Tamalpais High (at about 3 in the afternoon)
You'd be forgiven for thinking that this relates to some area of outstanding natural beauty. It actual refers to being outside a girls high-school at going-home time. But a beautiful "song".
4. Laughing
My favourite and a 1st choice Desert Island Disc. Shows off Crosby's voice. Great pedal steel from Garcia and bass from Phil Lesh. Garcia has said that his own playing on this album was some of his finest work. Brilliant accoustic guitar sound.
5. What are their Names?
Song speaks for itself - quite relevant today I suppose. Done "live "in the studio.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Susan Loosley on 29 Dec. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I reviewed this a good while ago (still there - see the older version of the disc) and I stand by everything I said then about this marvellous rag-bag of an album except for three things:-

1. Jerry Garcia apparently played both lead parts on Cowboy movie - Crosby says so and he was there (well,sort of)

2. Stills wasn't on it at all of course &

3. Richard Williams worked for the Grauniad and not the Times.

But the point of this is to say that however many previous versions of this you may have, do buy this one. The HDCD re-mastering provides staggering levels of resolution, detail and feel that I wouldn't have thought possible. Listening to this on a really good system is about as good as it gets. Anybody know why the pictures of Jorma Kaukonen and Grace Slick have been changed in the new booklet by the way?

Peter Loosley
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gill on 15 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I've read all the reviews here and I can't match them for their musical expertise, all I can offer is my emotional reaction to this album - you won't get better classic Crosby than this, quirky, brilliant, varied, takes a couple of plays to really get into it and after that it will be one of your favourite albums. Buy it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ali P P on 7 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This record is in my opinion, one of the most under-rated records made during the Golden Age of the 1960/70's. Together with Gerry Garcia/Joni Mitchell (her vocals on 'Laughing are unreal) Neil Young amongst others, Crosby swoons with an authenticity not heard from many since. Not long after it all went wrong, but for now, it was just fine.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Margrain on 3 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
David Crosby, The former member of the Byrds, can claim to be inventor of acid-rock, raga-rock and space-rock. 'If I Could Only Remember My Name' (1971), is an album that spiritually and physically evokes the resigned naturalist idyll of the Bay Area where Crosby and many other like-minded musician's spent much of their time.

The musician's who worked on the album included Kaukonen, Slick, Casady and Kantner of Jefferson Airplane, Garcia, Leisha, Kreutzmann and Hart of Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash and many others.
The creative influence of these brilliant musician's is tangible, but the sound created is nevertheless 'neutral' and not comparable to any other kind in the bay area during the period when it was recorded.

The album is a sad and dreamy lament that is overlayed by a philosophical resignation and existentialism. It is as if Crosby is in some kind of mystical psychedelic trance communicating with mirages and ghosts. The album opens with the slow progression 'Music Is Love', consisting of a mantra of a single verse ('everyone says that music is love') which is endlessly repeated by Crosby and choir in a trance like way.

'Laughing' is one long note as if suspended between earth and heaven before returning to a resonating echo before it gradually fades into the silence of 'What Are Their Names'. The whispered tinkling guitar and harp strings of 'Traction In The Rain', evoke crystalline waterfalls, whilst 'Song With No Words' is like an intense extraordinary opera which is evocative of a subdued and poignant prayer in which the singing soars in a sublime flight.
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