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  • Audio CD (1 Jan. 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B000002J6F
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,804 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen18. What To Do (LP Version) 4:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Right Now (LP Version) 2:58£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The Treasure (Take One) (LP Version) 8:04£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Blues Man (LP Version) 4:04£0.89  Buy MP3 

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Thanks largely to input from Flying Burrito Brother Chris Hillman, Stills's 1972 release is more of an ensemble work than any of his other excursions or those from his friends David Crosby and Graham Nash. This band of famous session players, drawn together by Stills for just under two years, display an integrity, panache and professionalism that was unanticipated by the critics, the band, or, in all probability, even Stills himself. Each side of the original double LP--now on a single CD--bore a heading which (if sometimes vaguely) classified its songs. "The Raven" (side one)--a reference to the nickname of Stills's groupie lover and muse Rita Coolidge--provides a somewhat softer, more country-rock focus. With their fiddle, pedal steel guitar, unison vocals and lyrics about the environment and Jesus, it is the songs on "The Wilderness" (side two) that set this album apart, for they are all genuine excursions into country music. "Consider" (side three) features mainly acoustic numbers. The sound of "Rock & Roll is Here to Stay" (side four) is just what you would expect from such a title, with the addition of the odd fiddle break here and there. Its centerpiece is the eight-minute guitar extravaganza "The Treasure (Take One)" where Stills gets to match the electric mayhem of former band mate Neil Young. --James Swift

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Callie on 13 Jun. 2002
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This album is an all time classic!It's various musical styles make it so refreshing to listen to.The first part of the album is pure Rock'n' roll with "Jet set (sigh)" and "Rock'n' Roll crazies " outstanding with brilliant slide guitar playing by Al Perkins.The next part of the album is Country music with Stills and Hillman shining, the track "Colorado" has lovely soaring harmonies.The third part of the record is folk/Rock and "Johnny's garden" appeared on the CSNY boxed set.Once again,the harmonies are brilliant! The fourth part is under the title of "Rock and Roll is here to stay" "The treasure" is a long,rambling track which gives Perkins (steel guitar ) and Stills a chance for some good solo playing.
The songwriting is shared by Stills, Hillman and Dallas Taylor and is of very high quality
The Manassas line up is awesome and it's a pity the band didn't stay together longer.They recorded one more album,but it wasn't a patch on the debut album.Go on, enrich your CD collection!!
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Juan Mobili on 19 Feb. 2006
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Given how long this album has been out and the thorough review that Jason Sparkes has written in this page, doubts about the need for further praise may be justified. Well, that may be the case yet the width and weight of the music contained, as powerful and current today as it was revolutionary then, must conclusively inspire many more testimonials.
This is Stephen Stills at the height of his powers, something that has been amply demonstrated in his first solo album earlier on, and now augmented by one of the greatest line-ups anyone ever put together as a band. Yes, Manassas is a band. This is not "Stills' vehicle," rather it's Stephen Stills leading a group of talented peers and feeding off the creative sparks they generated together.
As I said before other reviews have dutifully listed the gifts of the many classic songs in Manassas, so for the sake of brevity, I won't go on detailing the beauties contained here. To end while I'm ahead, let me just say that this is American music at its best, Rock-Country-Blues-Folk and even some Latin influences condensed into an album that still has few equals.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ms. T. Hoekstra on 28 Jun. 2009
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This album has touched me Big Time when I bought it in 1973 and till this day it still does!!! Of all the albums I have ever bought in my life this is still my favourite. I bought it on vinyl at the time (of course), but have bought also 3 copies on CD over the years, so I can play it when or wherever I am at the time.

When I got it in 1973 I was in my late teens, a student and living in Holland and as being Dutch therefore wasn't quite aware/or able to understand what all the lyrics where quite about, but that didn't bother me at all. And to be honest it now still doesn't!

Each number just "swept me away" (funny expression) and they still do. I can play this album over and over again and still do, but it just won't and never will bore me. It is also the variety of several genres - Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Country/Bluegrass and very touching chill-out numbers that makes it so very special.

Even though I actually do now live in England since 1985 (and am still a Dutch - female) I am now obviously totally capable of understanding all the lyrics too, however that hasn't made any difference to me at all how I feel about this album. This album is Totally a Real Classic!!!

I just think it just wasn't that well presented/promoted/plugged enough? to the main public in the US and Europe at the time. If they had done that in those days Manassas would have had a lot longer life span (ok their next album "Down the Road" had a bit of a lesser impact, but 2nd albums can be), they just should have had their fair chance and they certainly deserved a HELL of a lot more credibility!

Just to explain and strengthen my feelings. I've just watched Stephen Stills on TV tonight in a gig @ Glastonbury with Graham Nash and David Crosby (27th June 2009).
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By R Judd on 25 Dec. 2006
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I'm preceded here by some extremely knowledgeable and articulate reviewers that, together, say virtually everything there is to say about this album. So if you'll permit, I'll simply offer a little personal insight. I found Mr Stills in his Buffalo Springfield days way back in the late 60's, and have remained a devotee of the man and his music ever since. This album is a seminal piece of work; thirty-four years on and my son counts 'Johnny's Garden' as one of his all-time favourite tracks, while his son plays air guitar to 'Jet Set'. The music speaks for itself; the reward comes from listening.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By The Right Reverend on 29 Sept. 2009
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Man oh man what a total mindblast.It's been donkeys years since I last heard this album and I find it impossible to add or improve on the superlatives heaped on by previous admirable reviewers about this set.Stills at his most creative and sophisticated says it all for me .Absolute class.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Clarke on 25 Aug. 2009
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As a fan of Stills, and of Hillman and the Byrds and with a drought of any quality new music coming out, I went back in time to look for music related to stuff I knew I liked - and I came upon this. What can I say - it is simply brilliant! Even the few Bluegrass songs are majestic - and I'm not a fan of Bluegrass! How and why this album is note more widely recognised is a mystery! Everytime I listen to the album a different song grabs me - every one of the 21 is magical! Brilliant Stuff!
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