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5.0 out of 5 stars Sorry Graham
I have to apologize to Graham Nash.Throughout the seventies,eighties and much of the nineties i looked upon him as the weakest,almost irrelelvent part of CSNY.Time and Mr Nash"s work have proved me to be very wrong.This is a gorgeous,sumptuously produced set of his very underrated work.If their is a complaint of mine,it is not the inclusion of live tracks from the classic...
Published on 4 Mar 2009 by W. J. Marshall
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2.0 out of 5 stars A guy defined by his company
Put this on right after Crosby's box, and you hear an enormous difference. Mr Nash is thought to be so evolved, but this cannot be a musical judgement. His tunes are trite, lyrics are cliched & with inconsistent metaphors and he is sooo self-righteous. His buddies seem to take away from his empathy: he writes that it was only thru his wife Susan that he understood that...
Published on 28 Feb 2011 by Gregory Starr
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sorry Graham,
I have to apologize to Graham Nash.Throughout the seventies,eighties and much of the nineties i looked upon him as the weakest,almost irrelelvent part of CSNY.Time and Mr Nash"s work have proved me to be very wrong.This is a gorgeous,sumptuously produced set of his very underrated work.If their is a complaint of mine,it is not the inclusion of live tracks from the classic Crosby/Nash concerts or the many missing Nash classics i expected to see here ie CSN"s version of Chippin" away or Half your angels.This set does justice to Graham and his work.Their is a Stills" set in preperation.On the evidence of this one and the Crosby set,please don"t take too long to release it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ordsall Lad,
Graham has been involved right in the heart of some of the greatest music of the last, almost...50 years ..WOW. This Ordsall Lad is proud to have gone to the same school as Graham Nash and to have followed his career through the Hollies, CSN, CSN&Y and Crosby and Nash. But what is often criminally neglected especially in the UK is the solo stuff. Graham's first two solo albums were magnificent as was the early work with the the aforementioned abbreviated American/Canadian troubedour trinity he was an equal member of, make no mistake without Graham these bands would not have worked. Not that Neil needed anybody else, mind you. There will always be gripes about omissions when you consider a lifetimes work and I wonder why the Hollies only get 3 tracks, surely "Tell me to my face",and "Lullaby to Tim" not to mention "Stop right there" would of only enhanced this set and provided greater career balance. But to concentrate on what is here there are riches aplenty tunes simple yet expansive of heart and concience such as "Wounded Bird", "Better Days" and "Chicago" from the first solo album and "Southbound Train" and "Mutiny" from the Crosby and Nash period, stunning music, perfectly produced and lovingly played by some of the best musicians available. The obvious well known stuff is here as you would expect and you won't be dissapointed when you "Teach your Children" or visit "Marrakesh Express" again. Rare tracks are few but "Right between the eyes" is welcome and it would have been good to hear a few alternative versions. There was a period in the eighties and early nineties where quality was questionable especially in the production department but some stuff was excellent like "Barrel of pain" and "Wasted on the way". Grahams later work has returned to form, check out "These empty hands" and "Dirty Little Secrets". In conclusion this is a must have career reflection of one of the UK's paramount singer/songwriters. If you don't have the originals and like what you have previously heard you will be delighted and enraptured, if you have all the albums already perhaps there is little new here but at least you can have a good selection for the car.
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4.0 out of 5 stars "...Feed Them On Your Dreams..." - Reflections by GRAHAM NASH (2009 Rhino/Atlantic 3xHDCD Box Set Remasters),
Across 64 tracks, 3CDs and a career spanning 40 years - Graham Nash's offering in the on-going solo reissues for CROSBY, STILLS, NASH and YOUNG gives you a whopping 32 previously unreleased tracks, a fabulously detailed booklet and the whole kit and caboodle remastered into sparkly HDCD. Here are the harmonising English-Boy done-good details...
Released February 2009 - "Reflections" is 3xHDCD Book Set on Rhino/Atlantic 8122-79935-8 (Barcode 081227993580) and breaks down as follows:
Disc 1 (74:52 minutes):
1. On A Carousel - THE HOLLIES (February 1967 UK 7" single on Parlophone R 5562, A-side, Mono)
2. Carrie Anne - THE HOLLIES (May 1967 UK 7" single on Parlophone R 5602, A-side, Mono)
3. King Midas In Reverse - THE HOLLIES (September 1967 UK 7" single on Parlophone R 5637, A-side, Mono)
4. Marrakesh Express - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
5. Pre-Road Downs - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
6. Lady Of The Island - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH (tracks 4 to 6 are from the album "Crosby, Stills & Nash" released June 1969 in the USA on Atlantic SD 8229 and in the UK on Atlantic 588 189)
7. Our House - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG
8. Teach Your Children - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG (tracks 7 and 8 originally on the album "Déjà Vu" released March 1970 in the USA on Atlantic SD 7200 and in the UK on Atlantic 2401 001. Track 8 is a Previously Unreleased Mix)
9. Right Between The Eyes - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Demo)
10. I Used To Be King - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
11. Simple Man - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
12. Man In The Mirror - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
13. Better Days - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
14. Military Madness - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
15. Sleep Song - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
16. Chicago/We Can Change The World - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
17. Southbound Train - CROSBY & NASH
18. Immigration Man - CROSBY & NASH (tracks 17 and 18 on the album "Graham Nash / David Crosby" released April 1972 in the USA on Atlantic SD 7220 and May 1972 in the UK on Atlantic K 50011)
19. Wild Tales - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
20. Prison Song - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
21. Oh! Camil (The Winter Soldier) - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
22. On The Line - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
23. You'll Never Be The Same - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
24. Another Sleep Song - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
Disc 2 (74:38 minutes):
1. To The Last Whale: Critical Mass/Wind On The Water - DAVID CROSBY / GRAHAM NASH
2. Fieldworker - DAVID CROSBY / GRAHAM NASH
3. Cowboy Of Dreams - DAVID CROSBY / GRAHAM NASH
4. Love Work Out - DAVID CROSBY and GRAHAM NASH (tracks 1 to 4 are from the album "Wind On The Water" released October 1975 in the USA on ABC ABCD-902 and January 1976 in the UK on Polydor 2310 428)
5. Marguerita - DAVID CROSBY and GRAHAM NASH (on the album "Whistling Down The Wire" released July 1976 in the USA on ABC Records ABCD-956 and in the UK on Polydor 2310 468)
6. Taken At All - CROSBY. STILLS, NASH & YOUNG (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
7. Mutiny - CROSBY, NASH (on the album "Whistling Down The Wire" released July 1976 in the USA on ABC Records ABCD-956 and in the UK on Polydor 2310 468)
8. Just A Song Before I Go - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH (on the album "CSN" released June 1977 in the USA on Atlantic SD 19104 and in the UK on Atlantic K 50369)
9. Cold Rain - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased mix)
10. Cathedral - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH (originally on the album "CSN" released June 1977 in the USA on Atlantic SD 19104 and in the UK on Atlantic K 50369 - this is a Previously Unreleased Mix)
11. Barrel Of Pain (Half-Life) - GRAHAM NASH
12. Magical Child - GRAHAM NASH (11 and 12 originally on the album "Earth & Sky" released March 1980 in the USA on Capitol SWAK-12014/UK on Capitol EA-ST 12014. Track 12 is a Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
13. Song For Susan - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH
14. Wasted On The Way - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH (13 and 14 on the album "Daylight Again" released July 1982 in the USA on Atlantic SD 19360 and in the UK on Atlantic K 50896)
15. Love Is The Reason - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
16. Raise A Voice - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH (on "Allies" (Live) released June 1983 on Atlantic 78-0075-1)
17. Clear Blue Skies - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH (Previously Unreleased version)
18. Lonely Man - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH (Previously Unreleased song)
19. Sad Eyes - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
20. Water From The Moon - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased song)
21. Soldiers Of Peace - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG (on the album "American Dream" released November 1988 in the USA on Atlantic 7 81888-1 and in the UK on Atlantic WX 233)
Disc 3 (74:55 minutes):
1. If Anybody Had A Heart - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
2. Chippin' Away - GRAHAM NASH (on the album "Innocent Eyes" released April 1986 in the USA on Atlantic 7 81888 1 and Atlantic WX 233 in the UK)
3. After The Dolphin - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
4. House Of Broken Dreams - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH (1, 3 and 4 on the album "Live It Up" released June 1990 on LP in the UK and USA on Atlantic 7567 82101-1)
5. Unequal Love - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased version)
6. Liar's Nightmare - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased version)
7. Heartland - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG (on the album "Looking Forward" released November 1999 on CD on East West 9362 47436-2)
8. These Empty Days - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH (on the album "After The Storm" released August 1994 on CD on East West 7567 82654-2)
9. Try To Find Me - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased song)
10. Two Hearts - CAROLE KING and GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased version)
11. Behind The Shades - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased song)
12. Michael (Hedges Here) - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased version)
13. I Surrender - CROSBY, NASH
14. Live On (The Wall) - CROSBY, NASH (tracks 13 and 14 are on the 2CD set "Crosby Nash" released 2004 on Sanctuary 06076-84683-2 in the USA and Sanctuary SANDD293 in the UK and Europe)
15. Dirty Little Secret - GRAHAM NASH
16. We Breathe The Same Air - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased song)
17. Grace - CROSBY, NASH
18. Jesus Of Rio - CROSBY, NASH
19. In Your Name - GRAHAM NASH (Previously Unreleased song)
The audio remaster handled by Graham Nash, Bernie Grundman and John Nowland are truly gorgeous - full of life and presence - really superb work done and care taken. Nowland was involved with the brilliant Neil Young NYA CD remasters over the last few years and Bernie Grundman is a long-established engineer of considerable note. You feel care was taken with each and every track. The 150-page booklet is properly gorgeous - a glossy paperback rammed with colour photos, album sleeves, reminiscences on all the songs, contributions from his vast array of musician friends (household names one and all) and images of his alter life as a painter, artist and photographer. And while the David Crosby Box Set "Voyage" from 2006 had his career on Discs 1 and 2 with all the Previously Unreleased stuff entirely allocated to (a stunning) Disc 3 - the Nash box chooses to mix them in - in chronological order.
Disc 1 opens with a triple-whammy winner of Hollies hits followed quickly by three Nash contributions to the debut CSN album in turn followed by his lovely "Our House" from "Déjà Vu". We're then hammered with a slew of 17 alternate versions and this is where I feel some problems arise. Some like "I Used To Be A King" and the acoustic take of "Another Sleep Song" are really excellent - but songs that I love like "Better Days", "Military Madness" and "On The Line" get lesser or `countrified' versions - when I really wanted upgraded remastered originals.
As you open Disc 2 you're hit with the vocal magnificence of "To The Last Whale..." and the guitar funk of "Love Work Out". "Just A Song Before I Go" from 1977's "CSN" sounds amazing - fantastic audio-quality - as does the Alternate of "Magical Child". But as we get further into the Eighties and Nineties the quality varies enormously. On the one hand you get the naff "Chippin' Away" siding with the genuinely moving - a really lovely alternate version of "Unequal Love" - intimate and in your living room. The non-album "Water From The Moon" is awful cod-rock while "House Of Broken Dreams" from the underrated "Live It Up" CSNY set from 1990 is excellent ("separate houses, separate hearts..."). I liked a lot of what was on the 2CD "Crosby/Nash" 2004 set including their hurting version of Marc Cohn's "I Surrender". It ends on "In Your Name" - a prayer to God to "stop all this killing in your name..." - a sweet ballad and a cool way to finish the box.
It's not all genius for sure and some of the stuff on Disc 2 and 3 is too maudlin and middle of the road - but what is here is beautifully remastered and presently in drop-dead gorgeous surroundings. Time to reappraise. Man were they a talented bunch...
5.0 out of 5 stars BOY HAVE WE UNDERESTIMATED GRAHAM OVER THE YEARS,
The Hollies were a fine pop band, but were totally overwhelmed by The Beatles. Even with CSNY Graham Nash seemed to be totally overwhelmed by the weight of messrs Crosby Stills & Young. In this career overview we can now clearly see that he has had a more highly consistent career than both McCartney solo & CSY solo.
Songs For Beginners in 1971 is an absolutely superb album ( especially in 2008 remixed format) and easily the equal of any McCartney solo album , including Band on the Run. Where Stills career nose dived in 1974 after the excellent Manassas, Crosbys in the 80s due to drug abuse & subsequent imprisonment and Youngs with increasingly bizarre 1980 albums (although he and Crosby have since returned to form) Nash continued producing great songs for his solo albums, C&N albums, CSN albums & CSNY albums. He can now be seen as the only continually consistent member.
He has also always had an ear for a great melody and excellent sound & production, all evidenced on this excellent box set. A great re-evaluation of one of Britains greatest ever pop talents. Already OBE, surely soon to be Sir Graham. Quite simply Manchesters finest
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reflection of Ras,
This multiple CD was purchased as a requested present, as such was well received and is being much enjoyed. However, the recipient was not aware of how much it cost - 3 CDs at over £16 each is too extortionate as many of the tracks are compilations of previously published work. When will the music industry stop taking the public for a ride?
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5.0 out of 5 stars CSNY 'The Weakest Link' ?,
Graham Nash's box set comes in the light of a further delay to Neil Young's archives. Whilst Neil has the luxury of a 10 disc set from 62-72, Graham has a 3 disc set from 66-09. Not the most prolific songwriter but his first couple of solo records and most of the records with Crosby are well worth investigating. Whilst most of these songs appear on earlier releases, these are alt versions and the booklet is very good. As this is a career overview it would have been great to hear more unreleased songs as long as they are not from Graham's 80s synthesiser period.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reflections - Graham Nash,
Great collection of songs spanning the Career of Graham Nash - goes right back to the Hollies and covers early CSN material as well as outakes, unreleased material and some great solo stuff. - A must for CSN fans!
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful collection,
We can't forget that Graham Nash is one the great artists of the 70th to 90th, alone or with CSNY : this beautiful collection is a real opportunity to remeber this, and the choice of the songs are perfect.
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb,
Excellent,superb track selection.
Covers his whole career
Wonderful engaging booklet,detailing every song
Value for money track for track loved it
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous,
Nash's solo work rarely get's the acclaim that his fellow CSN colleagues receive, despite being much more productive than Crosby and equally as good a songwriter as both Crosby and Stills.
This lovingly complied collectors set does re-balance the equation to a certain degree ad give those who have limited knowledge of Graham's solo work an opportunity to hear it on tandem with many of the songs he also composed for CSN, CSN&Y and The Hollies ( don't forget them!)
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