Stephen Stills CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Box set
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
It kicks off with the well-known Love The One Your'e With then the georgeous Do For Others with Stills on his own.
All the tracks are first rate but Go Back Home with a tremendous solo at the end by Eric is probably the highpoint. Could have jettisoned the strings on To A Flame as far as I am concerned though. Gets a tad schmaltzy. Thats soon corrected with the next track a live performance of Black Queen with Stills on his own with guitar and voice. Its an emotional tour de force.
"Love The One You're With" is Stephens Stills best-known song, but this album has so much more to offer. My personal favourite is "Old Times, Good Times", but every track is outstanding.
There are very few albums which I would say - buy this whatever your taste in music (others include St Dominics Preview and Aladdin Sane), but this album is a joy to listen to and I cannot recommend it enough.
And then there were four solo beauties -except for Young's "After the Gold Rush," first albums for Crosby, Nash and Stills- that returned a smile to many of our grieving faces.
Although if compared to his feuding amigos I would not rate Stephen Still first solo recording the best of all four, there's nothing here that could not be considered absolutely impeccable.
Furthermore, as musical breadth goes, this album show unequivocally Stills' capacity and deep understanding of what Rock was becoming and practically every well it drunk from.
And everything it's realized perfectly, the soaring chorus and sweeping organ of "Love The One You're With;" the Gospel beauty of "Church" and "To A Flame;" "Old Times Good Times," where Stills trades licks with Hendrix himself; the horns launching "Cherokee" into its own outer space, the sensuous cadence of "Sit Yourself Down;" the tequila-soaked blues of "Black Queen;" the quiet folk of wisdom of "We Are Not Helpless" ...
Well, you definitely get the picture. This is Stills' solo masterpiece, a work of such greatness that made his follow-up solo recordings -very good albums indeed- impossible to match it. Perhaps Manassas' debut is the only other album Stills put out -then as a band leader again- that can be compared to this one.
This is an album that belongs in any serious Rock worshipper's CD collection, not because of its possible historical significance nor any prior sentimental attachment to those times, but exclusively on the strength of its musical content, as relevant and soulful today as thirty-odd years ago.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this album out of curiousity. I'm aware Stills is highly regarded and was a crucial player during the CSNY years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by 70's rock lover!
I am a huge Stills fan. On his tour a few years back in the UK with Crosby and Nash, he stood out with his singing and musicianship and his skill as a songwriter. Read morePublished 2 months ago by tharg
Good enough but not as I remember it many years ago. Will listen againPublished 5 months ago by Robert Mckay
A classic album that sounds as good today as it did forty odd years ago. Bought this copy to replace my aging original after seeing CS&N on their recent tour (magnificent). Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Sidaway