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Timeless, classic rock
on 22 October 2016
I've enjoyed Stephen Stills for some 50 years, going back to his Buffalo Springfield days. I've recently replaced a number of his albums I had on vinyl with MP3 downloads and to my surprise and delight, so many of the tracks remain as vibrant now as they were when I first gave them a spin all those years back.
This album is his first solo, following Deja Vu, and in my view, it's a belter. It's classic for so many reasons. Love the One You're With will be known to many, but listen again to the backing vocals; Rita Coolidge, Cass Elliott, Graham Nash, John Sebastian are there. It's the only album to feature Clapton and Hendrix on the same album ( it was released not long after Hendrix died). Rings Starr drums on a couple of tracks.
At the time, this was a bit of plastic that blunted my needle. I played both sides over and over and I loved every track. Sometimes you just know that music is great. This is a prime example because 50 years on, it's still fresh and relevant. I bought the CD because it's the cheapest way to buy the digital download ( you get free autorip version). Listening through decent cans, every riff and chord resonates and I'm blown away by the album.