Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
So Far


4.5
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Review

by Badmoon USER (65 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 32 replies | 6,166 views


Release Date: 1974 | Tracklist


Crosby, Stills, Nash (And Young) were destined for success since the begining. All the members were previously members of innovated, and ground breaking bands.

Stephen Stills was the leader of the legendary folk group Buffalo Springfield. He wrote some of the most important songs of the 60's generation. He is also known to be one of the greatest acoustic guitarists ever. Neil Young was also a key member in Buffalo Springfield. He would play lead on the electric guitar while Stephen would play lead on the acoustic. He is also known for great song writing and good guitar playing. Graham Nash was the key songwriter and lead singer for the English sensations, known as The Hollies. His voice is probably the most reconizable out of C,S,N, and Y. David Crosby was one of the great song writers of The Byrds, who probably had the greatest fame out of all the 60's folk bands.

So Far is a combination of the previous C,S,N (And Y) albums. It has songs from such albums as Deja Vu, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. All together this album gives off various kinds of emotions, feelings, stories, and messages.


1. Deja Vu: This is probably the 4th most reconizable and popular song by this band. It's a Crosby original, and it starts off with some odd skat, and some extremely smooth guitar playing, blended with piano. Almost all of the songs on this album have a bit of vocal stacking, so when the band sings together it sounds very smooth. This song gives off many emotions, through the lyrics, the tempo, and the singing. Great song. 5/5


2. Helplessly Hoping: A Stills original, that has some great guitar playing and vocals. It is very beautiful, because of how each voice blends so oddly well, and that is odd because of how different their voices are. 3/5

3. Wooden Ships: A Crosby and Stills original that stands out from the rest of the album greatly. It stands out because of how Stills's vocals come out of no where, and they are very soothing. Soon after Stills's vocals, Crosby comes in with a bit deeper voice, and they basically strike up a conversation through song. There is song great backgroud electric guitar soloing by Young. 5/5

4. Teach your Children: This is probably my least favorite song on this album, and my least favorite Nash written song. Even though it has a great amount of Bluegrass influence, which i usually appeal to. Thee is some great electric guitar playing by Jerry Garcia in this song, very Bluegrass like.

5. Ohio: This song by Neil Young is probably the thrid most popular song by this band. This song is about a shooting at Kent State University in 1970 by police officers. There was a anti-war festival being held, and 4 shots were fired killing 4 college students. Besides the deep meaning, this song has some great guitar playing, that is very appealing, and emotional. 5/5

6. Find the Cost of Freedom: The one thing that stands out to me in this song, and most songs, is how they have two acoustic guitars colliding and intertwining. The lyrics are very meaningful and have song fabulosly.

7. Woodstock: This Joni Mitchel cover is probably the most reconizable song by this band, and one of their greatest. It is written about the Woodstock peace festival held in New York in 1969. The lyrics are extrodinary in this song, and it also has some amazing guitar playing. The chorus really stands out to me, such lyrics are "We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
and we got to get ourselves back to the garden." Those lyrics are amazing, in my opinion. 5/5

8. Our House: This is a good song, but personally I cannot stand it. Nash sings it in a very a annoying way. The song resembles a Simon and Garfunke song. The song does pick up a bit in the middle. 3/5

9. Helpless: This song strays away from the regular C,S,N, and Y type of songs. It includes some violin playing and some very infecsious piano playing. The chorus really stands out to me, because of the amazing backing vocals. 4/5

10. Guinnevere: Other than the finger picking, I don't care too much for this song. The lyrics are nicely written and sung, but it just doesn't stand out to me.
3/5

11. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes: This is an more famous song by this band. It has some amazing guitar playing, and a fabulos song. I'm sure everyone who has looked at this has heard this song at least once, even if they don't know it. The chorus is very catchy, and the guitar playing occisonally reminds me of "I've Seen all the Good People" by Yes. Great song. 5/5



This is an amazing album, and I believe anyone who is into folk, song writing, guitar playing, singing, recording, or rock music should listen to this album. 4.5/5


If you like any of the following bands, then there is a chance that you would like this band. The following bands would be Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Hollies, Joni Mitchel, Yes, Jeff Buckley, Tim Buckley, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Van Morrison, REM, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, The Beach Boys, and The Who.



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theslideparamita
June 23rd 2004



5 Comments


This is a good review. I used to Teach Your Children until I found out that it's Jerry Garcia playing pedal steel guitar at the beginning, which I thought was cool. I think the best song on the album is definatly Wooden Ships. The Slide Paramita.

theslideparamita
June 23rd 2004



5 Comments


This is a good review. I used to Teach Your Children until I found out that it's Jerry Garcia playing pedal steel guitar at the beginning, which I thought was cool. I think the best song on the album is definatly Wooden Ships. The Slide Paramita.

Badmoon
June 23rd 2004



384 Comments


Yeah, my views on this album have strongly changed since the time I did that review. Now, I'd give it a 5/5. And yeah I also now believe "Wooden Ships" is the greatest track on there, along with "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes".

Woodstock
August 17th 2004



154 Comments


Great Review!!! :thumb:
It's sad that no one else posted in here :upset:
Deja Vu and Wooden Ships are the strongest songs, in my opinion
"Guess I'll Set a Course and Go......"

Jigglypuff
August 17th 2004



31 Comments


I like this band. Good album.

I know it's unlike me, but that's about all I have to say.

"Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" is by far my favourite song by them.

Woodstock
September 2nd 2004



154 Comments


[QUOTE=badmoon349]Yeah, my views on this album have strongly changed since the time I did that review. Now, I'd give it a 5/5. And yeah I also now believe "Wooden Ships" is the greatest track on there, along with "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes".[/QUOTE]


I think Suite:Judy Blue Eyes is the most famous song by them, not Woodstock. Has anyone seen their performance at Woodstock? It was their first live one, in front of 500,000 people, and they pulled it off perfectly.

Broken Arrow
September 24th 2004



220 Comments


In my opinion Ohio and Woodstock are the best tracks on the album

splashfreak
September 24th 2004



196 Comments


If you like any of the following bands, then there is a chance that you would like this band. The following bands would be Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Hollies, Joni Mitchel, Yes, Jeff Buckley, Tim Buckley, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Van Morrison, REM, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, The Beach Boys, and The Who.


Great review, but i can't stand CSNY, Neil Young in general, or any of the bands you listed there except for the who :thumb:

Woodstock
September 25th 2004



154 Comments


Craza^

I still think Deja Vu is a masterpiece.

And why isn't Almost Cut My Hair on this album?

Woodstock
September 25th 2004



154 Comments


Hey, badmoon, will you please review Deja Vu?

If not, I'll do it.

DekWannaBFlea
December 19th 2004



284 Comments


[QUOTE=splashfreak]Great review, but i can't stand CSNY, Neil Young in general, or any of the bands you listed there except for the who :thumb:[/QUOTE]


I doubt you ahve even heard all of those bands.

BludgeonySteve
December 20th 2004



558 Comments


Nice review :thumb: ;0

denboy
December 20th 2004



85 Comments


[QUOTE=DekWannaBFlea]I doubt you ahve even heard all of those bands.[/QUOTE]

Why not? I've heard all of them except three, and I don't even care much for this style of music

Broken Arrow
December 20th 2004



220 Comments


I like in Wooden Ships how in the singing "conversation: as you call it, the part 'Say, could I have some of your purple berrries?"

"yes I've been eating them for a few months now and havent got sick once"

Something along the lines of that.

Reaganista
December 20th 2004



2 Comments


You're wrong about Teach Your Children.

You're right about the 5/5.

DekWannaBFlea
December 20th 2004



284 Comments


[QUOTE=Knifeboy]Why not? I've heard all of them except three, and I don't even care much for this style of music[/QUOTE]



Well for one some of those bands shouldn't be together. For example, CCR and Yes are totally different.

And i wasn't talk to you lol.

Woodstock
December 20th 2004



154 Comments


[QUOTE=Livewired]In my opinion Ohio and Woodstock are the best tracks on the album[/QUOTE]
Deja Vu and Wooden Ships, I would think you'd pick Helpless.

Badmoon
December 21st 2004



384 Comments


[QUOTE=DekWannaBFlea]Well for one some of those bands shouldn't be together. For example, CCR and Yes are totally different.

And i wasn't talk to you lol.[/QUOTE]

Have you heard CSNY. They cover a wide variety of genres. Their song "Wooden Ships" is easily progressive. And if you have yet to hear, Yes plays a similar version of Progressive Rock. CSNY also have a Roots side. They play many Country type songs, like CCR.

Next time, think, so you don't look stupid.

Badmoon
December 21st 2004



384 Comments


[QUOTE=DekWannaBFlea]Well for one some of those bands shouldn't be together. For example, CCR and Yes are totally different.

And i wasn't talk to you lol.[/QUOTE]

Have you heard CSNY? They cover a wide variety of genres. Their song "Wooden Ships" is easily progressive. And if you have yet to hear, Yes plays a similar version of Progressive Rock. CSNY also have a Roots side. They play many Country type songs, like CCR.

Next time, think, so you don't look stupid.

Badmoon
December 21st 2004



384 Comments


[QUOTE=DekWannaBFlea]Well for one some of those bands shouldn't be together. For example, CCR and Yes are totally different.[/QUOTE]

Have you heard CSNY? They cover a wide variety of genres. Their song "Wooden Ships" is easily progressive. And if you have yet to hear, Yes plays a similar version of Progressive Rock. CSNY also have a Roots side. They play many Country type songs, like CCR.

Good job :thumb:

:rolleyes:



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