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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Music is Love - A Singer-Songwriters' Tribute to the Music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young

Music is Love - A Singer-Songwriters' Tribute to the Music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young

We're just now getting a chance to catch up on some of our listening.

Right now, we've been enjoying Music is Love - A Singer-Songwriters' Tribute to the Music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young, a two disc set featuring 27 new recordings by artists interpreting the songs of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young.

The CSNY tribute package is actually quite nice with a 36 page booklet that you can actually read without a magnifying glass. Each song has its own page with recording notes and the artists insights and inspirations surrounding both CSN&Y and their songs.

And the tribute also benefits the Equestrian Therapy Co-Op in Brandeis, CA, which provides horseback riding to children and adults who can personally benefit from a natural encounter with horses.

Equestrian Therapy Co-Op

Here are some thoughts by Dave Zimmer (author of "Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography"):

More than 40 years ago, CSN&Y were looking inward, speaking out and writing songs that helped define a generation.

Well, that generation grew up, as did the artists, but this connection and bond continued; then new generations discovered them, and much of the music ripened and gained fresh meaning with new causes and the passage of time.

The strength of these newly recorded versions is a testament to the artistry of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young as well as the special nature of their songs, which hold up beautifully when interpreted and reimagined by a varied roster of artists
that range across decades, musical genres and different parts of the globe: from California, Texas and New York to Dublin, Liverpool and Australia; from traditional folkies and alternative rockers to gifted guitarists and bluegrass pickers; as well as wonderfully amazing vocalists, from yesterday and today.

~ Dave Zimmer (author of "Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography")

"They are one person / They are two alone / They are three together / They are for each other"
CSNY: (from left) Stills, Crosby, Nash and Young on stage in Seattle for their 1974 "reunion" tour. © Bettmann/CORBIS

From the liner notes on our favorite song "Thrasher" covered by Andy Hill & Renée Safier:
"Thrasher" has no chorus, no bridge, no repeating lines, no hook...

Just a mesmerizing lyric, whose images unfold against a simple chord pattern. Timeless images of ancient bending rivers are stacked against credit cards, dinosaurs against heated pools, machinery against spirit and nature. It is a story somehow about the price of independence, with no recommendations; just a personal conclusion that we are in a creative journey both without and within, and one must act with courage.

~~Andy & Renée
CD 1
01. For What It's Worth (Ron LaSalle) 02. Triad (Steve Wynn) 03. Helplessly Hoping (Judy Collins) 04. Lady Of The Island (Liam Ó Maonlaí) 05. Bluebird (Sugarcane Jane) 06. Birds (Elliott Murphy) 07. Guinnevere (Bonoff, Cowan, Szcześniak & Waldman) 08. You Don't Have To Cry (Sonny Mone) 09. Down By The River (Bocephus King) 10. Love The One You're With (Jennifer Stills) 11. After The Gold Rush (Venice) 12. Teach Your Children (Sadie Jemmett) 13. Fallen Eagle (The Coal Porters)

CD 2
01. Rockin' In The Free World (Willie Nile) 02. It Doesn't Matter (Cindy Lee Berryhill) 03. Out On The Weekend (Clarence Bucaro) 04. Hey You (Looking At The Moon) (Neal Casal) 05. Cortez The Killer (Carrie Rodriguez) 06. Bittersweet (Marcus Eaton) 07. Just A Song Before I Go (Eileen Rose & The Legendary Rich Gilbert) 08. Long May You Run (Nick Barker) 09. Southern Cross (Michael McDermott & Heather Horton) 10. Thrasher (Andy Hill & Renée Safier) 11. Wasted On The Way (Louis Ledford) 12. Tracks In The Dust (Mary Lee's Corvette) 13. I'll Be There For You (Jenai Huff) 14. Music Is Love (Ian McNabb)

As Mike Davies on Net Rhythms puts it: "If music is love, this album is an affair to remember."


Preview tracks and more details at Music is Love - A Singer-Songwriters' Tribute to the Music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

Note to US/Canada CSNY fans, Village Records will save you on postage on VARIOUS-MUSIC IS LOVE: TRIBUTE TO CSNY SONGS (2CD) @ Village Records.

Venerdì 18: "MUSIC IS LOVE" tributo a CSN&Y al Crossroads Live Club

Nice job Francesco!

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At 1/20/2013 08:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a great album; I hope they offer a way to buy it that does not require PayPal. If they do, I will purchase a copy.

Joel Grant

At 1/21/2013 02:16:00 AM, Blogger La Johnson said...

Bought a copy via Amazon from italy

At 1/23/2013 08:45:00 AM, Blogger franz said...

US/Canada fans can buy the album
via and spend less on postage.

This is a direct link to the album:

At 1/23/2013 10:44:00 AM, Blogger Bill Lavery said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At 1/23/2013 10:48:00 AM, Blogger Bill Lavery said...

Village Records accepts credit cards and money orders as well.

They sell it for $19.99 plus shipping. There is a seller on Amazon now but it is $24.99 there.

At 1/24/2013 11:55:00 PM, Blogger mark said...

..... pretty good collection of toonage !
.... nice takes on songs we know by heart

At 1/25/2013 07:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got the CDs yesterday, played them both straight through twice and I must say these covers are all outstanding.

I would single out Michael McDermott and Heather Horton's cover of "Southern Cross" as my favorite.

This is a beautiful tune and their voices, guitar, and violin blend perfectly and emphasize the stunning and visually rich lyrics.

Get it; you will not be sorry.

Joel Grant


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