SD 19360 Daylight Again
Produced by Crosby, Stills and Nash
with Stanley Johnston, Steve Gursky and Craig Doerge
Released on June 21, 1982
US CHART POSITION #8 . . . PLATINUM RECORD
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SD 19360 cover
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K ronomyth 6.0: A DAYLIGHTFUL COMEBACK. The re-reunion with the re-relapsing Crosby should have been a disaster, but Stills and Nash keep the boat afloat and sail into the new decade with a platinum album and a pair of their biggest hits: “Wasted On The Way” and “Southern Cross.” The baffling album cover aside, Daylight Again is a throwback to classic CSN: the warm and ingratiating songs from Nash, the kickin’ country and rock contributions from Stills and even an airy vocal track from Crosby (“Delta”). Financial motivation aside, the trio are truly greater as a whole than the sum of their parts. However, this is a reunion in name only, as Crosby’s harmonies are handled mostly by backing vocalists Michael Finnigan and Timothy Schmit. Stills even goes outside of the band to recruit Art Garfunkel for the closing “Daylight Again.” So, while the harmonies may be a little different than you remember, the quality remains nearly the same. With Stills writing the bulk of the material (getting assistance from Michael Stergis, Gerry Tolman and others), Daylight Again is not devoid of filler. Yet more often than not the songs resonate: “You Are Alive,” “Song For Susan,” “Into The Darkness,” “Too Much Love To Hide.” They’re a cut above what you’d usually encounter on a solo Stills or Nash album from this time. Closing with a reprise of the classic “Find The Cost of Freedom,” and finding that it doesn’t feel out of place here, shows that not so much has changed with CS&N since the 60s. I keep going into these reunions expecting tarnished memories and instead end up leaving with my faith renewed. In fact, a good portion of this album provides what would today constitute classic CSN. Although the trio stuck together for a live album, Allies, they came unstuck again soon after only to re-re-reunite in 88. Set your wayback machines for American Dream and I’ll see you there.

TRACK LISTING

  1. TURN YOUR BACK ON LOVE    (Stephen Stills/Graham Nash/Michael Stergis)    4:47
  2. WASTED ON THE WAY    (Graham Nash)    2:51
  3. SOUTHERN CROSS    (Stephen Stills/Richard Curtis/Michael Curtis)    4:40
  4. INTO THE DARKNESS    (Graham Nash)    3:21
  5. DELTA    (David Crosby)    4:12
  6. SINCE I MET YOU    (Stephen Stills/Michael Stergis)    3:10
  7. TOO MUCH LOVE TO HIDE    (Stephen Stills/Gerry Tolman)    3:57
  8. SONG FOR SUSAN    (Graham Nash)    3:07
  9. YOU ARE ALIVE    (Stephen Stills/Michael Stergis)    3:02
  10. MIGHT AS WELL HAVE A GOOD TIME    (Lyrics by Judy Henske, Music by Craig Doerge)    4:25
  11. DAYLIGHT AGAIN: A.DAYLIGHT AGAIN B.FIND THE COST OF FREEDOM    (Stephen Stills)    2:28

    CD reissue bonus tracks
  12. RAISE A VOICE
  13. FEEL YOUR LOVE
  14. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY
  15. MIGHT AS WELL HAVE A GOOD TIME (DEMO)

CREDITS

DAVID CROSBY -- vocals
GRAHAM NASH -- vocals, electric guitar, organ, percussion, harmonica
STEPHEN STILLS -- vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Rhodes, CP-30, percussion, banjo
CRAIG DOERGE -- keyboards, synthesizer, Rhodes, piano
MICHAEL FINNIGAN -- organ, CP-30, electric piano, keyboards, vocals
JOE LALA -- percussion
GEORGE "CHOCOLATE" PERRY -- bass
TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT -- vocals, bass
MICHAEL STERGIS -- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
JOE VITALE -- drums
Roberleigh Barnhart -- cello (8)
Richard T. Bear -- piano & synthesizer (3)
Joel Bernstein -- acoustic guitar (2,8)
Ernie Ehrhardt -- cello (8)
Jay Ferguson -- organ (8)
Arthur Garfunkel -- vocal (11)
Bob Glaub -- bass (2)
Wayne Goodwin -- fiddle (2), cello arrangement (8)
Russell Kunkel -- drums (2,5)
Miguel Martinez -- cello (8)
Dean Parks -- electric guitar (5)
Jeff Porcaro -- drums (6)
Leland Sklar -- bass (5)
Gerry Tolman -- electric guitar (6)
Steve Gursky -- engineer
Stanley Johnston -- engineer
Steve Barncard -- additional engineering
Gilbert Williams -- front cover painting
Mark Hanauer (assisted by Eric Waltershied) -- front cover photography
Henry Diltz -- back cover photography
Mac James -- logo design
Jimmy Wachtel (for Dawn Patrol) -- art direction

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US June 21, 1982 Atlantic LP/CS SD/CS 19360 lyric sleeve
UK 1982 Atlantic LP K-50896 lyric sleeve
CAN 1982 Atlantic LP XSD-19360  
GER 1982 Atlantic LP ATL 50 896 lyric insert
JPN 1982 Atlantic LP P-11088  
US September 20, 1994 Atlantic CD 82672  
US/UK January 24, 2006 Rhino CDX 73295 digital remaster w. bonus tracks
JPN 2008 Warner CDX WPCR-75339 digital remaster w. bonus tracks

 

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