Crosby, Stills & Nash ‎– CSN

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CSN is a Crosby, Stills & Nash album released in 1977, the fifth album by the group, and the first without Neil Young since his entry into the band. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart; two singles taken from the album, Nash's "Just A Song Before I Go" and Stills' "Fair Game" peaked at #7 and #43 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100.

In the interim since their last studio album of original material (1970's Déjà Vu), Crosby and Nash had recorded three albums as a duo. Stills pursued other projects, including a short career with Manassas and an album and tour with Young.

CSN featured strong writing from all three members, the last time for seventeen years that the band would compose songs and handle vocals without major assistance from outside sources. The production of the album fit in well with the ruling aesthetic of the time as featured in other blockbusters such as the Eagles' Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours: well-crafted, melodic songs played with precision and balance, essaying the personal travails of the authors.

Many of Stills' songs on the album echo his marital problems, with "Dark Star" returning to the Latin rhythms he had favored all the way back to his Buffalo Springfield days. Crosby continued the existential probings consistent with much of his past work, and Nash offered a very stringent critique of Christianity with "Cathedral". Many tracks were sweetened with a string section, a first on a CSNY project.

Joel Bernstein photographed the trio in serious poses aboard a boat, and initial copies of CSN bore that picture on the cover. The next picture Bernstein took of Crosby, Stills and Nash was a shot of them breaking into laughter at the thought of just having posed as "serious artists." The trio later decided that they liked the second photo better, and it was decided that all future pressings of CSN should bear the "laughter" photo.

The album was released for compact disc on October 25, 1990, and then remastered at Ocean View Digital from the original tapes and reissued on September 20, 1994.

Tracklist

Shadow Captain 4:32
See The Changes 2:56
Carried Away 2:29
Fair Game 3:30
Anything At All 3:01
Cathedral 5:15
Dark Star 4:43
Just A Song Before I Go 2:12
Run From Tears 4:09
Cold Rain 2:32
In My Dreams 5:10
I Give You Give Blind 3:21

Versions (68)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 19104, SD19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album, Pre) Atlantic, Atlantic SD 19104, SD19104 US 1977 Sell This Version
P-10380A Crosby, Stills & Nash C S N(LP, Album) Atlantic P-10380A Japan 1977 Sell This Version
P-10380A Crosby, Stills & Nash C S N(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic P-10380A Japan 1977 Sell This Version
TP 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(8-Trk, Album) Atlantic TP 19104 US 1977 Sell This Version
TP-19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(8-Trk, Album, Yel) Atlantic TP-19104 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
W 450369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass) Atlantic W 450369 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
450 369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass, Album) Atlantic 450 369 France 1977 Sell This Version
CS 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass, Album) Atlantic CS 19104 US 1977 Sell This Version
450 369, ATL 450 369-X Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 450 369, ATL 450 369-X Germany 1977 Sell This Version
K.450369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass, Album) Atlantic K.450369 1977 Sell This Version
CH 1064 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Hispavox CH 1064 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
K.450369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass, Album) Atlantic K.450369 UK 1977 Sell This Version
HATS 421-247, HATS 421-427 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic HATS 421-247, HATS 421-427 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
KSD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic KSD 19104 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19104 US 1977 Sell This Version
LP-S-39-30 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic LP-S-39-30 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19104 US 1977 Sell This Version
KSD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic KSD 19104 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
W 50369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic W 50369 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
ATC 9663, SD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATC 9663, SD 19104 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19104 US 1977 Sell This Version
50.086 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic 50.086 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
50 369, 50.369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 50 369, 50.369 France 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50369, ST-A-773875 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50369, ST-A-773875 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
115-010 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic 115-010 Uruguay 1977 Sell This Version
30.028 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic 30.028 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
GWEA-5270 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic GWEA-5270 Mexico 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19104 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50 369, (SD 19104) Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 369, (SD 19104) Germany 1977 Sell This Version
K 50369, K50369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic K 50369, K50369 UK 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50 369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 369 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19104, 1088 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic, Melodi Records SD 19104, 1088 Turkey 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19104 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19104 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50 369, (SD 19104) Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 369, (SD 19104) Germany 1977 Sell This Version
50369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic 50369 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
A 0146, SD 19104, 0146 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic, Lyra A 0146, SD 19104, 0146 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50369 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic SD 19104 US 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album, Mon) Atlantic SD 19104 US 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic SD 19104 US 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50 369, (SD 19104) Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album, Tex) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 369, (SD 19104) Germany 1977 Sell This Version
FL-2898 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album, Unofficial) First Record FL-2898 Taiwan 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Suzy, Atlantic ATL 50369 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50369, 50369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Suzy, Atlantic ATL 50369, 50369 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
P-6427A Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic P-6427A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
50369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic 50369 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
7567-81509-2 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album) Atlantic 7567-81509-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
AMCY-136 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album) Atlantic AMCY-136 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
SD 19104-2, 250 369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic SD 19104-2, 250 369 US 1990 Sell This Version
7567-82650-2 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album, RM) Atlantic 7567-82650-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CS 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic CS 19104 US 1990 Sell This Version
82650-2 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album, RM) Atlantic 82650-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
50369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(12xFile, AIFF, Album, 96k) Atlantic 50369 US 2012
WPCR-15253 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Atlantic WPCR-15253 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
AFZ 144 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZ 144 US 2013 Sell This Version
SD 19104-2, 250 369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic SD 19104-2, 250 369 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 19104-2, 250 369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic SD 19104-2, 250 369 USA & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
AMCY-136 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album, Promo) Atlantic AMCY-136 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
82650-2 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 82650-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 19104-2, 250 369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic SD 19104-2, 250 369 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CS 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass, Album, Club, RCA) Atlantic CS 19104 US Unknown Sell This Version
CS-19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass, Album, Dol) Atlantic CS-19104 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CS-19104, CS 19104 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Atlantic, Atlantic CS-19104, CS 19104 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
w50369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic w50369 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
50 369, 50.369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 50 369, 50.369 France Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 50 369 Crosby, Stills & Nash CSN(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 369 France Unknown Sell This Version
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NailCityRecord

NailCityRecord

March 31, 2017
referencing CSN, LP, Album, Pre, SD 19104, SD19104

one of my favorite albums by the trio. Crosby Stills & Nash have a brilliant talent for the three way harmony. Cathedral and Dark Star are timeless hits from this album.
Elderlybrother

Elderlybrother

August 10, 2016
referencing CSN, LP, Album, K 50369, K50369
My copy has Matrix run out K 50369 - A3 (B3 on Side 2)
drunk13

drunk13

February 23, 2014
referencing CSN, CD, Album, SD 19104-2, 250 369
My CD has no bar code and the disc says "Made In West Germany by Polygram". The back label contains the "SD 1904-2" and "Europe 250 369" marks but says "Printed in West Germany". Can anyone help identify this? Thanks.
rssarma

rssarma

April 30, 2013
referencing CSN, LP, Album, SD 19104
The photo wasn't printed on the cover, it was pasted on to it, you might have lost it.
wholesome_quality

wholesome_quality

March 20, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing CSN, LP, Album, Pre, SD 19104, SD19104
I heard "Dark Star" on the radio when I was ignorant to the talents this group and I instantly became a fan.
pjdjar

pjdjar

November 12, 2011
referencing CSN, LP, Album, SD 19104
I have this album SD 19104 but there is no picture on the front of the cover. Just grey where the photo should be! Anyone any ideas?
ABonita

ABonita

April 4, 2011
referencing CSN, CD, Album, SD 19104-2, 250 369
On the original US CD release of the CSN album, "Cathedral" was mastered at the wrong speed. This was corrected on the re-mastering.
SeckC.Oldman

SeckC.Oldman

March 31, 2011
referencing CSN, LP, Album, Pre, SD 19104, SD19104
this is NOT the group's first album by a LONG shot.