David Crosby ‎– If I Could Only Remember My Name

Atlantic ‎– SD 7203
Vinyl, LP, Album, MO - Monarch Pressing

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Music Is Love
Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Henry LewyWritten-By – David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young
A2 Cowboy Movie
Written-By – David Crosby
A3 Tamalpais High (At About 3)
Written-By – David Crosby
A4 Laughing
Written-By – David Crosby
B1 What Are Their Names
Written-By – David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Michael Shrieve, Neil Young, Phil Lesh
B2 Traction In The Rain
Written-By – David Crosby
B3 Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)
Written-By – David Crosby
B4 Orleans
Arranged By [Arrangement] – David CrosbyWritten-By – Traditional
B5 I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here
Written-By – David Crosby

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Initial issue, textured cover, Mfg. by Atlantic Recording Corp., Broadway address on label.

All Songs Published by Geurila Music
Recorded at Wally Heiders in San Francisco, Calif.

Inside Photographs: & Others

Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Jerry Garcia & Joni Mitchell Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.
David Frieberg Courtesy of Capitol Records.
Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jack Casady & Jorma Kaukonen Courtesy of R.C.A. Records.
Michael Shrieve & Gregg Roli Courtesy of Columbia Records.

For My Lady Christine Gail Hinton

Copyright 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.

Mfg. By Atlantic Recording Corp., 1841 Broadway, New York, N.Y.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): ST-A-712107-MO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): ST-A-712108-MO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, etched, side A): ST-A-71207-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, etched, side B): ST-A-71208-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, sides A & B): [Artisan Sound Recorders Logo] AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Alternate runout, etched, side A): ST-A-71207-A -MO Δ15665
  • Matrix / Runout (Alternate runout, etched, side B): ST-A-71208-A MO Δ15665X
  • Matrix / Runout (Alternate runout, stamped, sides A & B): [Artisan Sound Recorders Logo] (MR in a circle) AT W

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CS 7203 David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name(Cass) Atlantic CS 7203 US 1971 Sell This Version
SD 7203 David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name(LP, Album, RI) Atlantic SD 7203 US 1971 Sell This Version
7567-81415-2 David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name....(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 7567-81415-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SD 42042 David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 42042 Israel 1971 Sell This Version
50 005 David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic 50 005 France 1973 Sell This Version


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April 9, 2019
edited about 1 month ago

(The Planet Earth Rock And Roll Orchestra)
This is PERRO #1. The great hippie rock statement & best acoustic guitar sound ever. A true masterpiece from Laurel Canyon. A tribute/treasure to/for his departed girlfriend. N


August 16, 2018
Such a great record of a snapshot in music history. You can almost smell the pot smoke emanting from it while it's spinning.


January 18, 2017
Hi. Which should be the really first version of this US lp? Thanks!


March 20, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
This is all around, as others here have stated, a really strong album in the Laurel Canyon genre. Side I is largely better than side II (partly due to the inclusion of the saccharine dullness of Traction in the Rain, and the somewhat meandering Song with No Words). Very lush arrangments -- the adhoc licks of J. Garcia in his signature tone, and Crosby's typical strong melodies. Recommended.


October 13, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

I might add another style to this album: "California Rock." Specifically, sunny, laid-back California rock. Great album, possibly the best all-around album to come out of the entire CSNY camp during this time.

In 2004 my wife and I celebrated our first anniversary in the Bay Area. We sat in our rental car at Sonoma Coast State Beach, watching the sun set, listening to "Laughing." Just a fantastic song that has a beautiful Pacific sunset practically built-in.


March 17, 2013

Until just now, I had no idea that "Cowboy Music" was actually about the temporary breakup of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Prior to my reading about it on allmusic.com, I thought the song was about a....cowboy fighting his way through life or something. All I knew was that, of all the signature songs by each CSNY member respectively, Cowboy music is my favorite. There's a particular psychedelic spaciness (provided in part by the Grateful Dead) that is more successful than the colorful optimism of Stephen Stills, the decidedly humble approach of Graham Nash or the 10 minute long breakdowns of Neil Young and co.