David CrosbyIf I Could Only Remember My Name

Label:Atlantic – SD 7203
Vinyl, LP, Album, MO - Monarch Pressing
Style:Folk Rock, Country Rock


A1Music Is Love
Engineer [Additional Engineering]Henry Lewy
A2Cowboy Movie
Written-ByDavid Crosby
A3Tamalpais High (At About 3)
Written-ByDavid Crosby
Written-ByDavid Crosby
B1What Are Their Names4:09
B2Traction In The Rain
Written-ByDavid Crosby
B3Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)
Written-ByDavid Crosby
Arranged By [Arrangement]David Crosby
B5I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here
Written-ByDavid Crosby

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

Runouts are etched except for the Artisan logo and encircled MR, which are stamped.

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 (Label side A): ST-A-712107-MO
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): ST-A-712108-MO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): ST-A-71207-A [Artisan logo] AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): ST-A-71208-B [Artisan logo] AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): ST-A-71207-A -MO Δ15665 [Artisan logo] MR AT W
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): ST-A-71208-A MO Δ15665X [Artisan logo] MR AT W
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): ST-A-712107-A -MO Δ15665 (3X)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): ST-A-712108-A MO Δ15665X

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If I Could Only Remember My Name (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic50.005, 50 005, 7203Germany1971
If I Could Only Remember My Name (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Atlantic, Atlantic2401 005, 2401005UK1971
If I Could Only Remember My Name (LP, Album, Gatefold)Atlantic, AtlanticSD-7203, SD 7203Canada1971
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If I Could Only Remember My Name (LP, Album, Gatefold)AtlanticP-8052AJapan1971
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If I Could Only Remember My Name (LP, Album)Atlantic2050Venezuela1971



  • blueharbour's avatar
    Should have been titled "Contact High". More of a mood piece than an album of songs.
    • zulite's avatar
      One of the best album for some velvet morning when you're are not straight at all! Mr Nash knows what is it...;
      • Corkybrown's avatar
        I remember first hearing this album from “Cros” after CSN&Y had broken up. Each of them produced a brilliant solo album in 1971-72 timeframe. But this album was the farthest reach to a new star of any of them. He goes so deeply into unconscious rhythms and harmonies that are much more intuitive and raw than any CSN&Y recordings. The Gregorian chant harmonies reach a quiet hidden place in my soul. The traction in the rain meditation reveals so many melancholy truths of this newly emerging age of Aquarius in 1971. This is one of my top 3 albums from this era - a beautiful work of art.
        • Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen's avatar
          Edited 4 years 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
          • kwhitehead's avatar
            Such a great record of a snapshot in music history. You can almost smell the pot smoke emanting from it while it's spinning.
            • Musicabile's avatar
              Hi. Which should be the really first version of this US lp? Thanks!
              • channon's avatar
                Edited 8 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.
                • GalaxyExplorer's avatar
                  Edited 10 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.
                  • wholesome_quality's avatar
                    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, 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.


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