GRAHAM NASH - Reflections: The Definitive Collection (2009)
Graham Nash is a British singer-songwriter known for his light tenor vocals and for his songwriting contributions with the British pop group The Hollies, and with the folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Perhaps the most underrated member of CSN&Y quartet, this 3-CD retrospective spanning 40 years reminds us that Graham Nash's importance and value to that alchemical blending was never so much his writing but his unrivaled ear for harmony. Arranged chronologically, REFLECTIONS spans Nash’s recordings from 1967 to 2007, starting with a trio of singles he released with The Hollies in 1967: “On A Carousel,” “Carrie Anne” and “King Midas In Reverse.” Nash left the group a year later, joining with Crosby and Stills to record the trio’s self-titled album, which earned them the Grammy® for “Best New Artist.” REFLECTIONS gathers several songs from that album—and its follow-up, released a few months later with the addition of Young—including “Pre-Road Downs,” “Marrakesh Express,” “Our House” and “Teach Your Children.” The set also includes tracks from the group’s other albums: “Just A Song Before I Go,” “Wasted On The Way” and “Heartland.” Over the years, Crosby and Nash have recorded a number of albums as a duo. REFLECTIONS features several gems from those collaborations with “Immigration Man,” “To The Last Whale,” “Jesus Of Rio” and more. The collection also brings together several classics from Nash’s four solo albums, ranging from the politically-charged (“Military Madness” and “Chicago/We Can Change The World”) to the emotionally raw (“Simple Man” and “Sleep Song”) and the socially conscious (“Barrel Of Pain” and “Chippin’ Away.”)
REFLECTIONS spotlights 32 songs with different mixes and alternate versions that have never been released. Among the highlights is Nash’s solo acoustic demo of “Right Between The Eyes.” Recorded during the Déjà Vu session, a live version of the track popped up in 1971 on a CSN&Y live album. The compilation contains six unreleased tracks, including “Water From The Moon,” “Try To Find Me” and “In Your Name,”
DISC 1: 01. On A Carousel - The Hollies 02. Carrie Anne - The Hollies 03. King Midas In Reverse - The Hollies 04. Marrakesh Express - Crosby, Stills & Nash 05. Pre-Road Downs - Crosby, Stills & Nash 06. Lady Of The Island - Crosby, Stills & Nash 07. Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 08. Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 09. Right Between The Eyes - Graham Nash 10. I Used To Be A King - Graham Nash 11. Simple Man - Graham Nash 12. Man In The Mirror - Graham Nash 13. Better Days - Graham Nash 14. Military Madness - Graham Nash 15. Sleep Song - Graham Nash 16. Chicago/We Can Change The World - Graham Nash 17. Southbound Train - Crosby/Nash 18. Immigration Man - Crosby/Nash 19. Wild Tales - Graham Nash 20. Prison Song - Graham Nash 21. Oh! Camil (The Winter Soldier) - Graham Nash 22. On The Line - Graham Nash 23. You'll Never Be The Same - Graham Nash 24. Another Sleep Song - Graham Nash
DISC 2: 01. To The Last Whale - Crosby/Nash 02. Fieldworker - Crosby/Nash 03. Cowboy Of Dreams - Crosby/Nash 04. Love Work Out - Crosby/Nash 05. Marguerita - Crosby/Nash 06. Taken At All - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 07. Mutiny - Crosby & Nash 08. Just A Song Before I Go - Crosby, Stills & Nash 09. Cold Rain - Graham Nash 10. Cathedral - Crosby, Stills & Nash 11. Barrel Of Pain (Half-Life) - Graham Nash 12. Magical Child - Graham Nash 13. Song For Susan - Crosby, Stills & Nash 14. Wasted On The Way - Crosby, Stills & Nash 15. Love Is The Reason - Graham Nash 16. Raise A Voice - Crosby, Stills & Nash 17. Clear Blue Skies - Crosby, Stills & Nash 18. Lonely Man - Crosby, Stills & Nash 19. Sad Eyes - Graham Nash 20. Water From The Moon - Graham Nash 21. Soldiers Of Peace - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
DISC 3: 01. If Anybody Had A Heart - Crosby, Stills & Nash 02. Chippin' Away - Graham Nash 03. After The Dolphin - Crosby, Stills & Nash 04. House Of Broken Dreams - Crosby, Stills & Nash 05. Unequal Love - Graham Nash 06. Liar's Nightmare - Graham Nash 07. Heartland - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 08. These Empty Days - Crosby, Stills & Nash 09. Try To Find Me - Graham Nash 10. Two Hearts - Carole King & Graham Nash 11. Behind The Shades - Graham Nash 12. Michael (Hedges Here) - Graham Nash 13. I Surrender - Crosby/Nash 14. Live On (The Wall) - Crosby/Nash 15. Dirty Little Secret - Graham Nash 16. We Breathe The Same Air - Graham Nash 17. Grace - Crosby/Nash 18. Jesus Of Rio - Crosby/Nash 19. In Your Name - Graham Nash