Graham Nash Gets Box-Set Treatment

 

From the Hollies
through CSN through the solo records.

 

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

 

Graham Nash’s tenor is among rock’s most recognizable, and
as resonant as his voice of conscience as a songwriter. He started The
Hollies with his childhood friend Allan Clarke in 1961, before embarking on a lifelong musical journey, solo and with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Neil Young.
 

 

On Feb. 3 Rhino willl issue Reflections, a three-CD boxed set that encompasses 40 years of
erstwhile Hollies/sometime CSN&Y member Graham Nash’s estimable music-making.
Included will be 64 songs; half of which are unreleased mixes, alternate
versions and unissued tracks. This deluxe package features a 150-page booklet
with 75 classic and unseen photos and track notes by Graham Nash.

 

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 sessions,
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,” a song he recorded in
2007.

 

Track Listing:

 
DISC ONE

1. “On A Carousel” ­ The Hollies (mono)
2. “Carrie Anne” ­ The Hollies (mono)
3. “King Midas In Reverse” ­ The Hollies (mono)
4. “Marrakesh Express” ­ Crosby, Stills & Nash
5. “Pre-Road Downs” ­ Crosby, Stills
& Nash
6. “Lady Of The Island” ­ Crosby,
Stills & Nash
7. “Our House” ­ Crosby, Stills,
Nash & Young
8. “Teach Your Children” ­ Crosby,
Stills, Nash & Young *
9. “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 TWO

1. “To The Last Whale” ­ Crosby/Nash
A. “Critical Mass”
B. “Wind On The Water”
2. “Fieldworker” ­ Crosby/Nash
3. “Cowboy Of Dreams” ­ Crosby/Nash
4. “Love Work Out” ­ Crosby/Nash
5. “Marguerita” ­ Crosby/Nash
6. “Taken At All” ­ Crosby, Stills,
Nash & Young *
7. “Mutiny” ­ Crosby & Nash
8. “Just A Song Before I Go” ­ Crosby,
Stills & Nash
9. “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 THREE

1. “If Anybody Had A Heart” ­ Crosby,
Stills & Nash
2. “Chippin’ Away” ­ Graham Nash
3. “After The Dolphin” ­ Crosby,
Stills & Nash
4. “House Of Broken Dreams” ­ Crosby,
Stills & Nash
5. “Unequal Love” ­ Graham Nash **
6. “Liar’s Nightmare” ­ Graham Nash **
7. “Heartland” ­ Crosby, Stills,
Nash & Young *
8. “These Empty Days” ­ Crosby,
Stills & Nash
9. “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 ***
 
*          previously unreleased mix
**        previously unreleased version
***      previously unreleased song
 

 

 

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