Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young ‎–Looking Forward cd [promo]



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PROMOTIONAL ONLY means issued by record company in very limited quantity and sent to selected Industry professionals ONLY for promotional consideration/airplay. Never for sale and highly collectable releases

German promo in slim line case. Comes wiht a unique promo artwork that says release date 15 September 1995, however the album was recorded and released in 1999

By 1997, Crosby, Stills And Nash were without a label thanks to a drastic artistic slump, but they began working on a new album, paying for studio time out of their own pockets. Neil Young expressed interest in the tapes, and suddenly, a new CSNY album was in the works. Even though Young’s continual tinkering pushed its release back by months, Looking Forward still feels rushed and half-finished. It’s immediately apparent that the record began as a self-financed project; it sounds weirdly muted, as if all the levels weren’t set accurately; similarly, it’s possible to hear sometimes awkward overdubs added to basically completed tracks. While they may have named the album Looking Forward, CSNY are alternately nostalgic and haunted by the past, which colours their attempts to look toward the future. All four of Young’s songs fit squarely within the Harvest tradition, as he tries to balance his restless nature with growing old. His songs aren’t bad, but they feel like rough drafts for greater solo-album insights. Stills is looking backward musically on his three songs, but what’s really striking is his extreme bitterness, completely misunderstanding the youth of the ’90s. It’s especially jarring when juxtaposed with Crosby’s rosy outlook, though his “Stand And Be Counted” — a well-intentioned salute to the activist spirit of the ’60s — is a flat-out embarrassment. Which leaves Nash, whose two unassuming, sepia-toned songs may seem slight, but wind up as the most satisfying because their gentle melodies and easy, assured performances recall the group’s heyday. They’re buried in what feels like a collection of undirected solo tracks, and to a certain extent, that’s been the case with CSNY since Deja Vu. But Looking Forward is even more disjointed than 1988’s tepid American Dream, even if it is a better listen.

Track list:
1. Faith In Me
2. Looking Forward
3. Stand And Be Counted
4. Heartland
5. Seen Enough
6. Slowpoke
7. Dream For Him
8. No Tears Left
9. Out Of Control
10. Someday Soon
11. Queen Of Them All
12. Sanibel

Additional Information


Reprise Records

Catalogue Number

PROP05085 / 9362-47436-2

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