Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young was one of the greatest classic rock bands, period. Any band the members of this band once played in (Buffalo Springfield, The Hollies, etc.) and even each individual artist's solo material paled in comparison to what they accomplished as a fully-functional unit. In the seventies, this compilation of their material was released. How does it measure up? Read on and see.
If you want the biggest hits that this quartet recorded during their prime, you've come to the right place! Wooden Ships, Teach Your Children, Ohio, Woodstock, Our House, Helpless, Guinnevere, and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes are all here for your listening pleasure. And unlike many recent greatest hits albums that have been released for various artists, these aren't edited versions! You even get two unreleased tracks - one of which is the masterpiece Ohio, written about riots.
WHERE IS THE BAND'S BIGGEST HIT, CARRY ON!? What about the masterpieces Long Time Gone and Forty-Nine Bye Byes? Why are the songs horribly out of their original release order? Why does this album only take songs from a few albums? When this was ported to CD, why didn't they add bonus tracks or find some way to make it worthwhile? Just about every song on this compilation can be found on the band's first two albums, Crosby Stills And Nash and Deja Vu. GET THE ALBUMS INSTEAD.
I love the musical stylings of this band, but this compilation is pretty much worthless by modern standards. They have several multi-disc compilations, as well as their individual albums. I strongly recommend buying the albums rather than this. Greatest hits albums usually fail to capture the essence of the band they represent, and this is no exception.