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current update on these two David Crosby releases from spincds.com--


24/07/2006 - David Crosby - 'IICORMN' & Box Set

All change,  'IICORMN' - is now a 2 CD set re-scheduled for a November 6th release and now £14.99. Please accept our apologies for the earlier mis-information and please re-order based on this new information: 'If I Could Only Remember My Name'. I will keep you posted as soon as we know more. The 3 CD David Crosby Box Set has also been delayed until November 6th. but the price remains £32.99, so there is no need to re-order is you have aleady ordered. Click here to read the full story of IICORMN from the Crosby CPR site

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Stephen Barncard recorded and mixed David Crosby's first solo-album
'If I Could Only Remember My Name'.
Here are Barncard's notes about the album:

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If I Could Only Remember My Name...

(1971, Atlantic SD-7203)

Track 1: Music Is Love [3:16]
Recorded in: Heider's Studio C

Actually derived from a "log tape" running while the song was worked out with Messrs.. Nash,Crosby & Young, then David left the studio (A&M studio C in LA), and Graham and Neil worked on into the night on it. On one of the first Croz sessions at Heiders, Nash walked into the room and delivered a 2 track to David, a completed mix of the song. Graham was a bit put off when I asked him for the eight track so I could remix; I think he thought the piece was done.... The phasing came about while I was trying to wild-sync the original work tape back onto the 8 track master (the original transfer was distorted). David walked in and loved it and it was my idea to hold off the phasing until the song kicked in.

The date I get out of the Nash Library where the master is stored is "8/23/70". That sounds about right and dovetails with the events that followed.

1. CN & Y were goofing around on that day in A&M's little studio C in Los Angeles Ca. (Joni's room where everything from 'Blue' to 'Heijera' were recorded) and the basic track for "Music Is Love" had evolved. Multiple takes were done and were recorded, and still exist on a mono full track tape.

2. Henry Lewy was indeed the engineer, and apparently Crosby left after the take was made and thought nothing more about it until we started the solo record (IICORMN) around 11/70.

3. Nash and Neil proceeded, perhaps the same night after David left, to embellish the original log tape.

4. Henry was apparently instructed to copy the log tape take to an 8 track, which I later discovered had not been aligned and the levels were way off, causing massive distortion on the peaks. I know this because the audio on the 8 track version of the performance was bad and the mono log was not distorted at all. The overdub tracks, however were properly aligned, which might indicate some work on another day, such as the vibes and percussion or other vocals.

5. Nash appeared at Crosby's solo session and presented him with a finished mix of MIL which he loved. Nash thought the song was done. I asked Nash to get me the 8 track so I could mix it again. He was a bit put off by this, seeing as he thought it was complete. But I had a hunch that it could be improved.

6. When I put the 8 track up and compared against the log, I had realized what had happened and the distortion really bothered me. So I took the log tape and attempted to put it wild onto an open track, using a VSO to lock it in. This, of course when monitored with the original, created a phasing effect. When Crosby heard that, he ran in and said 'what the hell is THAT?' -- he loved the phasing, which had not become a common effect yet.

There were no digital boxes to do 'phasing', and only a handful of records had used the effect although it was well known in the audio world. The first hit record using phasing was 'The Big Hurt' by a female singer in the '50s named Toni Fisher. When I was a kid, that record came out and I had discovered the effect for myself by recording a record on tape and then synchronizing with the original and mixing them together. So I had, in theory, done it before.

7. I can only assume the original reason for their meeting in that studio on that day. Perhaps they were listening to remote tapes that would become 4WS. I had not met Henry until 1979, when Joni presented 'Mingus' to the Elektra staff, of which I was a member at the time.

Crosby, Nash & Young: Live to mono basic track, vocals, guitar
Neil Young: Bass Congas & Vibes o/d

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Track 2: Cowboy Movie [8:02]
Recorded in: Heider's Studio C

Another song that almost got away.... Recorded completely live, and an early rough mix as well... Crosby pulled this song out only twice (never demoed) and blew all of out minds.... I was using really thin tape at the time, Scotch 207, because I was mixing at 30 ips and needed slightly more than 15 minutes per reel (side).
We tried to mix this many times, but finally went back to a rough mix from earlier. Both channels severely limited with UREI 1176 limiters with no stereo link, so the center image floats around. Another example of my 'not knowing any better' with good results.

David Crosby: Vocals & Electric Guitar & Electric Guitar Double
Jerry Garcia: Lead Guitar Left and Right
Phil Lesh: Bass
Mickey Hart: Drums
Bill Kreutzmann: Tambourine

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Track 3: Tamalpais High (At About 3) [3:28]
Recorded in Heider's Studio A & C

Basic tracks actually recorded by the RCA guys, Maurice Iraci and Allan Zentz. I recorded all of the vocals and added the Garcia overdubs. And mixed it.

David Crosby: Electric Guitar & Multiple Vocal
Phil Lesh: Bass
Jorma Kaukonen: Lead Guitar
Jerry Garcia: Lead Guitar
Bill Kreutzmann: Drums

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Track 4: Laughing [5:20]

Recorded in: Heider's Studio C

The most magical track of all; it happened so fast, I remember little about recording and mixing this. Track with Phil, Bill, and Croz... overdubs with Garcia on Steel, Multiple vocals and a small Joni part. All in a day or so. Unknown to me at the time, Crosby had been woodshedding this and other tunes on this record for years, waiting for this moment.

David Crosby: Electric and Gigantic Acoustic Guitar & Multiple Vocal
Jerry Garcia: Pedal Steel Guitar
Phil Lesh: Bass
Bill Kreutzmann: Drums & Tambourine
Joni Mitchell: "In the Sun" vocal

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Track 5: What Are Their Names [4:09]

Recorded in: Heider's Studio C

Another live track, made up by the entire band on the spot. Another example of our "record everything" policy at work! Various noodling by the guitars turns thematic after all, and lyrics penned by the Croz on an envelope were added the next day by the PERRO chorus (it was like a SF "WE ARE THE WORLD" experience ). There were not enough headphones for the singers, so I put the track up on the speakers for the singers' cues.

David Crosby: Electric Guitar, Lead Vocal
Jerry Garcia: Lead Guitar
Neil Young: Lead Guitar
Phil Lesh: Bass
Bill Kreutzmann: Drums
The PERRO chorus: David Crosby, Paul Kantner, Joni Mitchell,
Grace Slick,Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, David Freiberg,Graham Nash

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Track 6: Traction In The Rain [3:40]
Recorded in: Heider's Studio C

Multiple Crosby acoustic guitars with live vocal and autoharp played by Laura Allan (heard playing and singing on the unreleased "Coast Road"). A section was duplicated on an 8 track so a verse with harmonies could be added (Crosby, Nash & Allan). Laura's autoharp was compressed beyond industry standards, and keeping with my experimental attitude, in stereo.

David Crosby: Guitar and Vocal
Laura Allan: Autoharp
Crosby, Nash, and Allan: Vocals

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Track 7: Song With No Words [5:53]
Recorded in: Heider's Studio A

Another RCA track, with vocals and Croz's acoustic overdubs recorded by me. Mixed in a couple of hours. Original tracking engineer: Allen Zentz

David Crosby: Electric and Acoustic Guitar & Multiple Vocals
Graham Nash: Vocal
Jerry Garcia: Lead Guitar
Jorma Kaukonen: Lead Guitar
Greg Rolie: Piano
Michael Shrieve: Drums
Jack Casady: Bass

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Track 8: Orleans [1:56]

Recorded in: Heider's Studio A

Another song Dave had in his pocket for some time, we cut all of the vocals and guitars in an evening... all Dave. This is a Crosby arrangement of a traditional French folk song, with the lyrics being a list of some cathedrals in France. This was completed on the first day of recording.

David Crosby: Gigantic Acoustic Guitar & Multiple Vocals

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Track 9: I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here [1:19]

Recorded in: Heider's Studio A

Late at night.... very wasted.... just me and Croz and Ellen Burke (my lady and assistant at the time) in Heider's studio A SF (downstairs).... recording overdubs with echo chamber.... Croz starts dicking around with the echo..... asks me to put fresh tape on..... I record Crosby live singing with two tracks each pass, 5 passes of two tracks later, you have "I'd Swear"....... No other overdubs, no retakes, ever. 15 minutes of cosmic skydrop. I had never seen the Muse work so magically.

David Crosby: a capella vocal

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The album was produced By David Crosby,
Recorded And Mixed in Studios C and A by Stephen Barncard Nov 1970 thru Spring 1971
at Wally Heider Recording , a Filmways Company 245 Hyde, San Francisco Ca.
still in operation today as HYDE STEET STUDIOS

Assistant Engineer: Ellen Burke
Additional Engineering by Allen Zentz, Pat Iraci and Henry Lewy.
Photography by Henry Diltz, Cover by Gary Burden for R. Twerk


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Wow, interesting stuff about Music Is Love.

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Here's further details on the ucpmiong boxset and the "If I Could Only Remember My Name" reissue...


Bon Voyage

A long-in-the-works David Crosby box set finally will surface on Nov. 21. The three-CD Voyage compilation will span Crosby's five-decade career and include solo material, Byrds tunes and songs he recorded with Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young. The collection's third disc will feature 16 previously unissued tracks. That same day, a CD/DVD edition of Crosby's 1971 solo debut, If I Could Only Remember My Name, will drop.
Meanwhile, a new Crosby autobiography will hit stores Nov. 7.

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from Billboard.com--


Rhino Charts David Crosby's 'Voyage'

September 08, 2006, 10:40 AM ET

Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

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David Crosby's five-decade career will be the subject of the boxed set "Voyage," due Nov. 21 via Rhino. The same day, the label will also release a CD/DVD edition of Crosby's 1971 solo debut, "If I Could Only Remember My Name."

The first disc of "Voyage" begins with three tracks from Crosby's stint in the Byrds, including the classic "Eight Miles High." It proceeds onto enduring tracks from his collaboration with Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and Neil Young, such as "Guinnevere," "Almost Cut My Hair" and "Long Time Gone."

Disc two anthologizes the nine albums Crosby released between 1977 and 2004, highlighted by the CSNY track "Compass," which chronicles the artist's long battle with substance abuse. Also featured are five songs from Crosby's band CPR, which finds him flanked by his son, James Raymond.

Sixteen previously unreleased tracks can be found on the third disc, including demos for "Deja Vu," "Long Time Gone" and "Triad," alternate mixes of "Homeward Through The Haze" and "Cowboy Movie" and a jam with Jerry Garcia, "Kids and Dogs." Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge and Byrds members Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman contribute to the liner notes.

"Kids and Dogs" can also be found on the new "If I Could Only Remember My Name," which is offered in a 5.1 Surround Sound mix on the DVD alongside photos and rare video clips.

Meanwhile, Crosby has finished work on a memoir, "Since Then: How I Survived Everything and Lived To Tell About It," which will hit bookstores Nov. 7 via Putnam. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's summer tour wraps Sunday (Sept. 10) outside Pittsburgh.


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from Billboard.com--


Rhino Charts David Crosby's 'Voyage'


By Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
September 8, 2006


David Crosby's five-decade career will be the subject of the boxed set "Voyage," due Nov. 21 via Rhino. The same day, the label will also release a CD/DVD edition of Crosby's 1971 solo debut, "If I Could Only Remember My Name."

The first disc of "Voyage" begins with three tracks from Crosby's stint in the Byrds, including the classic "Eight Miles High." It proceeds onto enduring tracks from his collaboration with Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and Neil Young, such as "Guinnevere," "Almost Cut My Hair" and "Long Time Gone."

Disc two anthologizes the nine albums Crosby released between 1977 and 2004, highlighted by the CSNY track "Compass," which chronicles the artist's long battle with substance abuse. Also featured are five songs from Crosby's band CPR, which finds him flanked by his son, James Raymond.

Sixteen previously unreleased tracks can be found on the third disc, including demos for "Deja Vu," "Long Time Gone" and "Triad," alternate mixes of "Homeward Through The Haze" and "Cowboy Movie" and a jam with Jerry Garcia, "Kids and Dogs." Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge and Byrds members Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman contribute to the liner notes.

"Kids and Dogs" can also be found on the new "If I Could Only Remember My Name," which is offered in a 5.1 Surround Sound mix on the DVD alongside photos and rare video clips.


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Disc 1
1. Eight Miles High -- The Byrds
2. Renaissance Fair -- The Byrds
3. Everybody's Been Burned -- The Byrds
4. Wooden Ships -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash
5. Guinnevere -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash
6. Long Time Gone -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash
7. Deja Vu -- Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
8. Almost Cut My Hair -- Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
9. Talapais High (At About 3) -- David Crosby
10. Laughing -- David Crosby
11. Music Is Love -- David Crosby
12. Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves) -- David Crosby
13. What Are Their Names? -- David Crosby
14. I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here -- David Crosby
15. Where Will I Be? -- Crosby & Nash
16. Page 43 -- Crosby & Nash
17. Critical Mass -- Crosby & Nash
18. Carry Me -- Crosby & Nash
19. Bittersweet -- Crosby & Nash
20. Naked In The Rain -- Crosby & Nash

Disc 2
1. Shadow Captain -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash
2. In My Dreams -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash
3. Delta -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash
4. Compass -- Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
5. Tracks In The Dust -- David Crosby
6. Arrows -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash
7. Hero -- David Crosby
8. Yvette In English -- David Crosby
9. Rusty And Blue -- CPR
10. Somehow She Knew -- CPR
11. Breathless -- CPR
12. Map To Buried Treasure -- CPR
13. At The Edge -- CPR
14. Through Here Quite Often -- Crosby & Nash
15. My Country 'Tis Of Thee -- David Crosby

Disc 3
1. Long Time Gone (demo) -- Crosby & Stills
2. Guinnevere (alternative mix) -- David Crosby
3. Almost Cut My Hair (demo) -- David Crosby
4. Games (demo) -- David Crosby
5. Deja Vu (demo) -- Crosby & Nash
6. Triad (demo) -- David Crosby
7. Cowboy Movie (studio version) -- David Crosby
8. Kids And Dogs (unissued song) -- David Crosby
9. Have You Seen The Stars Tonite? (alternative mix) -- Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship
10. The Lee Shore (live) -- Crosby & Nash
11. Traction In The Rain (live) -- Crosby & Nash
12. King Of The Mountain (demo) -- David Crosby
13. Homeward Through The Haze (alternative mix) -- Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
14. Samurai (studio version) -- David Crosby
15. Climber (studio version) -- Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
16. Dream For Him (live) -- Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young


from Amazon.com--

He's always received second billing to Stephen Stills in Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and once played third fiddle to Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark in the Byrds, but there is no doubt that David Crosby is one of the true originals of a folk-rock style that has paralleled his 40-year career, which is celebrated on this three-disc set of hits and near misses, demos, and outtakes. The first two CDs run chronologically, from the Byrds' "Eight Miles High" (which Crosby co-wrote) through his '70s and '80s solo records to "Through Here Quite Often," from his 2004 album with Graham Nash. Crosby was the draftsman of the transcendental harmonies that defined both of his bands, his plaintive vocals generally serving as a complement to the others'. But he takes the lead on this 52-song collection's greatest moments: his chilling falsetto on "Music Is Love" (from his 1971 debut solo release); a call out to his dying mother on "Carry Me" (1975's Wind on the Water, with Nash), and "Yvette in English," a 1993 collaboration with Joni Mitchell (Thousand Roads). Some selections swing and miss--"Hero," co-written with Phil Collins in 1993, and a few recorded in the late '90s with CPR, featuring his son James Raymond--but Voyage recuperates with disc three's 16 previously unreleased tracks. The jewel? "Cowboy Movie," a 10:57 opus from 1970 featuring both Neil Young and Jerry Garcia on lead guitar. --Scott Holter


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