David Crosby "Sky Trails"

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Musician95616, May 1, 2017.

  1. I love this lp. Was scared off by the poor vinyl reports, so just went with the cd, which sounds great. Still may grab the vinyl anyway.

    Lots of people think Big Star sounded cheesy, soft, too. Sometimes highly introspective music is difficult for some to listen to. I get that. DC is a very introspective writer, always has been, always will be. Not for everybody. But as authentic and real as they come. Which, in this day and age particularly, is not only rare, but desperately needed. How wonderful to still have somebody like David Crosby releasing great art these days. Makes me feel just a little bit better about things.
     
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  2. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    This has been my drive to work album since it came out. Fabulous piece of work. Great to see him hitting his stride again.

    I loved Croz and Lighthouse as well.

    With the recent quality of albums in the past 3-4 years from them individually, it makes you glad they burried the CSN brand
     
  3. jkauff

    jkauff Forum Resident

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    Also at HDTracks now.
     
  4. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

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    ohio
    ah, but with such a surge in artistic achievement, just imagine what they could have done together?
     
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  5. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles, CA.
    I've heard it all the way through once. "Curved Air" and "Home Free" are wonderful songs. Really up there with some of his strongest modern material.

    What's the story on the vinyl? People are saying the pressings are of bad quality?
     
  6. Sunsales

    Sunsales Active Member

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    South Florida,USA
    Yes, for me the vinyl was very noisy - in the same places for both my initial purchase and replacement(Amazon).

    Also, the hole in LP#2, did not fit my spindle.
     
  7. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles, CA.
    Was the noise able to be cleaned away? Or are we talking deep cuts, scuffs or marks?
     
  8. ted321

    ted321 Forum Resident

    My vinyl copy while not perfectly quiet, plays pretty good. I cant say that for the last album, Lighthouse. Tried two copies , both very noisy . Give up and got the CD.
     
  9. AppleCorp3

    AppleCorp3 Forum Resident

    Who knew Crosby would still be alive in 2017 let alone still putting out material!
     
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  10. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Less. The strength of the Crosby material would have gotten diluted in a group setting. (But I do thing Stills & Collins is pretty good, too).
     
  11. chickendinna

    chickendinna Forum Resident

    I'm with a lot of the posters. This release is wonderful and will more than likely make it into my year end top 10. I also echo the sentiments that not only am I happy he's still with us given what he's been through, but that he's still releasing music of this quality.
     
  12. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

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    ohio
    have you heard nash's 'this path tonight"? it also kills it.
     
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  13. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

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    all 3 guys have released great stuff since 2000. every release
     
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  14. AppleCorp3

    AppleCorp3 Forum Resident

    For me, Nash's album had a short shelf life.

    Crosby's material seems a bit more adventurous and diverse.
     
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  15. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

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    ohio
    yes sir matthew, you are pretty much spot on.

    crosby:
    CPR - just like gravity
    crosby*nash - s/t
    croz
    lighthouse
    sky trails
    voyage box set

    stills:
    man alive
    just roll tape
    live at shepherds bush
    carry on box set
    manassas - pieces
    the rides - can't get enough
    the rides - pierced arrow
    stills & collins

    nash
    songs for survivors
    this path tonight
    crosby*nash - s/t
    reflections box set

    'man alive" by stills is probably the worst of the lot, and that was recorded mostly before 2000, just not released until after.
     
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  16. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    I really like several songs from it. But I think all three of Crosby's last few albums are quite a bit better. I did not like Nash's contributions to the final Crosby-Nash album, and I think they made it weaker than the two CPR albums that preceded.
     
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  17. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

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    ohio
    i do agree that david crosby is on another level right now than stills, nash and young.

    just amazing what he is doing...and he is touring too.
     
  18. Chemically altered

    Chemically altered Active Member

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    Just listened to Croz, Lighthouse and Sky Trails concurrently for the first time. Absolute bliss! :thumbsup:
     
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  19. spaulding

    spaulding Forum Resident

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    The Windy City
    I'm looking to grab the vinyl of this - can anyone report copies without major issues?
     
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  20. raphph

    raphph Forum Resident

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    London
    Saw him last night in Indianapolis. What a fantastic concert. He’s totally reborn musically and is in great shape and so is his voice. Will post photos when I get back to England. But here’s one edited on my phone

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    Also. He encored with Neil’s Ohio!
     
  21. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

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    ohio
    plays kent ohio tonight.......i'm guessing he gets there early and goes to the site.
     
  22. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

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    ohio
    saw croz last night.........can't emphasize enough how much you need to see him before you can't.

    also encore with 'ohio'...........whole sold out crowd singing 'four dead in ohio" at the end.......and it all happened less than a mile away :(
     
  23. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    Salem, MA
    There are other types of noises that can involve non-fill and just poor vinyl composition.
     
  24. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    Location:
    South West, UK.
    It's just a noisy crackly background in places like slightly worn old vinyl. I'm not sure but I think this US pressed vinyl is from Rainbo? How annoying will depend system especially cartridge. It's one of those were it may be most annoying on mid range set up. 3 out of 4 sides play fairly clean. Sounds like issues are fairly consistent but some copies may be worse than others.
     
  25. spaulding

    spaulding Forum Resident

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    The Windy City
    I'd love confirmation of whether or not it's pressed at Rainbo - it would be then easy for me to pass on this - sadly.
    Anyone?
     

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