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This section features an extensive and comprehensive discography of all CSNY sounds from the ‘60s.

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Crosby, Stills & Nash
The first album is the purest conception of Crosby, Stills and Nash, and still their finest hour. This album features the strengths of the trio – depth and variety in song writing, wonderful vocal arrangements and the instrumental talents of Stephen Stills. There are no slick studio sidemen here. The only “outside” musicians are drummers Dallas Taylor and Jim Gordon. CSN keep things simple and let the songs shine.

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Neil Young
Released in early 1969, Neil Young’s first solo album is essentially an extension of “Broken Arrow” and “Expecting to Fly,” his two most inventive contributions to Buffalo Springfield. Fusing haunting strings and even funky female backing vocals to acoustic-oriented songs like “Here We Are in the Years” and “The Old Laughing Lady.”
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Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Opening with the methodical, hard-rocking “Cinnamon Girl”–still one of the singer-songwriter’s most-hollered requests in concert–Young’s second solo album introduces the cockeyed harmonies and sloppy, chiming guitars of Crazy Horse.

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Buffalo Springfield
This 1966 debut reveals the precocious songwriting talents of both Neil Young and Stephen Stills; check out Stills’s Beatlesque “Sit Down, I Think I Love You” and Young’s weird (for ’66!) but classic “Burned.” Their next album, Again, is widely considered their best effort, but tics is an excellent debut, made even stronger with the addition of their hit, the single-only “For What It’s Worth.” The CD offers both stereo and mono versions of each track.
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Buffalo Springfield Again
Here’s where Stephen Stills and Neil Young’s on-and-off partnership fell apart for the first time. Young appears to have at least one foot out the door already, the ambitious “Broken Arrow” and “Expecting to Fly” clearly pointing toward a solo career. And for all the timeless excellence of Young’s “Mr. Soul,” it’s Stills’ “Bluebird” that defines Buffalo Springfield Again, much as his “For What It’s Worth” defined its predecessor.
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Last Time Around
Fortunately for both the band and their fans, Neil Young left behind a pair of pop gems. Stephen Stills largely picked up the slack in Young’s absence, penning a slate of tunes as ambitious as they were eclectic while Richie Furay weighs in with three tunes, including the clear Poco precursor “Kind Woman.” A bit more pop-oriented than its predecessor, the often haunting Buffalo Springfield Again, but nearly as memorable.

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Mr. Tambourine Man (original recording reissued & remastered)
The record is built upon Dylan songs as well as the band’s own and other covers, but you never feel as if these songs were not The Byrds’ own. Also, all the non-Dylan songs are about as strong as the singles. Anybody who cares about sound..
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Turn Turn Turn
Arriving just months after the folk-rock call to arms of their brilliant debut, the Byrds’ second album closely follows the same formula, but what a formula: durable American folksongs and their own strong originals. Meticulously remastered, this restored version also boasts unreleased tracks and B-sides, including “She Don’t Care About Time,” noteworthy for a 12-string solo lifted from Bach.
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Younger Than Yesterday (original recording reissued & remastered)
Four of the five original Byrds were aboard for this folk-rock landmark. Within months of its release in the summer of 1967, David Crosby would move on and the group would enter a permanent period of flux. Younger Than Yesterday, however, finds songwriters Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and Chris Hillman prodding one another with varied but complementary triumphs.
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Fifth Dimension (original recording reissued & remastered)
First, the opening track, “5D” is one of their best. Of course any Byrds album with “Mr. Spaceman” and “Eight Miles High” is a winner, despite the internal strife afflicting the band at that time. This reissue’s bonus tracks fill out the Byrds’ studio work surrounding the album, including the single (flip-side of “Eight Miles High”) “Why” and an alternate studio version, each of which differs from the album track that would turn up on “Younger Than Yesterday.”
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The Notorious Byrd Brothers
First good news for David Crosby fans: this reissued CD features “Triad”! The Notorious Byrd Brothers captures the Byrds between the seminal folk-rock glories of their better-known mid-’60s triumphs and the equally influential country-rock that would soon follow, but the album is no holding action: with onetime Beach Boy associate Gary Usher producing and Roy Halee engineering, the band weaves its signature vocal harmonies and chiming guitars.

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Butterfly
Digitally remastered reissue of the U.K. edition of the hit British Invasion act’s 1967 album in a digipak. Their first record to flirt with psychedelic sounds, it contains three tracks (‘Pegasus’, ‘Elevated Observations?’ & ‘Try It’) NOT included on the U.S. edition, ‘Dear Eloise/ King Midas In Reverse’. Contains both mono & stereo versions of all 12 tracks, for a combined total of 24 selections.
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Evolution
1999 Sundazed reissue of their 1967 album (originally released on Epic) now featuring 5 bonus tracks, ‘When Your Lights Turned On’, ‘Water On The Brain’, ‘Jennifer Eccles’, ‘Signs That Will Never Change’ and ‘Open Up Your Eyes’. 15 tracks total, including 4 that are not on the U.K. reissue. Recommended to fans of sixties pop who are thirsting for something good beyond what they might already be familiar with.


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