GREATEST HITS (Crosby, Stills & Nash album)

Greatest Hits (Crosby, Stills & Nash album)

Released March 15, 2005
Recorded June 26, 1968 – Dec. 1, 1981
Genre Folk rock
Length 77:30
Label Rhino

Greatest Hits is the fifteenth Crosby, Stills & Nash album, and their fifth compilation, released by Rhino Records in 2005. It peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200, debuting at that position on April 2, 2005 with first week sales of 33,000 copies, and spending eight weeks on the chart. Its current sales sit at over 640,000. The album was dedicated to Cass Elliot with great thanks to Neil Young.

The title is somewhat of a misnomer since two of the band’s nine Top 40 hits from the Billboard Hot 100, “Woodstock” and “Ohio,” do not appear. Both of these tracks feature Neil Young, who does not appear on any track on this set. Although Teach your Children and Carry on are on the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young album Déjà Vu, Young wasn’t involved in those songs, allowing it to authentically be considered specifically a “Crosby, Stills & Nash” collection. The selections derive from the group’s first four studio albums(Crosby, Stills & Nash, Déjà Vu, CSN, Daylight Again), but nothing from their last four (American Dream, Live It Up, After the Storm, and Looking Forward).

Greatest Hits contains some of the band’s most well known songs, such as Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Teach Your Children, Carry On, and Southern Cross.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” (from Crosby, Stills & Nash, 1969) Stephen Stills 7:22
2. “Long Time Gone” (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) David Crosby 4:17
3. “Just a Song Before I Go” (from CSN, 1977) Graham Nash 2:12
4. “Southern Cross” (from Daylight Again, 1982) Stephen Stills, Richard Curtis, Michael Curtis 4:40
5. “Marrakesh Express” (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) Graham Nash 2:36
6. “Helplessly Hoping” (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) Stephen Stills 2:37
7. “Shadow Captain” (from CSN) David Crosby, Craig Doerge 4:32
8. “Our House” (from Déjà Vu, 1970) Graham Nash 3:01
9. “Guinnevere” (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) David Crosby 4:43
10. “See the Changes” (from CSN) Stephen Stills 2:56
11. “Teach Your Children” (from Déjà Vu) Graham Nash 2:55
12. “Wooden Ships” (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Paul Kantner 5:22
13. “Delta” (from Daylight Again) David Crosby 4:12
14. “49 Bye-Byes” (from Crosby, Stills & Nash) Stephen Stills 5:15
15. “Wasted on the Way” (from Daylight Again) Graham Nash 2:51
16. “Carry On/Questions” (from Déjà Vu) Stephen Stills 4:25
17. “In My Dreams” (from CSN) David Crosby 5:10
18. “Cathedral” (from CSN) Graham Nash 5:15
19. “Daylight Again” (from Daylight Again) Stephen Stills 2:28


David Crosby – vocals; rhythm guitar on “Wooden Ships” and “Long Time Gone”; acoustic guitar on “Just A Song Before I Go” and “Guinnevere”; keyboards on “Delta”
Stephen Stills – vocals; guitars all tracks except “Guinnevere”, “Delta” and “Cathedral”; bass on “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, “Long Time Gone”, “Marrakesh Express”, “Teach Your Children”, “Wooden Ships”, “49 Bye-Byes” and “Carry On/Questions”; keyboards on “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, “Long Time Gone”, “Marrakesh Express”, “Wooden Ships”, “49 Bye-Byes” and “Carry On/Questions”; percussion on “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” and “Carry On/Questions”; banjo on “Daylight Again”
Graham Nash – vocals; rhythm guitar on “Marrakesh Express” and “Teach Your Children”; piano on “Just a Song Before I Go”, “Our House” and “Cathedral”; percussion on “Carry On” and “Teach Your Children”

Additional personnel

Timothy B. Schmit – vocals on “Southern Cross” and “Wasted on the Way”
Art Garfunkel – vocals on “Southern Cross” and “Daylight Again”
Michael Stergis – guitars on “Southern Cross” and “Wasted on the Way”
Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar on “Teach Your Children”
Dean Parks – electric guitar on “Delta”
Joel Bernstein – acoustic guitar on “Wasted on the Way”
Wayne Goodwin – fiddle on “Wasted on the Way”
Joe Vitale – drums on “Southern Cross” and “Cathedral”; organ, flute on “Shadow Captain”; electric piano on “Just a Song Before I Go”; percussion, tympani on “Cathedral”
Craig Doerge – keyboards on “Shadow Captain”, “Delta” and “Wasted on the Way”
Mike Finnigan – keyboards, backing vocals on “Southern Cross”
Richard T. Bear – keyboards on “Southern Cross”
George Perry – bass on “Southern Cross”, “Shadow Captain” and “Cathedral”
Tim Drummond – bass on “Just a Song Before I Go”
Greg Reeves – bass on “Our House”
Leland Sklar – bass on “Delta”
Bob Glaub – bass on “Wasted on the Way”
Dallas Taylor – drums on “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, “Long Time Gone”, “Our House”, “Wooden Ships”, “49 Bye-Byes” and “Carry On/Questions”; tambourine on “Teach Your Children”
Russ Kunkel – drums on “Just a Song Before I Go”, “Shadow Captain”, “Delta” and “Wasted on the Way”; congas on “Shadow Captain”; percussion on “Just a Song Before I Go”
Jim Gordon – drums on “Marrakesh Express”
Joe Lala – percussion on “Southern Cross” and “Wasted on the Way”
Mike Lewis, Joel Bernstein, David Crosby, Graham Nash – string arrangements on “Cathedral”

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