Although this was a highly successful album, David Crosby was accused of being self-indulgent by some critics in their hasty reviews. In recent years that opinion has reversed, acknowledging that the amount of space he allowed to fellow musicians, makes this a wholly unselfish record. The cream of San Francisco assembled, and in no particular order, there are Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Jack Casady, Paul Kantner, Joni Mitchell and Grace Slick. Crosby moves from the humour in his modern-day Jesse James story, ‘Cowboy Movie’, to glorious spiritual voice excursions in ‘I’d Swear There Was Somebody Here’ and ‘Tamalpais High’. The playing is faultless throughout and if you are not familiar with this miraculous record, please take the risk.
Tracks: Music Is Love; Cowboy Movie; Tamalpais High; Laughing; What Are Their Names; Traction In The Rain; Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves); Orleans; I’d Swear There Was Somebody Here....