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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 08:20 AM
anyone get this yet?? It's a remastered version with dvd---just ordered last week--anyone else?

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 09:16 AM
I have an older version on CD.........great record..........how is the DVD?

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 09:18 AM
haven't gotten yet--on order,but i'll post brief review here---was wondering how it compares to original---which is quite good.........

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 10:43 AM
Here are a couple of reviews from Amazon:



If I Could Only Remember My Name - DVD-Audio Version, January 18, 2007
Reviewer: William H. Nay (Woodbridge, VA)

The orignal LP release of this recording was of audiophile quality. The recording engineers had done it right. Unfortunately when it was released on CD it was nowhere near as good. It lacked the dynamics of the original and the deep bass from Phil Lesh's bass guitar was lacking.

This version I just bought contains a standard CD that has been remastered and a High Definition DVD-Audio Disc. The Hi Def version is awesome. The remastering brought out detail not only in Crosby's voice but most noticably the background voices. The deep bass is not only restored it moves air in the room better than the LP.

I urge all of you who have Universal Disc Players (The best on the market is the McCormack UDP-1 Deluxe CJ Version) to buy this disc and sit back and enjoy David Crosby's finest work!


and another:

FINE, MAGICAL ALBUM, November 27, 2006
Reviewer: Samuel B. King "Sam King" (Concord, NH)

This album has special significance for me as it, along with the Dead's American Beauty and a couple of classical LPs acompanied me on a trip to South America at the beginning of the '70s. perhaps it was because Crosby's sailing experience oozed from the grooves (I too was at sea). This is arguably Crosby's best work (it is to me). The richly crafted harmonies, carefully woven acoustic accompaniment and general "aura" of the overall album make it a gem of the period. It is criminal that this work has been so overlooked. Although Crosby is the dominant featured performer and composer, this LP highlights the then lively communal SF music scene. Those followers of the current underground scene would identify with this. Standout guest performances include glorious Joni Mitchell vocals (along with Neil Young), earthy Garcia guitar and potent Phil Lesh bass lines. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady also provide excellent supporting roles. I can't identify one particular track, 'cause the WHOLE album is so damn good and works so well as an organic whole. Over the years, I have found myself repeadedly coming back to this album for inspiration. Inspiration for what?...writing my own music, recapturing a feeling which oozes from these grooves and, yes, inspiring my life through just listening to the music. THIS IS '60S MUSIC OF THE HIGHEST ORDER AND IN THE BEST SENSE. Its a treasure undiscovered by many people. Discover it yourself, set back and be prepared to be touched by its magic!!

The amazon link:

http://tinyurl.com/ypnuzf

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I'll probably buy the remastered audio. I had the LP many years ago... have the cd now. This is one of my very favorite pieces of work in the history of rock music.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 10:59 AM
thanks for posting those reviews.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 06:01 PM
I got the DVD version.

It wouldn't play any audio in DVD-audio layer on my pioneer player, had to
use the DVD video layer and DTS. This is the only DVD-audio disc I've had that happen.

BUt then it worked in DVD -audio on my Toshiba player. Very strange.
Software bug by someone, not sure who.

This was a great record to begin with and I like the high resolution 5.1 surround of this disc very much.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 06:37 PM
just got it --put on dvd--the sound & production are quite good---the video--there is just a pic of a sunset & no video or ability to move to pictures & lyrics---strange--but a masterrful album---Garcia is wonderful & the instuments bouncing aroud the room,Phil's & Jack's bass lines,etc.---all good---the liner notes lack instument id--who plays what on each song---just a general description in Crosby's liner notes---super listening experience despite the odd problems...............

 

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  posted on 2/6/2007 at 09:39 AM
from rollingstone.com

Forgotten by rock history, and probably by most of its participants, this 1971 curio is a one-of-a-kind freak-folk apogee. It's a solo album in name only, since the Croz operates as a cosmic cruise director, bringing in pals like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia and Grace Slick. In hydroponic jams like "What Are Their Names," you can hear each guest wander into the studio, plug in, play a few licks, sing a few harmonies ("Peace is not an awful lot to ask" -- dig it!) and raid the fridge. Garcia steals the show, and the two killer tracks are the ones where he burns on guitar, playing in a dark "Wharf Rat" mood: "Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)," where Garcia cuts Jorma Kaukonen in a guitar duel, and "Laughing," featuring Jerry's profoundly sad pedal steel.


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  posted on 2/6/2007 at 09:52 AM
Libby--THANK YOU!!!!

 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 01:46 PM
This is one of the truly great gems to come out of the Bay Area in the seventies , Jerry plays some great guitar on this one , how about Jerry and Jorma ripping it up on Laughing , or Jerry's beautiful pedal steel on " Laughing "
 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 02:03 PM
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THIS IS '60S MUSIC OF THE HIGHEST ORDER AND IN THE BEST SENSE.

Thanks for the reviews, Libby - I must have this based on what you've shared here!

 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 02:22 PM
My fave from the album was always "Mt Tamalpais High".
 
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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 04:44 PM
I love the whole album but especially the way the first side ends with "Orleans" and "I'd Swear There Was Someone Here." Goodness what vocalizing on the latter one -- amazing stuff. He and Graham did something somewhat similar years later during the brilliant multi-layered vocal intro to "Wind On The Water."

 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 06:01 PM

http://www.crosbycpr.com/iicormn.html

 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 07:27 PM
In 1979, the ROLLING STONE RECORD GUIDE (By Dave Marsh and John Swenson) wrote a short and unfriendly review of the album:

"Interesting only as Crosby's first and only solo attempt. Otherwise a washout."

They gave tha album one star of a possible five.

 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 10:12 PM
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In 1979, the ROLLING STONE RECORD GUIDE (By Dave Marsh and John Swenson) wrote a short and unfriendly review of the album:

"Interesting only as Crosby's first and only solo attempt. Otherwise a washout."

They gave tha album one star of a possible five.



Where are these two gentlemen now? I would like to hunt them down and toss insults at them as they develop their skills in the minimum wage careers they surely have sunk to by now.

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the liner notes lack instument id--who plays what on each song---just a general description in Crosby's liner notes--


From the IICORMN site- Stephen Barncard's recollections

http://iicormn.com/original_materials/barncardRecollections.html

 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 10:33 PM
GREAT album. Truely GREAT. One of the best of the era.

Crosby is one of those guys that's just so good when he's on, but so weak when he's off.

He was certainly good on this album, though.

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 08:33 AM
Foothills--thanks for the link...

 

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