"David Crosby's debut solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name is a one-shot wonder of dreamy but ominous California ambience. The songs range from brief snapshots of inspiration (the angelic chorale-vocal showcase on "Orleans" and the a cappella closer, "I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here") to the full-blown, rambling western epic "Cowboy Movie," and there are absolutely no false notes struck or missteps taken. No one before or since has gotten as much mileage out of a wordless vocal as Crosby does on "Tamalpais High (At About 3)" and "Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)," and because the music is so relaxed, each song turns into its own panoramic vista. Those who don't go for trippy Aquarian sentiment, however, may be slightly put off by the obscure, cosmic storytelling of the gorgeous "Laughing" or the ambiguous (but pointed) social questioning of "What Are Their Names," but in actuality it is an incredibly focused album. As it is, If I Could Only Remember My Name is a shambolic masterpiece, meandering but transcendentally so, full of frayed threads. Not only is it among the finest splinter albums out of the CSNY diaspora, it is one of the defining moments of hungover spirituality from the era." - AMG.
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This is a 'Hot Stamper' with 2 excellent sides.
The record is Mint.
The jacket is Exc++.
The LP plays Mint+.
Fantastic vocals! 3-D sound. Instruments are highly detailed. The Bass is deep and massive, mids are warm and the treble is clean and transparent. The soundstage is wide and deep and has rock-solid imaging. Each instrument takes on it's own unique sound and defines it's own space. Two great, richly detailed sides.
Surface noise is virtually non-existent except for a few very quiet passages that have faint traces which are barely audible.
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