Rhino Charts David Crosby's 'Voyage'
David Crosby's five-decade career will be the subject of the boxed set "Voyage," due Nov. 21 via Rhino.David Crosby's five-decade career will be the subject of the boxed set "Voyage," due Nov. 21 via Rhino. The same day, the label will also release a CD/DVD edition of Crosby's 1971 solo debut, "If I Could Only Remember My Name."
The first disc of "Voyage" begins with three tracks from Crosby's stint in the Byrds, including the classic "Eight Miles High." It proceeds onto enduring tracks from his collaboration with Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and Neil Young, such as "Guinnevere," "Almost Cut My Hair" and "Long Time Gone."
Disc two anthologizes the nine albums Crosby released between 1977 and 2004, highlighted by the CSNY track "Compass," which chronicles the artist's long battle with substance abuse. Also featured are five songs from Crosby's band CPR, which finds him flanked by his son, James Raymond.
Sixteen previously unreleased tracks can be found on the third disc, including demos for "Deja Vu," "Long Time Gone" and "Triad," alternate mixes of "Homeward Through The Haze" and "Cowboy Movie" and a jam with Jerry Garcia, "Kids and Dogs." Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge and Byrds members Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman contribute to the liner notes.
"Kids and Dogs" can also be found on the new "If I Could Only Remember My Name," which is offered in a 5.1 Surround Sound mix on the DVD alongside photos and rare video clips.
Meanwhile, Crosby has finished work on a memoir, "Since Then: How I Survived Everything and Lived To Tell About It," which will hit bookstores Nov. 7 via Putnam. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's summer tour wraps Sunday (Sept. 10) outside Pittsburgh.