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July 6, 2017

David Crosby & Graham Nash – Whistling Down The Wire (1976) – Lp

by Record Facts

In addition to solo careers and within the larger aggregate of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the musical team of David Crosby and Graham Nash have performed and recorded regularly as a duo, mostly during the 1970s.












Artist:  David Crosby & Graham Nash
Title:  Whistling Down The Wire
Year:  1976
Format:  LP
Label:  Polydor Records
Catalog#  2310468

Whistling Down the Wire is a 1976 album released by Crosby & Nash, the second of the duo’s three-album deal with ABC Records. David Crosby and Graham Nash left a potential CSN&Y reunion to record this album, leaving the other half of the quartet to form the Stills-Young Band and release Long May You Run.

Maybe it took more than nine months to come up with another batch of first-rate material, or maybe David Crosby and Graham Nash were saving their first-rate material for the next Crosby, Stills & Nash album, but Whistling Down the Wire, their third and final new studio album as a duo, was a distinctly second-rate effort. As usual, Crosby‘s loosely arranged jazz-blues tunes were offset by Nash‘s more pop-oriented songs, but this time around neither of them came up with anything memorable. Crosby seemed most comfortable on his “Dancer,” an instrumental, while Nash expressed himself in poetic metaphors that were difficult to follow. In “J.B.’s [Jackson Browne’s?] Blues,” he seemed to have what be considered a potentially critical message to deliver to a friend, but to his wider audience it seemed merely cryptic. Happily, Crosby and Nash bounced back the following year when they reunited with Stephen Stills for CSN.


Side one
1.  Spotlight (2:49)
2.  Broken Bird  (2:42)
3.  Time After Time  (2:30)
4.  Dancer  (4:48)
5.  Mutiny  (4:44)

Side two
1.  J.B.’s Blues  (2:40)
2.  Marguerita  (4:11)
3.  Taken At All  (3:06)
4.  Foolish Man  (4:27)
5.  Out Of The Darkness (4:22)

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