David Crosby

Here If You Lis­ten

Classic Rock - - The Hard Stuff - siân llewellyn

DC finds new friends. CLW&S may not have the ca­chet of the other acro­nym to which Crosby has lent his ini­tial, but in Michael League, Michelle Wil­lis and Becca Stevens – with whom he col­lab­o­rated on 2016’s Light­house – he has found per­fect foils.

The press re­lease might claim it’s like CSNY-meets-Björk, but it re­ally isn’t. It’s more CSNY given half a sex change and brought sway­ing gen­tly into the 2010s. The close four-part vo­cal har­monies are stun­ning, the song­writ­ing is strong and Crosby still gets in his po­lit­i­cal jabs here and there: ‘Two blind men/Fat fin­gers on the trig­ger/Rocket men and lit­tle hands’, any­one?

It’s a bit of a mis­nomer to call this a David Crosby al­bum, as it’s clearly a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort. All four mu­si­cians have their mo­ment in the sun to shine, while their clos­ing take on Joni Mitchell’s Wood­stock bring things full cir­cle.

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