Q (UK) - - Review | New Albums - MARK BLAKE

West Coast folk-rock roy­alty with a lit­tle help from his friends.

David Crosby’s tour­ing Light­house Band has rein­vig­o­rated the ’ 60s sur­vivor’s ca­reer in re­cent years. With shared vo­cals from mem­bers Michelle Wil­lis, Becca Stevens and Michael League, Here If You Lis­ten evokes CSN&Y’s Déjà Vu rather than a Croz solo LP. Tellingly, all four con­trib­ute to the writ­ing, their voices weav­ing ef­fort­lessly on the haunted-sound­ing opener Glory, Va­grants Of Venice and a clos­ing ver­sion of Joni Mitchell’s ever­green Wood­stock. Crosby gra­ciously shares the spot­light but Bud­dha On A Hill and Your Own Ride sub­tly re­mind the lis­tener it’s his name in big­ger let­ters. Old age, jail time and drug abuse have failed to fell the man – or his tal­ent.

Lis­ten To: Glory | Wood­stock

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