Whistling Down the Wire

Whistling Down the Wire

by David CrosbyDavid Crosby


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/11/2000
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811203221
catalogNumber: 112032
Rank: 32970

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Crosby   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Carole King   Keyboards
David Lindley   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Violin,Electric Guitar,Viola,Slide Guitar
Graham Nash   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
James Taylor   Vocals
Ben Keith   Guitar
Joel Bernstein   Guitar
Craig Doerge   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Glass Harmonica
Tim Drummond   Bass
Craig Kinlers   Guitar
Danny Kortchmar   Bass,Dobro,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Russ Kunkel   Percussion,Drums,Snare Drums
Stan Szelest   Keyboards
Leland Sklar   Bass
Nancy Brown   Handwriting
Laura Allen   Zither
Laurie Allan   Zither

Technical Credits

Graham Nash   Producer,Liner Notes
Stephen Barncard   Engineer,Reissue Producer
Gary Burden   Art Direction
David Crosby   Producer
Don Gooch   Engineer
Lee Holdridge   String Arrangements
Sid Sharp   Orchestra Leader
Vartan   Art Direction
Junie Osaki   Reissue Design
Mike Ragogna   Reissue Producer
Steve Silberman   Liner Notes

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