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Released: May 29, 1969

Rating: 4.551 (average of 9 ratings)

Genre: folk rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (Stills) [7:25]
  2. Marrakesh Express (Nash) [2:39]
  3. Guinnevere (Crosby) [4:40]
  4. You Don’t Have to Cry (Stills) [2:45]
  5. Pre-Road Downs (Nash) [3:01]
  6. Wooden Ships (Crosby/Stills) [5:29]
  7. Lady of the Island (Nash) [2:39]
  8. Helplessly Hoping (Stills) [2:41]
  9. Long Time Gone (Crosby) [4:17]
  10. 49 Bye-Byes (Stills) [5:16]


sales in U.S. only 4 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 4 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 6
peak on U.K. album chart 25

Singles/ Hit Songs:

  • Marrakesh Express (7/19/69) #28 US, #17 UK, #28 AC
  • Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (10/4/69) #21 US

Notes: A 2006 expanded edition added bonus tracks “Do for Others,” “Song with No Words,” “Everybody’s Talkin’,” and an early version of “Teach Your Children.”


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Crosby, Stills & Nash
“The Crosby, Stills & Nash triumvirate shot to immediate superstardom with the release of its self-titled debut LP, a sparkling set immortalizing the group's amazingly close, high harmonies. While elements of the record haven't dated well — Nash's Eastern-influenced musings on the hit Marrakesh Express now seem more than a little silly, while the antiwar sentiments of Wooden Ships, though well-intentioned, are rather hokey – the harmonies are absolutely timeless, and the best material remains rock-solid. Stills' gorgeous opener, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, in particular, is an epic love song remarkable in its musical and emotional intricacy, Nash's Pre-Road Downs is buoyant folk-pop underpinned by light psychedelic textures, and Crosby's Long Time Gone remains a potent indictment of the assassination of Robert Kennedy. A definitive document of its era” (Ankeny).

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Related DMDB Link(s):

CSN/Y’s DMDB page Next album: Déjà Vu (1970)
David Crosby’s DMDB page Stephen Stills’ DMDB page Graham Nash’s DMDB page

Last updated April 13, 2008.