Daylight Again
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 21, 1982 (U.S.)
Recorded1980-1981
StudioRudy Records
Devonshire Sound and Sea West
GenreRock
Length39:50
LabelAtlantic
ProducerDavid Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash
Crosby, Stills & Nash chronology
Replay
(1980)
Daylight Again
(1982)
Allies
(1983)
Singles from Daylight Again
  1. "Wasted on the Way"
    Released: 1982
  2. "Southern Cross"
    Released: June 21, 1982
  3. "Too Much Love to Hide"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Music Box3/5 stars[2]

Daylight Again is the seventh album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and their third studio album in the trio configuration. It peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the final time the band has made the top ten to date. Three singles were released from the album, all making the Billboard Hot 100: "Wasted on the Way" peaked at No. 9, "Southern Cross" at No. 18, and "Too Much Love to Hide" at No. 69. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA with sales of 1,850,000.[3]

Background

The genesis of the album lies in recordings made by Stephen Stills and Graham Nash at intervals in 1980 and 1981 and the album was originally slated to be a Stills–Nash project. They employed Art Garfunkel, Timothy B. Schmit, and others to sing in place of where David Crosby might have been. Executives at Atlantic Records, however, had little interest in anything but CSN product from any member of the group, and held out for the presence of Crosby, forcing Nash and Stills to start paying for the sessions out-of-pocket.[4] They began to turn toward the company's point of view, however, and decided to invite Crosby to participate at the eleventh hour.

Crosby brought two tracks to the album: "Delta," where Stills and Nash squeezed their vocals into Crosby's already-taped multi-tracked harmonies, and "Might As Well Have a Good Time," which received the bona fide Crosby, Stills & Nash treatment.[5] Most of the recording, however, features other voices in addition to the main trio, a first for any CSNY record, as is the number of outside writers. Graham Nash wrote the album's biggest hit, "Wasted on the Way," about the time the group spent in squabbles and diversions rather than concentrating on their music. The second single, "Southern Cross", was Stills' partial rewrite of a song by brothers Richard and Michael Curtis.[6][7] The song "Daylight Again" evolved out of Stills' guitar-picking to accompany on-stage stories regarding the South in the Civil War, segueing into "Find the Cost of Freedom," which had been the b-side of the "Ohio" single in 1970.[8]

Daylight Again was the band's first album in the video age, and a video was filmed for "Southern Cross" featuring the band and one of their favorite metaphors, a sailing vessel. It received a fair amount of rotation on MTV in 1982 and 1983, and helped to propel the album's sales.

The album has been released on compact disc on three occasions: an initial time in the 1980s;[9] remastered using the original master tapes by Ocean View Digital and reissued on September 20, 1994; and again remastered using the HDCD process and reissued by Rhino Records on January 24, 2006, with four bonus tracks.

Track listing

Side one

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Turn Your Back on Love"4:51
2."Wasted on the Way"Graham Nash2:52
3."Southern Cross"
  • Stephen Stills
  • Richard Curtis
  • Michael Curtis
4:41
4."Into the Darkness"Graham Nash3:23
5."Delta"David Crosby4:15

Side two

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Since I Met You"
  • Stephen Stills
  • Michael Stergis
3:12
2."Too Much Love to Hide"
  • Stephen Stills
  • Gerry Tolman
3:58
3."Song for Susan"Graham Nash3:08
4."You Are Alive"
  • Stephen Stills
  • Michael Stergis
3:04
5."Might As Well Have a Good Time"4:28
6."Daylight Again/Find the Cost Of Freedom"Stephen Stills2:36

2006 bonus tracks

No.TitleWriter(s)NotesLength
12."Raise a Voice"
  • Graham Nash
  • Stephen Stills
originally released on Allies2:34
13."Feel Your Love"
  • Stephen Stills
  • Graham Nash
outtake4:28
14."Tomorrow Is Another Day"Stephen Stillsouttake4:05
15."Might As Well Have a Good Time"
  • Judy Henske
  • Craig Doerge
Crosby demo4:15

Personnel

Additional musicians

Production

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[24] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

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  4. ^ Zimmer and Diltz, p. 226
  5. ^ Zimmer and Diltz, p. 228
  6. ^ Liner notes, CSN (box set), 1991.
  7. ^ "Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills & Nash". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  8. ^ Zimmer and Diltz, op.cit.
  9. ^ The date constantly given for first generation remastering for digital as issued on compact disc, October 25, 1990, is the earliest date for which amazon.com has records regarding compact disc releases. So, for any CD that came out prior to that, they simply put in that date rather than an actual one since they do not have it. Every single first generation compact disc was not issued on October 25, 1990.
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