|Studio album by|
|Released||June 21, 1982 (U.S.)|
Devonshire Sound and Sea West
|Producer||David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash|
|Crosby, Stills & Nash chronology|
|Singles from Daylight Again|
|The Music Box|||
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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
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; 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.
|1.||"Turn Your Back on Love"||4:51|
|2.||"Wasted on the Way"||Graham Nash||2:52|
|4.||"Into the Darkness"||Graham Nash||3:23|
|1.||"Since I Met You"||3:12|
|2.||"Too Much Love to Hide"||3:58|
|3.||"Song for Susan"||Graham Nash||3:08|
|4.||"You Are Alive"||3:04|
|5.||"Might As Well Have a Good Time"||4:28|
|6.||"Daylight Again/Find the Cost Of Freedom"||Stephen Stills||2:36|
|12.||"Raise a Voice"||originally released on Allies||2:34|
|13.||"Feel Your Love"||outtake||4:28|
|14.||"Tomorrow Is Another Day"||Stephen Stills||outtake||4:05|
|15.||"Might As Well Have a Good Time"||Crosby demo||4:15|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.