Déjà Vu

Greatly Appreciated

Déjà Vu  is the second album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and their first in the quartet configuration of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.  It was released in March of 1970 by Atlantic Records.  It topped the pop album chart for one week and generated three Top 40 singles:  “Woodstock”, “Teach Your Children”, and “Our House”.  In 2003, the album was ranked #148 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.  Certified 7x platinum by the RIAA, the album’s sales currently sit at over 8 million copies.  It remains the highest selling album of each member’s career to date.  (More from Wikipedia)

Crosby, Stills & Nash wasn’t really as new as that quote seemed to indicate; the band had released their debut album Crosby, Stills & Nash in May 1969, three months before Woodstock, and the recording sessions began in June 1968.  I had always thought that Neil Young was the man peeking out of the door on the back cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash, but it was actually their drummer Dallas Taylor.  Young did join up for their next album, Déjà Vu; the album was released under the name Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (with drummer Dallas Taylor and bassist Greg Reeves also credited on the cover in smaller print). 


(April 2014)


Last edited: March 22, 2021